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Ultegra or Daytona Triple(6 posts)

Ultegra or Daytona Triplekilimanjaro
Jun 5, 2001 9:39 AM
for my new cyclocross bike? I am using the bike for commuting, some light touring and light trail riding.

Thanks and Regards,

Dura Ace!MrCelloBoy
Jun 5, 2001 10:07 AM
Didja know Dura Ace is coming out with a triple?
Dura Ace!kilimanjaro
Jun 5, 2001 10:10 AM
Too much dinero. You could get a Chorus or Record Triple as well (Everything Chorus & record except Racing-T crank, B.B., front and rear derailleurs).

I can get Ultegra and Daytona triple within a couple hundred dollars of one another.
re: Ultegra or Daytona TripleStewK
Jun 5, 2001 10:09 AM
I have an Ultegra Triple. I went for the Ultegra over the Daytona because I a was told by a bike shop owner (who wasn't selling me the components) that the Ultegra Triple shifted better up front. His point was that since the Ultegra front derailer is indexed, shifting rings is a no-brainer, you just click and it's shifted.

In comparison, the Daytona (as far as I understand) uses a friction shifter up front so you have to pay more attention to the shifting. Proponents of the Daytona Triple say that the friction shifting allows you to fine tune the derailer and better eliminate chain rub. They are probably right. Eliminating all chain rub on the Ultegra takes some tweaking, but I personally don't have any complaints.

I like my Ultegra triple. I have a tight cassette in back (11-21), so I shift between the rings more than some people and the indexed shifting makes it very easy. Is it better than the Daytona? I don't know, it's probably personal preference.
Have heard really good things about Daytona. Recommendedbill
Jun 5, 2001 10:24 AM
highly by a former pro racer/coach who was working at a local pro shop. Of course, being a self-indulgent idiot, I got Record (but I'm a happy self-indulgent idiot).
By the way, the front derailler system is modified index/friction shifting (if Daytona is the same as Chorus and Record, which I think it is). You still hear and feel a "click" when you shift, but you can trim the front if you want. It's beauteous.
re: Daytona TripleLeroy L
Jun 5, 2001 1:34 PM
I ride Daytona triple [Racing Triple crankset, Daytona front and rear der. AC-H bottom bracket] and it's mighty fine. I'd take a real hard look at it before I 'went over to the other,darker side.'