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New Ultegra or used Dura-Ace?(2 posts)

New Ultegra or used Dura-Ace?rhino505
Jul 11, 2001 10:46 PM
I have the opportunity to get a three year old dura ace group for around the same price that a new ultegra group would cost me (no, not the retail price). The group is around three years old and has relatively low mileage. Which do you think I will be better off going with?

Thanks,
Dave
New UltegraAtombomber
Jul 11, 2001 11:24 PM
I have the newest version of Ultegra, and it is very good. I like it better than the previous version I had before. The annoying shifter-cap-shake is cured, since now the cap is screwed on. The only thing that Dura Ace has (but I don't know if the older model has it) is the front shifter has the ability to move the front derailleur anywhere within its range, not just a 1/2 click trim. Also, the older Dura Ace hollow axle splined BB had lousy seals before cartridge bearings were used.

Just my $0.02 CDN. ($0.012 US)