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last time shimano 105(6 posts)

last time shimano 105sal
Aug 14, 2001 7:22 AM
someone look at gvh bikes shimano 105 priced at $695 and excel built kit 105 priced at $800 what is the difference and what is the better deal? i just dont understand? thank you
gvh = better prices, period (nm)bike_junkie
Aug 14, 2001 7:29 AM
re: last time shimano 105Len J
Aug 14, 2001 7:39 AM
If I understand your question from this & previous posts, You really want to know weather or not you are getting equal components from GVH & Excel. Compare the components:

Excel is giving you Ritchey Post& stem, ITM Bars, Mavic Open Pro Rims , Continental GP 3000 tires, and a Sella Italia Flite Saddle. as well as the 105 Gruppo

GVH is giving you Kalley Post, Bianci Stem & Handlebars, Mvaic CXP21 rims, Kenda Tiresand a Sella Italia XO trans Am Saddle. as well as the 105 Gruppo

What little I know says that you are Paying excel an extra $105 dollars for some upgrade in the above components.

If you look at GVH's normal price for the 105 STI 9pd kit it's $795 and it does include similar quality components to Excel.

Hope this helps
re: last time shimano 105 len jsal
Aug 14, 2001 7:50 AM
so what are you saying len J is the 695 a better deal or is the extra money fo excel a better deal overall
re: last time shimano 105 len jLen J
Aug 14, 2001 7:59 AM
I personally would spend the $795 at GVH or $805 at excel for the upgraded components. But I always believe in getting the best components for the buck that I can afford to spend.

If money is tight now, you can live with the $695 kit, they are not bad components, but in the long run, I would eventually upgrade to the better components anyway, so for me, the upgraded components are worth it now. You have to decide how much you can afford, and weather or not you will upgrade components later.

It all comes down to how much you want to (and can afford to)spend now vs. later. (assuming that you would want to upgrade components later.
thank yousal
Aug 14, 2001 9:04 AM