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Colorado cyclist component groups(12 posts)

Colorado cyclist component groupsPygme
Jan 5, 2002 7:02 AM
Due to an unfortunabte accident involving my C-dale's top tube and a lawn mower, I am buying a new frame.

I have eleceted to purchase a new Trek OCLV frame and fork.

Since I am buying a new frame, I figure I'll go all the way and get a new group as well.

I know that I want Campy Record 10.

I am pretty sure that I am going to order the Campy Record 10 group from Colorado Cyclist.

Has anyone here ever done that? For about 1,700 dollars, it offers everything but pedals and cables.

Any thoughts on this?

PS Is putting Campy on a Trek frame as bad as putting Dura Ace on a Colnago?
re: Colorado cyclist component groupsmackgoo
Jan 5, 2002 7:12 AM
Be good to yourself and check out www.sdeals.com
re: Colorado cyclist component groupstexbaz
Jan 5, 2002 7:29 AM
I have bought from CC in the past and currentlty have an order on the way. They seem to have a I don't give a shit attitude at present. So, with that may I recomend www.totalcycling.com. I have purchased from them and they did provide what I orderd only when you purchase from them be very specific about your order. Don't let them substitute anything unless you OK it. Check out their prices they are good. http://www.totalcycling.com/Templates/frmTemplateX.asp?SubFolderID=41&SearchYN=N
Campy on a TrekMcAndrus
Jan 5, 2002 7:48 AM
Go for it. I have a riding buddy who's set up that way on a 5500 and it's nice looking. Also, I believe Mapei puts Dura Ace on their Colnago C-40s. It looks odd to me but hey --- you'll never see me in the TdF so who am I to argue?
It's a great idea...PdxMark
Jan 5, 2002 2:56 PM
I was planning to do the same - actually 5500 and Chorus (felt it would be easier for me to live up to Chorus than Record). Ended up getting a Litespeed Tuscany with Chorus from Colorado Cyclist (Litespeed frame fit me better than 5500). Ordered by phone. The process and result were great.

As for getting just the group to build-up yourself, there are likely cheaper sources - but make sure whoever you order from follows your size specs...
re: Colorado cyclist component groupsSnowBlind
Jan 5, 2002 9:45 PM
It damn well better come with the cables!
They are shipped in the shifter box.
If they say you gotta buy them, find another mail order house, because they are ripping you off man. My guess is they are just not telling you.
Also, just a personal thing, but I like the Chorus versions for shifters, rear DR, and BB (stiffer than the Record).
Lastly, the trek Project One (semi-custom) bike comes with Campy as an option.
re: Colorado cyclist component groupsB2
Jan 6, 2002 8:15 AM
I've never bought an entire group from CC. However, I have bought wheelsets, upgrade groups, cranks, etc. and found that they have stood behind the product 100% and the service has been outstanding.

Having said that, if you're looking for price, CC is probably not the place to go.

Based on the comments from one of the previous posts - I really hope they're not letting the customer service go by the way side. That's exactly what they've had going for them in the past.

Bryan
re: Colorado cyclist component groupspmf1
Jan 6, 2002 1:38 PM
I've got Dura-Ace on my C-40. Good enough for Mapei, good enough for me. Nothing wrong with Shimano (esp when you have 9 Shimano wheelsets).

As far as Colorado Cyclist goes, they are pretty much retail pricewise. If you take the time and look around, you can probably do better. Besides, their packages are pretty fixed ... not sure how good of a deal they give you if you want to substitute one stem for another (for example). I've always been happy with their service though. Stuff comes quick with no mistakes. Their sales people are knowledgable.
re: Colorado cyclist component groupsweiwentg
Jan 6, 2002 8:37 PM
check www.abicibikes.com
i think the prices were pretty good. if you're shopping for campy, then try www.zonabici.com. problem with them is that they're in Italy ... shipping will cost ya.
re: Colorado cyclist component groupstarwheel
Jan 7, 2002 5:34 AM
I bought a Campy Chorus component group from Excelsports, along with a frame, and they assembled the bike for no extra charge. I may be wrong, but I think that Coloradocyclist does not allow substitutions on their groups, which is one reason why I bought from Excel, which allows unlimited substitutions. It's your money, but I would go for Chorus over Record. The only functional difference is that Record is slightly lighter due to some carbon parts, but I would expect the Chorus to be more durable and $500 less expensive.

I have ordered from CC several times and they are a nice company, but Excel is a little easier to work with. When I was ordering my bike, I narrowed down my search to a Gios from Excel and Tommasini from CC. Excel's price was about $200 less, and they allowed me to swap a bunch of parts. CC was not very accommodating about making changes.
Check out txcyclesport.comAFred
Jan 7, 2002 7:06 AM
Their group prices are cheaper and the service is top-notch. I have purchased Chorus and Daytona packages from them in the past with good results. They can be a bit finicky about returns/substitutions, but will take care of you up front.
Campa with Trek----Dura Ace with ColnagoJorrit Wigchert
Jan 7, 2002 7:59 AM
Do you ever watch cycling in Europ?

Did you notice that the Rabobank team rides on a Colnago C40 with shimano Dura Ace. And the Mapei quickstep equipe does to?

The most important thing is that you buy the group and frame you want to!