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Could I get by racing on a Campagnolo Xenon group?(5 posts)

Could I get by racing on a Campagnolo Xenon group?ArkansasRyder
Apr 18, 2002 12:36 PM
I don't know if this grouppo is up to the task of racing. Has anyone raced on it? Or is this just an entry level group for recreationalist. I have my first citizens race coming up, and need to know if I should upgrade or not.
re: Could I get by racing on a Campagnolo Xenon group?eschelon
Apr 18, 2002 1:19 PM
I think your question answered your question. You can definitely GET BY. During my races, I rarely shift gears...maybe 1up or 1down...that's about it...we're talking about flat races. If you are talking about winning and putting the hurt on everyone else...well...that's another tale we'll talk about...til' then...stay tuned kids for Annie's Weekly Adventures...and keep drinking your Ovaltine!!!!!!!!!

Sh*t...sorry...I've got to stop watching A Christmas Carol!
A Christmas Storydustin73
Apr 18, 2002 8:52 PM
best Christmas movie ever.
If it works, use it.RideLots
Apr 18, 2002 2:35 PM
There is absolutely no reason to upgrade anything if it works. I'd take a working Xenon group vs. a messed up Record group any day.

Wait until you've raced a while and decide you like it before upgrading purely to upgrade. Some guys win lots of races with "old" or lower level stuff. It really does not matter that much. Racing is 99.9 percent about the motor.

However, if you are buying a new bike anyway, you might consider an upgrade.
will be finegrandemamou
Apr 19, 2002 3:52 AM
At that level of racing you will find everything from record equipped c-40's to 15 yo beaters. Upgrading will get you, lighter weight and a marginal performance improvement but it won't be the difference between winning and losing. The biggest difference will be in durability.