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Dura-Ace build kit price(13 posts)

Dura-Ace build kit priceTraveller
Aug 29, 2002 7:22 PM
Is $2300 a fair price for the complete Dura-Ace (triple) build kit. This includes Thomson seat post, Mavic Ksyrium SL wheels, III Zepp stem, III Prima 199 handlebar, cinelli tape, Flite Ti saddle, Mich. Axial Pro tires, & Mich. tube.

Thanks in advance for all your responses.
Aug 29, 2002 7:38 PM
you could go to gvh bikes and see what he charges for a dura ace kit, although he has excellent prices on ultegra. gvh welcomes substitutions as well.

colorado cyclist (yuck) has DA triple for around $1420, but that does not include the K wheels. it probably includes a different post, stem and bar, but they will allow you to substitute and pay the difference.

K wheels retail for $800. Dura Ace/Open Pro wheels are less than $300. So do the math - do you think the upgrade to Ks and the upgrade to a Zepp/Prima/Thomson are worth $880? I think you are getting a little hosed.
re: Dura-Ace build kit priceJeff_from_boulder
Aug 29, 2002 7:56 PM
I would call jenson, they have this kit for $1385. PLus they are also willing to make substitutions on any of the things. Would be good just to compare the price if nothing else.

Dura Ace Kit
Front Der: Dura Ace
Rear Der: Dura Ace
Shifters: Dura Ace STI
Brake Levers: Dura Ace STI
Brakes: Dura Ace
Cassette: Dura Ace
Chain: Dura Ace
Crankset: Dura Ace
Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace
Headset: Cane Creek C2
Saddle: Flite Ti.
Seatpost: Titec
Handlebar: 3T Forma
Stem: 3T Forgie
Tires: Hutchinson Carbon Comp K
Grips: Cinelli Cork Tape
Wheelset: Dura Ace on Open Pro
re: Dura-Ace build kit priceTraveller
Aug 29, 2002 8:31 PM
Thanks for your message. Is there a web link/phone #/ email address that I can use to contact Jenson.--Cheers.
re: Dura-Ace build kit pricePMC
Aug 29, 2002 9:39 PM

they mostly sell mountain bike stuff but I've bought road parts without a hitch. Shipping is a real good deal also.
re: Dura-Ace build kit priceJeff_from_boulder
Aug 29, 2002 10:47 PM
the web page is

phone number is 1-888-880-3811

sounds like the bike will be very nice, have fun with building it.
Way too high (nm)Raf1
Aug 29, 2002 8:03 PM
Aug 29, 2002 8:32 PM
even if you aren't bargain hunting through European vendors, a place like Excel Sports can beat that price. They'll let you swap 3 stock items in any build kit (for example, I think the wheelset is OPs and DA hubs) and pay the difference. I don't have my catalog in front of me, but I'm guessing under $2000 easy, and that's all the way down to the bar tape and Velox.
2000 for Dura-Ace build kit priceteamsloppy
Aug 29, 2002 11:11 PM

It looks like $1856 for the pure shimano (inclusing shimano seat post, wheels, hubs, pedals)
plus $150 for non shimano saddle, tires, tubes, tape
= $2006

Shimano Dura-Ace Pricing
Btm Brkt Dbl  BB- 7700   
Brake Caliper F & R BR- 7700
Cass 9Spd CS- 7700
Chain 9Spd CN- 7701
Crank set Triple FC- 7703
Derlr  Frt  9Spd trpl FD- 7703
Derlr Rear 9Spd triple
Hdset 1" HP- 7410 
Pedals SPD-R PD-7701
Seatpost SP-7410 
Shift/Brk Lvrs STI 9Spd Flt Deck Trp ST-7703C 
Wheelset 7700

Best Shimano Price 35.99 139 53.99 18.95 249 44.99 74.98 74 149 78.99 239 698.99 = 1856.88
Try for Dura-Ace build kit price <1800Spunout
Aug 30, 2002 4:00 AM

Try Abici's build kit page, I had a price under 1800 for your kit, without pedals. No Mavic wheels though, you could go for DA or Bontragers.
Aug 30, 2002 5:12 AM
Gary has a DA build kit for 1200ish and you could easily pick up the K's for 500+/- from one of the euro sites.
re: Dura-Ace build kit pricealiensporebomb
Aug 30, 2002 11:04 AM
I have an idea that may or may not work for some of you.

If you really want to go Dura-Ace why not swap out
one or two components at a time?

If you already have a bike you like and you want to
upgrade its drivetrain, make it derailleurs one week,
then crank the get the idea.

Every time you get a little cash you can pop a new part

Then keep your old parts for a beater bike (i.e. around
town cruiser or the like).
Sort of what I am doing now...Lone Gunman
Aug 30, 2002 3:39 PM
Switching as parts wear out or I get the "urge". Only problem is you start to pay too much for S&H and your "deal" has lost the value.