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Campy Mirage vs Shimano Tiagra(8 posts)

Campy Mirage vs Shimano TiagraTrevo
Apr 28, 2003 9:56 PM
I can get the Mirage set for like 70 bucks or the Tiagra for 110 from work. But if I get the Tiagras I only need a rear derrailur casue I have a front.

Is camp worth the investment? Do you need campy cranks to run campy derrailurs?

re: Campy Mirage vs Shimano TiagraBenR
Apr 28, 2003 10:51 PM
I've never used Tiagra and I don't know how the weights compare (both are heavy) but I have used Mirage and think it works well. Not as refined as my Chorus setup, but closer to chorus than my old RSX stuff was to Ultegra. You should be able to use Shimano crank and front derailleur with rest of campy drive train. At this level, it's probably more a preference of looks and shifting style than anything. I do know that the mirage ergolevers will likely outlive Tiagra shifters.
Go Tiagracyclequip
Apr 29, 2003 4:43 AM
Tiagra works as well as anything out there. It might not last as long as Dura Ace, but it'll work great for years. The poster who says Mirage will outlast Tiagra needs to back up a statement like that. Look after it and it'll last as long as you need it to.
Go Tiagrarockbender
Apr 29, 2003 11:29 AM
I'd second the Tiagra. We recently rented Tiagra equipped bikes on vacation and were pleasantly surprised at how smooth the drivetrain was. FWIW, that is coming from Ultegra and DA guys.
re: Campy Mirage vs Shimano Tiagramackgoo
Apr 29, 2003 5:12 AM
Come into the light my son.
re: Campy Mirageweiwentg
Apr 29, 2003 5:17 AM
I've used Tiagra. the front shifting was not great. everything else was acceptable, but I didn't use it for long. Campy stuff generally has the reputation of durability (the 10s chain is something of an exception). personally, I would get Campy; setup is less finicky. even better if you can get Veloce.
If you think Tiagra front shifting is bad....cyclequip
Apr 29, 2003 5:30 AM
Wait till you try Mirage. The only time Tiagra shifts bad is when it isn't set up right. I cant say the same about ANY Campy front derailleur I've used.
If you think Tiagra front shifting is bad....slide13
Apr 29, 2003 6:59 AM
You must have never ridden a properly set up Campy bike then. My Campy Centaur derailers and Chorus shifters work just as well or better then my Ultegra did.

I would go with Mirage. Both groups are on the lower end of the spectrum, but I beleive the Campy stuff has a bit better finish to it and is just a little smoother. I also think it will be more durable in the long run.

I havn't owned either, but I've ridden both. I work at a shop and we have bikes on the floor that have both groups on, if it were my money it would go towards the Mirage over Tiagra any day.