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'04 dura ace(11 posts)

'04 dura acesoulsurfer104
Nov 20, 2003 4:56 PM
wow. those are some FUGLY cranks. shimano, what the he11 were you thinking???
Have you seen them in person?kushogun
Nov 20, 2003 5:48 PM
Or, just in pictures. I work at a bike shop, and everyone who I show the cranks to tell me, "wow, I hated them in pictures, but now that I see them in person I love them" or something to that effect. They seem like works of art IMHO. Super smooth lines, super super stiff, lighter than they look, and a departure from the norm. I can understand if some people are purests, and prefer the look of a narrower crank arm with standard rings. But take a look at them in person, and if you can, give them a try, and it might change your mind.
Have you seen them in person?Ironbutt
Nov 21, 2003 4:29 AM
You are absolutely correct. The '04 Dura-Ace will not appeal to the traditional purist, but to those who appreciate contemporary design and function, they're beautiful.
Yea, got his autograph nmthegarzacomplex
Nov 21, 2003 11:55 AM
I think they look really cool nmkevinacohn
Nov 20, 2003 6:22 PM
Cycling plus saidTmw
Nov 21, 2003 2:32 AM
Harsh things about a lot of the 04 stuff mainly due to the price but the cranks/bb scored a 10/10 which is very very very rare.
Price is $1065 in Europe without hubs. nmdivve
Nov 21, 2003 2:58 AM
re: '04 dura acemainframe
Nov 21, 2003 4:49 AM
Held them in my hand at the LBS yesterday. Man, talk about light. Overall, very nice looking, just glad I don't need a 10 spd setup. :)
Also, talk about function...kevinacohn
Nov 21, 2003 7:04 AM
When I test rode a bike that has new Dura-Ace, I could feel the difference in power transfer and especially shifting. What Shimano says is absolutely true... the shifting is more powerful and more smooth than ever.
Coming from a Campy guymapei boy
Nov 21, 2003 12:54 PM
I've held the new Dura Ace cranks in my hands. They're beautiful to look at. They're feather lite. Wow.
still uglysoulsurfer104
Nov 22, 2003 5:46 PM
im sure they are super-stiff but they are still ugly. they look like they belong on a downhill bike. yuck.