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ultegra going 10spd next year?(19 posts)

ultegra going 10spd next year?gk02
Dec 5, 2003 3:43 PM
Here's my dilemna, i need a new bike and I really dont want to drop the coin for 10spd durace but at the same time I don't want to buy 9 speed ultegra stuff only for them to go 10spd with it next year in fine shimano fashion. So what to do? Does anyone have any info on this stuff or opinions. Campy Chorus perhaps, i can't decide. Help me out thanks
re: ultegra going 10spd next year?fracisco
Dec 5, 2003 4:12 PM
I read in a rumor thread on this board that Ultegra goes to 10-speed for 2005. Similar look as the 10-speed DA.
Why not go Chours or Centaur 10? nmkilimanjaro
Dec 5, 2003 4:27 PM
Why not go Chours or Centaur 10? nmspoke
Dec 5, 2003 6:05 PM
What is the biggest difference between Chours and Ultegra? I am planning on building a bike and the Chours 10spd seems like a good price compared to forking out the dough for DA 10spd.

Ken j
I had the same issuehudsonite
Dec 5, 2003 4:45 PM
I was going to get Ultegra but could not bring my self to spend the money on something that was obsolete next year. I have been through that loop before with Shimano. As soon as they discontinue something, older parts become more expensive.

So I decided to go Campy. Great quality, great looks and it has been ten speed for a few years now. All the bugs have been worked out.

Go 2004 Chorus. Very sweet setup. Best price is still .
Second the 2004 Chorus...seyboro
Dec 6, 2003 6:01 AM
After all, it is the same as the 2003 Record. Great groupset, tough, reliable and to top it off: style, style, style to boot.
go Campy - you'll never go back...C-40
Dec 5, 2003 4:52 PM
Campy has 10 speed in Centaur which costs the same as Ultegra or Chorus for a bit more.

If you want a bargain, look for 2003 Chorus on closeout. Better than 2005 Ultegra for sure.
go Campy - you'll never go back...ngl
Dec 5, 2003 6:47 PM
"If you want a bargain, look for 2003 Chorus on closeout. Better than 2005 Ultegra for sure."

That seems like real sound advice. Where did you get your inside information on the 2005 Ultegra???? I haven't heard anything yet.
go Campy - you'll never go back...gk02
Dec 5, 2003 7:17 PM
thanks for the info, i figured as much and i had a feeling this was the advice i was likely to get, but i appreciate it and I am seriously considering going campy. I am just a little put out by the price of certain items like cassettes and lock rings other than that I dig it. thanks
It's not inside information...russw19
Dec 6, 2003 2:01 AM
It's a well established Shimano trickle-down pattern. Last year, on the mountain side, XTR underwent a complete overhaul... this year XT did the same. This year Dura-Ace went 10 speed (well soon to be this year, 2004) for 2005 Ultegra (or what ever the name of the group below Dura-Ace will be)will be a 10 speed group as well. Shimano has followed this trend for more than 25 years.... don't see them stopping soon, and I wouldn't call it inside information either. Campy does the same thing.

It's not inside information...ngl
Dec 6, 2003 6:28 AM
"If you want a bargain, look for 2003 Chorus on closeout. Better than 2005 Ultegra for sure."

Yep, rumour has it Ultegra will be a 10 speed. I was refering to the fact that he stated the 2003 Chorus was better than the new 2005 10 speed Ultegra FOR SURE.

Such a bogus, worthless comment.

It's not inside information...gtx
Dec 6, 2003 9:10 AM
You can't directly compare Chorus to Ultegra because Chorus costs more. I'd rather have a DA/Ultegra mix than Chorus. And I'm guessing the next gen Ultegra will be pretty darn nice. But if I was buying a bike now I'd be searching for deals on 9sp DA. It's still easy for me to support my 7sp DA bikes with a few modern upgrades, and using eBay, etc.
not bogus at all...C-40
Dec 6, 2003 5:12 PM
Chorus has identical functional features to Record, only weighs a few ounces more. It is highly unlikely that 2005 Ultegra would make a monumental leap to "almost Record" status, uless the price was increased substantially.

I don't see the relevance of what your LBS sells. Haven't bought a Campy or Shimnao part from an LBS in 10 years. If they don't sell Campy the LBS isn't very good.
I'll probably go Veloce 10 next springgeeker
Dec 5, 2003 5:48 PM
Cheaper, durable, it works, I don't care about weight, probably comparable to 2003 Centaur.
Ok so I got a questionrubendc19
Dec 5, 2003 9:25 PM
I'm in the process of looking for a new bike myself, and I would like a ten speed also, I hear you guys suggest Campy, but can you tell me where to find pre built bikes that carry Campy, Everything I have been looking at comes with Shimano, Trek, Giant, Fuji, etc
Ok so I got a questionstratslingr77
Dec 5, 2003 11:07 PM
Look at Bianchi...they have a couple bikes built up with Campy--the Veloce is built up with (gasp!) Veloce! You can also get the Boron XL built up with Chorus or Centaur...there's others too, I'm sure...check out their website.
Ok so I got a questiongeeker
Dec 6, 2003 5:57 AM
Through 2003, much of the Marin lineup came with Campy. You might be able to find good deals on some NOS models (Sierra Trading Post intermittently has had '02 San Marinos with Centaur). But I looked at Marin's website, and the 2004 lineup says all-Shimano.
I'll have 04 Veloce in less than a weekturbo6bar
Dec 6, 2003 5:42 PM
I had a bike built up using Veloce 04 parts. From what I've been told, the 04 Veloce is very close to 03/04 Centaur, except for the hubset. I ended up going with a Campy wheelset, so the hubs are good. I also 'upgraded' to a FSA Pro Team crankset and Ti BB, since the Centaur/Veloce BB is not quite as nice as the Record/Chorus, and it's 1/4 pound heavier.

The bike ended up costing more than I planned, but it's exactly what I wanted. The 04 Veloce/Centaur will give Record/Chorus performance with a weight penalty.

ultegra going 10spd next year? What to get Now?wardinside
Dec 6, 2003 4:12 AM
First, the big news on is NOT that Ultegra is going 10 speed. The news is - it will be available in triple also.

Next, I am not a tech guy at all - but I know what I like and what I do not like - I do not like to shift with my thumbs on a road bike lever. So for me Campy is out - it is just personal taste.

KHS has Campy spec this year at good prices; and you can also normally drive a deal on a KHS just by asking. The Flite 900 has Campy 10-speed with interesting specs. KHS are made by UEC - who makes lots of other bikes for other brands also.

2004 DuraAce is available now at what lots of bike shops will sell Ultegra bikes for. There are plenty of choices under $2000 in 10-speed bikes -- both in Campy and in New Dura Ace

happy shopping - tis the season