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Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?(10 posts)

Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?maurizio
Dec 8, 2003 2:28 PM
I want to build a TT bike and thought of using one of the above gruppos. Anyone have any good or bad experiences?
They can be had for pretty cheap minus the hubs and ergo shifters. I'll be using bar end shifters.
re: Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?colker1
Dec 8, 2003 2:53 PM
light and reliable hubs, derrailleurs, brakes, shifters, cogset, rings. cranks are almost excellent except they are not as nice as chorus(finish, higher Q factor) and you must use a veloce bb which is 80g heavier than chorus.
re: Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?lyleseven
Dec 8, 2003 2:56 PM
I like my 10 spd Centaur group so much I wonder at times why I bought my Chorus and Record for my other bikes.
re: Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?sjomi
Dec 8, 2003 3:25 PM
my centaur 10 does all I need it do. Works great. I don't consider spending more if I was building a 2nd bike.
Centaur 10 on my cyclo-cross bikelonefrontranger
Dec 8, 2003 4:00 PM
it's been absolutely bombproof in mud, sand, snow, dust and any other conditions that have been thrown at it. I use the 'cross bike as a foul weather commuter / beater too.

I think my bike was one of maybe five that retained full shifting at a muddy/icy 'cross race last year. The drivetrain significantly outperformed even my ATAC pedals. Now if only the owner could live up to the groupset.

For the record, my Centaur 10 is going on 2 years old this January, has roughly 2,000 miles of very rough off-road and commuter miles on it, and hasn't required any tweaking. I think it should do you just fine. Mine has Ergo.
re: Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?peter1
Dec 8, 2003 4:10 PM
Like the Centaur alot, only nits being my bb (in 853 frame) loosened a bit after a year and the front derailleur high/low screws are pretty senstive to adjustment. That doesn't seem abnormal to me.

The shifting performance definitely benefits from a clean and lubed drivetrain, but that's probably true of any gruppo. Guess what I really mean is that the more cogs you have, the finer the tolerances....

I don't know how much weight is a factor for you, but seems like on a TT bike it would be more important than, say, on crit bike. I also wonder if the cranks are as stiff as you want for grinding big gears.

You could go lighter with 9 sp. Ultegra and I don't know how much effective gearing you'd lose. There are also some compatibility issues in the bb/crank area with higher end Campy groups, but more technically inclined folks can tell you more.
re: Anyone here use Daytona or Centaur 10sp gruppos?Leroy
Dec 8, 2003 4:33 PM
Highly recommended. I love mine.
Mine's been great with >5500 miles. nmjtlmd
Dec 8, 2003 8:26 PM
Yes!Breakfast
Dec 9, 2003 5:44 AM
I like my setup. I have Centaur 10 speed and I switched out the Centaur crank and BB to Chorus and gladly paid about $60 for the upgrade.
pssst...colker1
Dec 9, 2003 7:34 AM
get rid of those skewers too. steel boat anchors.
(my next move will be replace the uninspiring daytona bb/ crank)