|Got My Dura Ace bike -- these components are fantastic||collectorvelo|
Jan 9, 2004 9:28 AM
|A while back, I posted about buying a 10-speed DuraAce bike online for $1695. Many couldn't believe it. But I booked one anyway.
It is a Motobecane le Champion Team and I just got it. I understand it was a promo deal; but it is just insane. The frame is much nicer than I expected, it is light and well made, and the new DuraAce is beyond words! I LOVE IT.
I know people tend to focus on the Crank, and it's beautiful and the out board bearings make a lot of sense.
However, to me the best part is the shifters. I have old Record, old Super Record, New Ultegra, and new Record on assorted different bikes -- and nothing fits my hand or feels as good as these new DuraAce Shifters - wow! No wonder Shimano controls the component market -- they earn it.