Campagnolo - still the bees knees?

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Here's how I see it as someone who has recently had bikes equipped with Dura Ace, XTR, X0, Red and Chorus 11.

Shimano: No nonsense quality and performance. Terminator aesthetic.
SRAM: Cheap, Light, and feels that way. Trendy graphics and features that I find gimicky.
Campa: Superior build quality. Performance on par with Shimano. Timeless, Elegant, and Italian (in the good & bad ways...)

It is personal preference however I personally have found SRAM to be substandard in performance compared to the others. I eventually swapped out the chain/cassette/front der. on my last couple SRAM bikes to Shimano/KMC... I will not go back to SRAM.

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by bartali

alexh wrote:So I was thinking today, are Campy still all they are cracked up to be? It seems to me that most of the big Pro teams are now using SRAM or Shimano, with many of the main ones now moving to SRAM.

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Remind me how many Shimano equipped bikes have won the TdF? It's about as many as SRAM isn't it? :shock:

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by russianbear

^^^ TdF hasn't been won on Campy since Pantani ^^^^

Here's a nifty article for who rides what this season:

http://inrng.com/2013/01/2013-pro-team-bikes/

Shimano dominates protour and pro conti.

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by jaup

I prefer the campy thumb shifter now I'm using compact bars.

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russianbear wrote:^^^ TdF hasn't been won on Campy since Pantani ^^^^
That has been ruled as seven years ago, not fourteen. :mrgreen:

You forget Oscar Pereiro in 2006, btw. And if you want "on the road"-victories, Landis was on Campagnolo too that year.
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by ticou

I read in a mag that Campy was the Ferrari of the bike world. They haven't always got it right, but like the Marinello firm, they are currently on a roll.

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petepeterson wrote:Shimano: No nonsense quality and performance. Terminator aesthetic.
SRAM: Cheap, Light, and feels that way. Trendy graphics and features that I find gimicky.
Campa: Superior build quality. Performance on par with Shimano. Timeless, Elegant, and Italian (in the good & bad ways...)

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:idea: Since when has a component group set, bicycle or inanimate object won anything for that matter?

I call doodoo on this argument.

We can argue this all day and come up with the same answer. Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?
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by Butcher

Give it time, Google has cars the run themselves, soon it will be bikes. Then you'll have races, just human nature.

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Until the machines take over it won't happen.
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by ticou

If they gave me $7 million to ride Shimano I'd do it. Gigolo Ticou.

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by airwise

I've just switched all the bikes over to Campag. It just won me over - I had it on one of my bikes and preferred it.

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by MarkGiardini

From a cycling purists pov I assume Campag will always be where it begins and ends with them. I love my Shimano DA but would love SR one day.
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There's a plaaaace for Mark,
at Campag a plaaace for Mark,
Bright green rushes and soft spring air,at the via del chemica, waits for him there,
He'll find a new way of cycling'
He'll find a new way of col climbing, this waaay, some daaay!
(apologies to Rodgers and Hart)

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