gitsome wrote:With all due respect, again I dont think a giant RETAILER who sells these things is ever going to be honest and say, yes, we see substantial failures on one of our most sought-after items....lol. And to reiterate, at least from the homework Ive done, these just wear-down and are prone to breaking at this juncture far faster and more often than other gruppos. At least thats what I have been told by a couple of people who's opinion I trust and find to be objective, experienced and meant to help rather than to sell. But of course everyone only sees their own slice of the pie so who knows. My feeling is if you are looking for a set of components to use for 5 years or even more, and dont have a million bucks, maybe take the 100g hit and get Record or Shimano etc. Thats what Ive found..to each his/her own.
I beg your pardon? I see warranty issues with all the major manufacturers week in week out. But I have not seen a single SR11 item returned for warranty, not one. I am not dressing it up or being economical with the truth and certainly not lying. The only high end warranty issue I have seen in the last 21 years in the industry have been Sram Red Gen 1 brakes that were recalled as well as their more recent brake woes. All of my bikes are Campag 11. I commute on Record and Super Record with zero issues. I did have a problem that I thought was due to a faulty cassette which was warrantied with no issue. Turned out that my DT 240S free hub bearing was on its way out making the cassette look warped! That 3 year old cassette is still being used. The only caveat with SR11 and to a degree Record is that chains should be checked regularly for wear and replaced sooner rather than later to avoid wearing out the Ti sprockets. But then that applies to Dura Ace as well.
BTW your homework is somewhat lacking in that you are using a tiny sample in your locale as well as taking a couple of internet stories as gospel. It's about as relevant as one of those surveys they quote on cosmetics ads!