I switched from the DA crank to the Campy SR to save weight (~125 grams) with at least as good if not slightly improved performance, and for aesthetics as I like its carbon look/coloring with that frame and chain better than the silver DA.
As for mixing components, I'm of the opinion that mixing is fine if done for functional and aesthetic reasons. Why not? We mix components all the time, including wheels, hubs, stems, bars, seatposts, QR releases, brake calipers, chains, cassettes, and, yes, cranks. Who doesn't lust over EE brakes or THM cranks or KCNC titanium cassettes, etc.? The Big 3 brand gruppos contain the full range components, some even including wheelsets. So why do some purists get their aesthetic feathers ruffled with mixing a Campy crank w/ DA derailleurs? They don't seem to mind the Enve wheels or KMC chain or KCNC cassette, each of which could be substituted for DA version.
BTW: as some of you advised me, the Campy 11 speed crank works fine w/ the 10 speed cassette, chain and DA derailleurs. Thanks for the guidance.
Last edited by Fourthbook
on Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Wilier Cento1 SR
13.10 lbs (5.95 kgs) w/Enve 3.4-Tune 70/170 & Conti Competitions tubulars
12.53 lbs (5.68 kgs) w/FarSports 24-Extralite & Vittoria CX EVO II tubulars