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i found some groupset on ebay for $1600... but not sure if it's fake or real ones.
how much weight saving vs. price will i get from the 10speed vs. the 11speed?
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
u know how much the 11 speed groupset weighs? how about the current 2013 red groupset weight?
Take a look online, and you'll find 7900 going for prices similar to 9000, and 9000 is now becoming readily available. Where I think you will find good bargains is on the 1st gen Red, since that'll now be two generations old, and anyone holding onto it will want to dump it, ASAP.
you are a fan of a cycling team among these: Sky, Radioshack, Blanco
would you buy now a Pinarello, or a Trek or a Giant, knowing your favourite team could change bikes at the end of 2013 or not even use those bikes anymore because it could close down?
ok ok, you buy a bike because you like and not because the pros have it blah blah etc....
do you think knowing the future of pro teams helps their bike sponsors to sell? A good deal could be a BMC, if I were a fan I would buy a frame, they will be in the pro peloton until 2016. Cannondale too.
don't get me wrong, bike sponsor are there to sell their products, and to benefit from anything the pro teams ride and publicizes
My observation is that people buy what's in the store. It takes a special breed, like those on this board, to shop around for a particular bike. Most people go to the store, state a budget, and get what fits the budget. They may hear, "this bike is like what they rode in the Tour this year", and fall for the marketing. However, we know that the bikes used by UCI teams are mostly vaporware, and what isn't is incredibly expensive. That being said, I shop for what I know, what I like, and where I have been treated well.
That being said, regarding the OP, I wouldn't expect a discount on any SRAM Red 10-speed components for at least 18 months. By that time, you'll have gone through several chains on your 10-speed. Is 11-speed necessary? I don't think so, but SRAM is just following the leader(s) in going that route. I wish they wouldn't have, as it would have saved me some money when I get my new bike. Now I really have no reason to look into SRAM.
It's particularly interesting when pros specifically choose something, like swapping Dura-Ace chains for SRAM in the old days, or using mechanical DuraAce instead of Di2.
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