Chorus or Record 12 spd?

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BigPoser
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by BigPoser

Building a new frame with Columbus Spirit tubing and want to show it off a bit.

Thinking Record 12 speed, but Chorus is also a very nice choice and a bit easier on the pocket book.

So, which is it?

Thanks in advance.

Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

This is highly subjective. If you are a real weenie, use the money difference towards lighter seatpost, bars etc. On the other hand, a steel frame is not likely to enter any weenie contest either. Myself I'd rather have an 8kg bike with the new 12 than a 7.7 with the old. It is cool stuff (especially the looks, for me at least) and we want cool for a new bike.

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Miller
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by Miller

It's a choice for you, it being your money. Obv us forumites want to see 12sp bikes now but no-one is offering to help pay for it so... your call!

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by AJS914

I'm a Chorus fan. It has always offered the best bang for the buck in 11 speed. I saw some really good prices on 11 speed Record recently (planet cyclery).

I'd look at the 12 speed gearing. You can only get 11-29 or 11-32 cassettes. Does that appeal to you? I ride a 12-29 so jumping to 12 speed only gives me an 11 toothed cog which isn't a huge advantage for me.

Personally, I do like to stay current so there may be some advantage to have 12 speed 5 years from now when all the groups are 12 speed. But, is that worth an extra $600-800? Only you can decide.

Aesthetically, I still like the older 11 speed groupsets.

BigPoser
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by BigPoser

Thanks. I should have mentioned that this bike will have an endurance geometry so it will have a compact crank and I'll be opting for an 11-32 for either option.

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by wintershade

AJS914 wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:35 pm
I'm a Chorus fan. It has always offered the best bang for the buck in 11 speed. I saw some really good prices on 11 speed Record recently (planet cyclery).

I'd look at the 12 speed gearing. You can only get 11-29 or 11-32 cassettes. Does that appeal to you? I ride a 12-29 so jumping to 12 speed only gives me an 11 toothed cog which isn't a huge advantage for me.

Personally, I do like to stay current so there may be some advantage to have 12 speed 5 years from now when all the groups are 12 speed. But, is that worth an extra $600-800? Only you can decide.

Aesthetically, I still like the older 11 speed groupsets.
I was building a bike recently. Went back and forth between the two. I run an 12-29. I don’t need an 11 tooth cog. And I’d rather be able to swap wheels and bikes on my 11 speed direct drive trainer, etc. Having a 12 speed bike didn’t appeal to me.

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by robertbb

Agree with both Wintershade and AJS914 for exactly the same reasons.

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by savechief

One of your options currently exists, and the other does not. Is that a consideration?
Time VXRS Ulteam (7.16 kg)
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by BigPoser

savechief wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:24 am
One of your options currently exists, and the other does not. Is that a consideration?
No since I have a little bit of time before the frame will be ready to build up.

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