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Personally it will always be campagnolo for me but at least the new DA9000 cranks look good. Consider though the cost of record 11 speed cassette. So maybe a Chorus 11 speed cassette instead. You won't be thinking then after everyride how mch that cost (in cassette wear).
A lot is personal prefrences , for me the hoods fit my hands , the shifting is awesome and doesnt require to be tuned every 5 mins.
2012 RIDLEY HELIUM being built up ....
Having shown my bias, I'd say they're both excellent and you should choose the one you prefer. If you're riding other Shimano bikes, the shift action of DA 9000 might seem more familiar so you'll be able to switch with less trouble. However, you won't be able to switch much else, so it might be a good time to consider changing.
I've never figured out why many shops don't have much Campy stock. It may be a North American thing and related to the fact that the Asian manufacturers who dominate our market (and the "American" brands usually have strong Asian ties) buy what's most familiar to them. It does mean you have fewer options when you travel and if your LBS hates one or the other, that can influence your choice since they'll probably give the best service on what they like the best.
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My thoughts exactly.
I'll ride a Chanel No 5 any day of the week........
Seriously, who needs yet another Shimano vs Campagnolo thread? Do you really need a forum to make up your own minds? Really?
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-Which group is better? (Campagnolo vs. Shimano vs. SRAM)
-Asian vs. European vs. North American vs. other Continents for brand superiority and manufacturing quality (or lackthereof)
To OP: the reason ao many shops bag in Campy is simply because they dont stock much of it and possibly because their mechanics aren't as experienced with it. The situation dictates its better business to sell other things; see my response above.
For tiur question on what's better, just test ride them and decide. All Shimano 105 and up is good enough for any situation. All Campy is good enough, all SRAM rival and up is good enough for anything. It comes down to what you'll pay for some reduced weight and how you like things to feel. Me? Campy Chorus, SRAM Rival, and Shimano Dura-Ace, and Shimano UI2 hit my various sweet spots.
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