The 05 Ultegra 10 will be similarly more expensive. D/A is expensive because Shimano raised the price and the dollar hit the crapper at the same time. 2004 Campy will be more expensive as well, as I recall about 15% more thanks to currency issues (I think that what QBP said). Swell.SPINDAWG said:He was probably increasing the new Shimano prices.Even though I got the Record for my bike, the new Shimano isn't bad.I had the chance to ride it this past weekend and it shifts like a dream! The front derailer shifts like the rear, no more all of that noise when you go from the big ring to the small. I wonder why the new Shimano is so expensive, my guess its the supply in demand.
Plus Shimano had dinged many internet dealers, so the people who are allowed to carry it are closer to full retail. Some bottom feeder sites were whining about it.