Girchy............not asking for preference...asking for for which SRAM group closely matches a corresponding Shimano group. Such as SRAM Rival closely matches Shimano ????.GirchyGirchy said:Don't take this the wrong way, but if you're asking random people which component group they prefer, how can you be sure enough about your own bike to order a custom build?
Either way, heffergm is right. Just go ride some of each and decide for yourself. Don't leave Campy out since you're already unsure about the other two.
That's tough to say, because most SRAM sets are cheaper (and lighter for that matter) if you use the others' comparison levels. Would you compare Red ($2200) to Dura Ace ($2725)?* Corresponding levels don't mean much for this stuff. Again, try them out and buy what you think is the best value. Or the best if you can afford it.Invictus said:Girchy............not asking for preference...asking for for which SRAM group closely matches a corresponding Shimano group. Such as SRAM Rival closely matches Shimano ????.
And, not taking it the wrong way, but asking is the first step to gaining information!
very true, just like how i prefer the rival over dura-ace.skyliner1004 said:Rival weighs less than Ultegra.
Nobody cares about the corresponding "levels". Many prefer SRAM, many prefer Shimano. IF you like shimano, you'll likely enjoy riding the 105 bike over a Force bike. Just like i'd enjoy riding a Rival bike over an ultegra bike....
comparing the two brands [sram/shimano] is like apples and oranges.
jermso said:force = dura-ace
rival = ultegra
apex = 105
equivalent weights comparison.
nothing to do with shifting preferences.