There is no way to determine whether any given upgrade is "worth it" to somebody. Those who ride Record have obviously decided that it is worth it, while many others will say it's grossly overpriced. The reasons to choose Record (or any upgrade) are, in no particular order: durability, weight, incremental performance, flash/style/looks.jlillian said:
Good comparison. I agree completely, except I like the Campy hoods much better than Shimano's.MD80 said:Chorus probably could serve you just as well but if you want the bling factor, why not? I recently bought a DeRosa and I chose to build it with Record including their carbon crankset. Its nice. I've been racing and training with 9 speed Ultegra for a long time and it has served me well. Ultegra can shift and work just as well as Record imo. The biggest thing you will have adjust to is the difference in Shimano's and Campy's shifting method. I prefer Campy's shifting with the thumb lever instead of swinging the whole brake lever, however I like feel of the Shimano hoods. Also, Campy's shift lever is a bit stiff compare to Shimanos. I actually rode my old bike today for the first time in few weeks, and I got used to the Campy shifter and my thumb was looking for the lever all day today.
I went from Dura-Ace to Chorus a couple of years ago and I'm loving it. What kind of insight are you looking for?jlillian said:
alienator said:Yeah, what kind of insight do you want? I ride Record and love it, but for the, uhm, record, I doubt you could tell a difference between Record and Chorus in a blind test.
Yeah, but you forgot one thing: how does that 0.0000000001 sec/mile change at, say, 30mph, according to the Lorentz transformation for time? You can't so glibly ignore relativistic effects, especially if your talking about a 50k TT. Jeez.rocco said:Wouldn't the alloy jockey wheel cage on the Chorus RD feel colder than the carbon one on the Record version? I've heard that alone will save you .0000000001 sec. per mile.
Just kidding. Your opinion is, of course, wrong, but you have a right to express it.Piles said:A completley different point of view from the Campy fan club.
I would consider that a downgrade. Im not saying this to provoke, just a viewpoint based on experience. The more positive feel of Shimano is something worth staying with. If your wanting to splash the cash i would go for Dura-race, but i would have to say that spending that much on a switch of groupos, when you have a very good one, is probably not worth it until its absolutely necessary.
I had that dilemna a few years back, but just saved the money and put it towards a new bike. That way I had the old bike for a backup/ rainy day bike, plus I wanted a frame more suitable for Record Components (Litespeed Palmares vs. the old Trek 2300). If you buy components piecemeal you're gonna pay....jlillian said: