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I'm in the process of buying a new bike and as luck has it the bike I'm buying will be of a higher quality - which is nice coming from an aluminium frame and general bike of 10+ years old, I'm getting a little excited (picture fat kid, candy shop with no adults in sight type excited).
My budget permits me to get one of two campag group sets (note: not an opportunity to debate SRAM v.s. Shimano here - please move on Trolls ). I'm looking at either:
Super Record 11 - w/ cables
Record 11 EPS - electronic
I've done a bit of hunting and reading around the traps but there doesn't seem to be a definitive source to help decide between the two. Obviously the EPS is ideal from what I've read but I do take a weight hit from going from Super Record to Record, but is it worth it? Is the EPS far more beneficial than the additional weight? Do other features regarding the Super Record put it over the top of the Record?
Assuming you aren't climbing a couple kilometres each week, the weight penalty is essentially nothing. You'll have a bigger weight penalty by carrying a couple tubes If you are going to expose your gruppo to the weather at all, go EPS to improve your service life. Nothing worse than having to see the shop all the time to get your bike in functional condition.
me misinterpret..................................never!!!!! Lol
I actually agree with this - really should be internal seatpost or seat tube or something better than the current!
I have Super Record and am obviously very happy with it. I'm enamored with the highest end mechanical gruppo. Without any justification whatsoever, I felt that going digital I'd be disconnected from the experience. But that's just me and not necessarily anyone else's experience or opinion.
Not sure if I'd go EPS, but if I did I would for 2 reasons;
1. ease of maintenance and;
2. ease of front derailleur trimming. (With the 11 speed the FD can be a little twitchy to trim just right.)
But I feel it would be a very, very minor upgrade at a significant cost.
The difference between Super Record and Record and some tiny pieces of titanium (other than the SR Ti crank axle if you got those cranks). Performance is exactly the same. The difference between SR and R EPS is much wider. As long as EPS works as it should, SR has no value.
As I am approaching touching distance of mid life crisis bike, I am starting to ponder the same. Mechanical or EPS ?
I'm obviously closer to touching the dream if mechanical. What are the issues with EPS? I
don't know anyone riding it. But the half dozen people I know riding di2 luuurrrvvv it.
Does EPS have issues di2 does not?
Nothing wring with the way top end Campagnolo shifts . its addictive!
I'd buy the standard cable Record myself and then add some weight weenie madness to it. Maybe some drillium work, and then make the whole setup thoroughly individual and wow factor-ish. Mind you, as one who spent 6 months and alot of wasted money to build a 165gm 9 speed Ultegra RD though I'm just a tad more "special" than some
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