Frequently Asked Questions
A: Rear derailleurís are a good example of upgrading, they get the most work in the drive train and upgrading to a new model along with a new chain will make dramatic differences in your shifting inexpensively.
A: Campagnolo has been around for a very long time and they are very sought after parts for not only racers but enthusiasts. The lower end parts start with Mirage and go up from there to Veloce, Centaur, Chorus, and Record. Now Campgnolo has come out with 11 Speed for 2009 and has added Super Record to the lineup.
A: It all depends on your level of weight consciousness. Did you know that most saddle manufacturers donít warranty broken rails? Most can be fitted with new rails for a very nominal price if sent back to manufacturer. All the rails are strong, and all can break very easily if not torqued to the proper spec.
A: We provide a sizing chart with each listing. Use the chart to compare with your existing bike and make the comparison. The most important measurement is the top tube length of the frame. In most cases you can shorten or lengthen your overall reach by changing the length of your stem or moving your saddle fore and aft.
A: Simply put preference. Standard gearing for a crank set is 53/39, meaning the big chainring has 53 teeth and the inner has 39. Compact has 50/34. So, if you prefer to mash big gears and like to sprint or you consider yourself a power rider, Standard probably is better. If you like to climb hills and spin more than mash, Compact is the way to go.
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