Day 2: The guts of the bikes...Shimano. How can you go wrong? I honestly beleive components on the bike are 100% personal preference. I prefer Shimano 100% of the time. On my mtb and on my cross bikes. I gave the others a chance, but I'm always switching back to the Shimano. The last few years I have been very fortunate to have IMO the best component company as a sponsor. Crisp, reliable, & light weight shifting and braking at my fingertips. On my cross bikes I chose to go with the favorite Dura Ace 7900. A 46t outer and 39t inner. 175 cranks, 11-25 cassette. It's the perfect combo for cross. I have recently ordered a new Project One road bike to give the DI2 a shot...I'm sure it will be top notch.
|Pure Shimano Guts - does anybody remember this old school add?|
|Speaking of old school - remember this Gutsy performance? Looks like Steve was rockin' the XTR...|