Component Advice

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  1. Matthew Jewell

    Matthew Jewell New Member

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    I just bought a 2012 Caad 10 frame. I am excited about building my first bike, but I am on a budget. Does anyone have any advice on components? I just have the frame and fork and would like to complete the build for around 1k more.

    Should I go with a Sram Rival Group or something comparable in Campy??

    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    You would need to go 10 speed Campy. Even on eBay, a "new" Athena 11 groupo is going to set you back $1100+. You could probably snag a Veloce group for $700-800.

    You're going to get cheaper offerings for groups going Shimano or SRAM.

    But if 1K is your budget for wheels, group, stem, seatpost, saddle, and tires, it's going to be tight.
     
  3. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    What's your budget?
     
  4. Matthew Jewell

    Matthew Jewell New Member

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    I bought the frame for 750, and would like to keep the total build under 1800!
     
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    davereo Well-Known Member

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    2012 CAAD 10 5 runs around 1600 new. You may be able to build up your frame to this level for your budget but you will be hard pressed to do so using new components.
     
  6. danfoz

    danfoz Well-Known Member

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    The post, stem, bars, and saddle could be got for pennies on the dollar via eBay. Getting wheels built up from hubs rims and spokes at your LBS (or wherever) may be your best bet to save money on wheels, unless you get a good deal on low end boutique wheels provided your weight and riding style allow.
     
  7. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Quote:Originally Posted by Matthew Jewell . Should I go with a Sram Rival Group or something comparable in Campy??

    Thanks in advance


    Campagnolo, please.
     
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