Dura Ace 9 Speed or Ultegra 10 Speed?

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  1. orbearider1212

    orbearider1212 New Member

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    I was getting ready to build up a new bike and i wanted some of your opinnions on what to build it up with. I have a Fuji Team Sl frame. To fit my budget, I can put either Dura Ace 9 Speed or Ultegra 10 Speed. What do you guys think?

    Thanks,
    Tyler
     
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  2. mattjf

    mattjf New Member

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    Ultegra 10 speed. The Ultegra 10 speed is newer, so I'd imagine much of the innovation from the 9 speed Dura Ace era went into the new Ultegra stuff. Thats just my guess though.

    -Matt
     
  3. Eilert Pilarm

    Eilert Pilarm New Member

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    i'd be agreeden...

    unless you don't need the extra gearing


    my first ultegra 9 on my 2000 lemond went to shite in short order, fortunately still under warranty. the second ultegra lasted until last fall when i just plain wore it out.
    i replaced it with the same and it is performing flawlessly.
    ultegra 10 should be just fine imho
     
  4. gclark8

    gclark8 New Member

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    Ultegra 10. I used Ultegra 9 on my tri bke as it was marked down. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sprint2Win

    Sprint2Win New Member

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    Ultegra, Ultegra, Ultegra!!!!!!!!!!
    You'll not be sorry.
     
  6. John M

    John M New Member

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    Go with the 10s. Although 9s works perfectly well, the future is in 10s.
     
  7. up the sufferin

    up the sufferin New Member

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    Ok so, I shall throw a spanner in the works!! I was just out on my bike debating the same thing. Oddly enough I actually prefer the Ultegra 9 to my Dura ace 10. Still, I agree that 10's are the future and I've never tried Ultegra 10's! Ah well.
     
  8. Steve Holloway

    Steve Holloway New Member

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    Ultegra 10. Much better shifting and the hoods on the shifter are much more comfortable than the DA 9's. In fact I think the Ultegra 10 hoods is more comfotable than DA 10's.
     
  9. jlance83

    jlance83 New Member

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    Go the 10 speed ultegra.

    The 9 speed can be very frustrating when upgrading things like wheelsets.
     
  10. mitosis

    mitosis New Member

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    Go the 10 speed. You'd be surprised where that extra gear will be useful (especially when you haven't got it).
     
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