- Feb 3, 2018
Hi. I just wanna ask if does anyone here in the forum knows a quality brand aside from shimano which is cheaper but doesn't compromise the quality?
FWIW ...Bob - I am sitting here with all of my high end bikes fitted with Campy Record 10 speed. This stuff is so touchy to adjust that none of them shifts without making noise or jumping gears once in awhile. Having a shop adjust it left it a lot worse than my own adjustments.
Meanwhile the Shimano stuff I have on the CX bikes shifts smoothly, quietly and reliably. And it is mid-range! I am very likely to change over if I try one road bike and it performs as well as the CX bikes.
My wife has a Colnago and a Mersian from the mid-80's that I gave her with Dura-Ace 8 speed and it still shifts perfect and quietly. Makes you wonder why Campy can't get it right.
I would suggest to try the tommaso monza road bike for a start. You can buy it online with cheaper prices. I hope this helps.