2013 Ultegra group set or used Dura Ace 7800 group set(excellent condition) ?
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    2013 Ultegra group set or used Dura Ace 7800 group set(excellent condition) ?

    They are similar in price.
    Which one should I get and why ?

    What is the weight difference between the two group set ?

    Thanks.....
    Last edited by edle; 03-30-2013 at 04:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    They are similar in price.
    Which one should I get and why ?

    What is the weight difference between the two group set ?

    Thanks.....
    Answering a question with a question, why are only these two groupsets under consideration? There are other (very capable/ reasonably priced) options available.

    The type of cyclist you are (casual/ recreational, avid/ competitive) matters as well. Buy at a price point that suites your needs, not for the bling factor.

    Re: weight differences, don't sweat it. 2 lbs. of bike weight won't make any difference in your performance, and most (if not all) groupsets are well within that range. Ergonomic preferences are far more important.

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    I got a used bling frame and bling wheelset alreay. I really need a bling groupset to complete it or I'm wasting my $$$ on frame/wheels.

    I'm a recreational rider. I'm already a MTBer(2 times per week) but a newbie in road bike. I need components that I don't need to upgrade for a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    I got a used bling frame and bling wheelset alreay. I really need a bling groupset to complete it or I'm wasting my $$$ on frame/wheels.

    I'm a recreational rider. I'm already a MTBer(2 times per week) but a newbie in road bike. I need components that I don't need to upgrade for a long while.
    With that set of criteria, why not just get new DA Di2 and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    With that set of criteria, why not just get new DA Di2 and be done with it.
    No love for Campagnolo EPS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclin Dan View Post
    No love for Campagnolo EPS?
    Actually, my comment was facetious in nature, but since the OP questioned two Shimano groupsets, I stayed with that theme.

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    Re: 2013 Ultegra group set or used Dura Ace 7800 group set(excellent condition) ?

    Quote Originally Posted by PJ352 View Post
    Actually, my comment was facetious in nature, but since the OP questioned two Shimano groupsets, I stayed with that theme.
    I know it was facetious...so was mine. I deleted the LOL I had at the beginning of my post...

    Bling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    Electronic shifting things are not my cup of tea.
    I still like mechanical camera.
    Then there's always new DA 9000...

    Point is, if you're primarily after bling, there are better choices than either of your original options.

    Personally, my pragmatic side says the money spent will only get you bling, but it's your money to spend!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edle View Post
    I got a used bling frame and bling wheelset alreay. I really need a bling groupset to complete it or I'm wasting my $$$ on frame/wheels.

    What year is your bling frameset/ wheels? Maybe the 7800 will match better.

    I'm a recreational rider. I'm already a MTBer(2 times per week) but a newbie in road bike. I need components that I don't need to upgrade for a long while.
    I'd bet some hard earned cash that you'll get upgradeitis a lot sooner thn a long while.

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    Since the concern is to look cool the obvious answer is DA. I will look like you spent more. Now if it were my money I put a higher importance on value and probably wouldn't get either.
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    Given the two choices and your desire for bling go with the DuraAce. I do prefer the newer style hoods on the ultegra 6700/dura ace 7900 vs ultegra 6600/dura ace 7800 have not tried the dura ace 9000.

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