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Ultra torque or Carbon?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by littlestwoo, 17 Jul 2007.

  1. littlestwoo

    littlestwoo New Member

    Which chainset would you choose (53/39 170mm)?

    '06 square taper Centaur Carbon or,

    '07 Ultra Tourque Centaur Alloy or,

    '06 square taper Record Alloy

    Which is lighter/stiffer and are intergrated Axles really that more beneficial for us non-pros?

    Steve
     
  2. chris42

    chris42 New Member

    Location:
    Deal, Kent
    Whatever YOU decide you like the most.
    All of them are very very good.
     
  3. Monty Dog

    Monty Dog New Member

    Location:
    Fleet
    If you can stretch to the 2007 Chorus cranks, they really are an object of exceptional engineering - installation is a doddle too. Remember, you're not having to pay the extra for the BB.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    littlestwoo

    littlestwoo New Member

    I have seen 06 Carbon Centaur for £100, makes them just about an inpulse buy, but do I need to get with the times and go Ultra Torque? 07 Chorus is out of the question (unfortunatly). Currently riding 06 centaurs which I'm happy with but would like lighter,

    Steve
     
  5. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    A couple of things.

    Campag are making a Centaur carbon Ultra Torque crank for 2008.

    You can get a Centaur 06 carbon compact crank from Butlers for £119 at the moment.
     
  6. fuzzy29

    fuzzy29 New Member

    Location:
    Somerset
    I too have the 06 Centaur groupset and I am also thinking of upgrading the chainset. I am going to go with the 07 Chorus, which I have found on Wiggle for £196 plus £9 for the BB cups. Although, the £119 price for the 06 carbon Centaur chainset is mighty tempting, the Ultra Torque does look really good.
     
  7. Keith Oates

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  8. simon

    simon New Member

    Location:
    Blackheath
    One observation is that the Chorus square taper b/b costs £46 pushing the cost of the square taper solution up considerably - I have just had one of these fail and am considering replacing both b/b and chainset to centaur 07 (alloy) at a cost of ~ £100 - this seems good value and future proofs the cost of replacing dodgy sealed b/b's when they inevitably go.
     
  9. jpembroke

    jpembroke New Member

    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Whilst we are on this subject, would an ultra-torque 10 speed chainset work OK with a 9 speed chain? I like my Veloce 9 speed groupset but chainset is starting to look a bit tatty now. Was thinking about a new chainset at some point. Or should I just stick to square taper?
     
  10. Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke New Member

    Location:
    Preston

    It will work fine . If your bottom bracket's still OK , then there's some good prices about for the square taper Campag chainsets .
     
  11. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Do they do ultra-tourque in with an italian bb thresd?
     
  12. Lucky Luke

    Lucky Luke New Member

    Location:
    Preston

    Yes .
     
  13. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member

    I've currently got Campag ultra torque Centaur, previously I ran Shimano Tiagra hollowtech 2 and before that Shimano square tapered, Hollowtech is better than tapered and I think that the Campag Ultra Torque edges the Shimano out, that'll start a Campag/Shimano debacle now!!