View Full Version : Force or Dura-Ace

09-25-2008, 07:40 PM
I have a new bike on the way and am trying to decide whether to leave the '08 Dura-Ace that comes on it on it or to swap over the SRAM Force group from my current bike.

My opinion is that the Dura-Ace feels smoother and is durable. The Force feels great ergonomically but doesn't shift as smoothly. I have no idea how reliable the Force is. I am under the impression that Force is significantly lighter than the Dura-Ace. Is that correct or not enough to worry about.


09-25-2008, 10:50 PM
This probably should go under the general discussion section though...

Force is slightly lighter, but you would have to be a freak of nature to tell the difference in weight while riding. I prefer the hoods of Force and I like the feel of the double tap action, but as you pointed out it doesn't shift as crisply as Dura Ace, and reliability has yet to be tested long term for Force. There are pros and cons to both. If your new bike has Dura Ace I'd keep it.