So it’s time to kick-off Decision Grouppo by evaluating all aspects of the high-end groupsets from the 3 manufacturers selected.
The first assessment in this evaluation process was primarily focused on Weight & Price. The aim was to see if there was a clear value for money groupset & if not try to determine a likely best choice for the Wilier GT considering the criteria I have begun to set.
Below is the result of this assessment in one easy to view Groupset Comparison Table. (click table for larger view)
So what have I discovered after all this research you ask?
Well it will come as no surprise to many that I’m no closer to making a decision.
To be brutally honest as with anything like this my head is probably more clouded now than before. Suffice to say there is no clear winner at this stage but I still consider this has been a worthwhile exercise.
For instance if I do decide on a Campagnolo groupset it would seem that “Chorus“ is great value for money when put up against the two Shimano offerings & it’s higher-end family member “Record“.
Maybe dismissing the SRAM groupsets is probably not the smartest thing to do as clearly they offer the best bang for buck based on price & weight alone.
Both Shimano “Di2″ offerings are still way out of my price range, how “Ultegra Di2“ can be successfully pitched to the everyday enthusiast as Shimano are hoping they can is beyond my comprehension.
Interestingly to lose only 300 grams total in weight, will cost you close to double the price. That’s a big outlay for little reward for this typical weekend warrior with a family to feed.
So I can see already that until I get to test ride each of the main contenders I will struggle to make a decision on which to purchase…
Look out for Stage 2 of this comparison in a few days but in the mean time why not leave a comment below on your thoughts related to this post.