I'm coming from PCPartPicker and I've watched Taran's bike reviews but that is the extent of my bike knowledge. If someone could create equivalence like Intel=X company and AMD=Y company that would be extremely helpful.
As far as components go I would venture to say that Shimano = Intel and SRAM = AMD. They are by far the most common for groupsets and brakes
I'd probably say it's more like Shimano = ARM (profit margins heavily driven by low end, big ecosystem of compatible parts, good high end offerings), SRAM = AMD (the insurgents), and Campagnolo = Intel (history, prestige).
Being familiar with the cycling manufacturers, I can completely get you on this comparison! Well done.
I'd agree everywhere except for Campagnolo mainly because they are pretty esoteric now adays. For example, Intel is commonly specced in OEM computer builds but Campagnolo is rarely specced in OEM bike builds.
The reasoning for my comparison is that Shimano is often a good value buy for most builds which is how I view Intel.
I myself may not be well-versed enough in the computer side of things to offer bike comparisons to Intel vs AMD. But I will say that we are working on build-guides for bicycles that will be targeted to different riders. They will be in a similar vein as the PCPP staff build guides and could make a good starting point for riders looking for a baseline build in each category.
Additionally, if you have any specific questions about bike manufacturers (frames, parts, etc) I'd be happy to provide some feedback.
LOL. I name this hopefully I don't die because I have no clue what I was doing, I was just going down the list. I really just made an account to check out the web design. If somebody here is a bike expert, can you tell me if my list is actually going to work or not. I want to see if I did a good job.
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Thats not a bad start for someone claiming "to not have a clue". ;)
To start off with, and I think this was a compatibility check on our side [that has since been updated], the wheelset spec'd in your list is a disc brake only set. Thus it doesn't have a rim brake track and a different wheelset needs to be chosen.
But with that aside, here are my comments on your build:
-The frame you chose is a size 62 cm. By any chance, are you 6'3-4" tall? A 62cm is a big frame for a tall rider.
-Next up, are the handlebars. They are size 40 cm, which are pretty narrow. Generally, this would be used for a smaller stature person with more narrow shoulders. Thus, even though they do work together, the sizing differences in the bars and frame would point to 2 different sized users.
-Lastly, the Altus CT91 cantilever brakes are known to be very finicky. Yes they will work, but they are very challenging to setup properly. Shop mechanics have long-since winced when called up to set these up. :)
Hope this helps!