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Can someone make a guide?

SlippedWalnut
  • 16 months ago

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.

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  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

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

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

Being familiar with the cycling manufacturers, I can completely get you on this comparison! Well done.

-CBaron

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Cycling Builder Part List

Type Item Price
Frame Surly - Cross Check Black / White 62 cm Cyclocross Frameset $500.00 @ Jenson USA
Stem Easton - EA50 31.8 x 100 mm ± 8° Stem $9.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Handlebar Easton - EA30 Ergo 31.8 mm x 40 cm Drop Handlebar $7.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Seat Post Kalloy - Uno 602 27.2 x 350 mm 20 mm Offset Seatpost $16.21 @ Amazon
Bottom Bracket Shimano - Ultegra 6800 24mm Bottom Bracket $16.99 @ Jenson USA
Pedals Wellgo - B087 Platform Pedals $17.95 @ Amazon
Wheelset FSA - NS Road and Gravel Disc Convertible 700c 9x100 QR, 12x100 TA, 15x100 TA / 10x135 QR, 12x142 TA Wheelset $389.00 @ Amazon
Tire Continental - Tour Ride 700c x 42 Tire $19.96 @ Jenson USA
Tire Continental - Tour Ride 700c x 42 Tire $19.96 @ Jenson USA
Brake Caliper Shimano - Altus CT91 Front Rim Cantilever Brake $7.99 @ Jenson USA
Brake Caliper Shimano - Altus CT91 Rear Rim Cantilever Brake $7.99 @ Jenson USA
Brake/Shifter Shimano - 105 ST-R7000 2 x 11-Speed Set $199.99 @ Jenson USA
Front Derailleur Shimano - 105 R7000 2 x 11-Speed Bottom Pull Front Derailleur $41.99 @ Competitive Cyclist
Rear Derailleur Shimano - 105 R7000 11-Speed Medium Cage Rear Derailleur $48.99 @ Jenson USA
Cassette Shimano - 105 R7000 11-speed 11-32 Cassette $38.99 @ Jenson USA
Crank Shimano - 105 R7000 170 mm 11-Speed 50/34T Crankset $159.99 @ Jenson USA
Chain Shimano - Ultegra/XT HG701 11-Speed Chain $35.97 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1539.95
Generated by Cycling Builder 2019-04-20 08:42 EDT-0400
  • 15 months ago
  • 3 points

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!

Thanks, -CBaron

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