Re: how good is good enough?
As a one or two bike guy (who likes riding a whole lot more than swapping out parts), like staying somewhat behind the curve and going with "safe bets" and appreciate the sharing of people who are checking out the latest and greatest and reporting back with specifics (and the tinkerers trying out new designs and bring them to market; neither is something I have the patience or inclination for)
Ultegra hubs, Open Pro Rims and my Cane Creek headset come in silver and I like the way they work. (even through rough conditions)
Rival drivetrain seems pretty great on its own (I like the double tap scheme), and for the price point. As someone (who doesn't race) and prone to worry (this or that?) after 3 years, 10K miles I'm happy with that decision for my first custom build and would do it again, (though I wish they'd tone down the graphics as they dress up successive year's models).
Paul Racers make me feel safe in a variety of conditions and well worth the money. Good work on that design improving in the field I say.
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