I am in the process of upgrading the bike and was wondering if it was common practice or misleading the way the descriptions / packages are shown. I have no set package in mind but looking through various offers, I can understand the confusion out there, for example>
Supersix 1 Dura Ace only parts that are Dura Ace are the front & rear derailleurs and shifters, all other parts FSA or Ultegra
Supersix3 Ultegra Ultegra front & rear derailleurs & shifters with, FSA cranks and Tektro brakes
CAAD10 1 Dura Ace Shifters & Levers dura ace, brakes ultegra and FSA cranks
If a bike is advertised as Dura Ace, Red or Chorus (had to cover all brands to cover different tastes) should not the whole groupset cranks, shifters brakes etc be the same or do stores change packages to be price competitive.
I can attest to that! I have FSA cranks and have had nothing but front shifting problems since the day I bought the bike. Due for an upgrade soon, so you'll be getting a visit Gary :-)
These days you can assume that some parts have been substituted unless the claim is "full DuraAce" or "full whatever".
Are some of the bicycle short descriptions misleading? I rather think that it is to consumers who are not experienced cyclists, which does meet the ACCC's definition of misleading conduct.
...reminds me of a Record 10 speed groupset i bought that 'came' with a chorus BB....Shop monkey,"yeah that's normal..". Me, "oh really,then perhaps you should of put away the new in box Record one i can see on the work bench through open workshop door?"