The Competition came in a gold anodized version that had wheel guides. I've never seen the wheel guides on the silver Competitions or on the Racers. Also never seen gold Racers. Except for the straddle cables, the silver Competitions were very similar to Racers.
> In a message dated 9/30/03 2:53:56 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> >Realistically, what are the differences/advantages of the Competitions over
> >the Racers? Is it more a fit/finish issue or are the Competitions a 'better'
> >brake set? Thoughts you'd care to share?
> The Competition uses a straddle cable that is unique and almost unobtainable
> today. The Racer cable may not be easier to find but you can modify a
> derailleur cable to work.
> Phil Brown
> A very pleasent day in San Rafael, Calif.