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Since Shimano has discontinued support for the 08 models, I have decided to start upgrading to the current models. I did my due diligence and shopped around for the best prices, and I was surprised to find that the best prices on the new Stellas is found in Europe. The best prices I found were at Shimano Stella SWC 2019-2020(pechextreme.com). At today's exchange rate the 20KSTLSW-PGC sells for $1199.99 in the US and $857.07 in France, a savings of $342.92, the 18KSLSW-HGC sells for $1199.99 in the US and 857.07 in France, as savings of $342.92, 14KSW-XGC sells for $1049.99 in the US and $794.25 in France, a savings of $255.74. As you can see, we will be getting more bang for our buck in France as far as Stellas are concerned. The shipping time might be an issue if you are in a hurry but if you aren't, this might be the way to go.