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    Your Dream Road Racing Bike

    If you're like me and the slack jaw, large eyes, weak in the knees symptoms happen when you are in a bike show or watching the great stuff the pros use what would be your dream setup if someone was sponsoring you?

    If based on looks alone, I would pick a Scott Foil or the Specialized Venge:

    Scott Foil 2016 01.jpg

    Specialized-Venge-ViAS-Tinkoff-Saxo-Peter-Sagan-01.jpg

    Groupset Campagnolo Super Record EPS
    Wheels/Hubs Enve SES 4.5/Tune Mig45 Mag170 but I'm really interested in the new offerings from Vittoria
    Tires Schwalbe Ultremo ZX HD or HS 380
    Stem/Handlebar Either an Aerocockpit from Scott or Specialized or the standard Zipp SL Sprint Stem and Zipp or Enve Aero Road Bar combo.
    Brakes if possible I would like hydro integrated disk brakes but for now, I prefer integrated frame brakes like the Specialized or Giant SpeedControl SL system.
    Saddle ISM Attack but with carbon inner shell and rails... it weighs a ton.

    What would you guys choose?

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    I've agree on the venge viias. My lbs has one on stock and holly cow is it a piece of engineering. Frame design probably the best I've seen, however, color not that great. It also seems like a heavy bike. I know that aero bikes are heavier than standard frames but this may be much closer to a tt bike than the old venge.

    Personally, I'm a sucker for the look 795 aerolight.
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    view with discretion

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4SWlU4xvOg


    still need to get the saddle position right. just finished it this morning
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    my real dream build. igh with low maintenance track drive train, weather proof shifting, ready for touring, flat tires, off road, hurricanes, global warming etc. if the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow, I'll be ready



    the dog thinking "dayum I wish I had that ride!"
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    13/30 ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) 😁

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    my real dream build. igh with low maintenance track drive train, weather proof shifting, ready for touring, flat tires, off road, hurricanes, global warming etc. if the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow, I'll be ready



    the dog thinking "dayum I wish I had that ride!"
    There's no accounting for taste, I guess.
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    Giant Propel with Di2 sprint shifting and Enve's, whatever one is around 60mm deep and that engine thing Cancellara uses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    my real dream build. igh with low maintenance track drive train, weather proof shifting, ready for touring, flat tires, off road, hurricanes, global warming etc. if the zombie apocalypse happens tomorrow, I'll be ready



    the dog thinking "dayum I wish I had that ride!"
    Hmmmm not quite what I could call a racing bike lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by furiousferret View Post
    Giant Propel with Di2 sprint shifting and Enve's, whatever one is around 60mm deep and that engine thing Cancellara uses.
    Not sure how or if he doped his bike lol!

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    What TMonk said.
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    This is totally a February thread. Go ride your bike man
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsberrios1 View Post
    I've agree on the venge viias. My lbs has one on stock and holly cow is it a piece of engineering. Frame design probably the best I've seen, however, color not that great. It also seems like a heavy bike. I know that aero bikes are heavier than standard frames but this may be much closer to a tt bike than the old venge.
    the ViAS seems polarizing in terms of looks. not sure what camp i'm in.

    curious--what didn't you like about the color? it's satin black, right? or did your shop have the other one in (in which case i agree)?

    i haven't seen one in person, but there's one in a box in a warehouse with my name on it--haven't made it over to pick it up. wasn't 100% sure i want it yet.

    only a handful have made it out in the wild yet.

    edit: satin = matte. the frames that made it to the World Tour were glossy. confusing b/c specialized calls it 'satin project black', but 'project black' was used for the original (late 2011/early '12 MY) venge.
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    I just think that the black and white color is probably a bit bland for such a nice bike. The bike is perfect but I'd give it A special paint job to make it stand out. Hence i love the look cofidis bikes.
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