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    Another : "Help me pick a new bike"

    I am ready to upgrade to carbon fiber!

    This is what I plan to do with my bike -
    1. Be able to ride 60+ miles comfortably
    2. Be able to race on occasion (about once every other month)
    3. Look Euro Cool!
    4. Cost > 2K for the frame

    So far I am looking at the Orbra Orca (30% off LBS), BMC Team Machine (25% off @ LBS), the Wilier Izoard (Full Price ) and Cervelo R2 (Full Price ). Anyone have any other suggestions? Major plus points for a frame that is rare, thats why I am leaning towards the Wilier, I have never seen someone ride it where I live.

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    how do I move this to the road bike forums?

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    a moderator will catch it eventually and move it.
    The Wilier gets my vote, we've been selling them for 3 years now, beautiful frames.
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    At 25% off, BMC.
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    At 30% off, Orbea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paste_me View Post
    4. Cost > 2K for the frame
    Do you really mean cost greater than $2K? If so, your options are limitless.

    Or did you mean cost < $2K?

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    You can ride comfortably for 60 miles on almost any bike. The bike is not going to determine how comfortable you are.

    Fit, core strength and the intensity of the ride will.
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    specialized tarmac gets my vote, im comfortable on it.

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    bikes with taller head tubes are usually more comfy due to the relaxed geo.
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    Any of the ones you listed would be fine...what is the R2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
    bikes with taller head tubes are usually more comfy due to the relaxed geo.
    Not anything a 1cm larger stack of spacers and a setback seat post won't fix.

    Trust me it doesn't make that much of a difference.
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    If you can get Orca frame for under 2K go for it, that is a GREAT deal!
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    Bianchi 928 T-Cube. I got an '08 frame off the Bay for less than $2K. Light, stiff, comfortable. And it's celeste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    Do you really mean cost greater than $2K? If so, your options are limitless.

    Or did you mean cost < $2K?
    HAHA! My math is limited! I fail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
    Any of the ones you listed would be fine...what is the R2?
    Cervelo R2.


    I have been leaning towards the Orbea but I'm shallow and don't like the color schemes. I also like the Wilier but it would have to be a special order.

    Quijibo187, Do you sell them via the internet? If so, what is your price?

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    they are all fine but I like the BMC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jynx View Post
    they are all fine but I like the BMC.
    What advantages does the BMC pro machine have vs the Orbea Orca?

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    *bump* :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by paste_me View Post
    Cervelo R2.


    I have been leaning towards the Orbea but I'm shallow and don't like the color schemes. I also like the Wilier but it would have to be a special order.

    Quijibo187, Do you sell them via the internet? If so, what is your price?
    Was this before the current R3??

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostongarden View Post
    Was this before the current R3??
    I guess so..


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    There was a problem with some of the R2s: they came unglued at the BB. Cervelo replaced a bunch of them under warranty, sometimes even for people who wern't the original purchaser (so I heard). Some got new R2s, some got R3s!! Cervelo's handling of this is one reason why I bought an R3.

    I think that the pretty blue R2s were the ones affected, but if you are going to get an R2, you should do some research (cervelo has a lot of info on their web site) and make sure that the one you are buying is not one of the ones in the recall. If its not, it's a good bike. I think it looks better than the R3 myself.

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    I hear Cervelo also has a crash warranty, apparently not many offer that.

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