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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 12-03-12, 04:31 PM   #1
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anyone on looking for a cheap roadie? Jenson has tiagra grouppo DB for $500

good deal too me, cheaper then you would find a Sora equipped. Today ONLY

http://www.jensonusa.com/Diamondback...2-Road-Bike-12

Equipped with Shimano Tiagra components and designed with comfort and performance in mind, the Podium 2 is a true road bike that wonít empty your wallet. Diamondback has raised the head tube height slightly to reduce the strain on the riderís back and improve the overall fit, and have incorporated a stiff BB30 and a longer wheelbase for a more efficient and comfortable ride.
Frame: DBR Custom Butted 7005 Alloy EPG Enhanced Performance Geometry Frame, Formed Top Tube
Fork: DBR Podium Performance Carbon, Alloy Steerer
Headset: Integrated "Cane Creek" Size Drop-in ACB 1 1/8"
Cranks: FSA VERO Compact N10 50,34t 10spd rings
Bottom Bracket: Sealed Cartridge
Front Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra, 31.8
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Tiagra 10spd
Shifter: Shimano Tiagra Dual Control 10spd
Cogset (Casset/Freewheel): Shimano CS-4600 Tiagra 10spd (12-30t)
Chain: FSA CN910 10spd
Front Hub: 28h Alloy QR
Rear Hub: 28h Alloy QR Cassette
Spokes: Black 14g Stainless Steel
Rims: 28h frt / 28h rear Equation R17
Tires: Michelin Dynamic Sport 700x23c
Brakes: Tektro R530 dual pivot
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra Dual Control 10spd
Handlebar: DBR Drop Bar Road 31.8
Grips: DBR Race tape w/Gel
Stem: DBR 3D forged, +/-7 degree, 31.8
Seat: DBR Performance Road
Seat Post: DBR Performance Post, Alloy Micro Adjust 27.2mm
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Old 12-03-12, 05:40 PM   #2
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That is a great deal!
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there are never deals for tall people...everytime I see a sale, there is never a bike larger than 56-58. Not a 60+ to be had anywhere.

I THOUGHT I had found a bike this morning, I saw competitive cyclist was now showing the ridley noah rs back in stock and 200 cheaper than before, they even showed all sizes. I called, the girl even said they had it. She starts asking me all these questions as if it was going to be built (not was already built), so I asked her if there was any way I could just buy the frame (which is what i wanted to do anyway, but for a 1000 more they had the complete ultegra bike, so I was going that route....she goes to check and comes back and says they dont even have it in stock.

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not sure if you're looking for just an aero bike, but CC has a nice pinn FP Team w/ ultergra for the same price as that noah. It has similar smooth lines in the front triangle. The there is the FP DUE that has straighter front triangle tubes, same build same price but not as sekzy.

Then there is this guy with hi mod carbon and integrated seat mast http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...012-31988.html
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That's a darn good deal! Even holds 32 tires for wide comfort. Tiagara is much better than what is usually spec'd on inexpensive bikes. Hmm, rain bike maybe? I thought about it but it only rains 3 or 4 days here so storage wouldn't make sense since I have 2 roadies already, but tempting.
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Old 12-03-12, 09:32 PM   #6
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hey and its 10speed
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hey and its 10speed
You should have posted this in the general discussion forum, there's always some dude looking for a 5spot bike.
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not sure if you're looking for just an aero bike, but CC has a nice pinn FP Team w/ ultergra for the same price as that noah. It has similar smooth lines in the front triangle. The there is the FP DUE that has straighter front triangle tubes, same build same price but not as sekzy.

Then there is this guy with hi mod carbon and integrated seat mast http://www.competitivecyclist.com/fr...012-31988.html
I looked long and hard at that bike, but if you look close the ett is not 60...think it was 59...my current bike is 59.5 and I want to go as large or a bit larger.
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I thought the same way, but I went from a 590tt & 120stem compact geo frame to a 575tt & 110 stem but head tube on the cadale 20mm shorter.

There's allot of way to make up that 5mm difference, stem (easy) & longer reach drop bars. 3T makes some nice alum bar and comfy too. I run their Ergosum that has a tad bit longer reach to the hood but a nice shallow drop for hammertime moments
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There's allot of way to make up that 5mm difference, stem (easy) & longer reach drop bars.
+1...........It's like a $500 bike...you can buy two and still come out ahead. not like spending another 50 to get a comfy fit is going to hurt.
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Yes, I had thought of those things...I test rode a trek 6.2 a couple of months back in a 60 with the stock set up. I didn't like it at all. I felt all squished up on the bike. Of course it wasn't fair for me to start asking them to swap stems Etc. for me to just try the bike.

that kind of soured me on anything with a shorter top tube. I am 6'5" after all.


i know cc offers a no questions asked return, but that seems like an awful lot of trouble to get the bike in, then find some stems, try them, decide it doesn't fit right, put it back stock and ship it back for a refund. I did the fit thing on their site and none of the frames really came close to what numbers it spit out...so trying to get as close as possible.
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I bought one. Got it yesterday, but it is still in the box. I am a mountain biker & commuter, but decided that I wanted to start doing some charity rides next year and work my way up to a century by the end of the year, if not before. I will put it together this weekend, but I need to get some wider bars for it before I ride it. I am not expecting great things from it, but as my first road bike, I think it will be fine.
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congrats on the purchase. It was a solid deal and cheaper then roadies with Sora shifters.
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not sure if you're looking for just an aero bike, but CC has a nice pinn FP Team w/ ultergra for the same price as that noah. It has similar smooth lines in the front triangle...
Just got an e-mail notification that my Pinarello FP Team has shipped today. I've been going back and forth for months over this bike. White bikes with red trim look so sharp. Then, it was on a Black Friday special, but I was busy and didn't order. I sent an e-mail the following week asking if their '12 Days of Christmas" will feature the FP Team on one of the days; also mentioning that I noticed the price went up after Black Friday. Several e-mails later, I ordered one in my size at the Black Friday discount pricing. They are even going to give me a compact crank instead of the standard at no extra charge. Only thing I don't like is that they couldn't give me the silver Ultegra instead of the dark grey Ultegra. Just my own personal opinion, but I think the bike would like even sharper with the silver group instead of the dark grey group. Now ... to check when Nashbar has free shipping or some other special on their Ultegra wheelset.

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p.s. CC has been marketing this bike as an exclusive. However, for 2013, the FP Team is now part of Pinarello's standard product line. The major difference between the 2012 CC version and the 2013 version is that you can now get the bike in several different colors and that the grade of carbon is slightly less. From everything that I've been able to figure out, the bike lies between the Uno/Due and Quattro product line, closer to the Due. The bike/geometry is the same as the Opera Canova, (I think this particular model is very popular in Europe.) It will be nice to have 'Pinarello' on the downtube instead of 'Opera'. Who around here have ever heard of 'Opera'? Not many, I think.
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nice that you pulled the trigger on the Pin FP. Its a good looking bike. Nash and Jenson both has those Ult tubless for $420. But nash has free shipping today only
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nice that you pulled the trigger on the Pin FP. Its a good looking bike. Nash and Jenson both has those Ult tubless for $420. But nash has free shipping today only
I checked, no 'free shipping'. Oversize delivery costs apply to the wheelsets. Several eBay vendors are selling them at 4 bills, delivered to the front door. I'll pop for that. It's what I paid last year.

p.s. I won't order from Jensen every again. Earlier this year, I ordered a Ultegra compact crankset. Website showed as 'in stock'. After several weeks without a shipping notification, I finally contacted them. They said it was backordered. Several more weeks went by, and no still tock ... so I cancelled the order. Surely, one of their vendors had stock. Just poor service. They didn't earn my loyalty, so I'll take my dollars elsewhere. Such is a free-market economy.
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