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    a lot of carbon

    Looking for carbon bikes and wow,i didnt know what choices are out there and different prices.
    Bianchi XL Carbon
    Giant TCR
    Cervelo R2.5
    Scattante CFR
    Trek 5200
    Specialized Roubaix Comp 18
    And the prices really differ. To many to choose from but its hard to turn your back on the Scattante for the price.

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    you might want to look at Kestrel bikes, I haven't ridden one but someone at my dad's office has one and I got to look/touch it. Seemed like a very nice bike, very pricey though.

    http://www.kestrel-usa.com/index.html

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    You should also look at the Lemond bikes with spine technology they ride very nice. Also I have a Klein that has a fork and the seat stays made out of carbon. It's not quite as smooth as a full carbon but I really like it.

    That is quite a nice list of bikes. Out of those I would say the Trek or the Giant. The Giant is really nice for it's compact design and it offers good bang for the buck. The Trek speaks for it's self. And then you have Bianchi that you can't go wrong with. Out of your list I would go with the Trek. But I was also torn by the Lemond. Just ride'em and see what you like. It's quite hard to decide. I went with brand loyalty because I also loved the bike.
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    They make Aegis right here in Maine.
    http://www.aegisbicycles.com/
    Ever thought of getting a Calfee Dragonfly? http://www.calfeedesign.com/dragonfly.shtml

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    Dont count out the scattante cfr. Im riding it and couldnt be happier. The only thing I would change on it is the wheels. The frame is great, such a soft ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by late
    They make Aegis right here in Maine.
    http://www.aegisbicycles.com/
    You beat me to the endorsement.

    The Aegis bikes are wonderful rides and they really stand behind their bikes.


    Quote Originally Posted by late
    Ever thought of getting a Calfee Dragonfly? http://www.calfeedesign.com/dragonfly.shtml
    Another good suggestion for carbon... especially if you want to go custom. Craig Calfee is very responsive to his customers.
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    Custom is a bit to much $$$.

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    LOOKing for a Carbon?



    You forgot to mention LOOKs if you can find them on closeout, they aren't that pricey, or even the lower end models are relatively inexpensive for carbon and the differenes (except for panache' and the name) is not that much than the ones the pros ride.

    Jay

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    Dont need custom or just a frame to built up,just a bike off the floor. The giants are pretty nice for the price.

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    lot of carbon

    How about this for a lot of carbon........ probably not your style of bike but carbon it does have. for more pics......... http://www.jjscozzi.com/vk2.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowracer1
    How about this for a lot of carbon........ probably not your style of bike but carbon it does have. for more pics......... http://www.jjscozzi.com/vk2.htm
    What?!? No FSA Carbon Team cranks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    What?!? No FSA Carbon Team cranks?

    Nope he is using an adjustable crank length carbon crank on one bike..... the bike I previously posted will use rotor cranks........

    I actually sold all my carbon cranks and will only use rotor cranks for now on.

    This bike is also all carbon, but painted of course.
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