First road bike. Picked up on CL. 2012 Roubiax
For the ugliest carbon bike, that's not too bad looking Roubaix.
Guru (steel) and Masi (Al w/cf).
Recently bought a used pair of HED wheelset and semi-converted my Cervelo S1 into a time trial bike. It is my first riding experience with solid disc wheel. The "foo...foo...foo...." wind noise is awesome. I tried them out on a windy day and got blown sideway many times. Will take some time to get used to.
My 2007 Bianchi Virata after being mended.
Built this up on a budget, finally making my return to time trialling 3 years after breaking my back.
Mainly sourced on ebay/classifieds with brand new groupset. Cost me under £1000 (under $1700) -
Swiss frame and forks £200
Hed H3 Tubular front wheel £200
3T Aura Pro bars £100
Ultegra 6800 groupset £250 (brand new)
custom carbon fibre rear wheel disc cover for a powertap wheel I already had. £140
Saddle, bottle, stem, cables etc £80
Had the tyres and Zero Gravity Ti brakes lying about unused. I move the pedals between this and my track bike.
Swiss TT bike Hed 3 Raltech Disc Cover Powertap by NapD, on Flickr
In action in my first '25'
Swiss TT bike by NapD, on Flickr
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2006 Giant OCR Composite, hardly ridden by a very sweet elderly lady that claims 300 miles a year since '07, but I have a hard time believing it. Went from sora/105 to all 105, 8spd to 10spd, alu to carbon, threw in a set bag and pump that I'm not sure about. Also, not sure I want this adjustable stem. I have a bontrager that will work fine, likely swap that. Has mbt pedals, need to get some road pedals and shoes.
Took it up the local reservoir two days after I bought it: 22.4 mi, 1:41 hr, 1477 elev gain, avg 13.28 mph. Not huge for some but way harder road biking than I've ever done. Bike was sweet.
The OCR is billed as a bit more enduro than aero, and I'd agree, but with the bars slammed I didn't feel like I was losing anything, and Strava claims I broke 61 mph on a downhill. Felt like 100, was probably 50.
An "elderly" woman rode that?
I usually average 12-14 MPH in my area with lots of rolling hills, and the fastest I've ever hit on a downhill was something like 36 or 37 MPH in my highest 50-11 gear.
2011 Felt Z85 105 | Ultegra | KMC | Selle Italia | Vuelta | Topeak
90's-ish KHS Alite 1000 MTB Road-going utility hauler
Yeah, I'm sure the gps was not telling the whole truth but I can say I was so way beyond spunout, I try and pedal and it was simply laughable. No purchase.
Yeah, no kidding. Just haven't gotten to putting mine on it.
New build, RITTE Bosberg (whiteout)
Im new to the site and i just picked up my first road bike. I went an got a new 2014 Trek 1.2 the bike fits me great and im able to ride right along people that have been in the sport for sometime now. Coming from a distance running background I think its helped. I have had the bike since Tuesday and have put on 126 miles since. I absolutely love this sport. Its really really big here where I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This may be the wrong section for this but im not familiar on how this board works. so pardon me if i post in the wrong area.
Anyways, I have been looking into new wheels as I fell the rotating mass of the bontrager "approved" wheels are a little heavy.I am doing a 58 miler in Eureka springs in august and im wanting to have as much advantage in the cimbs as possible. Eveyone has said wheels wheels wheels with a low restance tire will be all i need for qiuite a while. Its a 9 spd cassete and im having issues figuring out what i can actually use.
any onfo would be much much appreciated! thanks in advance!