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Old 03-12-12, 09:49 AM   #7451
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The Canyon is near perfect.
Rob13's TCR is very hot.
The TCR with Di2 is also hot, but not as much my color/setup preference as the other.
The Cube is hot in the picture without the add-ons. The basic form of that bike is quite attractive.
The Bianchi 928 could be hot. It's hard to tell...
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Old 03-12-12, 10:46 AM   #7452
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Yeah that's the carbon version though, I'm looking at their alloy frames.
So it is, hadn't actually noticed. To be honest if I lived in the US and wanted a high quality alu frame I'd just get a CAAD10.
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Old 03-12-12, 01:17 PM   #7453
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So it is, hadn't actually noticed. To be honest if I lived in the US and wanted a high quality alu frame I'd just get a CAAD10.
I'm sure caads are fantastic performers, I just like to go against the grain a bit with my bike builds. I've been a little turned off by some caad owners as well which sort of instinctively makes me cringe every time I see one. Dumb I know but hey, there's lots of good alloy frames out there, I can dislike one for stupid reasons and still have plenty of other options to choose from.
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Old 03-12-12, 02:18 PM   #7454
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the cube is a lot better than the pinarello at least.
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Old 03-12-12, 03:04 PM   #7455
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I'm sure caads are fantastic performers, I just like to go against the grain a bit with my bike builds. I've been a little turned off by some caad owners as well which sort of instinctively makes me cringe every time I see one. Dumb I know but hey, there's lots of good alloy frames out there, I can dislike one for stupid reasons and still have plenty of other options to choose from.
You could get a Spooky, or a Tsunami. Or sticking with the Germans, a Focus Culebro. I'd choose the CAAD though.
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Old 03-12-12, 03:10 PM   #7456
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the cube is a lot better than the pinarello at least.
The Cube has potential. Pino on the other hand is so much over the top that I don't see much hope in it.
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Old 03-12-12, 05:25 PM   #7457
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So what is this one?
By this one. If you mean the Agree. I like the Stealth Black but not so much the red one. I think they are nicer frames than they look. But many would say that about the frames I ride.
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Old 03-12-12, 05:34 PM   #7458
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I don't think the Pina looks bad at all. IMO, the graphics on the wheels kind of push it over the top. If the wheel stickers were to be removed...it would look a bit more subdued.
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Old 03-12-12, 06:12 PM   #7459
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here's the newest bike. 2012 Argon 18 Gallium... Apologies for the crappy camera skills.



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Old 03-12-12, 06:16 PM   #7460
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thats sexy. I have never seen an argon in person. I hear great things about them! how much does that weigh (rough estimate?)
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Old 03-12-12, 06:21 PM   #7461
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that BB bluster is insane. I'll say hot but with black bar tape it would look better.
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Old 03-12-12, 06:23 PM   #7462
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it's 17.3 lbs with the powertap, pedals and cages. It's a large frame, but with the bb and top tube being 5mm lower, it almost resembles a 56cm.
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that BB bluster is insane. I'll say hot but with black bar tape it would look better.
the guy who ran the internal wiring for the Di2 tried to convince me to go black saddle/tape
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Old 03-12-12, 07:11 PM   #7464
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I like the white saddle/bar tape combo.
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The Gallium is a sweet bike, but that seat post has got to go. I'd replace it with a Fizik Cyrano or something. Also, I think I would prefer black tape/saddle and different wheels than Zipps, or at least FCs.
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here's the newest bike. 2012 Argon 18 Gallium... Apologies for the crappy camera skills.



Done right, that's hot!
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Old 03-13-12, 12:26 AM   #7467
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here's the newest bike. 2012 Argon 18 Gallium... Apologies for the crappy camera skills.



I would say that is a hot bike, Argon 18 makes some nice rides.
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Old 03-13-12, 10:06 AM   #7468
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green pedals? no.
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The Gallium is a sweet bike, but that seat post has got to go. I'd replace it with a Fizik Cyrano or something. Also, I think I would prefer black tape/saddle and different wheels than Zipps, or at least FCs.
So beside the seatpost, saddles, bar tape and wheels, you're good with it as is?
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green pedals? no.
I thought about replacing them for a nanosecond, but it's pretty tough to justify the $370 cost when I already have a set of perfectly good working pedals. You can't see them when I'm riding, so I'll take licks in the hot or not thread and save a few bucks.
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Old 03-13-12, 07:55 PM   #7471
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I thought about replacing them for a nanosecond, but it's pretty tough to justify the $370 cost when I already have a set of perfectly good working pedals. You can't see them when I'm riding, so I'll take licks in the hot or not thread and save a few bucks.
Fair enough...but it had to be noted.
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So beside the seatpost, saddles, bar tape and wheels, you're good with it as is?
The seat post is really the only thing that needs to change. The rest are just preferences.
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Fair enough...but it had to be noted.
Frankly I was surprised that it wasn't caught on the first post.
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Finished it up, light years ahead of my old road bike. Shred away.

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