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    Wilier Izoard vs Pinarello FP2 or FP3?

    Hi guys.. i'm in the market for a new carbon fiber bike, and was hoping to get your thoughts on a couple bikes i'm considering..

    Currently i ride an aluminum Cannondale Synapse.

    I'm considering either a Wilier Izoard or a Pinarello FP2 or FP3.

    I'd like an Ultegra setup.

    The Wilier Izoard is going for about $3300 at my local LBS. They have the Pinarello FP3 at around $3700. Both Ultegra.

    Does anyone currently have one of these bikes? Thoughts?

    Thanks!

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    They are all beautiful bikes, beautifully made and designed. But the geometry of the frames are different- you should pick what fits you best and which ride you prefer. If you are not easy to fit, you should also consider that the FP3 has a greater selection of sizes (come in smaller increments between sizes- 10 vs 6) than the others, too. If you want to compare the geometry you can find charts at competitivecyclist.com.

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    I ended up going with the Wilier Imperiale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by go4gr8 View Post
    Pics?
    Agreed, with a sweet bike like that pictures are pretty much required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmagbita View Post
    I ended up going with the Wilier Imperiale!
    Awesome! I bought my bike (a Scott CR1) at the same shop (going by your location, and the fact that Wilier's aren't sold at too many shops), and every time I'm in said LBS I'm always admiring the Wilier bikes and frames.

    As an aside, my guess is that Wilier's tend to be a little lighter than same-price Pinarello's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rschleicher View Post
    Awesome! I bought my bike (a Scott CR1) at the same shop (going by your location, and the fact that Wilier's aren't sold at too many shops), and every time I'm in said LBS I'm always admiring the Wilier bikes and frames.

    As an aside, my guess is that Wilier's tend to be a little lighter than same-price Pinarello's...
    yeah they've got some great bikes there!

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    Don't own and have never ridden either, but I really like the Wilier. Those Pinarellos don't really do much for me.

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