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    I bought a new bike. Was it a good idea?

    I was considering between a 2009 Cannondale CAAD9 6 and a 2010 Orbea Aqua TTG.

    I ended up getting the Orbea Aqua TTG. I'm still not really sure of my decision. I think I did the right thing. They have the exact same everything except the Orbea has a carbon seat while the CAAD9 only had carbon-wrapped.

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    You bought a new bike, that is always a good idea. As for which one is better, I would have to say that the bike you own is much better than the bike that you don't own. Ride the wheels off of it and enjoy yourself. Worrying about which is better is pointless.
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    Stand by your decision. You do not need validation from inteweb strangers. Just ride it and enjoy.

    On the other hand...that bike blows chunks! Send it to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    You bought a new bike, that is always a good idea.
    this.
    just ride the hell out of it and in no time you'll forget about whether or not this bike was better or worse than some other bike.

    also, this:
    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    ...the bike you own is much better than the bike that you don't own it.
    is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    You bought a new bike, that is always a good idea. As for which one is better, I would have to say that the bike you own is much better than the bike that you don't own it. Ride the wheels off of it and enjoy yourself. Worrying about which is better is pointless.
    That is not the question!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlandR View Post
    That is not the question!
    I know but since you already own the bike it wouldn't be very cool for someone to tell you that you got the wrong one.

    They are both great bikes. The nice thing about the Orbea is that they are not nearly as common so that to me is a bonus. Other people swear by the CAAD 9 so they would have gone that way. It is all about what you like and since you liked the Orbea better then in my opinion you made the right decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
    You bought a new bike, that is always a good idea. As for which one is better, I would have to say that the bike you own is much better than the bike that you don't own. Ride the wheels off of it and enjoy yourself. Worrying about which is better is pointless.
    This.

    I have a lot of people come to me about the buying of a few things:

    Bikes
    Camera's and camera related gear
    Computer, TV, electronic stuff

    In all instances I typically conclude like this "You have budgeted X amount of dollars. Buy something within that price range, and you're going to be happy either way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring Water View Post
    This.

    I have a lot of people come to me about the buying of a few things:

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    Camera's and camera related gear
    Computer, TV, electronic stuff

    In all instances I typically conclude like this "You have budgeted X amount of dollars. Buy something within that price range, and you're going to be happy either way."
    Well, I like the carbon seatpost of the Orbea, I do like that it isn't as common. But something in me likes the ooooh and awwww of the more "desirable" Caad9.

    I just lifted the Orbea, and I think it might be a bit heavier than the Caad9, but I could be mistaken.

    One reason that I bought it over the Caad9 is that the guys at the other shop set the bike up for me. They measured me, cleaned everything, and got me on it. The other bike just let me ride it and wouldn't even clean it if I bought it. (Well, they'd clean it, but i couldn't have it that day.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoj View Post
    go with your gut
    Gut said the CAAD9, then the Orbea. I can't make up my mind. The purchase is over anyway.

    I upgraded from a 1987 Cannondale Black Lightning. Like the bike below. It was a 56 cm frame, and I need a 54 cm, which will help anyway.

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/BlackLightning.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlandR View Post
    Well, I like the carbon seatpost of the Orbea, I do like that it isn't as common. But something in me likes the ooooh and awwww of the more "desirable" Caad9.

    I just lifted the Orbea, and I think it might be a bit heavier than the Caad9, but I could be mistaken.

    One reason that I bought it over the Caad9 is that the guys at the other shop set the bike up for me. They measured me, cleaned everything, and got me on it. The other bike just let me ride it and wouldn't even clean it if I bought it. (Well, they'd clean it, but i couldn't have it that day.)
    How dirty are the bikes at your local shops? I've never seen a bike for sale that wasn't ready to take out the door after a fitting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlandR View Post
    Well, I like the carbon seatpost of the Orbea, I do like that it isn't as common. But something in me likes the ooooh and awwww of the more "desirable" Caad9.

    I just lifted the Orbea, and I think it might be a bit heavier than the Caad9, but I could be mistaken.

    One reason that I bought it over the Caad9 is that the guys at the other shop set the bike up for me. They measured me, cleaned everything, and got me on it. The other bike just let me ride it and wouldn't even clean it if I bought it. (Well, they'd clean it, but i couldn't have it that day.)
    You've got a nice bike, go enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring Water View Post
    You've got a nice bike, go enjoy it.
    I guess the real reason I'm freaking out just a bit is that I can't really find any good reviews about the bike. Most of the bikes I see for Orbea are the Onix and etc. No one seems to be talking about the Orbea Aqua TTG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlandR View Post
    I upgraded from a 1987 Cannondale Black Lightning. Like the bike below. It was a 56 cm frame, and I need a 54 cm, which will help anyway.

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/BlackLightning.html
    I think those are cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarlandR View Post
    Gut said the CAAD9, then the Orbea. I can't make up my mind.
    It would appear that you already did.... for the Orbea

    The purchase is over anyway.
    Exactly.

    I upgraded from a 1987 Cannondale Black Lightning. Like the bike below. It was a 56 cm frame, and I need a 54 cm, which will help anyway.

    http://www.firstflightbikes.com/BlackLightning.html
    That Orbea looks like a fine bike. And now that you've been reassured, go ride the hell out of it instead of asking questions that really don't matter anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaTom View Post
    It would appear that you already did.... for the Orbea



    Exactly.



    That Orbea looks like a fine bike. And now that you've been reassured, go ride the hell out of it instead of asking questions that really don't matter anymore.
    I really wish I could. It has been raining all day. Pretty excited to take it out tomorrow if it isn't raining.

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    i only opened this thread to see the new bike. it's not here.
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    We need pics of the Orbea. They make great bikes and that one is no exception. We sold it as a slightly higher priced, but nicer riding alternative to the Allez and aluminum Treks. It's a great bike from one of the oldest bike companies still making bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    qft
    This brings up a point. Razor would probably pay as much for that carbon seat post as the CAAD costs. Play your cards right and you may end up with both bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spring Water View Post
    This brings up a point. Razor would probably pay as much for that carbon seat post as the CAAD costs. Play your cards right and you may end up with both bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    Seatposts can be replaced. You buy a bike for the frame, Everything else is just added goods to the deal.
    What do you think about the look? I added lights to back and front, and also a white bottle rack.

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    That is a beautiful bike! I was deciding between the CAAD 9, the Felt F series and the Orbea Aqua myself. I was leaning towards the Felt because their prices to get in the 105 components were a bit lower, but then my Cannondale dealer made me a pretty good deal on the CAAD9-4 (SRAM Rival/Force) so I spent a little more and got that - well, I don't have it yet, but it's on layaway... You really can't go wrong either way and you scored a fairly uncommon bike that looks terrific. Enjoy the heck out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
    lookin' good. But do yourself a favor and replace that white tape with black tape. Or you will be cleaning it everyday
    I like the white tape though.

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