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    Sram equipped road bikes in the $1500-2000 range?

    Most of the bikes I have looked at in this range are Shimano equipped.
    who makes one with Sram Groupo?
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    Most bikes in that price range are going to have Shimano Sora or 105 groups. What is wrong with those?

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    This is the only bike shop bike that comes to mind, but I'm not up on what everyone is offering these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendergast View Post
    This is the only bike shop bike that comes to mind, but I'm not up on what everyone is offering these days.

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    They also had a Supersix with Apex that I believe was around $2000 but it doesn't look like it's offered now. Per the recent "Is SRAM on the decline" thread it does seem like slightly less SRAM equipped road bikes being offered right now. I especially don't see anything with Apex in a complete
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    It's possible to get a last years model during clearance time of the Cannondale SuperSIx Evo with Rival for around $2000.

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    Cannondale CAAD10 with Rival about $1,800.

    Best frame in that class/price.
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    I was talking to Bob at Clear lake Bike barn "Shimano sells" Shimano shifts softer and smoother, where Sram bangs into a gear (which appearently serious racers like do to positive shifts) duffers prefer the light easy feel of Shimano on a road bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick458 View Post
    I was talking to Bob at Clear lake Bike barn "Shimano sells" Shimano shifts softer and smoother, where Sram bangs into a gear (which appearently serious racers like do to positive shifts) duffers prefer the light easy feel of Shimano on a road bike
    Yeah, Shimano aficionados are always talking about how Shimano shifts like "buttah". I don't want buttah. Duffer or not, I want bang.

    Force is right up there with Ultegra. I love my Red and Rival.
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    This is an excellent bike, and it's the new 11 speed force which IMO looks amazing-

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    Gotta deal with the usual "buying online" stigmas, but if you want a race-ready carbon bike with high level SRAM components, I don't think you'll do any better than that unless you go used.

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    That's old-old Red, isn't it? There's a little obfuscation underneath about MY2013 but it's definitely the older model.

    Still, that's a screaming deal for a Red group and they even use Red brakes! And apparenlty you get a free bike frame with it. You can swap out the chain-rings and the FD and get all the benefits that you need from the new Red (which is what I did)

    I wouldn't pick a group based on what some shop mechanic says racers are looking for, because plenty of racers use Campy, SRAM, Shimano... they're all effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    That's old-old Red, isn't it? There's a little obfuscation underneath about MY2013 but it's definitely the older model.

    Still, that's a screaming deal for a Red group and they even use Red brakes! And apparenlty you get a free bike frame with it. You can swap out the chain-rings and the FD and get all the benefits that you need from the new Red (which is what I did)

    I wouldn't pick a group based on what some shop mechanic says racers are looking for, because plenty of racers use Campy, SRAM, Shimano... they're all effective.
    Yeah that's the 10 speed.They also have a 22 speed on clearance for $2399.99
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    You can get the Orbea Onix which is full SRAM Apex for $1600.

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    I just bought a Felt Z4 - SRAM Rival. Took about 10 minutes to adjust to them (was riding 10 year old Tiagra components on my last bike). It is a little above your range - $2100 but i love the bike so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    Yeah that's the 10 speed.They also have a 22 speed on clearance for $2399.99
    The point is that there were 3 discrete versions of 10-speed Red. Original, then 2012 (which includes Black Red) and the new whatever they call it with Yaw. The 11 speed red includes the Yaw improvements. Front shifting on older red groups wasn't the best, but the yaw improvements (mostly the new chainrings) were a big improvement. I think a complete Red group went for about $1700 or so at the time and 10 speed obviously still works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
    Cannondale CAAD10 with Rival about $1,800.

    Best frame in that class/price.
    Personally I prefer the standard mod Evo frame a little bit more than the CAAD10.

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    Cannondale has some options. Also, 2012 Treks and Casnondales had quite a few Sram options if you can happen to fine any close out specials. I had a Trek 2.1 with Apex that shifted with such precision, and a few months ago I picked up a brand new Madone 4.6 with Rival which I love.

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    The Specialized Tarmac Apex mid Compact is from the 2012 model year is plentiful in bike shops- I have seen at least one at every bike shop around me and they are a really good deal. I got mine for $1500! I never thought I was going to get a Tarmac carbon frame with sram apex for that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justkeepedaling View Post
    Personally I prefer the standard mod Evo frame a little bit more than the CAAD10.
    No problem. It's just that the Rival bike and that frame is a bit under a grand more expensive and he wanted to be under two grand.

    Someone might get lucky and find that bike under two grand I suppose.

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    My question is why can't the CAADX have SRAM options? You have to move to the SuperX to get SRAM... I want a CAADX Rival or Force option. I'm looking for a cross bike and would like to stick with SRAM but can't justify to the wife paying extra for the carbon model.

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