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Old 02-17-14, 02:05 PM   #76
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For the dolan complete bikes, the sad part is the 130bcd crankset they spec with all their bikes. And there is no option to spec sram omniums.

Hoy bikes are only sold trough Evans cycles and the shipping cost are quite high to the us or canada (about 300$).

There is Boardman Bikes (yes from that hour and pursuit old guy Chris Boardman) that are sold trough Wiggle. The 2014 model is the tk pro which is a bit costlier than the Hoy at 1300$ usd but the shipping to us and canada is more reasonnable at 100$ and it is similary specced with a aluminium frame, omniums crank and a fizik arione saddle. Here is the link : http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman-track-pro-2014/

Also for some strange reason, the canadians can get a older (2012 model) tk 9.2 with house branded 50mm tubular carbon wheels and 3t sphinx bars for 1650$ usd or 1800 cad : http://www.wiggle.co.uk/boardman-tk-92/ (if wiggle is set to us for shipping, you won't be able to see it).
I just priced the Hoy bikes and MSRP is $996.25 and the shipping is $239.10 for a total of $1,235.35. That's still a great price!


I kinda want one.


The comparably spec'd Felt TK2 is over $1,800...and you still have to ditch the 3T Sphinx bars and buy normal or sprint drops.
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Old 03-24-14, 01:02 PM   #77
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The new Dolan DF4 is now listed on their website: Dolan Bikes - Track Framesets

MSRP: 1,249.99 (approximately 2,000USD)



They also seem to have some DF3s in stock now, too.
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Also, the Dolan Forzas are on sale for 649.99 (approximately 1,050USD)




Dolan Bikes - Track Framesets
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I'm taking the DLV certification class this weekend and looking to pick up an entry level bike for beginner races. I highly prefer a fully built bike that I can pick up from the LBS in Atlanta. It looks like only specialized Langster and Felt TK3 are sub $1000 bikes. I'm not brand loyal to any thing outside my underwear. The shop that carries Specialized is way more into track bikes, the Felt is more of Tri shop. Any recommendations or others to consider?

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I'm taking the DLV certification class this weekend and looking to pick up an entry level bike for beginner races. I highly prefer a fully built bike that I can pick up from the LBS in Atlanta. It looks like only specialized Langster and Felt TK3 are sub $1000 bikes. I'm not brand loyal to any thing outside my underwear. The shop that carries Specialized is way more into track bikes, the Felt is more of Tri shop. Any recommendations or others to consider?

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Call Loose Nuts Cycles:
http://www.loosenutscycles.com
They might have some used gear in great condition. A lot of trackies consign stuff there and the owner is a trackie and great mechanic (I think he's is or was the mechanic for TEAM USA Juniors or something).

Peachtree Bikes is a good source, too. Peachtree Bikes
No pressure to buy. Good people. They sponsor the track and I used to be on their track team.

All 3 Sports is a major national-level tri shop. They might not know much about track racing, but they can get you any random piece of cool equipment from just about any manufacturer (LOOK, Bont, etc..).
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I'm taking the DLV certification class this weekend and looking to pick up an entry level bike for beginner races. I highly prefer a fully built bike that I can pick up from the LBS in Atlanta. It looks like only specialized Langster and Felt TK3 are sub $1000 bikes. I'm not brand loyal to any thing outside my underwear. The shop that carries Specialized is way more into track bikes, the Felt is more of Tri shop. Any recommendations or others to consider?

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Also, maybe keep an eye out on the DLV website. People post bikes there. You can also post a "Wanted" ad there, too. It's fairly effective.
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Also, maybe keep an eye out on the DLV website. People post bikes there. You can also post a "Wanted" ad there, too. It's fairly effective.
I may have already done so...
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Call Loose Nuts Cycles:
http://www.loosenutscycles.com
They might have some used gear in great condition. A lot of trackies consign stuff there and the owner is a trackie and great mechanic (I think he's is or was the mechanic for TEAM USA Juniors or something).

Peachtree Bikes is a good source, too. Peachtree Bikes
No pressure to buy. Good people. They sponsor the track and I used to be on their track team.

All 3 Sports is a major national-level tri shop. They might not know much about track racing, but they can get you any random piece of cool equipment from just about any manufacturer (LOOK, Bont, etc..).
I've had trouble finding 'off the shelf' track bikes. Most are just fixies or single speeds meant for the road. I actually called Loose nuts and they did recommend looking at a used bikes. So I may go buy there next week to see if they have anything. I don't mind used at all just thought I'd consider a new bike after buy used bikes for the last 20 years...

Reason has me believe that track racing is more about the effort, training and technique vs the gear/fit. So, I'm sure will not make a huge mistake whichever way I end up going.
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I've had trouble finding 'off the shelf' track bikes. Most are just fixies or single speeds meant for the road. I actually called Loose nuts and they did recommend looking at a used bikes. So I may go buy there next week to see if they have anything. I don't mind used at all just thought I'd consider a new bike after buy used bikes for the last 20 years...

Reason has me believe that track racing is more about the effort, training and technique vs the gear/fit. So, I'm sure will not make a huge mistake whichever way I end up going.
Loose Nuts is a good shop. They won't sell you anything that isn't worthy of being raced.

The Specialized that you linked above uses a fork with a 45mm offset. That's a road fork. Being that DLV is steep (37 deg) I'd go for the TK3 with the 30mm offset. You may not notice the difference as a beginner. But if you rode the Specialized for a few months then rode the Felt, you'd find the Felt to be much more responsive.

I'm not sure why Specialized is putting 45mm offset forks on all of their langsters...even the Langster Pro, which I assume they would market towards track racers.

Other than that, both are pretty much the same. The components are solid and you can "grow into them".
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I just noticed that Planet X frames are 200/$330USD



That's a great price. Remember, you have to buy the fork separately. But, it's only 50/$135USD
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What do you think of their wheels Carlton?
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What do you think of their wheels Carlton?
Will you please post links/pics of those you have questions about?
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Sorry about that!
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I have a pair on the way from a team order, I can give you some thoughts after I get them and the weather improves enough for our track to be open regularly.
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For those who are missing Tiemayer frames, you can get stock geometry affinity kissena frames for 750$:
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Buying the wheelset will save you some hassles, but for comparison sake, I had a tub wheelset built with Light Bicycle 88mm rims, 28/28 CXray spokes, Dura Ace hubs and Vittoria tyres for about the same price as those. I took a bit of a gamble with the LB rims as I couldn't find much about them, but my wheelbuilder was really happy with their quality.
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I love my Planet X!! Make sure you use some assembly paste on the seat post, though......
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Builds as shown above are available from $5,999.

That's not a race bike. That's a street fixie and that's a lot for a fancy street fixie.
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heh, here's my buddy doing a commercial for that bike. Mucho expensive yes but a very pretty bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7T9zz7SF8Y
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where does someone in the US/Canada find one of these BT frames? They are a little too sexy but I can't find anyone who actually sells them.
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That's not a race bike.
That's a street fixie and that's a lot for a fancy street fixie.
Disregard.
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ADR have a new frame, the Nero:





ADR Capio Track Frame | ADR Carbon Ltd

I ride their older frame and like it so far.
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I'm making an inquiry do Axman about this frame of theirs. They manufacture frames for a lot of big brands, including Boardman. If price is good it should be a great midrange frameset. I'll update this when they reply.

Axman??????????

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ADR have a new frame, the Nero:


Something familiar about that frame. I love mine. Really love it.
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