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    narrowed down to 3 bikes, please help

    Hi all,

    I have narrowed my search for a tri bike down to three bikes, based on price, looks, etc

    Cervello Dual Ultegra
    Felt s32
    quintana roo kilo

    I have rode the cervello and the felt, both ride nice. The quintana roo I have no rode but have heard good things about, and saw a good deal online.

    One more question, I followed the fit guideline of inseam multiplied by .67 for fram size. I am 6ft about 220lb. 32 inch inseam. Following this it recomends 54cm frame. Seems small to me. I think I would go with a 56cm. Let me know what you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacoalee View Post
    Hi all,

    I have narrowed my search for a tri bike down to three bikes, based on price, looks, etc

    Cervello Dual Ultegra
    Felt s32
    quintana roo kilo

    I have rode the cervello and the felt, both ride nice. The quintana roo I have no rode but have heard good things about, and saw a good deal online.

    One more question, I followed the fit guideline of inseam multiplied by .67 for fram size. I am 6ft about 220lb. 32 inch inseam. Following this it recomends 54cm frame. Seems small to me. I think I would go with a 56cm. Let me know what you think
    I'm 6'2" 225, 34 bike inseam, ride a 58 Dual. The thing about tri bikes is you will see guys riding all sorts of sizes depending on how steep they want to ride and the different geometries of the bikes. I would think you would be fit fine on a 56, especially given the flexibility you get with both the Dual and the S32 with their reversable seat post positions. A couple of years ago I had the S25, it had a more slack geometry then they are selling now. As it goes now, Dual vs. S32, I would pick the color you like most. Actually I would look at the build and wheels and choose the best value, but they aren't far apart.

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    i vote for the cervelo dual -- better components/wheels and a better ride -- i own one and tested all three

    and always go for the smallest size you can ride... less weight = faster time

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    i was going to get the dual until they tempted me with a p2c... i'd say get the dual... my second choice would be the roo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvfrompc View Post
    The thing about tri bikes is you will see guys riding all sorts of sizes depending on how steep they want to ride and the different geometries of the bikes.
    +1

    I'm 183cm (~6'1") 33.8" inseam and ride an aggressive position on a 52cm Cervelo P3...

    Very general rule of thumb is to go down a size from your rode bike (i.e. if you ride a 56cm road bike, go a 54cm tri bike)

    I'd recommend the Cervelo only because TT/Tri frames is something they do very well at.

    See the chart at http://tinypic.com/43ggqhu.jpg which gives the aspect ratio's of various frames. The Cervelo’s are all near the top of the list...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalai View Post
    See the chart at http://tinypic.com/43ggqhu.jpg which gives the aspect ratio's of various frames.
    If that chart does anything, it confirms the fact that I need a hooker

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    I am 6ft. and I ride a 56cm Dual. I love it.

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    Thanks, for all the replies. After alot of thought and turmoil I have decided on the dual 56cm. Can not wait to get it on the road. Again Thanks all

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    glad you picked the dual! that would be mine as well! post pics for us when it's all set to roll!

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