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Old 12-09-07, 07:06 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-09-07, 12:33 PM   #2
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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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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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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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