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Old 12-16-09, 07:59 PM
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If you can't win on a CAAD9 then....

... you fill in the blank.
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Old 12-16-09, 08:09 PM
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Old 12-16-09, 08:13 PM
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...it must be the bike.
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Old 12-16-09, 09:36 PM
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It's not as good as a Caad 8...
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...then your name might be dmb2786.
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caad7 FTW!!
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Originally Posted by fordfasterr View Post
If you can't win on a CAAD9 then....
.. you fill in the blank.
..take up tri-cycle racing



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Old 12-17-09, 11:24 AM
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Even I'm tired of the CAAD9 obsession, and I have one (and won on it).

That said, I've been thinking about whether to buy a new bike in 2010, and it doesn't make sense. If the CAAD9 got me to Cat 3, it can get me to Cat 2, and if it does that I think it can take me to Cat 1 if I've got the legs.
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Originally Posted by heads up! View Post
Even I'm tired of the CAAD9 obsession, and I have one (and won on it).

That said, I've been thinking about whether to buy a new bike in 2010, and it doesn't make sense. If the CAAD9 got me to Cat 3, it can get me to Cat 2, and if it does that I think it can take me to Cat 1 if I've got the legs.
assuming you only buy (ride) bikes and the related equipment based on whether you think it will help you race better or upgrade. if you're actually a bicycle enthusiast, which i'd argue more accurately describes most of us low talent amateur racers, buy a new bike because you want one, you can afford it and it makes you happy.

screw a caad 9. personally, i love it when i see cat 5's riding Pina Dogmas with Zipp wheels. it's such a confident "f-ck the world, this is what i want, who cares what you think" statement.

ride on, and buy the new bike!
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Old 12-17-09, 12:41 PM
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caad7 FTW!!
this.

/ with frame pump and saddle bag, for bonus points.
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Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
..take up tri-cycle racing


I did not know tri-cycle racing was in the olympics?! And is that dude in the background about to do a time trial, on a tricycle, with tri-spoked wheels!!!!
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One of my teammates made it to Cat 2 and is reasonably successful racing P/1/2 with a BD Moto. A Caad 9 with 105 would be a huge upgrade for him. The bike means a little, but the engine and control tower mean a lot more.

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Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
So, who is the tricycle Road Racing World Champion in the background?
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... you might be a redneck.
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i'll find out next year, a caad9 is my team frame for 2010
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Originally Posted by enjoi07 View Post
I did not know tri-cycle racing was in the olympics?! And is that dude in the background about to do a time trial, on a tricycle, with tri-spoked wheels!!!!



Here is a better picture of that guy with the aero helmet and spoked wheels. You can find more on it here:

http://www.tricycleassociation.org.uk
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I wish to god this guy was a BF member, cuz I have questions.
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Here is a better picture of that guy with the aero helmet and spoked wheels. You can find more on it here:

http://www.tricycleassociation.org.uk
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