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Looking for the absolute raciest bike with disc brakes and can hold fenders AND rack

Old 02-07-13, 12:38 PM
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Looking for the absolute raciest bike with disc brakes and can hold fenders AND rack

I have a Surly Disc Trucker, and I absolutely love it. Its fun, comfortable, and reliable as all hell (I went 1200 miles last summer on mine and didn't even get so much as a single flat).

However, Its rather slow and heavy and the geometry is much more so for riding 80 miles day after day.

I'm looking for something I can use for a ~5 mile commute back and forth every day, but also something I can take out and go *fast* on. Something light and nimble.

I have a Bianchi Volpe now, and I'm generally happy with it, but would like something even a little bit quicker and lighter than it, while also having disc brakes.

My plan is going to probably be to throw a pair of slicks onto a cyclocross bike, but I'm having trouble picking one out.

I've been looking at the Trek CrossRip, Raleigh RX 2.0 and Roper, Specialized Tricross, and some others. I'm open to all options, though. I imagine most bikes with brazeons for fenders AND and a rack AND can have disc brakes withh definitely lean much more towards the hybrid side, but I'm still looking for something super quick. I've already got the Disc Trucker, so I'm all set for long rides with lots of gear. I'm trying to augment that with something that isn't quite so redundant.

I'm probably never going to be taking it offroad. I live in Seattle, though, and some of the roads here are absolutely terrible and perhaps could almost be the equivilant of off-roading

Thanks!!!!

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speed doesn't has to be sacrificed in a low-maintenance commuter.



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here is another frame choice (accepts fenders and rack as does the aforementioned model) that is pre-configured with dynamo and rear light. the geometry also looks slightly more aggressive.



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The crossrip looks like alot of fun.
If it was my money, I'd get a titanium cross from Bikesdirect. Super light, very nice frame, and well equipped for not much more than the ones you mention. Disc ready (Less than $150 to swap to BB7), rack/fender mounts, and pretty dead sexy for the money, IMO. https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._pro_ti_xi.htm

Otherwise, Volagi seems to be gaining momentum in the realm of versatile, sporty bikes.
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Old 02-07-13, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by acidfast7 View Post
speed doesn't has to be sacrificed in a low-maintenance commuter.
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here is another frame choice (accepts fenders and rack as does the aforementioned model) that is pre-configured with dynamo and rear light. the geometry also looks slightly more aggressive.
You realize he's in the US,and those bikes are available in Germany? Plus,I'm not liking the way they put those hydros on. The cable pulls are going to mostly negate the improved feel that hydros have over mechs,and you still have to make adjustments for cable stretch.

paulgix: what's your budget? The Volagi is pretty much the pimpness,but it costs. Cannondale has disc cross bikes called CAADX in both alum and carbon. If you like steel,there's Redline's Metro line. There's also a bunch of bikes on BikesDirect.com,if you know how to put one together. Had a Motobecane Ti cross upgraded to discs;was my fav bike ever until it was stolen.
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Old 02-07-13, 04:19 PM
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Moots , Titanium, Custom, just say what you want , it's custom .. Ti Cycles in Seattle, Ditto.

Cross: race rig, Belgian based Ridley is distributed by QBP, now..

somebody sells Colnago , Sven Nys could probably win on anything he rode.
but his wins help sell the bikes.
.. You got a bike with racks why burden another one.?





I got a Bike Friday , works for me , Racks are on the fork. Disc Brakes, optional with Pocket Llama.

20" wheel nimbles up the steering ..even with a lot of stuff in my Panniers..

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Old 02-07-13, 06:11 PM
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I don't have anything to add except that at first glance I thought you wanted a racist bike.
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My commuter is a Raleigh Sojourn, I'm a clyde and so is my bike but we move at a decent clip at times. Therefore I'm not sweating the weight too much and have learned that the comfort of steel and the stopping power of disc is my preferred ride. Thus the Volagi Viaje is my N+1.

Volagi Viaje XL with 105 & BB7, $2,600; that fits your description but I don't know about your budget. I continue to dream. I did get to do a really short test ride on a Volagi Liscio and it was nice but I still prefer steel.
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you can get into a Specialized Secteur with disc brakes. I love my Roubaix, although I tend to commute on my GT 29er MTB most days, just because of all of the RR crossings.
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Old 02-07-13, 10:47 PM
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I have ridden a few Crossrips and don't consider them to be "racy" at all. They feel pretty slow and heavy, more of a first cross bike/commuter. If you're patient, 2014 and especially 2015 will see an explosion of awesome disc brake road bikes.
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You realize he's in the US,and those bikes are available in Germany? Plus,I'm not liking the way they put those hydros on. The cable pulls are going to mostly negate the improved feel that hydros have over mechs,and you still have to make adjustments for cable stretch.

Sorry man, for a second I thought New Hampshire was part of the US. Thanks for correcting me!

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I don't have anything to add except that at first glance I thought you wanted a racist bike.

I thought I was the only one.
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personally, i would wait until sram and shimano release their hydraulic brifters. mechanicals really ****.
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Sorry man, for a second I thought New Hampshire was part of the US. Thanks for correcting me!
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I'm *really* feeling the Cannondale CAADX Disc Ultegra. Thoughts? It seems perfect for me. Might be a *bit* pricey, but its in my budget. And I'll probably never be leaving it out of my sight, either.

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I'm *really* feeling the Cannondale CAADX Disc Ultegra. Thoughts? It seems perfect for me. Might be a *bit* pricey, but its in my budget. And I'll probably never be leaving it out of my sight, either.

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I don't see the 'braze-ons' are they the hidden kind?
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I'm *really* feeling the Cannondale CAADX Disc Ultegra. Thoughts? It seems perfect for me. Might be a *bit* pricey, but its in my budget. And I'll probably never be leaving it out of my sight, either.

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horrible choice .. not only does it look like "ish" ... it also can't take a rear rack and probably can't take fenders without a work-around. do you guys (in the US) always throw money down the toilet?
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horrible choice .. not only does it look like "ish" ... it also can't take a rear rack and probably can't take fenders without a work-around. do you guys (in the US) always throw money down the toilet?
"while rack and fender mounts and a slightly more upright position expand its usability."

Do you people in Europe always look down your nose at people and forget how to read?
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I don't see the 'braze-ons' are they the hidden kind?
The text on the bike says that it has "rack and fender" mounts

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"while rack and fender mounts and a slightly more upright position expand its usability."

Do you people in Europe always look down your nose at people and forget how to read?
buy the bike and let me know how it works out for you. and yes, we tend to "look down our nose" at Cannondale (which has no history).
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and FWIW, i love great bikes that look good and are good for the commute ... and that Cannondale meets neither requirement.

if you had a "global understanding," you would appreciate what I posted at the beginning of the thread (which you can buy from a US distributor, regardless of what the clown(s) posted in their response.)
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So you don't like the bike because you think it looks bad and is made by a company that's only been around 40 years, so intead you think I should go over 3000 miles out of my way to get a different bike? Why should I do that when I can go less than 3 miles away from my house to get a bike that seems to work fine?

I'd really appreciate it if you would give me advice that's actually useful. Yes, I'm new to this, but you're not really giving me any reason why I should listen to what you say.
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horrible choice .. not only does it look like "ish" ... it also can't take a rear rack and probably can't take fenders without a work-around. do you guys (in the US) always throw money down the toilet?
Actually, it does have mounts for rack and fenders, and given the title of the post and the OP's intentions, I'd say it is a very good option.
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Actually, it does have mounts for rack and fenders, and given the title of the post and the OP's intentions, I'd say it is a very good option.
Thanks. I imagine I'd probably be putting slicks on it. Should be quite fast on the road, for a commuter at least, no?
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Here is a jamis that might fit the bill...

https://www.myjamis.com/SSP%20Applica...cat_grp=road_5
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