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Old 10-02-17, 07:08 AM
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All around bike

Hi I am looking for an all around carbon disc brake wide tire bike with 11 spud Shimano. I am wondering if anyone has any input on the Motobecane full carbon sprint cf disc pro. It comes with full ultra 11 speed group set 11-32 28mm tires and hydraulic disc brakes for 1,799 dollar's. Any other ideas would be great. Thank you.
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I have a motobecane sprint cf disc pro

I really like the bike it is 20.4 pounds on the bathroom scale with reflector and stock wellgo pedals, size 55. The wheels are probably reasonably heavy yet durable, and more weight could be dropped from the stem, handlebars and seat post, all aluminum if you want to spend more. I mainly ride mountain bikes so I really like the discs on a road bike and the ability to run big tires for gravel dirt. Geometry is a bit more upright so it is quite comfortable, yet still fast. This is my 3rd bikes direct bike and an upgrade to my motobecane fantom cx from about 10 years ago. I have a fat bike too, night train bullet which I've ridden hard for the last 2 years and have had zero issues. You won't find better components in a carbon bike than bikes direct at the price range. Having never ridden other high end road bikes it's hard to say how good the frame is but it feels fine to me and nicer than the aluminum cross bike I'm replacing. Just make sure you buy a torque wrench to work on any carbon parts. Also it's good to know how to work on a bike or take it to a shop for assembly and tuning. I would also consider the titanium disc bikes at BD because I'm always worried I will damage the carbon frame in transport or dropping it. Overall I'm happy with the sprint cf disc pro 2017 and would recommend it.
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Hi Surfinbill that was a great report and that is actually the bike i was looking at. My one question is if there is any provisions to mount fenders and or racks. Thanks again for the report.
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not a gravel/CX bike. Why here?

https://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...-road-bike.htm
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