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Old 04-14-19, 04:36 PM
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Bike recomendations?

hi, I'm looking to buy a new road bike however I'm having trouble finding one that meets my requirements. I'm looking for a race bike with disk breaks and having enough space in the fork to comfortably fit 30mm tires. does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 04-14-19, 07:40 PM
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With the desire fo 30mm tires, perhaps a gravel bike would be worth looking at. Not sure what the "race bike" requirement is. I'm assuming light weight?
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Old 04-14-19, 10:48 PM
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Yep, sounds more like a gravel bike to me, or maybe a cyclocross bike?
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Old 04-14-19, 11:39 PM
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Thanks for the sugestions. I have looked into a gravel bike but after trying one I felt that my sprinting speed was limited a bit on the roads which is why im looking for a road bike. Thanks again for the sugestions and sorry for not being very clear.
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Old 04-15-19, 01:05 AM
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Have you looked into the Endurance genre of road bikes? They tend to have more aggressive geometry than a gravel bike and still have lots of tire clearance in the frame. I'd take a look at the Canyon Endurace... I don't see the tire clearance listed on the site but I'm sure they'd answer if you asked. Good luck!
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Old 04-15-19, 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by rafa172 View Post
hi, I'm looking to buy a new road bike however I'm having trouble finding one that meets my requirements. I'm looking for a race bike with disk breaks and having enough space in the fork to comfortably fit 30mm tires. does anyone have any suggestions?
I donít comment about specific brands but by personal experience, my favored road bike is a 25C Specialized S-works, but as a beater road bike I have a Specialized aluminum Diverge Elite that has disc brakes and 30 C tires. I wanted 30C because that was smallest size of studded tires. Cost is about $1500.

BTW, I note you have a Giant Escape, as do I. I recently posted:
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Help with choosing a bike.

To add to that good, general basic advice, I recently posted...My shopping strategy for something important is to look at the high end (expensive) models first, just to know whatís available and then whittle downwards to find whatís acceptable, the so-called sweet spot of price/value.
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Whenever Iím asked about buying a bike my questions are what do you want it for, and how much to spend?

IMO bikes of similar quality by brand names stratify in groups of about approximately $US 200 intervals [up about $1500-2000, then the price interval spreads widen].
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...Now hereís where Iím coming from. I have described myself as a decades-long, year-round lifestyle cyclist, and my favored bike is a high-end carbon fiber bike costing thousands of dollars..

I also have a aluminum beater road bike costing about $1500, and for me that was a minimal road bike, to be used in bad weather.


FWIW, I also have a Giant Escape hybrid bike that I recently bought for rehabilitation, because I was having trouble with my neck and shoulders riding the drop bars.

That bike cost about $600, and IMO was a good value as an all-round bike, certainly more amenable to off-road riding than my expensive carbon fiber road bike, and sturdy for my urban commute on the mean streets of Boston.

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Old 04-15-19, 06:01 AM
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... having enough space in the fork to comfortably fit 30mm tires...
Please elaborate on why you think that you need 30mm tires on this bike.

You're concerned about "sprint speed"? Do you intend to race?
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Old 04-15-19, 08:39 AM
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Solid bike here...
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-disc/p/23391/
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Old 04-15-19, 08:58 AM
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Giant Defy for '19 will fit 32mm tires. I went to buy a '19 Defy 2 at my lbs but came home with a '18 Defy. Only fits a 28mm but $600 discount I couldn't pass on. The fitted 25mm tubeless tire ride very well on the dirt/gravel roads around my house. Better than the 32mm tires that came on my Trek FX3. The Defy has disk brakes but is considered an 'Endurance' style bike.
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Old 04-15-19, 09:13 AM
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Old 04-15-19, 09:15 AM
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hi, guys thanks a lot for all the support in my question! I have looked at your suggestions thanks especially to 99spokes for the endurance suggestion. I have narrowed it down to the giant defy, the specialized diverge elite, and the trek Domane SL 5 Disc. so far I'm leaning towards the giant seeing as it was tubeless wheels. if anyone can give me some advice on the bikes and relevant information please do so I truly appreciate the help.
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