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Ideal bike for these 1- hill climbing, 2 - speed, 3 - able to keep my regular shoes

Old 04-04-21, 04:14 PM
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Ideal bike for these 1- hill climbing, 2 - speed, 3 - able to keep my regular shoes

Title says it all.

What would be an ideal bike to look at, a regular bike not an ebike that first of all can climb hills well ON ROAD, 2nd of all can go fast, and third of all doesn't require me to leave my normal shoes at home?
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Bike radar says the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace Di2 is the best climbing bike, and I bet it can also go fast. I don't know for sure if it will work with your normal shoes, but still, I think this would be a good one.
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Originally Posted by austin2359 View Post
Title says it all.

What would be an ideal bike to look at, a regular bike not an ebike that first of all can climb hills well ON ROAD, 2nd of all can go fast, and third of all doesn't require me to leave my normal shoes at home?
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Regular shoes

Seems to me that this is addressed just by replacing pedals with flats. Unless you wear stiletto heels, and then ... iddano.
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Try these pedals for your normal shoes:

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While lower bike weight and lighter wheels can help, in reality you are the one who has to climb the hills and go fast. Generally a good climber can also go fast.

Since no one knows your ability no one can say what the best climbing fast bike will be.

As for shoes, if you have the legs, you can wear whatever you want.

That said using regular bike and ebike in the same sentence may not be a good indicator of your riding experience.

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Buy a bike. Put flat pedals on it. Ride up hill.
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Ride up hill.
Repeat.
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Buy a light bike change pedals when needed, change gears as needed.
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Originally Posted by austin2359 View Post
Title says it all.

What would be an ideal bike to look at, a regular bike not an ebike that first of all can climb hills well ON ROAD, 2nd of all can go fast, and third of all doesn't require me to leave my normal shoes at home?
Since you won't buy an elite, buy an aero road bike and work on improving the motor.
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try these pedals for your normal shoes:

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Originally Posted by austin2359 View Post
Title says it all.

What would be an ideal bike to look at, a regular bike not an ebike that first of all can climb hills well ON ROAD, 2nd of all can go fast, and third of all doesn't require me to leave my normal shoes at home?
You'll need two bikes:



This is Quintana's Canyon road bike. He's a pretty fast climber. Get a bike like his.

Velomobiles are generally the fastest bikes. Get one of these.

Vintage Schwinn block pedals go great with Keds or Buster Brown's... get these.
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Originally Posted by austin2359 View Post
Ideal bike for these 1- hill climbing, 2 - speed, 3 - able to keep my regular shoes

Title says it all.

What would be an ideal bike to look at, a regular bike not an ebike that first of all can climb hills well ON ROAD, 2nd of all can go fast, and third of all doesn't require me to leave my normal shoes at home?
Most any good road bike will do. It's the cyclist that that determines climbing ability and speed. You can always put your normal shoes in your bag and take them with you.

It's only when two or more cyclists of the same ability and fitness are compared that bikes and equipment matter.

If you aren't and never will be very good at the things needed to make you climb well or go fast, then normal shoes might be all you need to wear.

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Old 04-05-21, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by argulator View Post
Bike radar says the Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Disc Dura-Ace Di2 is the best climbing bike, and I bet it can also go fast. I don't know for sure if it will work with your normal shoes, but still, I think this would be a good one.
The new SSE is def fast, with the aero touches it holds speed very well. I was going to suggest an SSE with flat pedals, should fit the bill nicely.

Of course, if he's wearing his regular shoes, then he's probably wearing regular clothes too, and not a tight fitting kit, so that kind of kills the speed part. lol
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