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Old 07-09-24, 09:49 AM
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Is this Cervelo ZFS-5 100 deal good to go?

Looking to get back into biking after a long hiatus. Would love to build a new bike and found this on Jensonís site. I was looking for advice; is this a good price for this frame set? Is it good to jump on this or should I wait for a better deal later towards the end of the year?

I canít post the URL link yet but the site (Jenson) lists the frame for $2500, part number FR001483.

Iíd prefer to build my own frameset instead of paying more for a setup and ditching everything on it later. Built a Cannondale spark frame 10 years ago and really enjoyed the process.

Iíve been out for a long time so I donít know what a good deal looks like.

Thanks for any advice.
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AFAIK, Cervelo is owned by Pon Holdings (they also own Santa Cruz), and this bicycle, apparently a Blur clone, is manufactured in the same facility as the Blur. IMO, this is a smashing deal, and I'm considering either this bike or a Giant Anthem. Mike's Bikes sells the complete for around $3400.
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Thank you for the assist!
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Originally Posted by 2old
AFAIK, Cervelo is owned by Pon Holdings (they also own Santa Cruz), and this bicycle, apparently a Blur clone, is manufactured in the same facility as the Blur. IMO, this is a smashing deal, and I'm considering either this bike or a Giant Anthem. Mike's Bikes sells the complete for around $3400.
Thanks for the input, Iíve been looking for a while now and it seemed like am amazing deal, I was assuming there would be a catch here (old damaged frame, outdated hardware specs, etc.), but so far it seems legit.

It looks to have a UDH so I can utilize SRAM AXS electronic transmissions. The color is spot on for me as well. From my research I could go with 120mm forks up front? Seems like a good frame for riding around light trails and roadways.
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Thanks for the input, Iíve been looking for a while now and it seemed like am amazing deal, I was assuming there would be a catch here (old damaged frame, outdated hardware specs, etc.), but so far it seems legit.
Jenson USA is a well-regarded online retailer. Seems like a pretty good deal to me.
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It's pretty solid. Geo looks quite capable and 100mm can take you quite far with decent skill. I wouldn't intentionally wait for deals.... since if anything deals are slowly decreasing as overstock sells out, but I could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by 2old
AFAIK, Cervelo is owned by Pon Holdings (they also own Santa Cruz), and this bicycle, apparently a Blur clone, is manufactured in the same facility as the Blur. IMO, this is a smashing deal, and I'm considering either this bike or a Giant Anthem. Mike's Bikes sells the complete for around $3400.
Not to be nitpicky, but it's not really a Blur clone. I own the Blur TR w/120mm Fox factory suspension, but have some experience with the Cervelo as well. Cable routing is different on the Cervelo and it has slightly slacker geo. The frame is lighter on the Cervelo as well...they share the same suspension design and obviously look similar, but side by side there are some minor frame differences.

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Thanks for the input, Iíve been looking for a while now and it seemed like am amazing deal, I was assuming there would be a catch here (old damaged frame, outdated hardware specs, etc.), but so far it seems legit.

It looks to have a UDH so I can utilize SRAM AXS electronic transmissions. The color is spot on for me as well. From my research I could go with 120mm forks up front? Seems like a good frame for riding around light trails and roadways.
Yeah UDH and 120mm forks will work just fine on this frame. I'm guessing it's the same with the Cervelo, but on the Santa Cruz, the frames are the same between the 100 and 120 versions. Difference is that the trail version has a longer stroke shock. So putting a 120mm fork on the short travel version will net you the same geo as the trail version. If you do put on 120mm forks, you'll likely be surprised how capable this bike is. My Blur replaced a 100mm travel FS Spesh Epic and the Blur is a much more capable bike than my Epic was. It's a good trail bike for me, yet I've had some decent success racing XC on it this season.
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Just placed an order for this frame, appreciate all the help. Canít wait to start putting it together!
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