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Aluminium bikes with Shimano 105 and $1,500 or less?

Old 03-02-16, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by therh
What are your favorite aluminium bikes with Shimano 105 and $1,500 or less (shifters, front and rear derailleurs)?

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I'm curious why you limit the 105 components to STI, FD, RD. I think the best part of the 105 groupset is the cranks. Stiff and light.
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It is not so much limiting, as it is hard to find a full group set; crank, cassette, shifters, derailleurs, and breaks. Ultimately I'd like a complete group set.
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Originally Posted by therh
What are your favorite aluminium bikes with Shimano 105 and $1,500 or less (shifters, front and rear derailleurs)?

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Not my favorite since I haven't ridden one, but Nashbar has an Ultegra equipped alloy bike for less than $1000 right now on sale.
Cavalo Corsa Ultegra Road Bike
If you ride it fast enough people may think the downtube says Cervelo...
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Plenty to choose from at my LBS....
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Plenty to choose from at my LBS....
Why can't all LBS have the stock online like this one.
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Originally Posted by FeltF2Tarmac
I would get one of these,
I don't post here ever but another +1 for the Felt F75. I bought one last year and added a brooks c15 to the purchase and I believe it was 1400ish. Full 105 minus brakes and I've had no complaints with ride quality.
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Build something yourself for that price with higher level componentry and cf.
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Originally Posted by jfowler85
Build something yourself for that price with higher level componentry and cf.
Here here!

Amongst other things you'll get the full 105 groupset and have enough money to buy decent wheels. Too many bikes (even those above $1000) come with bottom of the barrel wheelsets costing $100-$150 when decent ones are just $150 more.

Since the 105 groupset cost $350, Decent wheels $300 and sundaries another $150 you've got close to $700 to spend on the frameset.

There are many options:

CF: Chinese CF Frame $599 (Road Carbon Fiber framesets - NEW Motobecane Le Champion Carbon)
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Originally Posted by 69chevy
Not my favorite since I haven't ridden one, but Nashbar has an Ultegra equipped alloy bike for less than $1000 right now on sale.
Cavalo Corsa Ultegra Road Bike
If you ride it fast enough people may think the downtube says Cervelo...
Just about the best chuckle I've had today. Ride fast and turn it into a Cervelo
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$808 free ship

2015 DeGroot II blue
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$808 free ship

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This bike and a few others on this thread are the old 5700 10 speed and some are revamped 5800 11 speed. So the OP should be careful to compare apples to apples.

Good luck!
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Jamis Icon is my vote. Really nice frames in person and the component mix can't be beat at this price.
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Jamis Icon is my vote. Really nice frames in person and the component mix can't be beat at this price.
I think it can. A Ridley from Performance may be missing the brakes and crank but he can replace those and still be cheaper than the Jamis.
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Originally Posted by Inpd
This bike and a few others on this thread are the old 5700 10 speed and some are revamped 5800 11 speed. So the OP should be careful to compare apples to apples.

Good luck!
For $808 who cares about one cog.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
A little bit out of bounds but I'm saving for a Cannondale CAADX 105 Disk.
I had one for a few months, great bike. I ended up returning it back to REI for a straight up road bike.
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Fuji Sportif 1.0 LE Road Bike - 2016 Performance ExclusiveI saw it was mentioned once, but what about this Fuji from PB? I'm really thinking about picking one up as it just doesn't seem like there is better optioned bike out there for the price.
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Originally Posted by cdrewferd
Fuji Sportif 1.0 LE Road Bike - 2016 Performance ExclusiveI saw it was mentioned once, but what about this Fuji from PB? I'm really thinking about picking one up as it just doesn't seem like there is better optioned bike out there for the price.
The Sportif is an endurance bike, so it won't be as aggressive as road bikes with a more racing geometry.

I've got a 2014 Sportif w/ Tiagra, and it's a good bike.

I recommend to anyone that asks that they include it in the list of endurance bikes that they road test. As each brand's bikes have a little different geometry, it is best to road test several different brands to find the one that fits you the best. As long as it fits you as well as other brands, it is a good deal.

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Originally Posted by Elvo
It's $1200 from Diamondback. It's $900 for the 105 model with the same wheels and mech discs
Looks like the diamondback site doesn't let you buy direct, they just show some retailers where you can find the bike. MSRP on the diamondback site is $2,300.

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Originally Posted by silversx80
I'm looking to get the Scott Speedster 20 as my n+1 soon. $1,299 MSRP and full 105.
This is what I have.
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2016 Fuji Sportif 1.0 LE

I just purchased a 2016 Fuji Sportif 1.0 LE for $999.99 from Performance Bike during their triple points sale (Shimano 105, Disk Brakes, etc.)

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Performance has quiet a few even under $1000

Several Sportifs and even the Ridley Fenix under $1000

Ridley Fenix AL Shimano 105 Road Bike -- 2016 Performance Exclusive
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Mekk Pinerolo SE 0.4 Disc Road Bike

MEKK at nashbar, 105's and disc for about 1200. You can get the Nashbar carbon 105 for under 1500

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Originally Posted by seymour1910
Performance has some great prices on Ridley bikes right now. They have a Carbon Ridley with Ultegra for the OP's pricepoint.

To answer the OP, though....

Alloy with 105 5800 for $999

Ridley Fenix AL Shimano 105 Road Bike -- 2016 Performance Exclusive

Alloy with Ultegra for $1149

Ridley Fenix AL Shimano Ultegra Road Bike -- 2016 Performance Exclusive
I took one for a test ride with 105 and it was pretty sluggish accelerating but once it got going it felt smooth. The cornering is good. When I went back and weighed it, it was 21 lbs. +1 for Fuji roubaix, it corners fast, accelerated fast, rides smooth and weighs 18 lbs!
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I know BD is usually in the minority around here, but this is damn near full Ultegra and carbon:
Save Up To 60% Off Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Road Bikes | Carbon Fiber | Roadbikes - 2014 Motobecane Immortal Ice

Or add another $200 and jump up a few degrees:
Save Up To 60% Off Ultegra 22 Speed Road Bikes- Motobecane Le Champion CF LTD Aero Carbon Road Bikes

I had the Le Champion a couple years ago as my first foray into road bikes and absolutely love it. As long as you can do a bit of wrenching yourself and can dial in your fit without being able to try it first, it's a no brainer.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass
I would consider a Jamis Icon Pro.
That is a nice looking bike indeed! Then again, I'm partial to anything with blue color.
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