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Looking for a new bike-$4500 budget

Old 04-28-16, 03:43 PM
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Looking for a new bike-$4500 budget

Hey guys,

I've been riding my Giant Defy endurance bike for two years now (about 10K miles) and I'm ready for an upgrade this summer. I love my bike but what got me thinking of upgrade was riding my buddies Canyon Aeroad, Giant TCR, and Trek Emonda. What I noticed those bikes are quicker (not faster) and manuver tight canyon descents much better than my bike. They are also more fun to ride.
The Canyon is my favorite but yet available in the states, yet. My Zipp 303's will come off my Defy and go on the new bike.

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Originally Posted by HCB View Post
Hey guys,

I've been riding my Giant Defy endurance bike for two years now (about 10K miles) and I'm ready for an upgrade this summer. I love my bike but what got me thinking of upgrade was riding my buddies Canyon Aeroad, Giant TCR, and Trek Emonda. What I noticed those bikes are quicker (not faster) and manuver tight canyon descents much better than my bike. They are also more fun to ride.
The Canyon is my favorite but yet available in the states, yet. My Zipp 303's will come off my Defy and go on the new bike.

Thanks!
Stretch the budget a hair, you can get the Emonda SLR 6 at the discounted price of no more than $4999. It is one of the models Trek is discounting currently. Awesome color too...........IMO. That or look for a closeout Madone in your size, there are a few of those floating around out there with a 600 series frame that can be had for around $4K You could also get a 500 series Emonda SL 8 for $4k right now. I think the SLR 6 is the way to go though!
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Both the Giant and the Trek appear to be good choices based on what I've read here, but I don't have any direct experience with them. I'm assuming you were on a trip when you rode the Canyon.

Have you looked at other brands? Are you limited to Giant and Trek based on what your LBSs carry?
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete View Post
Both the Giant and the Trek appear to be good choices based on what I've read here, but I don't have any direct experience with them. I'm assuming you were on a trip when you rode the Canyon.

Have you looked at other brands? Are you limited to Giant and Trek based on what your LBSs carry?

No my buddy has a friend in Hong Kong who bought one for him. I'm in Southern California and have numerous dealers with pretty much every brand available. I plan on riding the Tarmac, Emonda, Supersix, TCR, and Bianchi.
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I can tell you the Emonda SLR is killer. I bought one last year and put 5000 miles on it. While mine was a Project One custom build the SLR 6 will be a great bargain.
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I know it's not the same as the carbon frames you're thinking of, but if I had $4500 to spend right now I would get a speedvagen.

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