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What is your $1,500-$1,750 bike with Shimano 105

Old 05-13-16, 09:14 PM
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The KTM I have is awesome (Revelator Sky Orange), I like it much better than any of the Treks I have owned. I don't believe Performance actually stocks any, at least not in the Chicago area. I can check stock from the Distributor or send me a message and will forward the info to you, if you like.
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Old 05-13-16, 09:25 PM
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Looks like the REVELATOR 3500 is just over $2,500 and that is far over my budget.

https://www.performancebike.com/bike...159&cadevice=c
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Old 05-13-16, 09:28 PM
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The 2016 are, 2015 if available still under $2000
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Hmm, I am not sure who else sales them in the Houston, Texas area.
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I have a carbon Fuji Gran Fondo with Ultegra that was only $1500.
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My only thing about Fuji is they no longer use Shimano crank sets, how well do Praxis Works/Shimano work together?
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Originally Posted by therh View Post
My only thing about Fuji is they no longer use Shimano crank sets, how well do Praxis Works/Shimano work together?
real good, praxis are real good rings cold forged and THM use them (THM cranksets are really expensive aftermarket crabon crank sets they use them) look up THM cranksets, i wish I had the money for them
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For $100 more you can find Wilier GTS with Ultegra on the web. Damn good deal!
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I am not familiar with Wilier, I know they are run in the pro peloton, but there are not dealers for them in my area.
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Fuji sl 2.5 $1799 I think.

Cranks work good but there is less clearance from the crank arm to the FD than Shimano. Not sure about weight but I heard Shimano ultegra only 40 grams lighter.
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Originally Posted by therh View Post
My only thing about Fuji is they no longer use Shimano crank sets, how well do Praxis Works/Shimano work together?
Praxis Works gets along very well with Shimano. I have a bike with Praxis chainrings and Shimano 105 11 speed everything else. Works great.
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If you can find a 2015 Scott Solace 30, it should be in that price range. Crankset isn't 105, though. It's Shimano, but not from one of the named groups. It's an endurance geometry carbon frame, so I don't really know if that works for your needs. I love mine. Crank and wheel upgrades are in my future, though, mainly to get the weight down.
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The Scott Speedster 20 is $1,300 at one of my bike shops, and that is regular price. The crankset and brakes are not.
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Originally Posted by therh View Post
The Scott Speedster 20 is $1,300 at one of my bike shops, and that is regular price. The crankset and brakes are not.
That's aluminum, right?
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Correct. Odd that their site does not have full description. Here is a full description of what the bike has. https://www.bike24.com/p2149898.html

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How about the Emonda ALR 5, which retails for $1399.
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Originally Posted by screamtone View Post
If you can find a 2015 Scott Solace 30, it should be in that price range. Crankset isn't 105, though. It's Shimano, but not from one of the named groups. It's an endurance geometry carbon frame, so I don't really know if that works for your needs. I love mine. Crank and wheel upgrades are in my future, though, mainly to get the weight down.
I also own A 2015 Scott .Scott has the crankset spec as 105 for this year.I never noticed they were not 105 until now but
instead R565 cranks A middle ground crankset between Tiagra and 105.Not really A big deal.I was going to replace the cranks anyhow with A shorter 170 Ultegra crankset.
Really enjoy the ride after I replaced the saddle.Do not really like the [/COLOR]bottom-mounted rear brakes,as I sometimes ride in the rain.
Was $1200 for the brand new bike off Ebay.But the seller only has size 58cm left.
First new road bicycle in over 10+ years.I'm happy with the purchase.


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I bought a 2015 Ghost Nivolet 105 on sale for $600 at REI. It's almost full 105... the brakes are Tiagra. It's a pretty decent bike, I've really enjoyed it. The only problem was that it was black.
That is A good price,not sure what retail was on your bike..And black
REI has some good sales. I bought my hybrid,single speed and bicycle for my daughter A few years ago when they had A sale.

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Old 05-15-16, 02:10 PM
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Hmm, I may have to look into the Ghost. I have a REI roughly 15 minutes from me. And 18 pounds at $1, 350 is not bad. But I'm also not the biggest fan of black.
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Originally Posted by yashinon View Post
How about the Emonda ALR 5, which retails for $1399.
And yes, the more I compare bikes, I'm leaning towards the ALR 5.
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