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What to do with bicycles

Old 06-19-16, 06:28 PM
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What to do with bicycles

Hello,

I am looking to add something new to the stable. I currently have a '15 CAADX and a '11 Specialized Roubaix. I am looking to sell the Specialized (maybe) and get a pure racing machine. I was thinking of going ALU. Any advice? I was looking at Bowman Palace, CAAD 12 5, or maybe a canyon ultimate ALU. Any other recommendations? Or should I just keep what I have and upgrade the wheels on the CAADX for less weight and slap some 25's on there?

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A rather no real info, open ended question there, don't ya think?
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Yes, definitely.
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Old 06-19-16, 07:23 PM
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This may be why I am having such trouble answering it. Any ideas as to how to narrow it in a bit?
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Why not an Allez?
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I think you have to define the problem before you can answer it. This is a pretty vague set of questions, kinda' like you got the jones for something that you haven't quite identified. If you want a new bike, get a new bike. If you want new wheels, get new wheels.
Good luck, but mostly -just ride.
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Thanks all for the input.
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Based on the ones you're looking at, I would suggest checking out the Allez Sprint, the Focus Cayo Al, and Kinesis Aithein.
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Fuji Roubaix, Caad 12, Allez, and emonda alr. The focus is fairly heavy and the in house brakes barely work
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I own and have ridden quite a number of aluminum frames over the years. The two finest are a Kinesis Aithein and a CAAD 10. Of the two, the CAAD is very slightly more comfortable on my longest rides. I highly recommend either of these frames.
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This has nothing to do with your question as others have said--too open ended. But I am curious about your '11 Roubaix and what you think you can get for it on the market. I've got one as well and was contemplating selling it.
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Originally Posted by zatopek
I own and have ridden quite a number of aluminum frames over the years. The two finest are a Kinesis Aithein and a CAAD 10. Of the two, the CAAD is very slightly more comfortable on my longest rides. I highly recommend either of these frames.
How does the aethein ride? I looked into it but didn't really know the availability on America.
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Get a Vilano.
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Originally Posted by mcours2006
This has nothing to do with your question as others have said--too open ended. But I am curious about your '11 Roubaix and what you think you can get for it on the market. I've got one as well and was contemplating selling it.
I am probably looking at 1050 or worst case 800. However this is also dependent on your local market.
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I may hold out for when Canyon comes to the US next year.
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