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If you were given $2,300+tax what bike

Old 05-24-05, 07:39 AM
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If you were given $2,300+tax what bike

If you were given $2,300+tax what bike would you get from Cdale or Specialized

R1000 https://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/c...del-5RR1D.html

R900 https://www.cannondale.com/bikes/05/c...del-5RR9D.html

Tarmac Comp https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9725

Allez Comp Double https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9633

ROUBAIX ELITE DOUBLE https://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?spid=9639
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Why would somebody who drives $70,000 car be asking us what to do with $2300?

I like the Tarmac.

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This one, besides whats $100 more?

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What bike? I'd keep the bike I have now, thank you very much.
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Why would somebody who drives $70,000 car be asking us what to do with $2300?

I like the Tarmac.

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i should have stated, if you could pick any bike up too $2,300, what would you pick...
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Originally Posted by 55/Rad
Why would somebody who drives $70,000 car be asking us what to do with $2300?

I like the Tarmac.

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Maybe he needs a "beater" bike to save wear on tear on his bling bike? That said I have always lusted after a Litespeed. I would spend my 2300 on as much Litespeed TI as it would buy.
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wont buy much litespeed Ti
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It wouldn'tbe enough to buy me the Orbea ORCA. Damn!

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Originally Posted by AEsco48
wont buy much litespeed Ti
I guess that is all relative. I ride a Trek 1200 and am very happy with it, as it gets me off the couch and on the road for a few hours each week. Also I could not imagine spending 2k plus on a bike. Okay, I could imagine it, but could not justify it, or get the wife to approve it.

Still though, given your budget of $2300, I could buy one of these https://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2005/firenze.aspx for list and have $100 left for a jersey. Or I could maybe find a sale and get one of these https://www.litespeed.com/bikes/2005/teramo.aspx

How much bike does a fat 40 year old dad of two really need to crank out his 50 to 75 miles per week anyway?
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Originally Posted by AEsco48
wont buy much litespeed Ti
Litespeed Firenze titanium costs about $2000.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Litespeed Firenze titanium costs about $2000.
you are right...brain fart
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Originally Posted by johnny99
Litespeed Firenze titanium costs about $2000.
Yep..I got my '04 Firenze for $1875 + tax...about $2000 total...there are still some out there.

Stock pic...

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im going to take the opportunity to try a full carbon bike, which i would normally not do......so Tarmac it is...i just wish it was 10sp instead of 9sp
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[Edited after posting... Sorry didnt see that you were looking only at cdales and sepcialized.. My vote is for the Tarmac.. Specialized gives so much mroe value for money than cdales...]
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I suggest you get the LBS to let you borrow/rent the Tarmac for a weekend before dropping the cash on it. As much as I like Specialized, I've heard from some others that it's not as comfortable as some of their other bikes.

Just a thought...
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Originally Posted by jitteringjr
This one, besides whats $100 more?

Yea yea that one.
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The only weakness of the R1000 is they "upgraded" the alloy Truvativ Rouleur crankset of the R900 to the carbon one.

R900 is super nice for $1600. I think I'd sell the wheels and put something else on though.

I asked this question over at weight weenies and according to the german tour magazine's tests the alloy truvativ crank is both lighter and much stiffer than the carbon version.

I'm probably going to get the sliver alloy Truvativ crank in compact form that comes on that R900. (might throw black rings on it after the silver ones wear out)

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Scott CR-1 105 with kyrium Equipes.

Good bike for $2300
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
Scott CR-1 105 with kyrium Equipes.

Good bike for $2300
I have heard a lot of good things about that bike. It looks pretty cool too...
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Lemond Zurich...of what should YOU spend the money on. Sorry.

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If I had $2300 I'd get the Felt F2c, which I did. Of your selections, I'd go with the Tarmac.
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I like the R1000, but if I had 2300 for a bike, I'd probably save up another 300 and get the R5000 with Dura Ace. I test rode one awhile back and REALLY liked it!
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Originally Posted by MikeN
I suggest you get the LBS to let you borrow/rent the Tarmac for a weekend before dropping the cash on it. As much as I like Specialized, I've heard from some others that it's not as comfortable as some of their other bikes.

Just a thought...
The Tarmac is not the most comfortable bike that Specialized makes but it sure is fast!!! It was not designed to be a comfy bike...it was designed to be fast. I bought my Tarmac for this very reason. I don't do centuries and I don't tour...I go on 20-40 mile rides where I ride fast and aggressive the entire way.

I vote for the Tarmac
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Originally Posted by kevinmcdade
The Tarmac is not the most comfortable bike that Specialized makes but it sure is fast!!! It was not designed to be a comfy bike...it was designed to be fast. I bought my Tarmac for this very reason. I don't do centuries and I don't tour...I go on 20-40 mile rides where I ride fast and aggressive the entire way.

I vote for the Tarmac
Those AC420s look sweet on that.
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Tarmac Comp and upgrade the wheels. I have I mentioned I hate these wheels??
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