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Just another bike decision Q

Old 02-09-18, 08:59 AM
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Just another bike decision Q

1) Motobecane SRAM etap $2800 - with a plan to eventually replace the frame. Has decent ksyrium elites and the rest of the components are quality ritchey + etap.

2) Fuji SL 1.3 full dura ace 9100 with disc brakes, although the shifters are old r685s. Moreover, all of the components are oval so eh? 16lbs though with disc brakes not bad. Eventual plan to upgrade to di2 of some sorts.

3) just wait till i can afford a canyon ULTIMATE CF SLX DISC 8.0 DI2 ($4500 - pretty much no upgrades needed for me, but damn thats a lot for a bike)

4) keep browsing ebay for a solid used di2 deal
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Buying a bike with major upgrades in mind for it just doesn't seem like a good way of going about things to me, I'd rather build from scratch, so of the options listed, I'd lean towards 3 or 4.
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in the end get the bike frame you want/fit from the start. Life if much easier that way. Canyons are nice but IMO over priced, their are plenty of other tour de france bikes out there
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I'd also keep looking at ebay and such, there have been some nice bikes and deals on there in the past. Plus you never know who might be wanting to get rid of something quickly. Have you checked with any of the clubs in your area? Sometimes people want to make sure bikes are going to a good home. I know that sounds stupid but it's true... heck I sold my 2013 Domane 5 series frame built up to the nines (carbon everything), handbuilt carbon wheels, and Dura Ace 9050 DI2 15lbs for $2100 to someone I ride with a lot and was looking for a new bike but frankly couldn't afford anything huge but the bike club generally looks after its own and deals are made all the time! It's a karma thing for some
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