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Used bike advice: 22 Felt AR vs 21 BMC teammachine SLR01

Old 09-20-22, 03:14 PM
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Used bike advice: 22 Felt AR vs 21 BMC teammachine SLR01

Hello, looking for an upgrade to my bike but don’t want to break the bank. There’s 2 used bikes for sale and I need some advice please.
Bike #1 2022 Felt AR Advanced Carbon Road Bike w/ Shimano Ultegra Di2 - upgrades include ceramic hub, carbon bar, ceramic speed bottom bracket
$5300
vs.
Bike #2 2021BMC Teammachine SLR ONE, Upgrades include zipp firecrest wheels and power meter.
$4500

I am a total newbie when it comes to bikes so all I can find are articles on each bike, but nothing to compare the 2, or real person experiences. Any help would be appreciated in helping me chose the better bike/deal.
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Old 09-20-22, 04:50 PM
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If you are a total newbie when it comes to bikes, then I'd suggest you get something much less expensive and ride it for several thousand miles and get some more experience so you'll know what your next bike should be without having to ask others.

Otherwise they are both very nice bikes. They have a moderately aggressive fit, so if you are one that doesn't like to be leaning forward and aero, then there are other road bikes you should consider with a more relaxed geometry.

Do you know that they are the proper size to fit you correctly? Which one calls to you more? Color is a more than acceptable reason to buy one over the other!

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The blue one.
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Old 09-20-22, 06:21 PM
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Color… lol
I appreciate the advice and get what you are saying
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Originally Posted by KamdarDDS View Post
Color… lol
I appreciate the advice and get what you are saying
Some people are all in favor of buying used bikes and you may get a great deal, but you usually don't get any warranty or service from a shop. This may or may not matter to you.
A bf member bought a used Trek and the frame cracked and Trek wouldn't help.

My main road bike was purchased used and I had to make a lot of changes to make it work, but it has been pretty good. That said, if I was spending upwards of 5 grand, I would definitely go new.

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Originally Posted by KamdarDDS View Post
Hello, looking for an upgrade to my bike but don’t want to break the bank. There’s 2 used bikes for sale and I need some advice please.
Bike #1 2022 Felt AR Advanced Carbon Road Bike w/ Shimano Ultegra Di2 - upgrades include ceramic hub, carbon bar, ceramic speed bottom bracket
$5300
vs.
Bike #2 2021BMC Teammachine SLR ONE, Upgrades include zipp firecrest wheels and power meter.
$4500

I am a total newbie when it comes to bikes so all I can find are articles on each bike, but nothing to compare the 2, or real person experiences. Any help would be appreciated in helping me chose the better bike/deal.
At those prices, I'd just get a new bike. The BMC Roadmachine Three is around $5,300 brand new and is probably a lot better for newbies than the TeamMachine.
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