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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-05-16, 03:32 PM
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Specialized Tarmac Sport in Gallardo Orange. It's so difficult to actually capture how great this color looks in person. Sometimes it's matte Orange, sometimes it comes across as fluorescent.

Took off the heavy DT swiss wheels and put on some generic Carbon wheels--big change in how the bike rides.
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Old 08-05-16, 04:01 PM
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Which seller did you buy those from?
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Old 08-05-16, 05:00 PM
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I am in love with that color, nice job!
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Old 08-05-16, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jonjon0nline View Post
Which seller did you buy those from?
I picked them up from carbon-cycle on eBay. It was one of the recommended sellers. No complaints so far but I am always inspecting the wheels before rides just for peace of mind. Basalt surface still looks great.

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I am in love with that color, nice job!
Thank you. Always puts a smile on my face when I look at her.
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Old 08-05-16, 06:26 PM
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new to the forums and cycling in general, just got this bike tonight. a giant defy. my brother gave me this bike since he just got a new giant with carbon frame, etc..... i've got clipless pedals and shoes on the way. first ride will be in the morning.

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Old 08-05-16, 08:06 PM
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Need help with my purchasing my first road bike

I dont know which road bike to buy, I'm looking at the Cannondale caad 8 claris or the specialized diverge a1 sub compact. Both bike are about the same price, any suggestions
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Old 08-05-16, 09:21 PM
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2015 Felt F5

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Old 08-06-16, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Griffinjr2003 View Post
I dont know which road bike to buy, I'm looking at the Cannondale caad 8 claris or the specialized diverge a1 sub compact. Both bike are about the same price, any suggestions
Did you test either of them out? Both are nice bikes but it would entirely depend on the primary use of the bike and which one fit you and felt better.
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Old 08-06-16, 12:55 PM
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I tested both bikes, kinda like the diverge. The caad 8 felt good also. I goona be using for rides and when i get my body use to riding hopefully to work.
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Old 08-06-16, 03:22 PM
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2015 Felt Z5
I believe this is an F5, sir. Nonetheless, sweet ride, it was on my short list for a long time.
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Old 08-06-16, 03:54 PM
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I believe this is an F5, sir. Nonetheless, sweet ride, it was on my short list for a long time.
You are correct. Fat-finger moment on my part.
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Old 08-06-16, 03:58 PM
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Fuji SL

Picked this one up last Friday and have to say it's better than I expected. I've owned lots of Fuji's, including 2 Altamiras, and this one feels even better than those which were my favorites.
Besides the fact the SL is about 2 lbs lighter stock than my Altamira with di2, it absorbs the bumps and climbs significantly better.
Throwing those Reynolds on there took the weight to just over 16.5 lbs.
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Old 08-06-16, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by utahp8ntballer View Post
Picked this one up last Friday and have to say it's better than I expected. I've owned lots of Fuji's, including 2 Altamiras, and this one feels even better than those which were my favorites.
Besides the fact the SL is about 2 lbs lighter stock than my Altamira with di2, it absorbs the bumps and climbs significantly better.
Throwing those Reynolds on there took the weight to just over 16.5 lbs.
That's hot. I've heard and read great things about those wheels. Happy riding!
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Old 08-07-16, 03:46 AM
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Little upgrade on frame


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Old 08-07-16, 08:44 AM
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there are some really nice looking bikes out there. what i've really learned from all these photo's is i seem to be attracted to orange, i never cared much for orange but i really like the look of it on some of these bikes, go figure....
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Old 08-07-16, 01:21 PM
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This looks brilliant. Reminds me of the WW1 camo pattern on battleships.
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robathon, that's nice

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2001 GT ZR3.0
I was running old Mavic tubulars. I have since switched back to clinchers.
Shimano 105 components.
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End of season bike status:

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Budget road bikes recommendation?

Hi guys, I'm looking for the best road bike i can get on a $500 budget. I know alot of riders are going to recommend that I go the safe route, save up and get a better quality bike but currently I'd like to test the water to see if I will enjoy road biking for long term. So any suggestions? I've been only googling and it seems the giordiano libero 1.6 and the vilano aluminum speed shimano 21 speed are top budget choices. Looking forward to everyone's professional inputs!

links for both bikes are below:
https://www.amazon.com/Giordano-Libe...ano+libero+1.6

https://www.amazon.com/Vilano-Alumin...+speed+shimano
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Originally Posted by hemtaro View Post
Hi guys, I'm looking for the best road bike i can get on a $500 budget. I know alot of riders are going to recommend that I go the safe route, save up and get a better quality bike but currently I'd like to test the water to see if I will enjoy road biking for long term. So any suggestions? I've been only googling and it seems the giordiano libero 1.6 and the vilano aluminum speed shimano 21 speed are top budget choices. Looking forward to everyone's professional inputs!

links for both bikes are below:
https://www.amazon.com/Giordano-Libe...ano+libero+1.6

https://www.amazon.com/Vilano-Alumin...+speed+shimano
I'd go with the Giordano based on the shifters alone.
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Old 08-13-16, 02:28 PM
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Thanks for the fast reply! Guess I'll go with that!
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End of season bike status:


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