Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

What road bike do you have?

Notices
Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

What road bike do you have?

Old 04-26-12, 07:07 AM
  #20676  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I never read any hate toward Trek on this site. I only read about people who say they see a lot of hate towards Trek on this site. All these bikes are the same in their subsequent classes.
Igo is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:27 AM
  #20677  
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,116

Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by oldnslow2
My son's new bike, a Madone 6.9

This is it literally just out of the box. Tires are not mounted yet.


Here it is this the training wheels.
So, why does your son have a nicer bike than you? How old/tall is he? Because that is definitely like a 58 or 60cm. Super cool looking bike though.
X-LinkedRider is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:29 AM
  #20678  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
Originally Posted by clichty
^^ I know there is a lot of hate towards Treks on this site but DAMN that is a sick looking bike. The all black is really slick.
Not sure why people would hate Trek other than they have a broad line of bicycles and maybe it don't have the elite-ness of other high end bikes.

When i decided on my Madone 4.6 I was also looking at a Specialized Roubaix and Cervel RS. I rode all 3 and like the Trek and felt the Roubaix was too leisurely and the Cervelo too aggressive for me.

My son was looking at a Cervelo S5 but since he owns a P2 decided he didn't need a second aero bike. Also he wants the "new" Sram Red and the Cervelo only comes with the old Red. Since he went with the Concept 1 program he purchased the Madone with Sram Force. His plans are to buy a new Red Groupo and install it on the Madone. Then put the Force on the P2 and sell the Ultegra that's currently on the P2.

Also the Madone was significantly cheaper than the Cervelo and being a college student, cost was a factor. He works in a bike shop and was able to purchase the bike through the Mechanic's Purchase program. That's the only way he could afford it.

There's nothing wrong with a Cervelo or Scott or BMC, but for his needs and price range, the Trek was the best fit. As to fit, he had a full professional fit prior to the purchase and the results were he could easily fit on a number of bikes he was looking at.

For many people, they get caught up in the hype of esoteric stuff. A Maserati has much more snob appeal than a Corvette ZR1 but the Corvette will smoke the Maserati in a race at less than half the price. My son does not care about labels which is obvious by the all black paint and minimal logos. He has raced in road races and Crits on a $1100 bike (Specialized Allez) and has beaten others on bikes costing 5 times more.

I know he's done his homework and he'll use this bike to his limits. And when his ability exceed the bike, he'll replace it.

He already took it out for a "shakedown" ride and loves it. Still no tape on the bars and old pedals.

Last edited by GlennR; 04-26-12 at 07:46 AM.
GlennR is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:40 AM
  #20679  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
His bike is nicer because he's 21, been racing since he was 14. He's 21, 6'3" and trains for Olympic distance triathlons and generally finish top 10 outright.

I am new to cycling and started 2 years ago because my doctor tole me to loose 30lbs and get healthy or i'll be dead in 5 years. After riding his old mountain bike that he got at 14, i decided to get a road bike and a Madone 4.6 is perfect for me.

His bike is a 58cm and i'm glad he got a full pro fit first because he was thinking 60-61cm which would of been too big.

Here he is at the Lake George Triathlon 2010


Here's my Madone 4.6 when I first got it. I've replaced the white hoods with black, added CF bottle cages and replaced my son's spare red pedals with black Look classics.


For my ability, it's great. I don't need a Maserati, I drive a old VW Beetle for fun.
GlennR is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 09:11 AM
  #20680  
Flying Under the Radar
 
X-LinkedRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 4,116

Bikes: 10' SuperiorLite SL Club | 06' Giant FCR3 | 2010 GT Avalanche 3.0 Disc

Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Very well answered. You have a tall and very talented kid there. It is obvious, you are quite proud of him and should be. They are all very nice bikes, he definitely knows his way around some nice machines. It does help getting shop discounts on things like complete bikes.
X-LinkedRider is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 09:12 AM
  #20681  
Bike rider
 
alexaschwanden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: san jose
Posts: 3,167

Bikes: 2017 Raleigh Clubman

Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
^nice bike.
alexaschwanden is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 10:22 AM
  #20682  
Token Brit
 
SpinDr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Big Smoke
Posts: 309
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Apologies, but I took a few more of my Dolan! I might have a few £££ to spare at the end of this month and that's when a slightly longer stem goes on and some spacers come out - along with the steerer being cut by my LBS.





SpinDr is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 11:16 AM
  #20683  
Behind EVERYone!!!
 
baj32161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Burlington ON, Canada
Posts: 6,023

Bikes: 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp 105 Double

Liked 98 Times in 31 Posts
Beautiful!
__________________
“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ”

― Bruce Lee
baj32161 is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 11:19 AM
  #20684  
Behind EVERYone!!!
 
baj32161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Burlington ON, Canada
Posts: 6,023

Bikes: 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp 105 Double

Liked 98 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by Flyingblind9
Mine's a 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 with a 105 Gruppo, Selle Italia saddle.
From one Synapse Alloy 5 owner to another....SWEET!!!
__________________
“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ”

― Bruce Lee
baj32161 is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 11:22 AM
  #20685  
Behind EVERYone!!!
 
baj32161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Burlington ON, Canada
Posts: 6,023

Bikes: 2010 Specialized Tricross Comp 105 Double

Liked 98 Times in 31 Posts
Originally Posted by oldnslow2
His bike is nicer because he's 21, been racing since he was 14. He's 21, 6'3" and trains for Olympic distance triathlons and generally finish top 10 outright.

I am new to cycling and started 2 years ago because my doctor tole me to loose 30lbs and get healthy or i'll be dead in 5 years. After riding his old mountain bike that he got at 14, i decided to get a road bike and a Madone 4.6 is perfect for me.

His bike is a 58cm and i'm glad he got a full pro fit first because he was thinking 60-61cm which would of been too big.

Here he is at the Lake George Triathlon 2010


Here's my Madone 4.6 when I first got it. I've replaced the white hoods with black, added CF bottle cages and replaced my son's spare red pedals with black Look classics.


For my ability, it's great. I don't need a Maserati, I drive a old VW Beetle for fun.
THESE are the kinds of posts I like
__________________
“A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. ”

― Bruce Lee
baj32161 is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 11:25 AM
  #20686  
Senior Member
 
caloso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Sacramento, California, USA
Posts: 40,865

Bikes: Specialized Tarmac, Canyon Exceed, Specialized Transition, Ellsworth Roots, Ridley Excalibur

Liked 3,110 Times in 1,418 Posts
I like that Dolan. I see their frames on pbk.com from time to time and daydreamed about getting one of their track frames.
caloso is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 12:38 PM
  #20687  
Don't really have a bike.
 
craigcraigcraig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Posts: 3,355
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by oldnslow2
Here he is at the Lake George Triathlon 2010

For my ability, it's great. I don't need a Maserati, I drive a old VW Beetle for fun.
lake George?? Upstate new York? One of my favorite places in the world. Great bike too.
craigcraigcraig is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 12:41 PM
  #20688  
Token Brit
 
SpinDr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Big Smoke
Posts: 309
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by caloso
I like that Dolan. I see their frames on pbk.com from time to time and daydreamed about getting one of their track frames.
Thanks. The frame rides really well. I haven't tried one of their track frames, but Terry Dolan is a very reputable frame-builder... Maybe you should make those daydreams become reality!
SpinDr is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 01:16 PM
  #20689  
Senior Member
 
ImChris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 418

Bikes: Trek Madone, Araya commute

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by oldnslow2
My son's new bike, a Madone 6.9

This is it literally just out of the box. Tires are not mounted yet.


Here it is this the training wheels.

Kind of looks like my Madone, just much more murdered out. I like it!

.Chris
ImChris is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 02:29 PM
  #20690  
Senior Member
 
polobreaka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 282

Bikes: Leader 722ts

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by UCF Eric
I really like this for some reason, post pics when it's built.
here you go. just completed last night. will take proper pic after adjusting the derailleurs later today.

2004 s-works e5 52cm
Ultegra 6700 gloss grey groupset
11-28 cassette
Ultegra 6700 compact crankset
SRAM force calipers
Neuvation M28 Aero wheelset
3T Ergonova pro handlebar
Thomson seatpost and stem
Specialized Toupe 143 saddle

polobreaka is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 03:26 PM
  #20691  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig
lake George?? Upstate new York? One of my favorite places in the world. Great bike too.
He loves the bike course, there's a killer climb than he attacks and then a long high speed down hill where you hit 50mph. He has no fear where others are on the brakes.

GlennR is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 05:33 PM
  #20692  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: McLean, VA/Burlington, VT
Posts: 346

Bikes: Obed Baseline, Cannondale Topstone, Specialized Roubaix, Cannondale Synapse

Liked 12 Times in 10 Posts
Originally Posted by Flyingblind9
Mine's a 2011 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 5 with a 105 Gruppo, Selle Italia saddle.
Hey, that's what I have, except mine is a 2012 model and I'm still using the stock saddle. Nice bike, eh?
gevad is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 05:59 PM
  #20693  
Senior Member
 
Sherblock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,869

Bikes: '14 Kona Rove, '06 Bob Jackson

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
It's great that your son races and can afford nice bikes, but it's getting kinda tiring hearing you brag about your kid.
Sherblock is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 06:24 PM
  #20694  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
Originally Posted by Sherblock
but it's getting kinda tiring hearing you brag about your kid.
So noted.

I could tell you more but it's not cycling related.
GlennR is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 06:25 PM
  #20695  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1,419
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Sherblock
It's great that your son races and can afford nice bikes, but it's getting kinda tiring hearing you brag about your kid.
At least he is somewhat responsible for making that kid. There are people here that go on and on about a bike that they have nothing to do with but paying for it.
UCIMBZ is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:34 PM
  #20696  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach
Posts: 493
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Sherblock
It's great that your son races and can afford nice bikes, but it's getting kinda tiring hearing you brag about your kid.
My guess is he can't afford, since the father is pointing out how he is happy with less (another backwards brag).....
AlexZ is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:45 PM
  #20697  
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 7,468

Bikes: 2011 Cervelo S2, 2001Trek USPS 5200, 06 Cervelo P3 Alum, 1999 Schwinn Pro Stock BMX, 1987 Schwinn Traveler

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Some updates to my road rigs.



and then the crit/beater bike


Last edited by Soloist Assassin; 04-28-12 at 05:46 AM.
Soloist Assassin is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 07:50 PM
  #20698  
OASAASLLS
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando FL
Posts: 673

Bikes: Pake, Surly Pacer, Kilo TT, Giant XTC, SE Stout, 853 Ritchey MTB

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sorry for the lack of garage door, I'll try to find a wall when it's not dark out.

UCF Eric is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 08:06 PM
  #20699  
On Your Left
 
GlennR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 8,373

Bikes: Trek Emonda SLR, Sram eTap, Zipp 303

Liked 2,434 Times in 1,187 Posts
Originally Posted by AlexZ
My guess is he can't afford, since the father is pointing out how he is happy with less (another backwards brag).....
Actually he can afford it, he's been working since he was 15 at a local bike shop. All his bikes he's purchased with his with is own money. Currently he's working 2 jobs, at a bike shop at college and as a substitute teacher at the local middle school. All this while attend college. I could go on, but there's not enough room on this site.

Back to the topic, the Cervelo S2 is a awesome looking bike. The black is very high tech with just enough color to pop and understated decals.

Very sharp looking and i bet it rides great.
GlennR is offline  
Old 04-26-12, 08:07 PM
  #20700  
Igo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Henderson/Las Vegas NV
Posts: 1,498

Bikes: Giant Defy 2

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
That is a stunner, even without the garage door.
Igo is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.