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Lemonde Triomphe Zurich anyone?

Old 09-29-08, 06:35 PM
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Lemonde Triomphe Zurich anyone?

Have a chance to buy a clean used Zurich for $1500, with upgraded wheels, not sure which ones. Anyone have any informed opinions? (I know, loaded question)
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First a few caveats: I bought the 2007 version of this bike new for $1500 so it's likely overpriced but this maybe more market specific and may still be a good deal if it's in good condition. I also completely tore the bike down and rebuilt it with sram rival, williams system 30 wheels, Deda cockpit, so it's really not the same bike as the one you're looking at.

As for the frame, I really liked the geometry and if it works for you you'll probably like it too. However, the frame isn't great at any one thing. It's not the best bike at climbing, for all day comfort, or sprinting - but it's not bad at any of these things either. I'd say it's a very good all round bike especially given the price.
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How old is it? Depending on the age, it could be steel, carbon/steel, or all-carbon.
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All carbon.
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2007 all carbon with ultegra and upgraded wheels. Anyone?
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Without more details, it's pretty hard to give a recommendation. Unless those wheels are Carbon Zipps, $1500 is too much for a used bike. ($1900 was do-able new.)
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What more details would you need? It retailed for $2600.

I wouldn't want Zipps anyway.

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MSRP means little in a used bike. What year is the bike and what "upgraded" wheels are on there?

A very nice '07 Triomphe Zurich with SRAM Force Group and Ritchey WCS DS wheels and (supposedly) around 2100 miles on the frame and 600 on the group sold for $1125 on Ebay. FWIW.

https://cgi.ebay.com/2007-Lemond-Zuri...d=p3286.c0.m14

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I looked at both '07 Zurich & Buenos Aires. Same frame, components (105/Ultegra), Bontrager Race Lites.
Different colors was the only diff. pointed out to me.

Same price around S.Cal for both: $1400. The Trek Superstore in San Diego had these for sale through the summer, as I remember.

There have been a few threads about these bikes. Search.
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