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Cannondale
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15.53%
Cervelo
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26.94%
Felt
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9.13%
Giant
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12.79%
Scott
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9.13%
Specialized
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15.53%
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Pick Your Dream Bike

Old 09-07-09, 10:25 PM
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Pick Your Dream Bike

Somebody hands you a pile of bike brand catalogs and says "pick out one bike for yourself, no charge". Which catalog would you choose?

Edit: It seems that many here couldn't possibly choose your "dream bike" from that list, so consider instead that you're responsible for picking one of these companies to sponsor your local club/team, and that the sponsor will be selling bikes at a crazy big discount to your members.
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Old 09-07-09, 10:26 PM
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Prolly Look... maybe Storck. Two brands I drool over.
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Seven, Look, etc...

Not one of the catalogs you get to choose from, must not be greedy.
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Old 09-07-09, 10:33 PM
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Other, probably Parlee. I got to feel one of their frames 2 weekends ago and it felt niiiiccceee.
I wouldn't want any of the options as my dream bike. It's like winning a free oceanside vacation for two*

*Your choice of Atlantic City, NJ or Boston, MA

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I gotta say, I might get flamed, but I'd pick a Giant TCR advanced. Sure it doesn't have the fancy name of some of the more unique brands. but Giant's M/L frames fit me like they were built for me. I mean PERFECT fit, right off the line.

My ideal bike would be the TCR advanced, with full Sram Red group, Selle SLK saddle, and I don't know which wheels. Have to decide.

I dunno. either way, it'll be a LOOOOOOOOOONG time before I'm at the earning level to afford that bike.
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Old 09-07-09, 10:37 PM
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You guys are missing the point. It's "Pick Your Dream Bike" from this list of common, large, name-brand manufacturers.

That being said, I'd probably pick... um, a TCR Advanced SL 2 with the ISP and Di2, and lightweights.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoNF View Post
You guys are missing the point. It's "Pick Your Dream Bike" from this list of common, large, name-brand manufacturers.

That being said, I'd probably pick... um, a TCR Advanced SL 2 with the ISP and Di2, and lightweights.
I don't dream of any of them. They aren't dream worthy.
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Old 09-07-09, 10:48 PM
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Mass produced bikes are nice and all but are not dream worthy.

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independant fabrications
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I'll take the Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 with the Di2 group, please.
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Prolly Look... maybe Storck. Two brands I drool over.
Yes.

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You guys are missing the point. It's "Pick Your Dream Bike" from this list of common, large, name-brand manufacturers.
You seem to have left Motobecane off your list.
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Old 09-07-09, 11:00 PM
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Seven would be a good choice. Waterford would be up there as well. I've looked at Thorn several times too. And if something bad happened to my Marinoni they'd definitely be a consideration again.

My dream bicycle wouldn't be a common off-the-rack type of bicycle ... and .... I've already got a Giant as a back-up bicycle.
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Sorry, what is listed here aren't dream bikes! Dream bikes are like SEVEN, SEROTTA, PARDEE, INDEPENDENT FABRICATION, MOOTS, SPECTRUM, RICHARD SACHS, STEELMAN, WATERFORD and so on just to name a few.
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Sorry, what is listed here aren't dream bikes! Dream bikes are like SEVEN, SEROTTA, PARDEE, INDEPENDENT FABRICATION, MOOTS, SPECTRUM, RICHARD SACHS, STEELMAN, WATERFORD and so on just to name a few.
Sorry, these are my rules. You're getting a bike for free, now pick from the list provided. Please.
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Sorry, these are my rules. You're getting a bike for free, now pick from the list provided. Please.
then i will pick the most expensive bike..sell it...then use the proceeds to buy a true dream bike
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I would choose Guru over anything.

But if I had to pick from your list, then Cervelo.
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Storck.... or Canyon
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none of those...good god.
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Well, this is drool-worthy as far as I'm concerned.

(I'd get the module and put on SRAM Red instead)
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Who are these snobs not choosing a free bike from the list above? Just take one!
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