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Old 05-26-10, 04:21 PM
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very well explained thank you.
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A compact crank has 50 teeth in the big ring and 34 in the small ring. A standard has 53 in the big one and 39 in the small one. The biggest difference between them will be top speed and climbing ability. A compact crank will allow you climb easier but will be a bit slower than a standard. Many people nowadays will prefer a compact over a standard because of that reason. A compact crank with a wide cassette in the back will allow you to climb the steepest of hills and be less clunky and complicated than a triple. The loss of speed is not huge on a compact vs standard.
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Old 05-26-10, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
That noise comes from the rear hub and it is normal on all hubs.
alot of the guys with the expensive bikes sound real loud is this some thing they upgrade or it just the way the hub is
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Old 05-26-10, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by gpr View Post
alot of the guys with the expensive bikes sound real loud is this some thing they upgrade or it just the way the hub is
Some hubs are louder than others. Zipp hubs are loud. If I were you I would go out and check out as many bikes as you can in your price range. Maybe even see if there are some 09 models left over at deep discount. You might be able to get into a bike with better components or even a carbon frame. I know there is a store in my city that is clearing out 09 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5's for $1500 and 09 Kestrel Evoke's for $1450 so might be something to keep on the lookout.
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Originally Posted by gus6464 View Post
Some hubs are louder than others. Zipp hubs are loud. If I were you I would go out and check out as many bikes as you can in your price range. Maybe even see if there are some 09 models left over at deep discount. You might be able to get into a bike with better components or even a carbon frame. I know there is a store in my city that is clearing out 09 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 5's for $1500 and 09 Kestrel Evoke's for $1450 so might be something to keep on the lookout.
thank you for all the advice that sounds like a great idea
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my fuji has the shifters on the frame, ist about 26 lbs
I think we all assumed your Fuji was at least Shimano 2200/2300. I don't blame you for wanting to upgrade. I would keep the Fuji for a rain bike because you will not get much for it if you sell it. Of the bikes that you listed, I think that Jamis offers the most bike for the money. Also look at Scott, Trek and Felt bikes as well as any other brands that your LBS carries. Like others have said, get a bike with at least 105 components. Keep in mind though that with bikes in your price range there is going to be something on the bike where a corner was cut. It is often times in the wheels, cranks and brakes. Are you using clipless pedals? This upgrade is a must.
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Old 05-27-10, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by dennisa View Post
For $270 more than the Caad9-6 you could go with the 9-5 and have 105's as well. My 52cm caad9-5 weighed in at 18.2lbs. The Giant and Specialized are great options as well. Just make sure to test them all and find the one with that fits you best
I went to a bike shop today and saw the caad9 4 which is the same bb30 frame but with sram it was a 56 and it weight 17.? pounds. hes really giving me a good deal on a caad9 5 $1229. he also weighted a jamis zenith comp, carbon frame and it really impressed me that the aluminum caad9 4 weighs less than the jamis full carbon. wow
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everyone knows Bikes Direct is awesome
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I might sound stupid but
Sounding stupid on BF is no vice my young Fredling.
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everyone knows Bikes Direct is awesome
never heard of them. I'am located in florida
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should i get a compact or double crank
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I might sound stupid but i like, the bikes that make that cliking sound when you stop pedaling, lets the guy in front know i am waiting on him.do these bikes come with that or could it be installed.
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Might be hard to find 2010 models right now (unless its on the sales floor). Pretty much every company is out of bikes. 2011 stuff is coming just around the corner
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Correct, many 2011 models will be in shops by July, and the pressure is on to ship early since everybody is out of 2010 inventory.
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never heard of them. I'am located in florida
http://bikesdirect.com/
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Originally Posted by gpr View Post
should i get a compact or double crank
A compact is a double crank. By double it means that there are two rings on it. Compact is a designation for the amount of teeth the ring has vs a standard. I would say go with a compact crank instead of a standard for the better climbing ability. Compacts are more popular than standard nowadays.
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