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What Titanium Bikes are out ther for $3000 or so

Old 07-20-10, 09:57 PM
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What Titanium Bikes are out ther for $3000 or so

I have a friend that is looking to upgrade to a ti frame. I haven't been in the market for a bike in couple of years since purchasing my Seven so I'm not up to date as far as what is available. He would like to purchase a complete ti bike ready to ride for about $3000 or so which is within his budget. As far as a groupset he's open to whatever comes along with the bike or if he is to purchase a frame/kit as long as it is within the budget at $3000 or so.

I was looking the Lynskey Cooper which they have on a promotional sale now:

https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/a/...x-complete.php

Is there any else out there he should be looking at? Please lets hear some options of what you would do in a titanium frame with a $3000 budget.

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I have a Lynskey, although not the Cooper - they make nice frames. One alternative - a friend has a Habanero and she loves it. You can get those built up for well under $3k.

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Lynskeys are awesome, you won't find anyone with a bad thing to say about the family or their bikes. They have more experience in Ti than probably anyone in the world, and it shows. I have a Helix, which I believe is the same geometry as the Cooper, with the crazy twisted frame, and it is absolutely one of the best riding bikes I've ever owned. After following that link, I don't think you'll find a better deal on a good Ti bike than that.
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You can get a Ti Motobecane with full Dura Ace for under 3K from the online dealer that if I mention I'll be called a shill.
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Yup, I was about to mention that same place where i'd be branded as a shill. They have cheaper version for under $2k as well ... crazy
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There's also the Litespeed Xicon.
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Originally Posted by speedemon
I was looking the Lynskey Cooper which they have on a promotional sale now:

https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/a/...x-complete.php
That seems like a deal to me.
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I hear good things about Habanero. They are probably among the cheapest Ti builders around.
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How bout two bikes for that price? Just bought "TI Heat" from BD full Rival for $1595-yes I'm a shill.
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Originally Posted by BluesDawg
You can get a Ti Motobecane with full Dura Ace for under 3K from the online dealer that if I mention I'll be called a shill.
Don't get an internet bike. Get fitted on a nice Lynskey!
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Originally Posted by jonathanb715
I have a Lynskey, although not the Cooper - they make nice frames. One alternative - a friend has a Habanero and she loves it. You can get those built up for well under $3k.

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The Habs are a bit on the heavy side, but I have one and love it. I built it up with full 105 (back in 2005) for something like $1600 after everything. You can definitely spec a decent one with 105 or even Ultegra for well under $3k, probably under 2K if you work hard picking parts.

Looking at the cooper, the bikes seem quite similar. The cooper has a sloping top tube (I think?) whereas a hab has one parallel to the ground. The deal on the cooper is quite good though, at $2,600 it's quite a steal.
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that lynksey is a great deal, i think if your friend has a $3k budget, he should look no further. it comes with a solid set of training wheels and a full sram build, including the crankset and brakeset.
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Serotta Classique TI Ready Custom. MSRP $2,895.00
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Originally Posted by Steel Man
Serotta Classique TI Ready Custom. MSRP $2,895.00
I think if you read the opening thread it did mention a ready to ride complete bike meaning a turn operation. The Serotta for that price is only a frameset if I'm correct. I think the Litespeed Xicon is a hell of a deal as far as a complete operation:

https://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...oductid=117677
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Originally Posted by AngryScientist
that lynksey is a great deal, i think if your friend has a $3k budget, he should look no further. it comes with a solid set of training wheels and a full sram build, including the crankset and brakeset.
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Alright now, the question is who has the best price on a complete (configured) ready to ride Litespeed Xicon that you guy have seen?
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Originally Posted by Steel Man
Serotta Classique TI Ready Custom. MSRP $2,895.00
He would look at the Serotta if that was a complete bike, and then again if he was going to go that price range he would serious be considering a Seven.
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ti frames/bikes can be found pretty cheap on ebay/CL these days for way <$3k
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Yea, but he's looking to purchase new as most of the lifetime warranties are only valid for the original owners.
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How about looking at Soul or Pride, me personally I don't know much about them. I just know that their prices are on the lower scale of the ti prices:

https://www.pridecyclesusa.com/RoadFrames.html

https://bikesoul.com/2009/index.php?o...d=29&Itemid=40
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www.vannicholas.com Ti bikes only
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Originally Posted by ual747captain
great lookin bike. i'd like to hear some reviews on it
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www.vannicholas.com Ti bikes only
Nice, but no dealer network in the USA!
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