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2011, 105 bikes, any of them stand out?

Old 09-04-10, 10:08 PM
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2011, 105 bikes, any of them stand out?

there is no right answer, be as bias and subjective as you want.

i'm looking into purchasing a new road bike, shooting for 105 level.

there appear to be some changes in a few 2011 models, maybe enough to justify skipping out on 2010 bargains. I've read about a new 105 group, specialized allez and trek 2.1 being aluminum versions of tarmac/madone respectively. allez adopting SRAM apex.

ive looked online at cannondale, scott, pinarello, fuji, giant, bianchi, marin etc. and it seems like a lot of 105 bikes are either more expensive than specialized allez apex/trek 2.1 105 or the bikes are only "endurance/comfort" geometry. i adhere to the opposite belief that a long and low position is more comfortable over longer distances.

just wondering if anyone has seen a 105 level bike that screams BUY ME!
the bfssfg board steered me in the right direction with the IRO Mark V i have, so i'm hoping some of you could give me your opinion of a great road bike.
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Old 09-04-10, 10:12 PM
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IMO, your body will give you an opinion of a great road bike by getting your arse on a bunch of them (but I am a fan of redesigned allez's).
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The 2011 Tarmac Comp comes with 105 - at least in Canada it does.
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I rode a 2011 Scott Addict R3 with the new 105 yesterday and it was a dream. Also the shop told me it was about $2020, so I thought that was a good pricepoint for me.

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The Roubaix also comes with a 105 option. It's a really nice ride but you have to buy what fits your body and fits your style or no matter what you get, you will hate it.
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Trek 2.3 has same geometries as very high end Madone's but Aluminum. Has nice Bonta. wheels. I believe this bike is a true 105 all around. Most 105 bikes at this $ have tektro brakes and some have fsa cranks.
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I've been eying the 2011 Felt F75 in matte black. 105 (except crank), aluminum with smooth welds and carbon forks/stays. Beautiful looking bike for under $2k.
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Originally Posted by eddiepliers View Post
I rode a 2011 Scott Addict R3 with the new 105 yesterday and it was a dream. Also the shop told me it was about $2020, so I thought that was a good pricepoint for me.
The 2010 addict r3 frame alone is $2100 on closeout, so I don't think this is correct.
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I bought a 2010 Addict R3 with 105, after I thought it was a dream too. Still love that bike, no regrets at all.
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https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...te/7425/44036/ The TCR is snappy, responsive, and fast. Plus, Giant did well with their paint schemes this year, very understated and classy. This looks like a sweet ride to me! The new 105 is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Chef151 View Post
The 2010 addict r3 frame alone is $2100 on closeout, so I don't think this is correct.
Hey, if you wanna talk to the shop owner, you can. Super smart, thorough, and overall really nice guy.

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I just got a 2011 Specialized Tarmac Comp. Its a full carbon with 105. I love it so far.
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Originally Posted by sabazel View Post
https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...te/7425/44036/ The TCR is snappy, responsive, and fast. Plus, Giant did well with their paint schemes this year, very understated and classy. This looks like a sweet ride to me! The new 105 is fantastic.
I saw the TCR Advanced frameset is $200 cheaper than last year at $1349!
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IMHO, the 2011 Scott CR1 Team is a great bike. Full 105 (inc brakes, and crank) and their awesome carbon @ 900 grams. Road one last Wednesday, and was very impressed. 105 is excellent, comfortable ,fast, very compliant ride. I ordered one, hope to see it by the end of September. Can't wait!
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The Addict with 105 is going to be low 2's, the R2 with Ultegra has an MSRP of $3300. My LBS carries the Super Six too, the owner really thinks I wouldn't like that as much as my Addict, which I'm in love with.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
The Addict with 105 is going to be low 2's, the R2 with Ultegra has an MSRP of $3300. My LBS carries the Super Six too, the owner really thinks I wouldn't like that as much as my Addict, which I'm in love with.
Is that the addict R4?

i.e. here: https://racersportif.com/products_road_scott.htm

about halfway down the page

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CAAD9-5 and end thread
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CAAD9-5 and end thread
Isn't Cannondale coming out with the CAAD10 next year? I wonder if it'll get as much love as the CAAD9.
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Is that the addict R4?

i.e. here: https://racersportif.com/products_road_scott.htm

about halfway down the page
No, those aren't the 2011 bikes.
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whats so different between the CR1s and the addicts though?
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whats so different between the CR1s and the addicts though?
Addict is a bit lighter, considerably stiffer. The CR1 has a more compliant ride. Addict climbs, sprints better. Addict is more of an all out racing bike, the CR1 is geared more to the Fredly crowd, but it's a perfectly good racing bike too.
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Addict is a bit lighter, considerably stiffer. The CR1 has a more compliant ride. Addict climbs, sprints better. Addict is more of an all out racing bike, the CR1 is geared more to the Fredly crowd, but it's a perfectly good racing bike too.
Climbing is the one thing I noticed off the bat. For hills that i would usually dread, it took me up and gave me a very good ride.
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You can get SRAM Rival for the same price as 105, so why would you bother?
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LBS was selling 2011 full 105 Trek 2.3's for $1299. For the price I think that bike stands out nicely.

They had the 2.1 which is 105 but with tektro brakes and shimano crank, for $1030 I believe.
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