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bmc road racer sl01 or cannondale caad 9 or cannondale caad10 or allez comp (spec)

Old 09-23-10, 08:56 PM
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bmc road racer sl01 or cannondale caad 9 or cannondale caad10 or allez comp (spec)

FACCCKKKK! i dont know. this would be my first bike purchase besides the ****ty bike that i have now. i may wait till late winter to buy a bike so i can train a **** ton on my old bike on the rollers.

yah so which one?

bmc has a good deal and bmc is supposedly are great bikes and made in the usa.
-saw great reviews in bicycling magazine. and look sicckkk.

cannondale is good too. and very good according to BF. ive ridden cannondale but it was a 55cm frame (i ride a 54). it was a solid ride but i need to ride a caad that fits me. my brother also has a caad9 with all rival and soul wheels, weighing at about 17 pounds. the thing is fast and light. i love it. too bad its too big.

i like specialized. mostly for looks but ive heard their 2011 allez is a lot better than years before. ive also ridden the tarmac and the allez and i liked them both. but i do not want a CF bike unless its a high end. i understand CF are good but ive ridden them and i can feel them flex and i weigh 130 pounds. granted, it was on a trek. haha trek. anyways, i would either get the allez with the E5 frame with 105 or apex.

dont want to spend more than 2000 on the bike and computer. i am going to buy shoes and pedals very soon that way i want fall over on my new bike coming to a stop light.

right now it may look like i will buy the bmc but that deal may not last long.

i need input from the caad9-favored forum haha jk. seriously though which one.
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I don't think it matters if a bike is made in the USA. You should feel that way too, before you buy a BMC because it's "made in the USA." For the record, I'd get the BMC.
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BMC is made in the USA?

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Uh-oh...BMC made where?

But, yeah, get the BMC. If all else are the same, get the BMC just to be different from the pack. It is a great bike.
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BMC is a swiss company. I have a BMC road racer and I love it. I think on the box it said the frame is made in asia.

If the deal on the BMC is the 2009 frame from competitive cyclist it has been the same price for a few months. The deal will probably last until they run out.

I recently got my 2010 for less than the competitive cyclist deal. Maybe you can find a dealer that is trying to clear out old stock to make room for 2011 models.
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I bought a CAAD9 5 recently (they were out of CAAD9 4's in 54cm, and Cannondale didn't even have any left). You can look around and see if your LBS has some left in your size. I like it. I also rode the 2011 Allez with Apex. I like the double tap shifting. And to be honest, I like the fact that my CAAD9 is made in the USA and that is probably what pushed to to buy a CAAD9.
Furthermore, where did you find a 55cm CAAD9? They go from 54 to 56. I dont think there even is a 55.
I prefer Cannondale ALU, but if you wanted carbon, I would go Specialized. My LBS has the 2011 Cannondale Supersix 105 for just under $2000, so if you can stretch your budget, I recommend looking at that. The rival version is more expensive and doesn't come in the team colors, which is actually the only reason I really like the new Supersix.

I have no experience with BMC, but it price looks similar to Cannondale - my LBS has the CAAD9 with Rival at $1500.
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what size is that caad 9 4
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it is 56cm and red, not black unfortunately or I would have bought it and made do (im between 54 and 56)
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yep my bad. bmc is made by swiss. but damn i am leaning toward those bmc's. it would be the 2009. the only difference between the 09 and 10 is that the 10 has an all CF fork while the 09 has non-carbon steerer tube. but the 09 still weights under 17lbs which is damn awesome.
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Originally Posted by dykim90
yep my bad. bmc is made by swiss. but damn i am leaning toward those bmc's. it would be the 2009. the only difference between the 09 and 10 is that the 10 has an all CF fork while the 09 has non-carbon steerer tube. but the 09 still weights under 17lbs which is damn awesome.
bmc is a swiss company, I wouldn't say they are "made" by the swiss.
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man what i would do for a caad 9-5/4


ill never find one!
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FYI, BMC roadrace frame is made in Taiwan. It says so on my frame. Regardless of where it's made, the freaking bike is awesome. I love it more every time I ride it. Get the BMC. Bought it during the TDF and the 15% off from CC was sweet.
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I have the BMC team machine slro1 and while I thought my old Time bike was good, this is even better.
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Originally Posted by mike868y
bmc is a swiss company, I wouldn't say they are "made" by the swiss.
i believe the impec is (not that it has anything to do with the thread)

im really wanting the road racer myself...
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Almost all the darn bikes are made in asia, dunno whats the problem with that. Even if it says made in the usa, for sure it means the bike was manufactured in asia, then put together in asia (or here) then for the decals put in the US and then it deserves the sticker saying hand made in the USA.

Orbea designs, asia manufacture the stuff, then the frames are painted in spain so now the bike is made in spain Looks like BMC will be the only people producing bikes locally? well at least the Impec it will.

Get whatever u like, but u wont get wrong with the BMC, if you like light stuff the bmc is not for you.

Good luck.
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Ride them, test them in conditions you are likely to ride them in, work with an LBS you're comfortable with then buy.

Have you ever read a bad review in the bicycling rag? don't put too much emphasis on the review.

I have 2 bmcs, they work for me.
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I have three Cannondales, I'm prejudiced towards them, but they may not be for you. Ride whatever brand/model you're interested in more than just around a parking lot and make your own decision
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I would get the slow one.
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Don't have much to add except that I love my Road Racer.
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CAAD9-5 for me. Love it.

Love it so much I'm going to get a SuperSix next year. Same bike basically but this time in carbon.
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what about a BMC Streetfire frame (56cm)???? (large) It is the same than the slow one but all AL, so far looks like it rocks big time also.

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Originally Posted by ultraman6970
what about a BMC Streetfire frame (56cm)???? (large) It is the same than the slow one but all AL, so far looks like it rocks big time also.

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yeah, streetfire frame! great bike... :-)
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Originally Posted by dykim90
yep my bad. bmc is made by swiss. but damn i am leaning toward those bmc's. it would be the 2009. the only difference between the 09 and 10 is that the 10 has an all CF fork while the 09 has non-carbon steerer tube. but the 09 still weights under 17lbs which is damn awesome.
I hear the "Swiss" who make BMC's speak pretty good Chinese. BMC's are made in Asia...
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Originally Posted by ultraman6970
Almost all the darn bikes are made in asia, dunno whats the problem with that. Even if it says made in the usa, for sure it means the bike was manufactured in asia, then put together in asia (or here) then for the decals put in the US and then it deserves the sticker saying hand made in the USA.

Orbea designs, asia manufacture the stuff, then the frames are painted in spain so now the bike is made in spain Looks like BMC will be the only people producing bikes locally? well at least the Impec it will.

Get whatever u like, but u wont get wrong with the BMC, if you like light stuff the bmc is not for you.

Good luck.
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