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looking for a full 105 bike, any suggestions

Old 11-07-10, 10:06 PM
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looking for a full 105 bike, any suggestions

Hey everybody, I am looking to find a Full 105 (crank,brakes,etc) comfort fit road bike. It can be either aluminum or carbon. I am aware of Scott CR1 & Trek 2.3 and Madone 4.5. What else am I missing? Thanks for any advice.
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Old 11-07-10, 10:09 PM
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What else am I missing? Thanks for any advice.
The search function?
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Old 11-07-10, 10:18 PM
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There are many other brands with "relaxed geometry" and 105 components.

Check out what Felt, Giant, Specialized, Cannondale, etc. all have to offer.

Cannondale has the Synapse
Specialized has the Roubaix or the Secteur
Giant has the Defy
Felt has the Z series

If you got to any local bike shops (LBS) I'm sure they can show you their line of what they've got. The best comfort bike is the one that is going to fit you the most comfortably.

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https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...fy/7307/44047/

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...01&scname=Road

https://www.cannondale.com/gbr/eng/Pr...pse-Carbon-105

https://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2011...Series/Z5.aspx
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti View Post
The search function?
Anytime anyone asks a questions there's always one of you to say something stupid like this.
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Old 11-07-10, 10:57 PM
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i have a cannondale supersix 105, highly recommended if your ok with a more aggressive geometry

edit: jk just read the post more thoroughly, check out the synapse like ptle suggested
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It's not stupid. It's a quality of the forum issue. Between google and the search function answers to a lot of these broad questions can be narrowed down to something that doesn't contribute to the already execrable signal to noise ratio of this forum. I started on a road bike less than two months ago and selected my bike and adjusted my fit by searching here instead of starting another "what bike" or "ZOMG my elbows hurt" thread. If you want to **** where you live that's fine, but I'm going to challenge new users to live up to the same standards that I did in using this forum as a valuable resource and respecting the opinions and work of more senior members. /rant
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Originally Posted by Razor From KC View Post
Trek makes good bikes!
Didn't you say Trek bikes aren't that good anymore ?
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I have a Giant Defy. It has all 105 components except for the crank. I like it a whole lot.
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2011 Bianchi Infinito C2C now carries a full 105. You can add that to the list.

EDIT

Correction - except for the crank.
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti View Post
It's not stupid. It's a quality of the forum issue. Between google and the search function answers to a lot of these broad questions can be narrowed down to something that doesn't contribute to the already execrable signal to noise ratio of this forum. I started on a road bike less than two months ago and selected my bike and adjusted my fit by searching here instead of starting another "what bike" or "ZOMG my elbows hurt" thread. If you want to **** where you live that's fine, but I'm going to challenge new users to live up to the same standards that I did in using this forum as a valuable resource and respecting the opinions and work of more senior members. /rant
I disagree, the man asked a question and people are here to help him. That's the joys of a live forum, otherwise we'd all use bikepedia and google all day.

signal to noise ratio? that's funny. If you don't want to help him out, then don't click on the link

Same standards? By gawd, this is a bike forum, not a military boot camp
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Skip the 105.

SRAM BABY! Get yourself a Synapse... not too aggressive, not to upright.... kinda right where you want it. Get it in Rival and you'll be in biking bliss for years.
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what ever fits and is in your budget.......
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Odd man out suggestion - Jamis Xenith Comp - $1900 retail.
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti View Post
It's not stupid. It's a quality of the forum issue. Between google and the search function answers to a lot of these broad questions can be narrowed down to something that doesn't contribute to the already execrable signal to noise ratio of this forum. I started on a road bike less than two months ago and selected my bike and adjusted my fit by searching here instead of starting another "what bike" or "ZOMG my elbows hurt" thread. If you want to **** where you live that's fine, but I'm going to challenge new users to live up to the same standards that I did in using this forum as a valuable resource and respecting the opinions and work of more senior members. /rant
lol, some people take this **** way too seriously.
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what ever fits and is in your budget.......
OP, this was my initial thought - what is your budget? is it even a consideration?

The groupset seems a strange benchmark for a bike. Buy a frame that you are comfortable on, an lbs you're comfortable working with.

I might be missing the point, is 105 a minimum?
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lol, some people take this **** way too seriously.
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I just picked up a Look 566 with full 105. I'm enjoying it a lot
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Don't know if it really matters to you, but the Madone 4.5 isn't technically full 105...it has a non-group crankset (r600) and tiagra brakes (2010)/tektro brakes (2011). Of course, those parts are pretty-much 105 level, but if your goal is for every component to have "Shimano 105" stamped on it, then the 4.5 may not be what you're looking for.
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There are alot of smart a$$ answers on this forum in general
If you do not want to contribute to the thread its easy" just dont"

This bike looks great https://www.cannondale.com/gbr/eng/Pr...pse-Carbon-105
Why not look at Giant tcr Adv, just have it set it up to be more relaxed
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Originally Posted by crazyarm07 View Post
Don't know if it really matters to you, but the Madone 4.5 isn't technically full 105...it has a non-group crankset (r600) and tiagra brakes (2010)/tektro brakes (2011). Of course, those parts are pretty-much 105 level, but if your goal is for every component to have "Shimano 105" stamped on it, then the 4.5 may not be what you're looking for.

2011 4.7 is full 105 now.
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Originally Posted by tlminh View Post
I disagree, the man asked a question and people are here to help him. That's the joys of a live forum, otherwise we'd all use bikepedia and google all day.

signal to noise ratio? that's funny. If you don't want to help him out, then don't click on the link

Same standards? By gawd, this is a bike forum, not a military boot camp
AGREE!
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Originally Posted by rfmarotti View Post
It's not stupid. It's a quality of the forum issue. Between google and the search function answers to a lot of these broad questions can be narrowed down to something that doesn't contribute to the already execrable signal to noise ratio of this forum. I started on a road bike less than two months ago and selected my bike and adjusted my fit by searching here instead of starting another "what bike" or "ZOMG my elbows hurt" thread. If you want to **** where you live that's fine, but I'm going to challenge new users to live up to the same standards that I did in using this forum as a valuable resource and respecting the opinions and work of more senior members. /rant
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Originally Posted by rollin View Post
OP, this was my initial thought - what is your budget? is it even a consideration?

The groupset seems a strange benchmark for a bike. Buy a frame that you are comfortable on, an lbs you're comfortable working with.

I might be missing the point, is 105 a minimum?
i think i understand why 105 would be mentioned. i take 105 as the lowest of the advanced stuff. i think 105 will do be functionally the same as the more expensive, but just not as light. buying a 105 equiped bike is saying i want to buy a serious bike but nothing fancy.
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Originally Posted by coasting View Post
i think i understand why 105 would be mentioned. i take 105 as the lowest of the advanced stuff. i think 105 will do be functionally the same as the more expensive, but just not as light. buying a 105 equiped bike is saying i want to buy a serious bike but nothing fancy.
What groupset says, "I want a fancy bike, but nothing serious"? That's what I'm after.
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