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CAAD 10 ruined me -or- Does anyone have any info on the Guru Evolo-r

Old 03-16-11, 12:31 PM
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CAAD 10 ruined me -or- Does anyone have any info on the Guru Evolo-r

So, I went and bought a CAAD 10-4. I love this bike. I was previously riding a Cervelo RS (coming from a Trek 1500) and the CAAD is just light years more enjoyable. The difference is like that of a Cadillac compared to a British Roadster (think 1976 TR-6). One will get you there in style and comfort and protect you from the bumps in the road, the other makes sure you really feel like you are driving and is just a hell of a lot more fun. 10 minutes on the CAAD and I remembered why I liked this sport so much. I am probably going to sell the Cervelo RS.

So... here is my question. I have a local bike shop who handles custom stuff (Guru and Serotta (Colnago too, but not in the conversation). I have been dying to buy a bike from him. We talked recently and he recommended the GURU Evolo-r. I'm have no reason not to trust him, as he has never let me down before (clothing, parts, lubes, etc.) and people I trust trust him, but I am curious if anyone out here has any knowledge of the bike. It's not part of the main-stream (which I like) but that also means that 400+ people on this board haven't talked about how great it is. The hope is that I will end up with a Carbon frame that gives me the same feeling as the CAAD 10.

(Why not just stick with the CAAD sell the cervelo anyway? 'Cus I want to buy a bike from this guy, that's why. (His shop is about a 9 iron from my house, I see him riding all the time, and pass him every morning on my way to work, plus, I like him.))
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Old 03-16-11, 04:36 PM
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Yeah! CAADs rule! Great upgrade for you!
Have you joined The Cult yet? Come and partake of our Kool Aid!
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...e-Cult-of-CAAD...

I too very happily gave some business that could've waited to my LBS guy.

Ride what he has in stock and then see about making a choice.
See if he has any Guru customers who have a bike close to your size.
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Old 03-16-11, 06:51 PM
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I say get a supersix and call it a day. Buy some wheels from the guy or something.
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Old 03-16-11, 06:54 PM
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Yeah - if you have money to blow on bike stuff, keep the bike you like, and upgrade the components.
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Old 03-16-11, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Hapsmo911 View Post
I say get a supersix and call it a day. Buy some wheels from the guy or something.
That too...instead of getting another bike, build up what you got now...like I did with mine:

Details: https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post12364817



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Old 03-16-11, 07:16 PM
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I don't get it, if you like riding the Caad then get the Caad, don't try to find a cf frame that rides like a Caad.
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Old 03-16-11, 08:16 PM
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There is always the rumored Supersix Evo
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Old 03-16-11, 08:25 PM
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Originally Posted by back4more View Post
There is always the rumored Supersix Evo
You mean "this" 10.58lb Dale?

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Originally Posted by iam7head View Post
I don't get it, if you like riding the Caad then get the Caad, don't try to find a cf frame that rides like a Caad.
Already have the CAAD. For me it has it's place right now. Hard fast rides, less than 50 miles. Traveling. Rain, sleet, snow, dark of night. I like carbon too, and have already made the mistake of having only one road bike in my stable.

Yeah - if you have money to blow on bike stuff, keep the bike you like, and upgrade the components.
That's going to happen anyway, but the only thing the CAAD needs are better hoops and maybe bars. Other than that, I've made all the mods I am going to make. I bought a $1500 bike for a reason.

So, let's see. Stock 10-4 (full force), Garmin 705 cadence, etc. setup. Elite cages. 105 pedals. Fizik arione saddle. Possibly moving my Ksyrium elites to this bike when I sell the Cervelo (and get the Guru?) or stepping up to eastons or the like. Need to ride the bars for a while, but frankly, don't see any problems with them.

My idea is to keep this as a training/all around bike so I don't need to go all Sram Red on it.

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Old 03-16-11, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by island rider View Post

My idea is to keep this as a training/all around bike so I don't need to go all Sram Red on it.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
You mean "this" 10.58lb Dale?

Hey, I know that bike! I've ridden it.
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Old 03-16-11, 11:03 PM
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I ride a Guru, I love it. Its a few years old and called a Maestro. Fantastic light bike that handles beautifully. That being said, I work for the local bike shop owner, really like the guy. He runs a great store about a mile from my house and truly cares for the cycling community here. However, I would never (nor would he suggest!) get a bike from him when I have one that is more suitable for me available. He didn't sell me the Guru, but it feels magical underneath me (thats what she said!) and he wouldn't want me to go in there and get rid of my bike just to buy one from him. Like I said he really cares about the cycling community and I believe a shop owner should. Besides, I buy a ton of other stuff from him and I know he appreciates that. Good luck with the decision, if you want more information on the Guru and what not feel free to PM me.
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He's not trying to get me to do anything I don't want to do. I walked in and told him it was time for him to make me a bike. I told him I wasn't in love with the cervelo and asked him what he thought. He talked about maybe buying a frame (Scott) from someone else and building it up, and then said that if he was going to build me something he sells he would recommend the evolo-r. I told him I would probably keep the cervelo, but he suggested I think about selling it. The thinking is that it can offset some of the cost of the guru, and that if done right, I should prefer the guru to the point that if I have it and the Caad I would probably never ride the cervelo.
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He's not trying to get me to do anything I don't want to do. I walked in and told him it was time for him to make me a bike. I told him I wasn't in love with the cervelo and asked him what he thought. He talked about maybe buying a frame (Scott) from someone else and building it up, and then said that if he was going to build me something he sells he would recommend the evolo-r. I told him I would probably keep the cervelo, but he suggested I think about selling it. The thinking is that it can offset some of the cost of the guru, and that if done right, I should prefer the guru to the point that if I have it and the Caad I would probably never ride the cervelo.
Yeah, dump that Cervelo!
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Cannondales always look so sexy......You can never go wrong with a Cannondale.
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire View Post
Cannondales always look so sexy......You can never go wrong with a Cannondale.
+1.

Unless it "doesn't" fit, objectively speaking, it's a good bike for their intended purposes.
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Originally Posted by 2ndGen View Post
Yeah, dump that Cervelo!
I was thinking I would keep it, because it is a "ride it all day" frame, but I am just not happy with it, and the longer I keep it the more value it loses. Might as well let it go to a good home.

Now, as for you cult members, I thought the Cult was CAAD, not just anything made by 'dale. If you are broadening it like that I might need to find another cult.
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If a cannondale doesnt fit you, buy a new body.
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If cannondale wanted me to have a new body, it would have been included with my CAAD 10.
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