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Giant, Trek or Cannondale

Old 05-21-12, 07:44 AM
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Giant, Trek or Cannondale

Need advice again on replacement bike, I ride about a 80-100km ride on saturday with mates! Rides are mainly flat, some minor hills

Last giant bike written off thanks to a car who failed to stop.

Bike 2012 options

Trek Madone 5.9 di2
Cannondale Supersix ultegra di2
Giant TCR Advanced 0 di2

Please advise which you recommend and why?

Thanks
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Old 05-21-12, 07:50 AM
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No one is going to be able to answer this for you. You're looking at 3 fantastic, high end bikes, all will be comparable in terms of build quality. This means it will come down to frame geometry and look which are personnel preference.

Personally, I would pick the Cannondale because I've always loved the brand. But I saw a guy riding a madone next to me at a light and I must say, that is a damn sexy bike. Ride all 3, pick the one that keeps you up at night thinking about it.
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Old 05-21-12, 07:51 AM
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Havin not ridden any of them, I think the TCR is the nicest looking.
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Old 05-21-12, 07:55 AM
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You cant loose with this group, but the Giant looks the best of the 3.
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It's personal taste and fit.

You gotta ride them and let you're body decide.
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Old 05-21-12, 08:16 AM
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cannondale.
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Old 05-21-12, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
It's personal taste and fit.

You gotta ride them and let you're body decide.
You won't know and it's useless to even ask, if you haven't test-ridden any of them!

Just like a woman, it's all in how the bike makes you feel...
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Old 05-21-12, 08:52 AM
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If I was going to spend that much I'd go for something different. I've been lusting after a Crumpton for years. Plus it would be a completely custom frame.
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Originally Posted by 1stedition View Post
Giant, Trek or Cannondale?
yes.
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Old 05-21-12, 09:30 AM
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dear God a botto sighting...
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Old 05-21-12, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JustinNY View Post
Ride all 3, pick the one that keeps you up at night thinking about it.
^ this.
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Old 05-21-12, 11:37 AM
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With the funds in this range that you're looking at, it leaves you a an open area where there's a lot to choose from aside from these three, but if had to be these three then I would certianly go with the Cannondale!
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Old 05-21-12, 11:44 AM
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I have ridden the Madone with that build and I loved it, it rode great plus it actually has an Ultegra crankset instead of the Cannondale's FSA, which if I were going to pony up for Ultegra Di2 I would want to have the matching crankset. I like the colors of the Madone too, black and white on the Cannondale is so blah. I don't know squat about the Giant.
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Old 05-22-12, 12:21 AM
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Buy the Di2! I test rode a Supersix and the only one in my size with Di2. OMG it was sweet. But I just couldn't imagine forking out $1300 for Di2. As others have said, you can't go wrong with any of those rides.
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Old 05-22-12, 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by dayday82 View Post
cannondale.
+1
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Old 05-22-12, 02:16 PM
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Well since Lance an I ride Trek's you should go with a Trek....I'm sure everyone on BF would agree with me.
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I had a Giant TCR Advanced ISP and a Trek Madone 5.2. The Giant is stiffer, just as stiff as my SL3. I would go with the Giant, also looks better.
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I'd buy the one with the lowest profile in my town (in other words, whichever one was least common)... assuming it fit. But that's just me.
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Test rode the Trek today - not for me, although impressed with Di2

I read a great review today for the TCR 0, but am struggling to find a review for the Cannondale Supersix Ulegra Di2 (not EVO) - has any one seen a review or taken one for a ride.

I will ride the TCR and Supersix on Sat.

Thanks for your feedback to date.
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Originally Posted by 1stedition View Post
Test rode the Trek today - not for me, although impressed with Di2

I read a great review today for the TCR 0, but am struggling to find a review for the Cannondale Supersix Ulegra Di2 (not EVO) - has any one seen a review or taken one for a ride.

I will ride the TCR and Supersix on Sat.

Thanks for your feedback to date.
Ended up buying the TCR over the Dale - better fit

Thanks for your comments and feedback!
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