Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 09-05-00, 09:16 AM
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Am interested in buying a new road bike. Currently am riding a tommassini slx. Am interested in the following bikes. Any helpful information on ride characteristics,quality of finish,ect. would be greatly appreicated. Coppi/Millennium, Carrera/Hercules RC, Cinelli/Starship. Thanks
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Wilier

Hi. You are missing the italian Wilier " Mortirolo Scandium " : light and beautiful.

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i am thinking of the cannandale r600 myself...its about $1400 with mostly shimano 105 components, any thoughts on this choice, it will be my first road bike?

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New Road Bike

I've done quite a bit of research.
Rqmts: 105 Components, AL frame, carbon fork. low price

Here's what I found:

In order of increasing price
Fuji Robaiux
GT ZR3
Giant (forget it, 3 sizes of frame only..)
Trek 2300
Cannondale R600

I'm leaning toward the GT for a couple of reasons:
1: Bike shop near house AND they lowered price to $1200.
2: Looks like ALL 105 Components.
3: Triple chain ring.
4: PRICE
5: PRICE
6: PRICE..

Any comments ?
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Well, this is a common question and one not easily answered.

wa2edn has listed a list of frames. Take note many if not all of those are low price as they use "cheap" staright gauge aluminum. Not the higher grade that was previously asked.

The question was asking for preference on some frames as the person is used to an SLX frame. Well, SLX is a pretty stiff frame and yours may even have a nice steel fork. Most bikes now, especially those listed will have a full carbon fork and will feature double or triple multi shaped tubed aluminum. They will be stiff in general but everyone interprets everything different. You may be happier with a more "conventional" steel machine or a less lighter aluminum machine for durability. Again this depends on your riding style and purpose.

Feel free to email me direct for more input - sports@bulltek.com

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Originally Posted by Diazruanova View Post
Hi. You are missing the italian Wilier " Mortirolo Scandium " : light and beautiful.

Enrique
I agree.
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I agree.
Holy Necro THread!
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Not quite 10 years. What, you couldn't wait another 3 weeks?
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