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If you were buying a bike today.....what would be your pick????

Old 08-31-13, 06:45 AM
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I'd start here abouts

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Old 08-31-13, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
Why stop at $5K?

Trek Speed Concept 9.9

I like its invisible spokes...
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Old 08-31-13, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Astrozombie View Post
Nothing as I have not earned it yet
If that was the case, I would still be riding my 1984 Schwinn Traveler - Did love that bike!
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Old 08-31-13, 07:52 AM
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Colnago Master Light. I've wanted one since the 90's
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Old 08-31-13, 07:54 AM
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Originally Posted by lenA View Post
I'd start here abouts

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Originally Posted by kahoon View Post
Parlee

This. I want Ykson wheels and tires though.
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Old 08-31-13, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by AdelaaR View Post
Why stop at $5K?

Trek Speed Concept 9.9

Bike with integrated poop sock?
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Old 08-31-13, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by SirHustlerEsq View Post
This. I want Ykson wheels and tires though.
Is this the end of the world? Someone wants Mavic wheels? I thought I've seen everything...
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Old 08-31-13, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by gsa103 View Post
Bike with integrated poop sock?
It's got integrated everything so why not, right?
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Old 08-31-13, 11:55 AM
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I can think of several CF bikes I'd love to have, but at the end of the day, if I had cash in hand for a bike it'd be between a:

-Cannondale EVO
-Cannondale CAAD10

I know they are vastly different, but I love my CAAD10 so much. I'd just buy a new one for the sake of newer components and wheels. In fact, if I had 5K just for bikes in general, I'd buy myself a set of Lightweight Meilenstein wheels, S-Works Classic handlebars, Ritchey W260 stem, Ritchey Superlogic Seatpost, and a S-Works Romin saddle. That, or Campy Super Record EPS for my CAAD10.

Although I could really use a TT/Tri bike...
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Old 08-31-13, 02:49 PM
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If we are strictly talking around the $5k budget then I'd get one of these:



If budget was unlimited (crossing fingers I win the lottery) then I'd go a few steps up to this:



Being eyeballing a TT/Tri as my next bike to compete in some local Time Trials (for training) and to use in Tri's and the occasional Duathlon.

I'd get rid of the stock wheels and get some Tri-Spoke or some nice carbon HED racing wheels.
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Old 09-01-13, 01:13 AM
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so many to choose from, but I would look at custom...landshark, crumpton, or parlee to start.
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Old 09-01-13, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
Custom Ti Holland Exo-Grid, SR, with Enve all around (although the Di2 looks sweet)


Me too.
This is the one I test rode a few months ago.
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Or I'd ride around on this piece of art.
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Old 09-01-13, 10:34 AM
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^ Both bikes are very worth of the term "art".
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Old 09-01-13, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike F View Post
If that was the case, I would still be riding my 1984 Schwinn Traveler - Did love that bike!
I still am riding a Schwinn Traveler.


If I had $5k to spend on a new bike, I'd probably get a Lynskey.
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Old 09-01-13, 12:02 PM
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The Kona Zone looks pretty good. Room for 32mm tires (or less with fenders), healthy bb drop, tapered steerer, 105 drivetrain for $1500.

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Old 09-01-13, 12:36 PM
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Colnago C59 or M10. Can't decide which I want.
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Bike today for $5K

I just did,
Volagi Liscio2 (the first carbon road bike with disc brakes) w/ Ultegra Di2
There is not a better value in new technology, endurance-mile comfort and good stiffness/raciness that stops on a dime! I love it!
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Old 09-01-13, 03:24 PM
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SuperSix Evo w/ Ultegra Di2 should fit right under 5k.
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Old 09-01-13, 03:39 PM
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I'd probably get another Roubaix .... I have a 2012 SL3 and have no reason to upgrade it.

Maybe I should spend the money on some Enve wheels and a Quarq power meter. That should take care of 5 grand.
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Old 09-01-13, 03:51 PM
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I'd lick this
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​I already have a nice bike, ha-ha! However a nice set of wheels would be a plus to upgrade mines.
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Old 09-01-13, 04:25 PM
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Old 09-01-13, 05:03 PM
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Well, I just built up a Van Dessel Rivet with Centaur. I am very happy with it, despite it rolling on old wheels. But WTH, if I'm spending imaginary money, might as well put Record and a set of Boras on that puppy.
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