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

Old 08-30-13, 06:16 PM
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If you were buying a bike today.....what would be your pick????

You know how we always want something more than what we have......human nature to a big degree rather than necessity. But right now if I had up to $5k to spend on a road bike I would be looking hard at the Orca M50 11 speed in the Euskaltel team color!

What would you be picking as your next ride???

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Old 08-30-13, 06:46 PM
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I would get a "new to me" Orca from around 2007 in orange and black. I really like the looks of those. Failing that, I might look to replace my Lemond Zurich with one from 2007 when the frames were all carbon. I am not a big fan of pressed in bottom brackets.
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Baum Coretto - almost exactly like this matte black/pink. but with less pink...kinda Rapha style

I realize that this is a frame >5k but if you give me 5K that i can onll spend on a bike i would put to towards this and make up the difference. I have a new SRAM red group that is about to go on my crit bike and i have some reynolds tubulars so i'd be all set to go
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Old 08-30-13, 07:57 PM
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I've always wanted a Kuota or a Lapierre. In the last couple years, I could add a Canyon to the list. I love the Trek my wife bought me last year, so I don't need anything better.
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Old 08-30-13, 09:49 PM
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If you were buying a bike today.....what would be your pick????
Well, if I could also be 90lbs lighter, I'd pick a 1986 Trek "600" (just like I had, before moving up to Fairbanks, AK) -- with the tri-color Shimano components. If...
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Old 08-30-13, 09:49 PM
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Doubt it's under the $5K threshold, but I'd pick the 2014 Orca M22. Assuming that one is out of the price range, I'd opt for the 2014 Roubaix SL4 Pro Race.
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Me too
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Why stop at $5K?

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I don't know what I'd get for sure, but I'd be checking out high-end aluminum from Cannondale and Specialized. I prefer aluminum because my bike is regularly locked to a bike rack and sometimes gets banged around a little bit around the seat tube and chain stays if it tips over on the rack from wind or accidentally from others using the rack.
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Old 08-31-13, 05:28 AM
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Probably a custom bishop, Baum, or maybe a new Breadwinner.

IF a plastic bike, then a BMC team machine, or perhaps a Parlee.
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