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I Need Recommendation For Road bike Under 2000 $ For Racing

Old 10-06-14, 08:05 PM
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I Need Recommendation For Road bike Under 2000 $ For Racing

I Need Recommendation For Road bike Under 2000 $ CAD For Racing

I Live in Montreal i'm looking for Road Bike Under 2000$ Cad for racing somebody can give me suggestion please??
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You'll see a lot od CAAD 10 recommendations for good reason. Comfy, sturdy, fast, well equipped.
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Comfy, sturdy, fast, well equipped.
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What about Argon 18 Kryton 2014?
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Felt Z5 carbon 105- 1349$.
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Originally Posted by dragonbleu00 View Post
What about Argon 18 Kryton 2014?
I have an Argon 18 Krypton, I think it's a 2012 so I don't know if anything has changed. I like it very much, but it is not my race bike. For carbon it is on the heavy side and while fairly stiff it is more smooth and damped than most people want in a race bike. I use it for long solo rides where it is much less fatiguing than my race bike.

I also wanted a budget racer, and found an aluminum frame with aggressive geometry on eBay that I built up with Sram Rival, home built carbon wheels and some other bargain parts for around $1300. It's geometry allows me to put the bars a good chunk lower than I can with the Krypton on the lowest spacer without going to a goofy stem setup. Assuming you don't feel like piecing together a bike like I did I think the Caad suggestion is a good one as it is basically what I was going for.
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what about i throw a bit more for [h=1]Cannondale Synapse 5?[/h]
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Tcr Composite 2
GIANT 2014
$1,899.00




Krypton all 105 Kit #3 Men & Women
ARGON18 2013
REGULAR PRICE: $2,599.99
SPECIAL PRICE: $1,899.99





Madone 3.1 H2 Compact
TREK 2014
$1,949.99




SuperSix EVO 5 105
CANNONDALE 2014
REGULAR PRICE: $2,299.99
SPECIAL PRICE: $1,954.99





SuperSix EVO 6 105
CANNONDALE 2014
$1,999.99




CAAD10 4 Rival
CANNONDALE 2014
$1,999.99

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Caad10.
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105 or Rival?
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Originally Posted by dragonbleu00 View Post
105 or Rival?
Ride them.
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Indeed ride them. But in case it wasn't obvious.........

Depending on the kind of racing you're going to do.......highly consider aluminum (i.e. CAAD10) because the chance of you crashing with handlebars millimeters apart and tempers flaring every other race, etc......the nicest guy in racing that I know took more crashes in his 20 years of racing than he probably replaced inner tubes. It happens.

If you really want carbon, go for it. Just remember if you crash badly enough, you'll probably regret it more than aluminum.


Also, unless the deal is really good, you'll probably do better or as good on 2015 model 105 equipped bikes (at least from Cannondale) and you'll arguably get the better groupset. (5700 vs 5800)

THAT said.......get a CAAD10.
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Non Carbon? I Told Carbon was better then aluminum
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Ebay. Used. or find a club with sponsored racers and buy discards.

If you are going to race - really. You are likely to crash. So don't worry about scratches. You really want that 2lbs lighter ugly used bike over a new shiny one.

I think you should buy your own wheels and keep them bike to bike and use whatever clinchers come on the bike for training.
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Originally Posted by dragonbleu00 View Post
Non Carbon? I Told Carbon was better then aluminum
What kind of races? For crits alloy is great. For road and mountains, go carbon. Alloy tends to hold up better in crashes.
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You can buy a bike and move / save parts. So if you find a less than desirable frame with better than desirable parts - think about it. Many people save parts and use them on the next bike. You do need to decide what religion you are. Kind of like Apple or Android. Campy, SRAM or Shimano. It may not matter to you but once you go down one road, it is easier to stick with that line of components.
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Thx, i think i will start with CAAD 10 then going for next step after a year save some money
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Originally Posted by Doge View Post
Alloy tends to hold up better in crashes.
No it doesn't.

Aluminum dents pretty easily in a crash, and then it cracks or tears. Oh, and it cannot be repaired. The reason aluminum often is suggested is because it is cheaper than carbon. But nowadays, many carbon frames can be repaired for less than the cost of a new frame.

OP. Buy whatever you want. You can race on anything. Even a $500 bike with Sora parts can be raced.
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They sell those with "slammed" stems? ^
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They sell those with "slammed" stems? ^
Did your CAAD come with a slammed stem, like the Cannondales posted a few replies above?
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Originally Posted by dragonbleu00 View Post
Non Carbon? I Told Carbon was better then aluminum
There's a lot of hysteria and absurd claims made about one frame material over another. Whatever the newest one is, someone is claiming it's fragile and inferior to the older one. I personally think it's a bunch of rubbish, but no one can say for sure.

There is one thing that is for sure though - you have very high odds that at some point you will crash and destroy your bike, and replacing a $1300 aluminum bike is significantly cheaper than replacing a $2,100 or $3,500 full carbon bike. It's not disputed that carbon is more expensive to buy upfront, and more expensive to pay to replace. Even with carbon, say you destroy your frameset but most of your components can be reused, a lot of times they don't sell the full carbon frame below midlevel separately.

What I find absurd about the anti-carbon crowd is that the worst thing to have fail on your bike frame is the front fork. If anything else fails, you can usually (though not always) coast to a stop. But that front fork goes, you're down faster than your body can send neural signals to react. And "aluminum" bikes? Nearly always come with a carbon front fork. The caad10 does. So I see little point in engadging in a pointless debate on the issue.

The one thing we can all agree on is that aluminum is cheaper to replace than carbon when you inevitably crash and ruin the frame.
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