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Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 02:15 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

Good catch. Yes, it is angled down. I often ride...

Good catch. Yes, it is angled down. I often ride in aero position, it's just more comfortable for me---but never in a group ride---which is why the seat is down a bit. It relieves pressure. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

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Here it is....my Bianchi Infinito with........dura ace. Picked it up yesterday...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-18, 06:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,581
Posted By Theotis

Very nice. I am about to buy an Infinito as...

Very nice. I am about to buy an Infinito as well.... I can't decide the color choice and whether to get disc brakes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-18, 07:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

That's great...I'm not so lucky. I am looking to...

That's great...I'm not so lucky. I am looking to get a pair of Aeolus pro 5 wheels instead of the 3....I test rode a SLR 6 and Madone 9 on Friday and like the Madone better, even though I didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 04:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

Thanks for the help. I like your suggestion about...

Thanks for the help. I like your suggestion about the SL and dura ace...I would looking to get Aeolus Pro 3 or 5 wheels, they are highly-rated and since they are Trek, I could get them at a cheaper...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

So perhaps they've brought some stuff back to the...

So perhaps they've brought some stuff back to the US? Otherwise, I'm not convinced on the hook you're getting.[/QUOTE]

Not really a hook...he mentioned where it was manufactured in passing, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

Update on SL v. SLR strength

I am test-riding a SLR 7 on Friday, but spoke with the owner of a shop today. He said the SLR's 700 carbon is military grade---a tighter, stronger and lighter weave---and the government would not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

That makes sense.....and the result in this...

That makes sense.....and the result in this situation (SLR v. SL) is?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-18, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

[QUOTE=RShantz;20270924]I have an SLR & love it. ...

[QUOTE=RShantz;20270924]I have an SLR & love it. However, if you couldn't tell the difference I wouldn't spend the extra $'s. I'd also suspect the SLR is less durable. Normally lighter weight does...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

True, but I was asking about the feel of the...

True, but I was asking about the feel of the bike, as well as durability, which would not be obvious right way. I don't purchase bikes very often, I really want to get one that lasts.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

I put about 2500 miles on my SLR 9 and 3000-ish...

I put about 2500 miles on my SLR 9 and 3000-ish on an SL 7 over my demo/trial periods (work at a shop) and they're both great rides. Longest ride on both was a century (ironically the same course...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-18, 06:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,889
Posted By Theotis

Trek Emonda SLR v. SL

Looking for help in deciding between a Trek Emonda SLR 6 or a SL7....the 7 does have di2 and better wheels...but I was wonder about the difference between the SLR and 700 Series OCLV Carbon v. the SL...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

Too funny.

Too funny.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 07:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

That all makes sense, thanks.

That all makes sense, thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

That all makes sense, thanks!

That all makes sense, thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

Thanks for the input. I planned to ride all three...

Thanks for the input. I planned to ride all three starting this weekend and will look to cover rough roads. My question regarding the gruppo was to help me decide if the other variables---ride, fit,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

I agree with you, Wifi and Seattle Forrest, if I...

I agree with you, Wifi and Seattle Forrest, if I do replace the wheels, I would look to purchase from bike store with a credit for the wheels that come on the bike. As for the type of wheels, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

It depends on the bike. I'm looking at Bianchi...

It depends on the bike. I'm looking at Bianchi Infinito (Ultegra), Trek Domane SL8 (Dura-ace) and Cannondale Synpase Carbon (Dura-ace). None of the wheelsets or saddles on these bikes are bad (from...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

Actually, it's more of the max. cost my wife has...

Actually, it's more of the max. cost my wife has agreed to....I'm debating whether to get ultegra and use the savings on upgrades in other areas such as wheelset, seat, etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-18, 06:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,273
Posted By Theotis

Dura-Ace v. Ultegra

Ok, I know this is a basic question, but is the difference between dura-ace and ultegra big enough to justify an extra $500+ I'm getting a new bike---I've narrowed it down to three---and looking a...
03-15-18, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,742
Posted By Theotis

Thanks. I've ridden Bianchi for a while....my...

Thanks. I've ridden Bianchi for a while....my first "real" bike was a Bianchi Premio I got in 1987. Actually, I have already set up a test ride at BSG, but thanks for looking it up. They don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By Theotis

Yep, I really like the look of the Bianchi (and...

Yep, I really like the look of the Bianchi (and history), but I don't want to be blind, but want the best bike for the price. That said, my first "real" bike was a Bianchi I got in 1989....I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By Theotis

From reading numerous reviews (and in my...

From reading numerous reviews (and in my opinion), it seems Bianchi has the best looks, Cannondale the best overall components (at the same pricepoint), and Trek has the.....market? Regardless, thank...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 06:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By Theotis

I will refresh...hoping to test ride this...

I will refresh...hoping to test ride this weekend. Thank you for the advice!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-18, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By Theotis

I will, thank you for the advice!

I will, thank you for the advice!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-18, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,296
Posted By Theotis

Trek Domane SL 8 v. Cannondale Synapse v. Bianchi Infinito CV

(New to BikeForums and may have first posted in the area.) I'm getting a new bike and after a lot of searching on the world wide web (and looking at my bank account), I've narrowed it down to these...
03-11-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,742
Posted By Theotis

I have to admit, the thought of buying an Italian...

I have to admit, the thought of buying an Italian bike and one that isn't seen a lot is appealing to me. However, I'm also practical and want the best components, bike and service I can afford.
03-11-18, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,742
Posted By Theotis

I wil be riding on the road only, although...

I wil be riding on the road only, although sometimes on rough road. I was looking at endurance bikes because I prefer longer rides and a "comfort" fit over a racing geometry.

As for level, I'm...
03-09-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,742
Posted By Theotis

Bianchi Infinito CV v. Trek SLR6 v. Specialized Roubaix

Getting a new bike and after a lot of searching on the world wide web (and looking at my bank account), I've narrowed it down to these three bikes. Of course, I will test ride all three of them, but...
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