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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:31 pm 
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Shame that you've been put off 'dale, they make some great bikes imo. If disc is a must it's obviously going to reduce your options greatly, but I can see why you like the idea being a brit myself :)

If you are looking at possible non disc options the new Solace from scott looks good, though I've not yet seen one myself, also the Bianchi Infinito CV may be worth a look -Thus far all our customers who rode it have ordered one!


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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:23 am 
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Just go and buy a giant defy....sort of riding you are doing would be ideal...no idea why you feel need for discs.

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 Post subject: Discs
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:05 am 
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..are for the high mountain descents, a second road bike or foul weather road bike. Nothing else.

The Shimano road levers did not feel or look right to me and Ive owned the top spec disc brake system on my old BMC mountain bike. Sure XTR was buttery smooth but eventual pad build up and weather temperamental rotors were enough for me to not want it on a road bike with tighter tolerances, susceptible to more amplified noise on ones carbon rig.

Get a real road bike and leave the rotor stuff to MTB and CX.

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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:02 pm 
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carbonLORD wrote:
Get a real road bike and leave...


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 Post subject: Re: Discs
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:58 pm 
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carbonLORD wrote:
..are for the high mountain descents, a second road bike or foul weather road bike. Nothing else.

The Shimano road levers did not feel or look right to me and Ive owned the top spec disc brake system on my old BMC mountain bike. Sure XTR was buttery smooth but eventual pad build up and weather temperamental rotors were enough for me to not want it on a road bike with tighter tolerances, susceptible to more amplified noise on ones carbon rig.

Get a real road bike and leave the rotor stuff to MTB and CX.


A foul weather road bike is called a "road bike" in the UK...


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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:59 pm 
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If I go non disc the Domane would be the first bike I'd look at.


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 Post subject: Re: Next build
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What about the BMC Granfondo?

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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 11:22 am 
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No need to quote the above

Oh, I had missed that. My bad, looks nice. Will seek one out for a peek in person


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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:51 am 
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Pharmstrong wrote:
carbonLORD wrote:
Get a real road bike and leave...


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...the disc for CX and MTB.

Roll your eyes all you like just don't show up to a group ride or crit with that thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:24 am 
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Why, will all the other small minded fashionistas tell me to get a 'real' bike too? :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Next build
PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Anyway. back to my real current question, which is that (and lets say no disc brakes to keep everyone happy), assuming the same fit and geomtery is achievable, can I get a similar ride/comfort level from a Ti frame with Enve "bits" as from a Domane?


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