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 Post subject: Bike frames sub 900g
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 1:59 am 
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Pardon my newbiness, but I was wondering if there was a thread discussing highend frames. I apologize in advance if something like this has already been discussed. I'm always interested in the newest and latest, preferably from European brands, in search of that perfect all around bike that may not exist. I've ridden a Look 695, Wilier Cento SL, Storck Fenomalist, BMC SLR01, Cervelo S3, Wilier Cento, Wilier GT. So far I really like the Wilier, but there seem to be so many other great bikes out there that I've never tried like BH Ultra Light, Pinarello Dogma (not so light, but a lot of cache), Orbea Orca, Bianchi Oltre, Ridley FB and of course the wilier 0.7. Curious to know other people's take. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 3:30 am 
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I'd rather ride and race my Caad-10 which can be sub 14.5 over any of the names that you mentioned.
But then again...you probably drive a Ferrari and I don't.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:59 pm 
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Just get a stock EVO Red, 52cm was 14.2 with garbage parts(stem, HB, SP, seat, ect.) Most shops will sell you one for around $4700, alot yes but now you got a dumb light frame/fork to build upoun.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 4:16 pm 
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If you're looking at the higher end of the scale, with a view towards all-round capabilities, then perhaps you can consider the Cyfac Absolu II or the Colnago C59.


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C59 is a possibility. Don't love lugged bikes. Will check out Cyfac.


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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:27 pm 
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I wish the whole world used metric :(

How much is 14.5 lbs?

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6,58kg Dov.

with a SuperSIX Evo it's easy. I have a Caad10 at 6,73kg and still have some weight to shave of, using a Rival front derailleur for example.

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About 6.5kg

Unfortunately, not much of a trek specialized cannondale fan. Probably because I grew up with those brands, so I think of them as "done that" even though the products have completely evolved. Probably the same reason I dont drive American (and that may get me into trouble).


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Actually the better question may be alternate sub 900g frames.


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 Post subject: Re: Bike frames sub 900g
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:45 am 
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...sub 900g in what size?
...can we include custom on the list, or limited to only what you (OP) listed in the first post?
...Current (2012+) models only?

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z5 sl.. :idea:

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Dov wrote:
I wish the whole world used metric :(

How much is 14.5 lbs?



About 2lbs toO much

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Would like to keep the bikes post 2010 and yes, the list can stray from what I've listed. As for 2lbs too heavy, i would rather spend the money on more bikes rather than ultra light uber expensive bike parts.


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For instance, i am perfectly happy with an all 2012 red group or my SR group with Mavic CCUs 3T cockpit and look keo blades.


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While I agree losing 2 lbs is worth thousands, the marginal difference to me after a certain point is diminishing. So for instance spending the money on carbon chainrings and other exotic bits and pieces is less worth it to me. I personally would rather try as many bikes as possible and get a flavor of how it rides.


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