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 Post subject: Winter bike
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Hi guys.
I hope you can help me out.

I'm trying to decide on a winter bike since I've handed in my team bike (end of season).

I've looked at the Canyon bikes and at focus.
I can buy a new focus Izalco pro 4.0 for 1500€ - which seems like a pretty good deal.
The other option is buying a Canyon bike - like the ultimate AL (Di2 2012 model or perhaps the CF 2012 model) for about 2000€.

Fitting my Dura Ace 7900 SRM on the Canyon would probably be easier than the focus BB30, but I guess it's not to big a deal with adapters.

Do any of you have any experiences with these bikes, or any thoughts on other bikes I should consider?
I'm in Denmark btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:42 pm 
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Location: Slovakia
I have Focus Izalco 2010 (for sale :) ) with Shimano cranks (FSA adapter adds 52g - but it is without any problem, no cracking, no sound etc.). Izalco is very comfortable and good loking frameset, but not weight-weenie.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:29 pm 
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DarkWing wrote:
Hi guys.
I hope you can help me out.

I'm trying to decide on a winter bike since I've handed in my team bike (end of season).

I've looked at the Canyon bikes and at focus.
I can buy a new focus Izalco pro 4.0 for 1500€ - which seems like a pretty good deal.
The other option is buying a Canyon bike - like the ultimate AL (Di2 2012 model or perhaps the CF 2012 model) for about 2000€.

Fitting my Dura Ace 7900 SRM on the Canyon would probably be easier than the focus BB30, but I guess it's not to big a deal with adapters.

Do any of you have any experiences with these bikes, or any thoughts on other bikes I should consider?
I'm in Denmark btw.


Canyon Roadlite 6.0: very cheap (€999,- complete bike) 8.1 kg, best test results, looks great, it's better than some of my expensive carbon road bikes! I bought the frame and build it up myself.
My advise: Canyon AL, best test results, cheap, light, looks great, best value for money.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:57 am 
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Location: Inverclyde, Scotland
Hi dark wing

The izalco looks lovely but does not appear to have mudguard clearance. In the UK a "winter bike" would usually have mudguards otherwise winter riding is really wet and horrible. Denmark must have similar weather, you may want to have a look for an alloy frame with eyelets.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:10 pm 
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Good old CAADs can be turned into a good winter "hack" :)

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:04 am 
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I can see that the definition of winter bikes can vary a bit depending on where you live :D Here's mine... and a bit of snow in the background (1.5m to be precise). As there is now way to fit studded tyres on a road/CX bike, it has to be MTB. Oh, and the beast weighs in at *exactly* as my road bike and TT bike combined :D

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:26 am 
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Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Canyon... all the way :)

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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:28 pm 
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Check out the Surly Pacer. The frameset is well made from steel and cheap ($300 here in the US). Good geometry, fender mounts and clearance for bigger tires.

It takes 'old school' sized components (27.2 post, BSA BB) so I built mine up from my parts bin (including a wired SRM Professional).

My only indulgences were SKS Longboard mudguards and Gore Ride-on Sealed cables.

I know Surly have distribution in Sweden.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
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 Post subject: Re: Winter bike
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:04 pm 
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Hello darkwing
I second Alans comments. Where i live, the classic winter trainer is Ribble cycles audax/winter frame. Has mudguard eyelets, is solid, rides really well and is cheap!
http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/road-t ... ibbfraw220
They even do a carbon version now.
Aidee


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