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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:18 pm 
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Hi everybody,

I´m on the market to buy a new frame. I live in a hilly region and I like to climb, so I think those two frames represent the specifications I am searching.
Other positive question is that I think it´s very easy to sell them in the future.

My lbs is offering me a Focus Izalco Max, but I don´t like it ´cause it doesn´t have internal cable routing and it doesn´t have the same appreciation to second hand market in the future.

My budget is 3.000-3.500€

What do you think? Alternatives?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Having owned both the R5 and Tarmac, I'd say it's a toss-up. I sold the R5 though and am sticking with the Tarmac. It's has a bit beefier feel to me but both climb extremely well.

I think the Tarmac was shorter in the head tube so I was able to get a lower/racier position in the front with this frame.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:19 am 
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I compared these two bikes and I decided to choose the new Tarmac. The reason is that Tarmac is more all-arround bike, very good for climbing and I find it more beautiful.
I think R5 is overpriced since I could not find any advantages to justify the expensive price.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:26 am 
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If you are compiling a shortlist of the most dullest and uninspiring bicycle brands there are, you missed off Trek.

Specialized - Cervelo - Trek

My point being ... there are lots of other brands out there. Looking for one with the best geometry for you is always a good starting point.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:29 am 
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Can someone just ban Valbrona please? I have never seen him coming up with a comment that is not condescending.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:52 pm 
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Valbrona wrote:
If you are compiling a shortlist of the most dullest and uninspiring bicycle brands there are, you missed off Trek.

Specialized - Cervelo - Trek

My point being ... there are lots of other brands out there. Looking for one with the best geometry for you is always a good starting point.



I understand your point of view, but I don't want a frame for all of my life, with the best carbon or made it by craftsmen in small companies, I just want a good frame for two or three years that can be easy sell in the future, and those two represents this.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:15 pm 
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If it is a consideration you can get the S-Works in disc set up, which might be worth a consideration if you live in a hilly area (at the end you also need to come down :-) )...and I guess resale should be good as there is very few disc brake bikes on the market


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BCSS wrote:
If it is a consideration you can get the S-Works in disc set up, which might be worth a consideration if you live in a hilly area (at the end you also need to come down :-) )...and I guess resale should be good as there is very few disc brake bikes on the market


Yes, you're right, disc brakes are the future


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:38 am 
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I think rim brakes might be Coke Classic.

Get the bike you want to ride more when you look at it. They both ride very well.

Valbrona is a troll.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:07 am 
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Disc brakes haven't even been accepted in the cross community where they are actually needed and beneficial. I think it will be quite a few years till they are standard on road bikes.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:42 am 
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spookyload wrote:
Disc brakes haven't even been accepted in the cross community where they are actually needed and beneficial. I think it will be quite a few years till they are standard on road bikes.


Keen to hear why, in order not to hijack this post I created one focused on the topic,

...they hyperactive moderator on this forum now moved the discussion to here viewtopic.php?f=3&t=122430&start=60


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