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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Hiya,

some of you may have read my review on Lightweight Mielensteins, which has prompted me to build a lightweight climber's bike.

I need some help choosing the frame...

All in all, I need it to be stiff and light - I don't need aero, tons of compliance, etc...

I currently ride a Giant Propel and I like the geometry.

Frames/bikes I am considering:

Cervelo R5 - can get a used 2014 one at a good price
BMC Teammachine SLR01 - not a true climbers bike, again, I can get a 2014 frameset at a good price
Fuji SL Elite - I can get the frameset at standard price, have read good stuff
Cannondale SuperSix EVO HiMod
Giant TCR - I have good relations with the LBS, but the frameset (advanced SL) seems heavy?
Bianchi Specialissima - costs 2x as much as the other options, plus I don't like the look of the rear dropouts... so not really considering it
Look Huez RS - like the look, not sure of the pricing on the frameset?

Sooo.... any advice?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:24 pm 
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Have you considered a Colnago C60?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:33 pm 
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C60 is too heavy, and I'm not a big fan of lugged design...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:36 pm 
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If you only care about light and stiff, you would be hard pressed to beat a Trek Emonda SLR @ $3,000 for the frameset.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:40 pm 
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I am in Europe and Trek pricing is usually higher here (say equivalent of 4000 USD - import fees, taxes, etc.).


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:47 pm 
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What kind of bike geometry do you currently have and/or want?

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something light

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:13 am 
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Also depends on budget. If OP can get a R5 for a good price and the geometry works, that is a good option.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:18 am 
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mike001100 wrote:
Hiya,
Giant TCR - I have good relations with the LBS, but the frameset (advanced SL) seems heavy?



i'm curious to know what's the weight for a size XS and S for the Advanced SL


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:42 am 
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Not to throw another name in the hat but that Felt FR1 is a heck of a frameset.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:59 am 
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addictR1 wrote:
mike001100 wrote:
Hiya,
Giant TCR - I have good relations with the LBS, but the frameset (advanced SL) seems heavy?



i'm curious to know what's the weight for a size XS and S for the Advanced SL


viewtopic.php?f=3&t=135755&start=15#p1192584

a few complete frameset weights in that thread.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:30 am 
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To add further confusion...
Focus Izalco Max, they're light, the geometry is reasonably aggressive.

Scott Addict?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:26 am 
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Thank you for the replies.

Scott Addict SL is something I would consider.
Izalco Max I would also consider, though it lacks a bit of "flair" for me
Felt is a bit difficult to get...

I like the geo on my propel (size M), the only thing I question is after a bike fit, I have the saddle all the way forward (feels right to me). I don't feel like downsizing to an S though...

The Emonda is probably the best choice in terms of weight, but I don't really like the "bowed out" top tube...

In terms of looks, I like the Cannondale best.

I can get the R5 frameset for around $1700, not sure if that's a good deal? Has anything changed with the R5 between 2014 and 2016? I know there is a new model now with a shorter headtube...


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:53 am 
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Hi, I'm french, sorry if my English is not perfect..

I have actually a R5 from 2014, I'm a climber, I do a lot of mountain in the Alpes where I have a second house and I can tell you it's a perfect frame to climb and climb and climb... :D
You can make a very lightweight bike with it, with my mountain wheels my final weight is 5,350kg.

After a friend of mine have an Izalco max and it is also a very good frame for mountain.


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