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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2015 5:39 pm 
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Hi guys, i am having an itch to build another bike.

I am a 35 years old cyclist with about 5 years riding time.
My current road bikes consist of Trek Domane and a Dogma F8.
I just ride for leisure and a century once every 2 months.

Currently, i could get either a new colnago c60 or a second BMC team machine SLR01 at a great price.
Which one of these should i get for my next bike?
An input from anyone who has ridden both bikes would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 12:33 pm 
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Since you don't "need" a high performance bike anyway, I'd say get the one that looks better in your opinion.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 2:21 pm 
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If you want a frame to keep for many years then C60. If you just wany to try something new in order to replace it after a few months then SLR01.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 3:04 pm 
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For sure the C60 for your riding. The BMC would only win if you were going to race it, maybe.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 7:02 pm 
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how about a c60 disc / shimano hydraulic etc.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:28 pm 
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Definitely the BMC over the Colnago since you already have a cool Italian bike. You need to get a bike representing a different county or at least painted in that country. After the BMC I'd go for something French or German then repeat but remember to get the C60 once Italian is next. Somewhere in there get a Giant or Spesh. When you are fluent then go custom.

In all seriousness I would if I could get away with it have 2-3 bikes and rotate out a bike each year but I tend to keep what I have for at least 4-5 years. So I guess my jabs at you were out of admiration and jealousy. Good for you but seriously consider custom. It may save you some money in the long run.


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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2015 11:11 pm 
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Your current two bikes are quite different, one race bike and one an endurance bike. I think you need to decide what you want the bike to be and what you are more comfortable riding, answering that question will be a huge help in choosing your next bike.

I ride a Colnago c59 which has identical geometry to the c60, it's great at climbing maybe due to the shorter chain stay, but that's only one facet, it's also very comfortable for long rides in the saddle. C60 is as good as it gets in my opinion, but a more relaxed bike might possibly track better on fast straight line descents. Also the Colnago is fairly expensive.

i'd let the geometry help guide you. it's one of the most important elements in making the decision.

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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 12:37 am 
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How about a steel road bike?


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:48 am 
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My vote would be for the C60 or perhaps to give you something different as RB mentioned what about Ti or SS.........??

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