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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:17 pm 
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After summer I might get a new frame after almost 2 years with my Time RXRS and pass on to it all of its components.

These are the pretenders. I am looking for a rigid and good climber frame.

My actual components on my Time are:

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Lightweight tubular wheels
SRAM Red 2012 group
TRP 970 brakes


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:24 pm 
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Clearly you spare no expense with your bikes and enjoy having the most high-end stuff.

With that in mind, I'd probably say you'll get more satisfaction out of upgraded to a custom, one-of-a-kind frame, specifically made for you... rather than just these run-of-the-mill stock frames. If you're going to be dropping so much on a frameset, might as well have it custom built to your exact size and fit, with custom tubing and custom paint and graphics. From first hand experience, I can only suggest Parlee.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:37 pm 
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the are no Parlee dealers where I live...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:42 pm 
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My vote goes to SL4 SW, since I am getting one myself for next season. It's worth waiting for 2013, since the new paintwork is AWESOME! (Check in specialized 2013 topic on forum)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:16 pm 
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Evo Hi-mod for sure. Get the bare carbon one or strip it and have the logos redone to your taste.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:31 pm 
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That TIME is a beauty , I can't imagine leaving it for anything, does it lack something that the other options will give you ? Is it not very WW?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Personally non of the mentioned frames look as good as the TIME you have now. Beautiful machine. I don't think you will tell any significant differences from upgrading this frame unless it really doesn't fit you. If the frame is the right size maybe just get a pro fit to put yourself in the most powerful and comfortable position if you have some $ burning a hole in you pocket :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:41 am 
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Honestly, it's like choosing between Lambo, Ferrari and Porsche. Each is great, each has its own pros and cons. As a fan of Cervelo, I advice you to buy R5. I would consider Parlee and Simplon as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:33 am 
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plpete wrote:
Personally non of the mentioned frames look as good as the TIME you have now. I don't think you will tell any significant differences from upgrading this frame unless it really doesn't fit you.

+100

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:43 pm 
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+ many.

+ if you go for either Ca or Sp, Your bike will look boring as hell (personal opinion)...

Louis :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:04 pm 
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I'm pretty much a pure climber and I ride a Scott Foil. I'd personally go for a Scott Foil HMX frame, or even a BMC Impec. I also like the look of the BMC Time Machine Road (TMR01). I'm not a weight weenie though and I understand that weight is one of your main considerations - I'd say the Scott is a frame you should consider nonetheless.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:01 pm 
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Leave this thread up long enough, and you'll eventually get everybody recommending pretty much every single high-end frame available.

Most the people that will suggest X frame over Y frame, and just giving you their personal opinion also, and have no first hand experience owning/riding the bike. So, you might as well just get what YOU like the most.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:43 pm 
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if you are a fashion weenie keep the TIME.

here is a comparison test of all the frames you are considering buying.


http://www.roadbike.de/test/bikes/im-ro ... 5636.9.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:37 pm 
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So, you might as well just get what YOU like the most.


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Buy whatever that rocks your boat. You don't have to be a people pleaser, at the end of the day it's your a*s that's on the saddle.
Heck, buy them all if you can afford it. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:46 pm 
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2011 wrote:
Leave this thread up long enough, and you'll eventually get everybody recommending pretty much every single high-end frame available.

Most the people that will suggest X frame over Y frame, and just giving you their personal opinion also, and have no first hand experience owning/riding the bike. So, you might as well just get what YOU like the most.


Agreed. It's unlikely that you will find anyone who has ridden all three frames you are considering, and even if you did, that would just be one person's opinion, and we all know that one bike that is loved by one rider is not necessarily going be be loved by another rider.

I have the R5 VWD and think it is a truly amazing frame - stiff as hell where it needs to be, maintains comfort for the long haul, crisp handling but also very stable at speed and a breeze no-handed, light as just about any WW would demand, and (I have saved the best for last) descends like no other bike I have ridden - this frame it truly confidence inspiring. Slap on a pair of low-profile wheels (I run Zipp 101s for training) and 25's (I run GP4000S) and it's an unfair advantage on the descents.

On relatively flat solo rides or breakaway efforts it's not as slippery as an aero frame, but that's about it's only downside IMHO. Of course, I haven't ridden the other frames, so perhaps I would be even more impressed with them if given the chance to ride them.

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