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 Post subject: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:25 am 
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I am a racer on a budget and I am in the market for a new race frame my options are.

2005 Giant TCR Advanced
2012 Cannondale CAAD10
2012 Specialized Allez OSBB

Opinions?


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:27 am 
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Allez if you want a blacked out bike otherwise CAAD10 frameset.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:41 am 
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That's a no brainer CAAD 10.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:13 am 
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The CAAD is fantastic, blows the other two out of the water from experience


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:49 pm 
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everybody on this forum loves the caad10, possibly for good reason,
go with the frame that fits best !
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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:49 pm 
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even as a giant devotee .id say the dale if it fits

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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:31 pm 
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The best deal is a sponsored rider's current year bike he/she is looking to sell at the end of the year, because he/she gets new bikes every season. Look for one of those. I've seen very very nice bikes with for sale signs posted at the local races.

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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:51 am 
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When I saw the thread title I immediately thought CAAD9. If you can afford the 10 then I wouldn't hesitate.

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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:59 pm 
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Specialized.

I had an old aluminum S-Works E5 frameset and it was an awesome race bike. It was better than the Caad 9 that replaced it (I broke the S-Works.)


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:12 pm 
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Have you broken the CAAD that has replaced it yet? ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:39 pm 
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It's not on your list but how about having a look at the Planet-X Team Aluminum frame?


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:04 pm 
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Giant TCR SL alloy.

200g lighter (and better looking) than a caad10 while being a VERY stiff and responsive frame


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 5:09 am 
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kman wrote:
When I saw the thread title I immediately thought CAAD9. If you can afford the 10 then I wouldn't hesitate.


Unable to find a 10 at a reasonable price and in proper paint I ended up just getting a 9 which is much cheaper.
Frame and fork aren't the lightest but I still ended up at 14.95 lbs which for a 9 is pretty good since it's all standard red parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:15 am 
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There are some older Ridley alu numbers kicking around. I have a Scandium and it's a great frame, handmade in Belgium, and you can find it for around 300-400 eur from time to time.


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 Post subject: Re: Budget Race Frame
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 11:59 am 
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Out of interest, whare are you guys getting these frames, CAAD10 and Alez are only available as full bikes in the UK?

Shame as I'd quite like to get a new frame and fork, but the only options are:

Cheep: Kinesis, P-X alu
Chinese: P-X carbon, Ribble
Super high end: Felt F1, SuperSix EVO

There's not many options for a mid-priced frame from one of the big manufacturers, which is a shame as I'd really like something like a standard supersix or Felt F5 if they offered a frame arround £700.


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