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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:01 pm 
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Hi,

I'm looking at a build based on a Canondale six evo frame. I love the geometry of my caad 8 commuting bike (61cm, slammed -17 degree stem) and I want to upgrade my best bike which has compact geo. My question is, are there any alternatives in the same price range/weight bracket? The only evo frame I can find in the uk is the Black and white colour scheme and if im dropping this kind of cash I want a build that looks good and can stay in my collection for the long term.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Cervelo R5? There is a new "VWD" (as in Vroomen-White Design) claimed to be sub-750 grams...

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:36 pm 
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The BH Ultralight is another freakishly light bike and very stiff as well.. Not sure of the geometry compared to the Evo tho


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:16 am 
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I recommend the Parlee Z5SL. It is extremely light and is the only frameset I have found which rides as well as my Colnago C59. I love mine!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:22 am 
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You could get one of the other paint scheme evos. The new models should be coming into bike shops soonish.Or you could sand down the frame. Other than that - Tarmac SL4, second the BH ultralight. Giant TCR SLs are great value and come with compact geo.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:08 am 
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wilier zero.7....just built one and I love it!!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:26 am 
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I love the look of the parlee..... but that, the willer and the C59 all come in at £1000 over the price of the evo. They are a bit special though :)

I quite like the cervelo framset and brand mainly due to the old 'behind the peleton' videos so I will think about that.

Cant stop thinking about that parlee though


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:09 am 
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ok so the S5 looks a bit.......ugly. I don't think the wife would like that hanging on the wall of the bedroom. Maybe it looks better in real life :noidea:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:09 am 
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welkman wrote:
Hi,

I'm looking at a build based on a Canondale six evo frame. I love the geometry of my caad 8 commuting bike (61cm, slammed -17 degree stem) and I want to upgrade my best bike which has compact geo.


AFIK there is a geometry difference between Evo and CAAD8
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But perhaps not enough to be of any concern for you?


/Håkan
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:13 am 
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In the largest sizes the geometry seems to converge? The size 60cm seems to be about spot on for me, the shorter stack height allowing me to run something other than a -17 degree stem and to have another couple of cm of post exposed (short legs and long torso 6ft 3in) as compared to my 61 cm caad 8.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:32 pm 
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Zero 7 - indeed - its a very special bike

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Simplon PAVO 3 ultra - 740g 52cm
max framesize 58cm, stack 585 and reach 401 maybe to small for you


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Raleigh chopper


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+1 on zero7

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:21 pm 
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http://www.wiggle.co.uk/cervelo-r5-vwd-frameset-2012/

At that price, if I had the money I'ld have bought it already. Such a steal.


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