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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:38 pm 
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As it says in the thread title - recommend a carbon frame under £2300. It will be used for road racing and sportives abroad, such as the Tour of Flanders sportive. Specified around £2300 since it will be ridden in all weathers in situations were crashing is a reality and I don't want to be crying over a very expensive frame. Am I asking too much to expect a frame under 1kg at that price point? Thanks.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:42 pm 
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Given a budget of £2300 for a frame (and that is a lot by the way), I would be sure to ask about the overall budget for the build, so that you spend the right amount on frame, group set, wheels and finishing kit. A good balance is critical for both performance and riding experience.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:46 pm 
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Curious why you would be going with carbon if this is a travel bike. Aluminum gives more peace of mind for stuffing into a travel case and letting bang around on a plane/train. Canyon ultimate alu with di2?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:39 pm 
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Rider size/weight? Thinking Ti would be the best bet.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:17 pm 
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Spending £2300 on a frame to be ridden in all weathers with travel and the risk of crashing and you 'don't want to be crying over an expensive frame'. Are you sure that you don't mean £2300 for the full bike? There's a lot of options for a bike with a middle of the road groupset at that price point, perfect for travelling.

Re: the other posters, why are aluminium and titanium the better options. At least if the frame gets damaged, in most cases carbon fibre is repairable.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:09 pm 
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no brainer - canyon ultimate cf slx - about £1750.

however if youre a racer, send them a copy and the frame comes down to £1450 i think - ive got the aluminium bike and its incredible so i can only imagine how good the ultimate cf slx is - 790g too apparently.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:01 pm 
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madone 5 series frameset £2000

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:25 pm 
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[quote="rhyslewisdavies"]no brainer - canyon ultimate cf slx - about £1750.

however if youre a racer, send them a copy and the frame comes down to £1450 i think - ive got the aluminium bike and its incredible so i can only imagine how good the ultimate cf slx is - 790g too apparently.[/quote

Yeah the Canyon is high on my hit-list. Can you explain a bit more about the racer reduction? Do you mean send a copy of your race licence? Ta

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:05 pm 
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here you go

http://www.canyon.com/_en/service/sponsoring.html

I'd also look at Ridley. They are on sale all over the place. If your liking flanders, you fit in at least ;) But seriously, they are a nice racy ride. You can get a ultegra equipped bike for your budget & sell the drivetrain kit etc - you'll end up with plenty of cash left over.

Would I be right to guess your budget is the amount you're expecting to sell the Colnago M10 for? Its a odd figure to pull out the air :)

If you really don't like the Colnago that much, I would recommend test riding out quite a few different bikes for a reasonable distance to see / feel & get a good understanding on the different riding traits that you are looking for. If you don't like the ride the M10 offers, you probably are looking for a specific trait that the M10 has looked to avoid.

As another suggestion how about a 2012 695 (if you look around). Not particularly knock proof though.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:05 am 
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+1 for Canyon


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:40 am 
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FM066SL. $750 including frame fork and post. My 56cm weighed 910g with hanger.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:30 pm 
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The NeilPryde Alize is £1899 for an aero frame weighing under 1kg for a 56cm.

I've put nearly 4,000km on mine and still look forward to each ride - fast and comfortable. For the sake of transparency I did work with NeilPryde in the UK for a while but finished this time last year and kept my Alize.

My bike's the one in this review: http://road.cc/content/review/35445-neilpryde-alize

Here's a link: http://www.neilprydebikes.com/bikes/alize/overview.html

Have fun choosing your winner.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:40 pm 
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there are, literally, thousands of sub 1kg frames at that price point. Unless you give us a bit more information this is going to end up as a "I like purple, so purple is the solution to your problem" useless postfest. your Weight, geometry, cat 1 or cat 5, "Sportives" is a pretty broad church. If breaking it is important to you Id go with those who have a replacement program or go talk to a dealer whos open to that option (some are)..

If I were you, Id buy a Mekk. Not that I think its appreciably better than anything else out there, I just like to say the word Mekk. Mekk, mekk, mekk.


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sorry yeah i meant send them a copy of your race licence - go on their site and look for the sponsorship option.

crash replacement prices are excellent too.

apparently theres an open day this coming monday at their london base where you can test ride their models


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Leviathan wrote:
Mekk. Mekk, mekk, mekk.



:mrgreen: it would grow on you for sure..


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