I have started my search for a new time trial bike.
I have tried a lot of bikes:
- Giant Trinity advanced sl
- Trek speed concept
- Canyon speedmax cf
- Cannondale slice rs
But everytime i find to many brake issues or similar problems. Now i Want a bike without integrated brakes or at least front brake.
I have been looking at the new Cervelo P3 2014 or a Felt DAC.
Anyone who has experience about these bikes or other suggestions for a great frame?
DA can be a bit of a pain if you can't get hold of the correct stem.
Scott Plasma Premium is fast and uses normal calipers.
They're all nice bikes, just make sure you get something that suits your position and possibly allows position changes.
I have Pm'd you with the contact details for Mark Stemmy of Optimized Cycling Solutions. He can probably hook you up with custom made at a great price.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cicli-Sc ... 8745538716
audiojan wrote:Start off with your body position and then buy the best possible bike that fits YOU.
This sort of advice seems sensible... but isn't when you think about it.
Bikes are quite adjustable via stem, risers, seatpost, and saddle.
More importantly, if you are optimizing for speed, then you will need to do a lot of experimenting to find the optimum position. "Getting a fit" is pretty much a joke unless you are doing aero testing at the same time... or at the very least you are getting fit by someone who has done aero testing on a lot of people and has a good eye for what usually works.
The most important consideration is if the stack is so high that you won't be able to get the front end low enough. Otherwise, most frames should be able to accommodate your coordinates so long as you are in the ballpark on size.
The Felt DA2 we finally arrived at (good price) doesn't allow the rear wheel as forward as I'd like. I would like it, when slammed all the way in the dropouts to hit the seat tube. As is there is about a 1cm gap with 20mm profile tyres.
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