One Bike to Rule/Replace Them All...

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
markgoldstein
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by markgoldstein

I've been an enthusiastic follower of the N+1 rule for the last few years, but I'm now thinking of reducing my fleet, and maybe even trying to run just one bike all year round.

My all-time favourite bike is the Cannondale Supersix Evo HM - I've currently got a 2015 model with SRAM Red 22.

Here's my list of requirements for the ideal single bike option:

- on-road only (no gravel requirements)
- suitable for everything from fast 3 hour club-runs to more sedate 300km audaxes
- 25mm tyres in summer, 28mm tyres with full mudguards in winter (Raceblades don't really cut it for group riding)
- "relatively" lightweight (hopefully sub-7kg)
- aggressive endurance geometry, rather than full-on race (my Supersix is a 54cm frame with the 25mm headset cap fitted)
- ideally SRAM Etap groupset, if buying a stock bike
- disc brakes

Possible candidates so far are the new Cannondale Synapse, which in terms of fit has a very similar stack/reach to my Supersix if it's possible to use a 10mm headset cap.

And...ermmm...any other suggestions?

Thanks!

jlmcabral
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by jlmcabral

BMC roadmachine ;)

It's a litle bit expensive, but It always depend on your budget

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raven14
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by raven14

Wilier Cento1NDR!

markgoldstein
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by markgoldstein

The BMC Roadmachine 01 Two 2018 seems to fit the bill:
http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/us-en/bi ... ne-01-two/

A cool £8K though here in the UK, where BMC are only sold through one retailer (Evans cycles):
https://www.evanscycles.com/bmc-roadmac ... e-EV302703

morganb
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by morganb

Allied Cycleworks All Road with the +2 headtube could work. I'm not sure about mounting fenders but it checks a lot of the other boxes.

markgoldstein
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by markgoldstein

It seems that there are no fender mounts on the Allied All Road, otherwise it's a great match.

Patto
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by Patto

I had one bike for a long time. Set up either way is a compromise.

Now I have two. A race bike and a very relaxed wet weather bike for when I want to take it easy or its wet.

markgoldstein
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by markgoldstein

What was the one bike that you had?

Squashednuts
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by Squashednuts

Focus Izalco Max...maybe even try the disc brake version.
Seam Red is 6.8kg out of the box

thedonnydino
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by thedonnydino

Sounds like you are after a titanium bike.

The Moots Disc RSL looks really good, even has the right kind of geometry for what you are after.

Great thing about a titanium rig, is that you can replace the groupset and cockpit for when you tire of the look and feel, and have a practically new bike :)

JScycle
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by JScycle

How about a Curve Belgie Disc. Sub 7kg is possible, has the clearance etc.

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silvalis
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by silvalis

JScycle wrote:How about a Curve Belgie Disc. Sub 7kg is possible, has the clearance etc.


Curve had a nice one on their facebook not long ago. 6.9kg from memory. Big dollars though.
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JScycle
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by JScycle

silvalis wrote:
JScycle wrote:How about a Curve Belgie Disc. Sub 7kg is possible, has the clearance etc.


Curve had a nice one on their facebook not long ago. 6.9kg from memory. Big dollars though.


I feel like if you want a do it all bike it will be decently expensive in order to reduce the compromises of including everything in one bike.

jlok
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by jlok

- on-road only (no gravel requirements)
- suitable for everything from fast 3 hour club-runs to more sedate 300km audaxes
- 25mm tyres in summer, 28mm tyres with full mudguards in winter (Raceblades don't really cut it for group riding)
- "relatively" lightweight (hopefully sub-7kg)
- aggressive endurance geometry, rather than full-on race (my Supersix is a 54cm frame with the 25mm headset cap fitted)
- ideally SRAM Etap groupset, if buying a stock bike
- disc brakes



Synapse eTap Disc almost tick all the boxes but the sub-7kg requirement... I wonder which bike with endurance/relaxed geometry have less than 7kg stock config.

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JScycle
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by JScycle

jlok wrote:
- on-road only (no gravel requirements)
Synapse eTap Disc almost tick all the boxes but the sub-7kg requirement... I wonder which bike with endurance/relaxed geometry have less than 7kg stock config.


If you change wheels, tyres, saddle, stem, handlebars, brakes, headset i'm assuming you could get the Synapse to sub 7kg?

Edit: typo
Last edited by JScycle on Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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