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suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:45 am
by Rone69
Hello to all,
I'm on the market for a new bike and I'd like some advice from you.
These are more or less the characteristics I'm looking for:
- all-round frame, with good climbing and descent skills
- effective (non UCI) tyres clearance up to 28/30mm measured
- rim brakes, I would really appreciate the direct mount brakes
- relatively comfortable, also oriented to outputs + 150km


For now I'm oriented to these models:
- Bianchi Specialissima, I tried it, it's really remarkable
- Orbea Orca OMR, I don't know nothing about the ride quality
- BMC Teammachine SLR01, tyres clearance?

Thank you in advance

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:01 am
by VTR1000SP2
Tarmac SL6 would be my only choice


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Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:01 am
by Weenie

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:25 am
by Rone69
VTR1000SP2 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:01 am
Tarmac SL6 would be my only choice


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Beautiful bike, but the geometry doesn't fit well for me.

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:44 am
by hannawald
Specialissima would be it for me, perfect frame, style, everything you may want:)

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 pm
by Rone69
hannawald wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:44 am
Specialissima would be it for me, perfect frame, style, everything you may want:)
Did you have it?
What about tyre clearance?

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:53 pm
by hannawald
not me but 2 people i know and they are blown away. they have ridden many bikes and also Bianchis own Oltre XR4, but Specialissima is the only one for them. the bikeshop i know has one hanging on the wall and in celeste matt it is absolutely beautiful. also reviewers say only good things..

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:07 pm
by hannawald
quick google says that Specialissima is just for 25mm tyres max. they specc vittoria corsa g+ tyres, they are probably wider but mm or two max in real.. but that is fine for race and climbing bike i think, you will want lightness.. it should be comfortable due to countervail.

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:36 pm
by wheelsONfire
If you accept 25mm tire clearance as limit, i would go for Ax Lightness updated Vial EVO / Ultra or Race.
These are so funny to ride.
The later (new) have some revisions on layup and chainstays stiffness.
I have the older Vial EVO D, just updated my DA 9000 to Etap, and damn... i had forgotten how snappy this bike is..
(been hammering my gravel for too long i guess..)
The bikes are also extremely beautiful if you go for semi painted (you should have some exposed layup work)

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:08 pm
by bm0p700f
Look 785 or sarto veneto. I have done a 12 Jr tt on the sarto and enjoyed it. Lovely bike.

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:24 am
by PrinceEdward
wheelsONfire wrote:If you accept 25mm tire clearance as limit, i would go for Ax Lightness updated Vial EVO / Ultra or Race.
These are so funny to ride.
The later (new) have some revisions on layup and chainstays stiffness.
I have the older Vial EVO D, just updated my DA 9000 to Etap, and damn... i had forgotten how snappy this bike is..
(been hammering my gravel for too long i guess..)
The bikes are also extremely beautiful if you go for semi painted (you should have some exposed layup work)
The 2018 update of ax is a compromise for UCI Approval, which make some statement of improvement and Weight limit increased from 100 to 120 (meanwhile other components only up to 85-100...)

The best ax frame Eva mass production is between 16-17, except my ax swift Sculp :)

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Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 am
by Rone69
I think that Cervelo R5 have a good chance to be my next bike, perfect geometry, good tyre clearance, amazing ride quality.

Re: suggestion for a new bike

Posted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 am
by Weenie