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aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:09 pm
by chriswarwick1
high
i am in the market for a new 2019 aero bike
i have narrowed down to
Giant propel advanced pro with power meter 4.5k
Trek madone slr 6 6k
Bianchi xr4 6.7k
all rim brake
all ultegra d12
all before discount
whats your thoughts
chris

aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:09 pm
by Weenie

Re: aero bike

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:22 pm
by VTR1000SP2
Hard to beat the performance and value of the Giant unless you like the look of the Trek more.


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Re: aero bike

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:31 pm
by hannawald
Oltre because of stunning design:) light and comfortable.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:17 pm
by JeffK
The Giant is the best value for sure. Tough to justify $2k more for similar specs.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:06 pm
by chriswarwick1
The Giant is the cheapest with a power meter
The trek is the most aero with no cables showing
The bianchi is the lightest and best looking
What should be fastest 🤔

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:54 am
by moyboy
I'd go for the Trek Madone 6 looks good and clean.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:05 am
by kgt
Bianchi. An aero frame and a GT contender too.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:28 pm
by izza
I’ve owned Giant and Madone.

Bangs for bucks the Goant is the most option that stands out. But for comfort and smile on your face at the cafe stop the Trek is the hands down winner.


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Re: aero bike

Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:08 pm
by chriswarwick1
looking like the trek in rage red

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:25 am
by Seedster
Madone. Love the Oltre, had one, but the Madone looks so clean and is reportedly very comfortable.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:49 am
by Noctiluxx
Im currently building a 2019 Madone SLR, own an Oltre XR4, and have ridden the new Propel disk multiple times. In terms of comfort, the Madone is number one with the Oltre not too far behind while the Propel is dead last. Stiffness wise, its the other way around. The Propel is incredibly stiff and responsive while the Madone is heavy and feels like it until up to speed. To me the Oltre is easily the best overall among the three while being stiff, comfortable, light, and easily the best climber of the bunch. Its also to me, the prettiest. Having said that, I feel very comfortable with Giant and Trek's company support than Bianchi. This doesn't come from any negative experience from Bianchi, just exceptional support from Trek and Giant.
BTW i test rode the Pinarello F8/F10 and bought the Oltre. The F10 does everything as good as the Oltre but rides much harsher. Very similar bikes except for the ride quality.

Re: aero bike

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:43 am
by Mep
Noctiluxx wrote:Im currently building a 2019 Madone SLR, own an Oltre XR4, and have ridden the new Propel disk multiple times. In terms of comfort, the Madone is number one with the Oltre not too far behind while the Propel is dead last. Stiffness wise, its the other way around. The Propel is incredibly stiff and responsive while the Madone is heavy and feels like it until up to speed. To me the Oltre is easily the best overall among the three while being stiff, comfortable, light, and easily the best climber of the bunch. Its also to me, the prettiest. Having said that, I feel very comfortable with Giant and Trek's company support than Bianchi. This doesn't come from any negative experience from Bianchi, just exceptional support from Trek and Giant.
BTW i test rode the Pinarello F8/F10 and bought the Oltre. The F10 does everything as good as the Oltre but rides much harsher. Very similar bikes except for the ride quality.
Great review, I've improved the liveliness of my Madone by running lighter wheels and thinner tires. Combining the aero profile of the Madone and liveliness of the wheels is a super experience every time.

Re: aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:11 pm
by chriswarwick1
Noct
Great review,very informative 👍🏻
In your opinion which is the best climbing bike of the three?
Which is the best looking bike 🤔

Re: aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm
by LawSchwein
I would choose the Trek Madone. They are a good manufacturer and put a lot of money into R&D. I doubt Bianchi has that money. Giant is good too, but the Madone is sexy.

Re: aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm
by Weenie

Re: aero bike - What to choose.

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:29 pm
by chriswarwick1
In rage red 🤔