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You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:00 pm
by MediumSizedMonster
On one new aero race bike, use it or lose it.

Can be a build, but must be a complete big 3 groupset (i.e., not THM crank, EE brakes, etc.) and generally available frames / wheels.

What would you buy?

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:03 pm
by Johnny Rad
One bike to rule them all?

Can't keep our current stable?

Have to keep this build forever?

Get to keep $ what we don't spend?


So many more details needed - LOL

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:06 pm
by groover08
$10,000 is a good start. Where's the rest?

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:11 pm
by MediumSizedMonster
Johnny Rad wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:03 pm
One bike to rule them all?

Can't keep our current stable?

Have to keep this build forever?

Get to keep $ what we don't spend?


So many more details needed - LOL
As mentioned, race bike.

Of course you can keep your current stable.

If you want to spend $10k next year you can get rid of it but I would anticipate riding / racing for at least 3-4 years.

Use it or lose it -- no you don't keep any money.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:12 pm
by MediumSizedMonster
groover08 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:06 pm
$10,000 is a good start. Where's the rest?
If $12,500 makes you more comfortable, you can use that number.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 pm
by PokojniToza
If it has to be aero (I don't like aero bikes) it would be either Oltre XR 4 or a Look 795 Blade. I have no clue about the look, but with the Bianchi I would have approximately 6000 USD left to spend on a groupset, wheels, seat, seatpost, handlebar and stem.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:31 pm
by ParisCarbon
Works for me.. with the crappy excahnage rate, I can take your 10K US, turn it into almost 13K canadian and buy a brand new Venge from my local shop...

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:34 pm
by MediumSizedMonster
PokojniToza wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 pm
If it has to be aero (I don't like aero bikes) it would be either Oltre XR 4 or a Look 795 Blade. I have no clue about the look, but with the Bianchi I would have approximately 6000 USD left to spend on a groupset, wheels, seat, seatpost, handlebar and stem.
What would your choice be for non-aero?

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm
by TiCass
Cervelo S3 Rim Frameset (include seatpost, stem handlebar) 2019: $4200
Dura-Ace Mech Groupset: $1400
Bontrager XXX 6 Wheelset: $2200

Then with the $2200 left, Fizik Arione 00, Latex Tube, GP5000, Speedplay Ti Pedal. Maybe handlerbar upgrade for the Aero Vibe.

End result is a near 7kg bike with top aero performance.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:41 pm
by TurboKoo
I’m in the same boat. My long list is BMC, Cervelo S5, Giant Propel and Trek Madone SLR. All disc, all Dura Ace.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:55 pm
by Noctiluxx
Bianchi Oltre XR4 followed by Trek Madone SLR. I would also consider the Giant Propel cause its crazy fast, but lacks comfort.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:57 pm
by PokojniToza
MediumSizedMonster wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:34 pm
PokojniToza wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:17 pm
If it has to be aero (I don't like aero bikes) it would be either Oltre XR 4 or a Look 795 Blade. I have no clue about the look, but with the Bianchi I would have approximately 6000 USD left to spend on a groupset, wheels, seat, seatpost, handlebar and stem.
What would your choice be for non-aero?
Bianchi Specialissima, but I have already made that one:)

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:39 pm
by Zappano
I really like the look of the Bianchi Oltre XR4 (especially the colour). So I would choose that ($4000) plus Dura Ace Di2 ($2500) and with the left $3500 DT Swiss or Roval wheelset (Enve wheelsets are too expensive I think) and Quarq PM

another build would be S-Works Tarmac SL6 (or Venge), DA Di2, Roval CLX 50, S-Works Romin Evo Saddle and Quarq or S-Works PM ( I already built one but would build it in another colour :), best bike ever)

will be close with $10k but definitely possible

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:15 pm
by dcorn
MediumSizedMonster wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:12 pm
groover08 wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:06 pm
$10,000 is a good start. Where's the rest?
If $12,500 makes you more comfortable, you can use that number.
Damn, the bike I want is $12,520. Seriously.

I'd say custom build battleship grey/yellow Venge, DA Di2 w/power, Enve 4.5AR wheels. Cutting edge tech in every way. Newest aero bike, newest electronic groupset and hydro brakes, newest trend of wide/tubeless wheels. I'd be happy with that bike for a long time.

Re: You have $10,000 USD to spend

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:02 am
by IchDien
TiCass wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Cervelo S3 Rim Frameset (include seatpost, stem handlebar) 2019: $4200
Dura-Ace Mech Groupset: $1400
Bontrager XXX 6 Wheelset: $2200

Then with the $2200 left, Fizik Arione 00, Latex Tube, GP5000, Speedplay Ti Pedal. Maybe handlerbar upgrade for the Aero Vibe.

End result is a near 7kg bike with top aero performance.
This man speaks sense but I'd probably di2.

Equipment choices aside the S3 rim brake frame is probably one of the most sensible aero choices out there right now.