Pick my next bike

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

Which bike would you pick?

Option 1: Tarmac Pro Rim
27
40%
Option 2: Tarmac Pro Disc
40
60%
 
Total votes: 67

Sinicity
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by Sinicity

I'm trying to decide which bike to choose, would love to see what you guys think.

Option 1: Tarmac Pro Rim with parts from old bike
Frame: Tarmac Pro
Shifters/Brakes: Mech DA - 9100
Crankset/Derailuer: Mech DA - 9000
Wheels: Enve 3.4's DT240 Hubs
Cockpit: MOST Stem, S Works Aerofly II

Option 2: Tarmac Pro Disc
Frame: Tarmac Pro Disc
Groupset: Full Ultegra 8070 Di2
Wheels: Roval CL 50
Cockpit: Specialized Stem, S Works Aerofly II


Net total will come within ~$200 of each other. Just curious to see what you guys would choose. More importantly - WHY!
For other decisioning factors, I ride in the Bay Area (aka no rain), enjoy the hills.

RocketRacing
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by RocketRacing

Disc because di2 is fantastic. And all the kids want rim brakes, so resale will be better. And the rim bike bike is only maybe 1-2% lighter (bike and rider, armchair math).

by Weenie


Alexandrumarian
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by Alexandrumarian

Demo a disc di2 bike first in the hills. I would get disc after demoing a couple. I think the easy lever action can be useful in the hills even if u manage to avoid the rain. But electric, I would only use it if given to me for free. Now millions of happy di2 users will say I'm crazy and maybe I am but I hated both the shimano and sram bikes I tried. Slow, clunky, noisy, you name it. Id take mechanical 105 over ultegra di2 any day. So yeah, test and see if you like it.

JayDee81
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by JayDee81

Rim, because you have the parts and unlike me are used to rim brakes.
Disc, because you don't want the hassle of swithing parts from one frame to another, want DI2 and want more reliable braking.

cyclotripper
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by cyclotripper

Option 2

Ultegra di2 is solid,

Discs are here, can't avoid them.

Enve wheels suck

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

cyclotripper wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:05 am
Enve wheels suck
You are gonna have to explain that one for me.

robeambro
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by robeambro

Oh wow, this is such a refreshing thread, it will never derail into a disc vs rim, mech vs di2 debate...

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

Learn braking with disc brakes isn't even a deal. There's really nothing to it.
It has it's benefits. No worn rims, better modulation and no matter wet or dry.
If lowest possible weight is prio 1, then it's rim brakes.
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=156137
Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

Weightweenies so it's rim brake.

MountainAddict
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Joined: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Location: Colorado

by MountainAddict

Tarmac Pro Disc.

In my personal experience, I prefer riding my bike with Di2 and discs rather than mechanical and rim brakes. If I had to only keep one bike, I know which one I'd pick.

If you haven't ridden Di2 or discs, demo a couple bikes with them.

Thias
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Location: Strasbourg, FRANCE

by Thias

Option 2 all the way !!
Discs are the future and di2 is now reliable. Roval CL 50's are maybe not as good as the CLX 50's but they're a very good set of wheels though.

AJS914
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by AJS914

Nice attempt to start a disc vs. rim thrash!

I say rim. I have two bikes with discs (gravel and mtb). Discs are essential for offroad but I find the maintenance to be a PITA. For my next road bike I'll probably go rim.

I don't buy that rim brakes are dissappearing. They may become a smaller portion of the market. People still ride tubulars for example - what's that .5% of the tire market?

It bugs me that hydro disc shift levers cost a small fortune. :-) Your "within $200" is not exactly equal because you had to drop down to Ultega and use a cheaper wheelset to get there.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

How about YOU pick your own bike! :O
Current:
Wilier Wonka

Retired:
The Dentist | The Bucket List | Specialissima | Evo | T2 | Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

Sinicity
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by Sinicity

AJS914 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:58 pm
Nice attempt to start a disc vs. rim thrash!

I say rim. I have two bikes with discs (gravel and mtb). Discs are essential for offroad but I find the maintenance to be a PITA. For my next road bike I'll probably go rim.

I don't buy that rim brakes are dissappearing. They may become a smaller portion of the market. People still ride tubulars for example - what's that .5% of the tire market?

It bugs me that hydro disc shift levers cost a small fortune. :-) Your "within $200" is not exactly equal because you had to drop down to Ultega and use a cheaper wheelset to get there.
Can you go into detail about maintenance? What kind of things do you have to do?

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Leviathan
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by Leviathan

robeambro wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:30 am
Oh wow, this is such a refreshing thread, it will never derail into a disc vs rim, mech vs di2 debate...
:D
I have one disc, Di2 bike and one rim brake Chorus mechanical one. I DONT REALLY HAVE A HUGE PREFERENCE EITHER WAY. I realise I have no place on this thread or indeed this forum.

by Weenie


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