narrowing down my choices to refresh/replace my Supersix Hi-Mod Ultimate climbing rig

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theStig
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by theStig

OK, so i've had my 2010 Supersix Hi-Mod Ultimate for several years, it's nothing fancy - i tried to keep it pretty much off the shelf - 6770 di2, DA9000 C24's, rotor 3DF crankset, full 3T cockpit. Currently comes in at a whopping 7.3kg.

I'm going to dump the 6770 for DA9070 or DA9150, go from external to internal di2 battery, throw some Ti skewers and lightweight innertubes on, a lighter saddle, and hopefully shave about 500g off the bike and squeak in just under 6.8

My problem is this frame. for some reason I just don't like how it rides. Despite everyone claiming how stiff and lively it is, it just feels dead to me and not too comfortable. I don't necessary think it's not stiff, but I just don't feel it transfers power really well. It climbs just ok, and feels pretty slow on the flats compared to my other bikes.

I ride a 56cm and it's currently fairly light, but I think I can find something better and lighter. I've narrowed my choices down to:

1. 2016/2017 super six evo hi-mod. A tad lighter, different carbon layup, maybe I'd like it better or would it be more of the same?
2. 2016 Argon Gallium Pro. read lots of good things about how compliant/comfortable they are, probably same weight or heavier
3. 2016/2017 BMC SLR01 .. great reviews, not sure about quality in recent years. probably about the same weight
4. 2016/2017 BH Ultralight evo ... great reviews, people claim that it has awesome power transfer, and probably a bit lighter as well.
5. ~2015 Ridley Helium SL/SLX. I have an older Noah and I *love* how it rides. Not sure if that quality will make its way to that particular model

My budget is between $1000-$1500 USD for a used rim brake frame. What do you guys think? Are there any models I'm missing?

thanks in advance!

iamalex
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by iamalex

I'd recommend considering the previous generation Focus Izalco Max. I have the disc version but plenty of positive reviews out there for the rim version. Fantastic bike

dtwolfen
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by dtwolfen

Fuji sl is not as stiff as the bmc but I love the ride. They are inexpensive as well could almost get 2 frames for the money.

dim
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by dim

a used Giant TCR or Trek Emonda SL6 ?
Trek Emonda SL6
Miyata One Thousand

Wookski
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by Wookski

$1500USD gets you into used Parlee Z2/Z3 or even Moots territory.

icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

You can get a brand new tarmac sl6 pro frameset from specailized for that much money.

Alessandro
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by Alessandro

Could it be that you (still) run too narrow tires like 23mm? Frames can't damp much if you ride narrow tires with high pressures.

theStig
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by theStig

Alessandro wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:55 am
Could it be that you (still) run too narrow tires like 23mm? Frames can't damp much if you ride narrow tires with high pressures.
I'm running 700x25 gp4000S at 95psi

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