Best "no proprietary parts" bike ?

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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Nodejs53
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by Nodejs53

Hi

I was wondering what's is the best "no proprietary parts" bike at the moment ?

Looking for a bike easy to service, easy to adjust and can be upgraded / maintained easily.

Thanks for sharing
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Mocs123
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by Mocs123

Specialized Aethos S-Works?
2015 Wilier Zero.7
2017 Trek Domane SLR-7 Disk

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MikeD
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by MikeD

Ritchey Logic road. Cables are externally routed too.
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TwiggyForest
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by TwiggyForest

The Specialised Aethos would be up there for "best" mass manufactured bike. You could also go down the custom frame route.

DaveS
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by DaveS

Does being the most expensive and/or the lightest make a frame the best? I look for the best bang for the buck. That rules out $4-5,000 frames with $4,000 wheels.

I really like my Cinelli Superstar disc bikes. Standard 27.2mm post, standard stem and bars and reasonably priced tubeless wheels. I bought two frames for $1000 each. Great paint jobs. I like the larger trail geometry. They descend like they're on rails.

openwheelracing
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by openwheelracing

Not 100% but I was in same boat and ended up with Time Alpe D'Huez 21. Keeper.

uraqt
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by uraqt

So this is weightweenis so yes lightest is best... teasing, however the Aethos was designed by one of the best carbon bike designeers/team around.. also it's not that much more if you just look at the frame costs. : ) Most of "us" don't need or want the factory build specs....

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Perp
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by Perp

openwheelracing wrote:Not 100% but I was in same boat and ended up with Time Alpe D'Huez 21. Keeper.
Was going to recommend the same bike


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petromyzon
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by petromyzon

uraqt wrote:
Mon Oct 18, 2021 11:15 pm
So this is weightweenis so yes lightest is best... teasing, however the Aethos was designed by one of the best carbon bike designeers/team around.. also it's not that much more if you just look at the frame costs. : ) Most of "us" don't need or want the factory build specs....
Second tier frame has ports for mechanical shifting so that is the one to get.

thirdsun
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by thirdsun

Rose X-Lite uses pretty much standard components and is very fairly priced - here's the X-Lite Six Disc for instance: https://www.rosebikes.com/bikes/road/ra ... e-six-disc

bobones
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by bobones

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Lina
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by Lina

bobones wrote:
Tue Oct 19, 2021 11:17 am
I would rule out disc brakes entirely on the grounds that they are not "easy to service", particularly those with hidden cable cockpits.
Disc brakes aren't any harder to service than rim brakes. Yes, they're different to service, but not harder. And cable integration making service harder has absolutely nothing to do with disc brakes. That's an issue caused by cable integration, not disc brakes. Sure, most of the bikes with full integration have disc brakes because using rim brakes with full integration would make them awful because the cable runs would be awful at best.

petromyzon
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by petromyzon

Depends very much upon perspective but if you want a premium-level bike that is as forward compatible/future proof as possible your choice is disc brakes or..... disc brakes.

bobones
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by bobones

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Cemicar
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by Cemicar

It's a bit shame Aethos sticks to 160mm rotors with the proprietary front caliper mount.

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