Stepping down from a S-Works

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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aserota
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by aserota

Hi all,

I've been away from cycling for the best part of 6 months, after cycling 200 miles a week for the previous few years. I recently sold my S-Works Tarmac SL3 and have limited funds to pickup a replacement. I'm looking to pickup a new or used roadbike for under £800 (or £1,000 if needed) that wont feel awful to ride compared with previous bikes. I have been spoiled previously with bikes (Canyon SLX, SL3, DA7900....) but want the make the best of my budget with something 'exciting' to ride.

Any useful advice?

blantonator
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by blantonator

Caad10?

by Weenie


CerveloBert
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by CerveloBert

Planet X Team Aluminum Frame:

This frame was recommended to me as I had a complete group set waiting at home to build it up - I am in the middle of the build but things are looking pretty solid. A buddy was so impressed with the weight and build he actually offered to purchase it from me when finished.

nathanong87
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by nathanong87

blantonator wrote:Caad10?


x 1million. my s-works sl3 was wrecked in a crash and i replaced it with a caad10. with the right components it feels very nice. if i were to have bought a caad10 before sl3 , i probably would have never bought the sl3.

Briscoelab
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by Briscoelab

Another option would be an Ebay carbon frame, Rival group (or maybe force), and a good set of wheels. I don't think you would be wanting for much with that.

Snicks
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by Snicks

Everybody on this forum loves the CAAD10...
And for good reason!!!

aaric
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by aaric

You could also grab an 2012 allez if you want the same geometry as the SL3 tarmac.

NWSAlpine
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by NWSAlpine

An Allez E5 framset is a nice cheap option to build on. Otherwise CAAD10.


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mellowJohnny
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by mellowJohnny

+ CAAD10 3 Ultegra. Weight almost identical to the SuperSix 3 and about $1,000 less. Never ridden one, but I've seen it referred to as the "aluminum Evo".

timzcat
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by timzcat

CAAD 10.
I recently built a 9 as a second bike and other then a slightly harsher ride is just like my Evo to ride.
I also have 700X23 on it and it would probably be better if I put 700X25 on it like the Evo.

Doolop
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by Doolop

Now I know the CAAD10 is very popular online,

But have you guys actually spent time on the frame? This frame has very little vertical compliance.

You will be more satisfied with a carbon frame from a couple years ago. Even a supersix can be picked up now for a similar price to the CAAD10.

Test ride before you buy.

NWSAlpine
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by NWSAlpine

Doolop wrote:Now I know the CAAD10 is very popular online,

But have you guys actually spent time on the frame? This frame has very little vertical compliance.

You will be more satisfied with a carbon frame from a couple years ago. Even a supersix can be picked up now for a similar price to the CAAD10.

Test ride before you buy.


All I ride is a CAAD10. Fits like a glove and handles like it's on rails. I usually ride 40-50 miles and it's very smooth but doesn't feel flexy when sprinting. I do run tubeless and the roads are almost perfect here so that is a big factor. I am also 205-201lbs so I might not get rattled like some jockey guys half my weight.

by Weenie


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