New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

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New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby welwynbee » Mon Dec 31, 2012 23:21 pm

Advice needed ! Been riding a six year old Trek bought second hand for a while, dura ace group set etc. Lovely machine but looking to move on with a sportive ready bike with Ultegra Di2. Signed up to do the London to Paris in 2013, but still suffering with dodgy shoulder after I broke my collar bone last May - great excuse to move to electronic shifting.

Considering everything and anything including custom build, budget up to say £4k. Tempted by 2013 Focus range but the race geometry of the the Pro 2 may be a little agressive.

Any views would be appreciated !

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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby NapoleonD » Tue Jan 01, 2013 01:15 am

Just stick Di2 on your trek? Canyon are good value for Di2
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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby mattv » Tue Jan 01, 2013 07:22 am

Spesh make a Roubaix Di2. It's on the top limit of your budget, but one of the most comfortable frames out there. I have a knackered shoulder and get on well with my secteur of the same geometry.

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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby Trikeman » Tue Jan 01, 2013 08:42 am

A hearty recommendation - you can't find better. :D

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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby welwynbee » Tue Jan 01, 2013 21:23 pm

Thanks for the advice, all.

I thought about using the Trek frame but its not ideal size-wise ( I bought the whole bike for £500, it was just too good not to buy!).

The Spesh certainly looks a good option but at £4k they still seem to cut corners - a tiagra cassette and chain seems a strange choice. Might give it a go at Evans.

Has anyone specced a titanium frame with Di ?

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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby Rolf F » Tue Jan 01, 2013 21:55 pm

welwynbee wrote:The Spesh certainly looks a good option but at £4k they still seem to cut corners - a tiagra cassette and chain seems a strange choice.


Whilst I'm no fan of Specialized, is it really worth worrying about the cassette and chain? 50 gram weight difference on the cassette for twice the price? Would you actually put the higher spec items on when you came to replace them? Cassettes and chains are just consumables and the only difference you'll ever notice buying the higher range stuff is the damage it does to your pockets.

Personally, I'd be glad they aren't hyping the price by including pointlessly costly consumables into the build.
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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby rozzer32 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 22:56 pm

Scott Foil Frame (£1300) http://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/frames-c6/road-frames-c112/scott-foil-15-di2-aero-road-frameset-2012-p197476

Groupset (£1200) http://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shop/road-parts/transmission/groupsets-road-bike/shimano-ultegra-di2-groupset.html

That leaves you with £1k for wheels and finishing kit. So you can either save a bit of money or get some expensive wheels (dura ace etc).
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Re: New sportive bike with Di2 - suggestions ?

Postby GavH » Tue Jan 01, 2013 23:35 pm

Mate of mine just bought a JAMIS XENITH with Ultegra Di2 from Evans for under £2000 at the weekend.

Personally never heard of Jamis, but a quick google threw up a few results suggesting its an OK bike with offering good VFM albeit hee-haw snob factor. If you're into that kind of thing. :wink:


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