New Sportive/Timetrial Bike

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Bozabyka
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New Sportive/Timetrial Bike

Postby Bozabyka » Fri Apr 26, 2013 18:43 pm

I am looking for a road bike for Sportives and Timetrials.
When I am fast enough I will buy a TT bike.
I have a budget of £1200.
I am not keen to have carbon and want a good groupset.
Any suggestions?

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Grill
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Re: New Sportive/Timetrial Bike

Postby Grill » Fri Apr 26, 2013 18:52 pm

Sportive and Time Trial geometries are at completely different ends of the spectrum. Not to say you can't TT on any bike (you can), just that from a positional aspect it's apples and oranges.

You could buy a Scott Speedster and squeak the incremental gains out of the semi-aero frame I suppose, or just go to your LBS and find what's comfy and feel right.
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Re: New Sportive/Timetrial Bike

Postby Dazza2280 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 18:59 pm

If you're looking to TT as well then you probably don't need the relaxed geometry of a sportive bike as much as you think, my TCR SL is easily as comfortable as the Defy i used to have, even though the position is much more racy.


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