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teiti93
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light carbon ride

Postby teiti93 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 02:18 am

hello!

im looking for a really nice value roadrace bike. dont care about brand, but something light, aerodynamic and stiff.
my budget is limited to about 2k €. a bit more with the right arguements.
i bought a trek madone 5.2, but it was damaged during transport :(
im looking for alternates, im 172cm tall, 78 leg length, and my back flexibility isnt the best.

thanks in advance, cheers from denmark!

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Jules Winnfield
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Re: light carbon ride

Postby Jules Winnfield » Wed Nov 06, 2013 06:01 am

If you dont care about the brand and you pay more interest as to what components go on your bike, instead of the name thats on it, then with a £1680 budget, that would get you a corking build from the likes of Ribble or Dolan.....

http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/bbg/road-track-bike/ribble-carbon-road-bikes?sub=conf_BBRC&type=RIBMO

http://www.dolan-bikes.com/road/road-bikes.html
Ribble Ultralite Racing 7005, Campagnolo Veloce groupset, Campagnolo Khamsin G3 wheel set

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby thehighroad » Wed Nov 06, 2013 09:42 am

I agree with the above. I looked Ribble, Dolan and Canyon before eventually choosing a Ribble R872, just waiting for it to be delivered. 11 speed Campag Athena groupset, Campag Zonda wheels and Deda finishing kit for under £1700.

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby rickeverett » Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:35 am

Canyon would be the ones to go for if you want the lightest out of the names suggested so far. Ribble and Dolan frames are on the heavy side.

https://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bi ... ab-reiter2

they have a outlet section too........

https://www.canyon.com/_en/outlet/list. ... e#A1032313

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby diamonddog » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:13 am

Dolan Tuono is a light bike with the right spec (6.58kg with Sram Red) or Canyon CF SL range.

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby teiti93 » Wed Nov 06, 2013 13:56 pm

i really like that tuono bike from dolan, how much will it weight with sram force and rest default setting? good price too.

what about rose? good price, and rep from what ive been told.

http://www.rosebikes.dk/bike/rose-carbo ... plate=true

so far im leaning towards the dolan, light, cool and good price considering the components.
what do you say?

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby Captain Tiara » Wed Nov 06, 2013 13:56 pm

I recently bought one of these;

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/verenti-sense-dura-ace-2013/ :)

Really it's a Ridley Helium. Wheels are rubbish obviously, & for the photo they've wierdly cut down the seat tube, actually it's longer. I managed 780mm from BB centre to top of saddle on a small, uncut with spacers. You would most likely need a medium. If you get in contact with wiggle you can check the all important bb to saddle height, the size description lacks in clarity.

The frame, groupset & rotor cranks are unbelievable value.
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Re: light carbon ride

Postby diamonddog » Wed Nov 06, 2013 14:01 pm

I think the difference is about 180gm for the full groupset inc brakes, read the reviews and check which wheels they are running as the standard wheels are quite heavy so an upgrade might push you over budget.

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby diamonddog » Wed Nov 06, 2013 19:50 pm

Only heard good things about Rose products and customer service, owners seem to love the bikes and they do look nice. :)

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby teiti93 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 02:56 am

I found a really good offer.
De rosa Merak Evolution 2013 with sram red and racing5 wheels for 2.100£
Really looking forward for it to arrieve!

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Jules Winnfield
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Re: light carbon ride

Postby Jules Winnfield » Fri Nov 08, 2013 06:02 am

Photos when it arrives dude, the bike sounds mega :)
Ribble Ultralite Racing 7005, Campagnolo Veloce groupset, Campagnolo Khamsin G3 wheel set

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Re: light carbon ride

Postby teiti93 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:38 am

Finally it arrived!!
Its one good looking bike, im going to post pics in Your Road Bike-forumtab, later in the afternoon.
So excited to take it for a spin!


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