Couple questions before buying new bike!

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Peter112245
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Couple questions before buying new bike!

Postby Peter112245 » Tue Dec 10, 2013 20:13 pm

I need little help from you guys and fast if u can help me!

So im planning to buy a Specialized bike. Im thinking Venge or tarmac (maybe s-works) and i got couple of questions about these.

1. Why buy venge? S-works (why)?
2. Why buy tarmac S-works (why)?
3. How much those frames weight? Is venge heavier (and how much)? And do you know how much the Allez -model weight (my friend had it and it is aluminum). If you know the numbers, tell me those pls (kilogram).
4. If you have rode those both bikes, tell about that.
5. Flat races -> which one to pick?
6. More hills -> which one to pick?
7. What kind of rider: Sprinter, breakawayguy, climber, etc.

I got these questions now on my mind. Really want the answers those weight -questions.

Thanks :)!

Bozman
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Re: Couple questions before buying new bike!

Postby Bozman » Tue Dec 10, 2013 20:35 pm

If you're asking those questions buy an Allez

Keith1983
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Re: Couple questions before buying new bike!

Postby Keith1983 » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:14 am

I'd have to agree with Bozman.

No mention of groupsets, geometry, wheels, etc.

Have you done much (any?) ridding before?

What will you use the bike for?

Carbonator
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Re: Couple questions before buying new bike!

Postby Carbonator » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:24 am

Another great first post :lol:

I think you should buy a nice entry level Allez too and its purchase will answer Q. 1+2 for you

Slowbike
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Re: Couple questions before buying new bike!

Postby Slowbike » Wed Dec 11, 2013 11:36 am

1. Why buy venge? S-works (why)?
2. Why buy tarmac S-works (why)?
3. How much those frames weight? Is venge heavier (and how much)? And do you know how much the Allez -model weight (my friend had it and it is aluminum). If you know the numbers, tell me those pls (kilogram).
4. If you have rode those both bikes, tell about that.
5. Flat races -> which one to pick?
6. More hills -> which one to pick?
7. What kind of rider: Sprinter, breakawayguy, climber, etc.

1 - because you want it
2 - because you want it
3 - all the geometry information is on the Specialized website - they don't include weight, but the weight difference between the venge and tarmac will be negligible. They will both be a little lighter than the Allez (assuming same wheels,tyres & groupset)
4 - I've ridden the Allez and Tarmac (not Sworks) - the Tarmac is nicer - but it's marginal - they're same geometry though.
5 - I'd pick the one that didnt matter if it crashed ...
6 - I'd pick the one that didnt matter if it crashed ...
7 - TBH, if you're asking these questions then your performance is unlikely to be affected by any of the bikes mentioned.


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