Caad9 choices

evil_breakfast
evil_breakfast Posts: 446
edited October 2010 in Road buying advice
As a long suffering Civil Servant, staring down the barrel of potential voluntary redundancy, i've decided to reward myself with a Caad9.
Thing is, i'm kinda torn between

http://www.life-cycles.co.uk/bikes%20ro ... pact-black

and

http://www.life-cycles.co.uk/bikes%20ro ... %20replica

i'm not too keen on the stealth black scheme of the 105, and would probably want to replace the wheels to "keep up" with the quality of the frame, so the ultegra makes a bit more sense?

Any Caad9 owners out there care to proffer an opinion or two?
You're the light wiping out my batteries; You're the cream in my airport coffee's.

Comments

  • brit66
    brit66 Posts: 350
    I got the Liquigas colour some time ago and I don't regret it for a second.

    I was going to go for black until I saw them both in the shop. If you do the same you'll probably agree with me.

    From a few feet away the black could be any old £50 hack frame off ebay. Just didn't appeal to me at all.
  • magoo289
    magoo289 Posts: 223
    I have the Liquigas colour, and it looked so much better than the black in the LBS. I was concerned that it might be seen as a bit pretentious, but the number of people who have commented about its looks blow that away!
  • dmch2
    dmch2 Posts: 731
    I thought I wanted a black bike and was slightly put out when I had to get a white one (both the final candidates were white).

    But now I think my old black hybrid just looks like a tatty old bike (which it is to be fair!) but the shiny white new road bike looks fab. Get the white one! :)
    2010 Trek 1.5 Road - swissstop green, conti GP4000S
    2004 Marin Muirwoods Hybrid
  • You can buy a new CAAD 10 or even a Six or Super Six with 105 for similar money:
    http://www.evanscycles.com/categories/c ... &x=21&y=13

    Or you could buy a cheaper CAAD 9 & spend the substantial savings on upgrades :
    http://www.leisurelakesbikes.com/produc ... ?&id=11979
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  • rjsmith
    rjsmith Posts: 1,924
    That CAAD10 though doesn't look available until Dec-February. Looks great though.
  • Sammyw23
    Sammyw23 Posts: 627
    Are you sure the CAAD9 is still available? The link you posted has all models/sizes as sold out?
    Cervelo P3
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  • Essex Man
    Essex Man Posts: 283
    The Fulcrum 7's are the bottom rung of the Fulcrum ladder, so I don't think you're getting better wheels on the Ultegra bike.

    I'd also agree with the other posters that you can get a better deal elsewhere.
  • Sammyw23 wrote:
    Are you sure the CAAD9 is still available? The link you posted has all models/sizes as sold out?

    The links were for illustrative purposes.
    the last 24 hours "research" have shown that Caad9s are now pretty scarce, so i'm just gonna wait for the Caad10.
    Thanks for all the posts.
    You're the light wiping out my batteries; You're the cream in my airport coffee's.