Too many nice bikes

Guyzie
Guyzie Posts: 79
edited April 2011 in Road buying advice
Hi guys,
So looking to spend way more cash than I need to on a bike that will far exceed my ability, but wtf we only live once.

The choices I'm considering in rough order and am interested in your thoughts on..

1. Cervelo S2 (maybe RS). Pretty cool piece of kit, may get a deal.
2. Storck Scenario. Looks great, great pose value :-)
3. Canyon Aeroad. V nice, nice price, but way to long to wait for delivery.

Being a sailor I like the thought of aerodynamics, even though at my speeds it'll make bugger all difference, but again looks cool :-)

Looking to spend between 2500-3000 depending on components, mainly for fast rides with mates, a few Sportives and a few TT's just for fun. Not worried about a hard ride or big seat to bar drop either.

So esteemed forum folk what else have I missed/should be looking at? I know there are loads!
Have fun :-)
G

Comments

  • raymondo60
    raymondo60 Posts: 735
    Cube Litening with the Shimano Di2 electric shift system my friend. Like buying a Pagani Zonda to take the kids to school. Bargain!

    (Actually a hugely practical bit of kit and not that expensive, but shhhhhhhh)
    Raymondo

    "Let's just all be really careful out there folks!"
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Maybe have a look at some of those small up and coming bike manufacturers in Italy, Colnago are supposed to be ok.
  • danowat
    danowat Posts: 2,877
    The Storck looks like a great piece of kit, good value for money too.
  • TMR
    TMR Posts: 3,986
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Maybe have a look at some of those small up and coming bike manufacturers in Italy, Colnago are supposed to be ok.

    LOL ;)
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Rose bikes looks pretty amazing value for money -

    http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/products/bikes/rennrad/rose-carbon-x-lite-2011/

    Or Kuota look good. I was dead set on a Kuota Kharma, but after looking at what you get for your money from Rose I'm having second thoughts.
  • Guyzie
    Guyzie Posts: 79
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Maybe have a look at some of those small up and coming bike manufacturers in Italy, Colnago are supposed to be ok.

    Yeah, I think I've heard of them ;-)
  • Those Storcks are beautiful, and a little different.

    Alternatively you could buy my bike in the Classifieds :wink:

    You don't see many Storcks out there either, if that's important to you...
    "That's it! You people have stood in my way long enough. I'm going to clown college! " - Homer
  • SCAPIN
    Guerciotti
    VINER (handmade)
    CANYON
    RALEIGH SP

    I'm sure cervelos are nice but they're so common. Or you could get a Prince but spec it with 2300: Microshift, perhaps. I wonder - would anyone here choose a Cervelo S2 with the Sora group and R500 wheels over an S1 with 105 group and ultegra wheels?
  • Squillinossett
    Squillinossett Posts: 1,678
    Scenario1-0.jpg
  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Scenario1-0.jpg

    Elvis lives!! :lol:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • wicked
    wicked Posts: 844
    I love the storck but isn't the geometry a bit funky? Loooong top tubes and short head tubes?
    It’s the most beautiful sport in the world but it’s governed by ***ts who have turned it into a crock of ****.
  • Guyzie
    Guyzie Posts: 79
    Thanks for the input guys. Trips to a few shops required I think :-)

    Erring towards the Storck (still like the S2 though) with Rival/Force and a decent set of wheels, Fulcrum 3's or similar.
    Mind you, those Rose bikes looks to be offering Canyon'esk value too.

    Scapin's look very good and got a great write up, but I'm not able to do the frame justice from a component point of view. As SaintDracula alluded to, nice frame with cheap wheels etc just seems a bit wrong :-)

    Cheers,
    G