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gbsahne001
gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
edited January 2015 in Commuting chat
have had the green light for a new bike, so contenders are...

Planet X RT-58
Ribble HF83
Felt Z4

anything else I should consider? budget of 2k
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Cervelo R3
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  • jzed
    jzed Posts: 2,926
    Have a look at Westbrook Cycles, they have a couple of Scott's and Cannondales just under 2k after nice discounts.
  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    itboffin wrote:
    Cervelo R3

    This. I saw a size 54 for just over £1k on a German site the other day.
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  • il_principe
    il_principe Posts: 9,155
    Canyon Ultimate CF SL 9

    http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3241

    Also the Aeroad range is being refreshed (new model was spotted at the Tour de Suisse) so maybe some bargains available on the old Aeroad soon.
  • greg66_tri_v2.0
    greg66_tri_v2.0 Posts: 7,172
    Asprilla wrote:
    itboffin wrote:
    Cervelo R3

    This. I saw a size 54 for just over £1k on a German site the other day.

    Here? http://jedi-sports.de/Framesets/Road/Ce ... :4492.html

    That is keenly priced alright.
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    Nah someone posted an R3 with ultegra di2 for £1600 I think it might have been Westbrook or slanes
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  • gbsahne001
    gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
    The canyon does look nice...
  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    gbsahne wrote:
    The canyon does look nice...

    I've read an awful lot of threads about seat tubes developing cracks on the Ultimate CFs recently.

    That Super Six Evo deal looks incredible. That would win my vote.
  • MisterMuncher
    MisterMuncher Posts: 1,302
    +1 on that. I'd go the team colours, too. The green highlights on the groupset really set it off. Wheels maybe less than ideal, but Mavics always sell pretty well if you were to upgrade.
  • gbsahne001
    gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
    I have a set of donor wheels that would go into it; Royce hubs with archetype rims, so not too bothered about the wheels
  • jspash
    jspash Posts: 107
    I've got a PX RT-57 and haven't regretted the purchase at all. And with the money I saved over a "name brand" I got some nice wheels, pedals, shoes, a new saddle and some new kit.

    But I'd love an R3!
  • mtb-idle
    mtb-idle Posts: 2,179
    gbsahne wrote:
    The canyon does look nice...

    I've read an awful lot of threads about seat tubes developing cracks on the Ultimate CFs recently.

    That Super Six Evo deal looks incredible. That would win my vote.

    i'm making a totally uninformed judgement here but could that be because the current trend appears to be to buy a frame that's too small for you and wind up the seatpost to some ridiculous height thereby increasing the leverage on the seattube/downtube to levels that were never expected?
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  • corriebee1
    corriebee1 Posts: 390
    gbsahne wrote:
    have had the green light for a new bike, so contenders are...

    Planet X RT-58
    Ribble HF83
    Felt Z4

    anything else I should consider? budget of 2k

    I freakin love my Felt! But then, my frame of reference is limited.
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    i'm very jealous i'd love a new project to work on, I was tempted to get a Canyon to replace my Trek but the Trek is perfectly fast and comfortable.
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  • gbsahne001
    gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    i'm making a totally uninformed judgement here but could that be because the current trend appears to be to buy a frame that's too small for you and wind up the seatpost to some ridiculous height thereby increasing the leverage on the seattube/downtube to levels that were never expected?

    That sounds just like the road bike I'm currently using, which started as a frame from ebay; 52 when it probably should have been a min of 54 if not 56.
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  • jonny_trousers
    jonny_trousers Posts: 3,588
    MTB-Idle wrote:
    gbsahne wrote:
    The canyon does look nice...

    I've read an awful lot of threads about seat tubes developing cracks on the Ultimate CFs recently.

    That Super Six Evo deal looks incredible. That would win my vote.

    i'm making a totally uninformed judgement here but could that be because the current trend appears to be to buy a frame that's too small for you and wind up the seatpost to some ridiculous height thereby increasing the leverage on the seattube/downtube to levels that were never expected?

    No idea. Could be. There's also talk that the Canyon seatposts that are designed to flex are putting undue stress on the top of the seat tube. There are a few threads over in Road General about it. One guy's had 3 replacements.
  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    Bought a Canyon Ultimate AL SLX. Very impressed*. DA with light wheels and you're under £2k.

    *If the seat tube cracks, I'll be fcuking livid.
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  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    cjcp wrote:
    Bought a Canyon Ultimate AL SLX. Very impressed*. DA with light wheels and you're under £2k.

    *If the seat tube cracks, I'll be fcuking livid.

    Interesting. AL SLX over CF SLX? Any reason (I know the reviews for it are awesome) - is this the best bike?
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    Also, what's the difference between the ME and EL versions?
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    Race - Fuji Norcom Straight
    Sun - Cervelo R3
    Winter / Commute - Dolan ADX
  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    cjcp wrote:
    Bought a Canyon Ultimate AL SLX. Very impressed*. DA with light wheels and you're under £2k.

    *If the seat tube cracks, I'll be fcuking livid.

    Did you buy DA as well ...? :shock:
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • dhope
    dhope Posts: 6,699
    Asprilla wrote:
    Also, what's the difference between the ME and EL versions?
    Think it's cable routing. MEchanical vs ELectronic
    (The top of the line Ultimate AL SLX comes with Ultegra Di2, the rest are either SRAM or 105/Ultegra I think)
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  • asprilla
    asprilla Posts: 8,440
    dhope wrote:
    Asprilla wrote:
    Also, what's the difference between the ME and EL versions?
    Think it's cable routing. MEchanical vs ELectronic
    (The top of the line Ultimate AL SLX comes with Ultegra Di2, the rest are either SRAM or 105/Ultegra I think)

    I thought that was the case, I just couldn't see it as I lazily skimmed the blurb.
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  • itboffin
    itboffin Posts: 20,061
    its funny that they now seem to favour Shimano & SRAM when I visited the showroom in Koblenz the response I got when asking about groupset was "nothing other than Campagnolo would be right" they were of course right.

    and damn it someone stole my KOM from the fortress
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    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • FoldingJoe
    FoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    If you can find a few hundred extra you can take my S-Works Tarmac!! :)
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    dhope wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    Bought a Canyon Ultimate AL SLX. Very impressed*. DA with light wheels and you're under £2k.

    *If the seat tube cracks, I'll be fcuking livid.

    Interesting. AL SLX over CF SLX? Any reason (I know the reviews for it are awesome) - is this the best bike?

    For what I needed, yep.

    It was a lot cheaper, especially with the BC racing licence discount (note: I do not really race), and I wanted something lighter for the commute and training/general riding. The CF does look lovely, but there's only so far domestic permission extends...

    I'm a big fan. Has more zip than the old commuter.
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    "It stays down, Daddy."
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  • cjcp
    cjcp Posts: 13,345
    itboffin wrote:
    cjcp wrote:
    Bought a Canyon Ultimate AL SLX. Very impressed*. DA with light wheels and you're under £2k.

    *If the seat tube cracks, I'll be fcuking livid.

    Did you buy DA as well ...? :shock:

    Heh heh. Ultegra, so you can bring your hr back down
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • gbsahne001
    gbsahne001 Posts: 1,973
    So to revive an old thread, (now that I have been assured compensation cheque is in the post) CF v Ti?

    Was looking at the Dolan ADX frame and building it up.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,552
    Ti, or quality steel. Some of the top end Genesises (Genesii?) look nice.