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DainDain Posts: 10
edited February 2018 in Road buying advice
I'm looking for an endurance bike as I tend to ride up to 100 miles at a time.
I have a budget of around 4500 and am currently looking at the specialised roubaix expert di2 2018nl for 4600.

Is this bike ideal for my needs or are there any others for around the same price that you think may be better .

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  • Dain wrote:
    I'm looking for an endurance bike as I tend to ride up to 100 miles at a time.

    I tend to ride my non-endurance bike up to 200km.

    Canyon bikes tend to be popular as better groupsets and wheels for similar money
    As do Giant, Cannondale,Trek etc etc
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • ayankayank Posts: 41
    Dain wrote:
    I'm looking for an endurance bike as I tend to ride up to 100 miles at a time.
    I have a budget of around 4500 and am currently looking at the specialised roubaix expert di2 2018nl for 4600.

    Is this bike ideal for my needs or are there any others for around the same price that you think may be better .

    That's a big budget!

    What type of terrain do you ride? If its just good roads then you have many options. If its roads but not all smooth then the recent bikes with suspension in the stem (i.e. Specialized future shock) are a good option. If its roads and gravels/dirt then your looking at another set of bikes.

    Be careful with the specialized future shock. There have been issues lately in particular now specialized recommend changing out the cartridge every 500 hours of driving. Only a $70 part, but shows there are some issues.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    What are you riding now ? 100m isn't ridiculously long and people have been doing those distances before the 'endurance bike' sector was invented.

    #marketing
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    AYank wrote:

    What type of terrain do you ride? If its just good roads then you have many options. If its roads but not all smooth then the recent bikes with suspension in the stem (i.e. Specialized future shock) are a good option. If its roads and gravels/dirt then your looking at another set of bikes.

    Be careful with the specialized future shock. There have been issues lately in particular now specialized recommend changing out the cartridge every 500 hours of driving. Only a $70 part, but shows there are some issues.

    Good option but not a good option ? Personally I'd go for slightly fatter tyres over something like that.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    Dain, you could pretty much buy any bike and do 100 mile rides on them comfortably. Best comfort would probably be from titanium or steel followed by high quality carbon. Don't get hung up on electronic gears, If heaven forbid it goes wrong on a long ride your potentially stuck in one gear to the end. Personally I ride a carbon giant defy adv pro2 which I found extremely comfortable once I put my normal saddle on it. A mate of mine who had a hip replacement swears by his trek domane with front and rear suspension built in to the frame. Everything makes a difference tyre size, type and pressure. Saddle fit, handlebar tape and more importantly your position in relation to the bars. Finally frame material and quality. The guys that are best suited to provide an answer are really the audax guys who do 300 / 400 plus audax,s.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,471
    What I forgot to say was try a few and ask around Clubs etc don't get hung up on the latest bells and whistles either. Biggest decider on bike comfort is your body if it's not happy on your existing bike try a bikefit.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • yiannismyiannism Posts: 345
    I do rides similar to yours on not so good roads. I drive Bianchi Infinito CV and i am loving it. Very comfortable but responsive and fast. No shocks either to need to be serviced.
  • MoonbikerMoonbiker Posts: 1,706
    For that budget id go custom made with a nice paint job

    Something like this:


    IMG_0562-1200x800.jpg


    http://www.saffronframeworks.com/build/ ... ture-bike/

    I think suspension is gimick for road bike better get some big volume tyres like theese:

    https://www.velovitality.co.uk/products ... 0c-x-32-mm
  • DainDain Posts: 10
    AYank wrote:
    Dain wrote:
    I'm looking for an endurance bike as I tend to ride up to 100 miles at a time.
    I have a budget of around 4500 and am currently looking at the specialised roubaix expert di2 2018nl for 4600.

    Is this bike ideal for my needs or are there any others for around the same price that you think may be better .

    That's a big budget!

    What type of terrain do you ride? If its just good roads then you have many options. If its roads but not all smooth then the recent bikes with suspension in the stem (i.e. Specialized future shock) are a good option. If its roads and gravels/dirt then your looking at another set of bikes.

    Be careful with the specialized future shock. There have been issues lately in particular now specialized recommend changing out the cartridge every 500 hours of driving. Only a $70 part, but shows there are some issues.
    I just ride on normal road surface
  • DainDain Posts: 10
    Fenix wrote:
    What are you riding now ? 100m isn't ridiculously long and people have been doing those distances before the 'endurance bike' sector was invented.

    #marketing
    Scott addict 30
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,738
    Dain wrote:
    Fenix wrote:
    What are you riding now ? 100m isn't ridiculously long and people have been doing those distances before the 'endurance bike' sector was invented.

    #marketing
    Scott addict 30

    Keep it and save your money.
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,210
    Personally I woudn't be swayed by the marketing hype surrounding "endurance" bikes. I've got a GT Grade carbon and wouldn't say it's any more comfortable over a long distance than my Scott CR1 or any other bike I've ridden except maybe cheap aluminium.

    If you fancy a new bike for certain other conderations like you want Di2 or better wheels etc. then go for it. I doubt if you are going to find any bike on the market significantly more comfortable than your Scott Addict. Riding 100 miles on any bike depends more on your fitness and conditioning than the bike itself. As others have said, fatter tyres are also going to make the biggest difference to comfort as well so if you do go for a new bike, get one that will take at least 28mm tyres (and don't pump them up rock hard).
  • DainDain Posts: 10
    hypster wrote:
    Personally I woudn't be swayed by the marketing hype surrounding "endurance" bikes. I've got a GT Grade carbon and wouldn't say it's any more comfortable over a long distance than my Scott CR1 or any other bike I've ridden except maybe cheap aluminium.

    If you fancy a new bike for certain other conderations like you want Di2 or better wheels etc. then go for it. I doubt if you are going to find any bike on the market significantly more comfortable than your Scott Addict. Riding 100 miles on any bike depends more on your fitness and conditioning than the bike itself. As others have said, fatter tyres are also going to make the biggest difference to comfort as well so if you do go for a new bike, get one that will take at least 28mm tyres (and don't pump them up rock hard).

    What about this one any tips on this bike.
    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Boardman-SLR-E ... _95126.htm
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,210
    Blimey that is a nice bike! :o (and a great spec. too)

    Only XXS and S sizes in stock though but if that suits you then OK. The only other thing I would say is Tredz do not have the best reputation in the World.

    It looks like it is available at the same price on the Boardman website as well though.

    https://www.boardmanbikes.com/gb_en/pro ... ature.html
  • hypsterhypster Posts: 1,210
    Dain,

    Have a look at the Canyon Endurace CF SLX Disc 8.0 as well in the same price range. Only Ultegra Di2 as opposed to Dura Ace on the Boardman but 450g lighter than the Boardman.

    https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/road/endur ... 0-di2.html
  • DainDain Posts: 10
    Thanks for all your help I'm going to go for this one

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Boardman-SLR-E ... _95129.htm
  • ayankayank Posts: 41
    Dain wrote:
    Thanks for all your help I'm going to go for this one

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Boardman-SLR-E ... _95129.htm

    Nice, but for $5000 I would buy a better recognized brand, just for resale value.

    Have you looked at Giant bikes? You'll get a similarly speced bike (but not campy) for $1000+ less.
  • DainDain Posts: 10
    AYank wrote:
    Dain wrote:
    Thanks for all your help I'm going to go for this one

    https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Boardman-SLR-E ... _95129.htm

    Nice, but for $5000 I would buy a better recognized brand, just for resale value.

    Have you looked at Giant bikes? You'll get a similarly speced bike (but not campy) for $1000+ less.

    Show some examples then
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    Boardman is well known in the UK. The Brownlees seemed to do well on them too.

    Buying a bike with an eye to resale isn't something I'd do. As soon as you've picked any bike up from the shop you've wiped 50% of the value anyway.

    What's wrong with the Scott that it can't do 100 mile rides anyway ?
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,162
    I like Kuota bikes - I have the Kharma and the kiral is amongst the contenders to replace it.

    What about this offering - or a n other from Kuota

    https://www.bellatisport.com/shop/produ ... _Disc.html
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