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Hi. I am looking at purchasing a new bike. Looking for something with a slightly relaxed geometry for longer rides. But still want it to be quite light/ quick. I know there is no such thing that covers all but hopefully someone can give me some ideas on a reasonable compromise.

I have been looking at the Orbea Orca team with the OMR frame which claims to be a little more compliant. Any help appreciated. Particularly any experience of the Orca. Thanks.

PS budget is upto £4K.

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  • spatt77spatt77 Posts: 313
    I've got a BMC Roadmachine which is excellent!
  • racerexracerex Posts: 55
    Love my Synapse Carbon Disc Ultegra.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,829
    Should be a new Synapse released this year.
  • skeetamskeetam Posts: 156
    mrb123 said:

    Should be a new Synapse released this year.

    What makes you think that? They redesigned it in 2018.

    If you're right, I do hope they keep a similar shape and don't drop the seat stays, like every other redesigned bike.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 2,829
    skeetam said:

    mrb123 said:

    Should be a new Synapse released this year.

    What makes you think that? They redesigned it in 2018.

    If you're right, I do hope they keep a similar shape and don't drop the seat stays, like every other redesigned bike.
    It's due an update. No guarantee it will be this year of course.
    https://road.cc/content/tech-news/bike-launches-we-expect-see-2021-276615
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,183
    skeetam said:

    mrb123 said:

    Should be a new Synapse released this year.

    What makes you think that? They redesigned it in 2018.

    If you're right, I do hope they keep a similar shape and don't drop the seat stays, like every other redesigned bike.
    Given that they usually drop seatstays to increase comfort and that every other Cannondale now has them, it's almost a little strange that their endurance bike is the only one without them!

    I expect Cannondale to rectify this once the new Synapse is released.
  • iso2000iso2000 Posts: 25
    edited 5 January
    What about an Argon 18 Krypton? Glowing reviews for the Pro version:

    https://granfondo-cycling.com/argon-18-krypton-pro-2020-review/

    https://road.cc/content/review/268959-argon-18-krypton-pro-frameset

    The stack is adjustable by up to 30mm:

    https://argon18.com/en/argon-18/technologies/3d-plus

    I guess the GF version frameset will be around £2300 when it becomes available again so a build at less than £4000 may be a squeeze.
  • vince133vince133 Posts: 56
    Thanks for the replies. Some other options to consider and look at.
  • vince133vince133 Posts: 56
    Does anyone’s know of an argon stockist in the Midlands? Also still interested in any views on the Orbea Orca OMR frame. Any help welcomed. Thanks.
  • arlowoodarlowood Posts: 2,499
    vince133 said:

    Does anyone’s know of an argon stockist in the Midlands? Also still interested in any views on the Orbea Orca OMR frame. Any help welcomed. Thanks.

    Just plug your location into this web page. It's a global one so make sure you include UK to avoid any confusion

    https://www.argon18.com/en/dealers
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