New Race Bike - Recommendations

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New Race Bike - Recommendations

Postby ft_critical » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:05 am

Hello all,

Right so I want a new race bike. I race both crits and road races. I am looking for something that does crits (handling, aggressive) yet is not too uncomfortable over a 3hr road race and is not too twitchy on descents. Am I asking the impossible?

Geometry-wise, I have a short reach and normal seat tube. I am 54 top tube, but I personally feel I can go a size down to a 52, I am a 55 seat tube (not sloped).

Price - not sensitive, but sub say 11k. Must have electronic shifting AND disc brakes.

Things that look interesting, Venge/Tarmac, CAAD12, Colnago C64...

I currently have two bikes that really are road race bikes both ride the same - super comfy on long rides, but handle only okay - Cinelli Best of Pro, Colnago Cristallo. I want something a little sharper yet I do absolutely love the ride of both of these bikes.


I get these are difficult for people to answer, so happy to collect ideas. PS: I have a fit based target geometry and would seek to ride before I buy.

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Re: New Race Bike - Recommendations

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:45 pm

I was going to suggest the Venge, but saw this:

https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road/aeroa ... sc-el.html

Very damn nice. Option it with E-Tap disc setup, add your wheels of choice. Actually, they do the whole thing as a complete bike:

https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road/aeroa ... -0-sl.html

The only thing you can't do there is ride before you buy. :( Maybe if you contact them they might be able to do something about that. If you are spending near $10K, it's the least they can do.

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Re: New Race Bike - Recommendations

Postby ft_critical » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:03 pm

thanks g-boaf. Nice choice. I do want DT Swiss wheels or maybe Firecrest 303. I have DT Swiss wheels ages ago - best wheels I have owned.

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Re: New Race Bike - Recommendations

Postby ironhanglider » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:45 pm

g-boaf wrote:I was going to suggest the Venge, but saw this:

https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road/aeroa ... sc-el.html

Very damn nice. Option it with E-Tap disc setup, add your wheels of choice. Actually, they do the whole thing as a complete bike:

https://www.canyon.com/en-au/road/aeroa ... -0-sl.html

The only thing you can't do there is ride before you buy. :( Maybe if you contact them they might be able to do something about that. If you are spending near $10K, it's the least they can do.


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