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Getting a new roadbike?

So I've come full circle this spring and finally admitted that I'm addicted, so now it's time to upgrade. I can afford the entry level carbon stuff, but the ultegra and sram rival bikes are a little bit out of my price range. Would it be a waste to build upon an alum frame with a badass drive train, etc over just getting a Tarmac comp or Madone 4.5?
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Some if the aluminum stuff is pretty fucking light, it's just stiff(er). What does the bike that you ride now weigh?

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Some if the aluminum stuff is pretty fucking light, it's just stiff(er). What does the bike that you ride now weigh?
Alum or Carbon I'll be getting a new frame. I'm leaning towards a high quality aluminum setup. Just wanted to get some opinions from here I really don't trust bike salesmen all the time because they're just that, salesmen.
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Alum or Carbon I'll be getting a new frame. I'm leaning towards a high quality aluminum setup. Just wanted to get some opinions from here I really don't trust bike salesmen all the time because they're just that, salesmen.
For more entry level, get a aluminum frame with a carbon fork. That will take a lot of harshness out of your ride. With the aluminum frame, you can still go with ultegra components and have a great ride.
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How much do you weigh? If you're under 185 then carbon is the way to go. Carbon will be more responsive to someone who doesn't weigh as much. (A heavier persons body will put more flex on the bike hence when you pedal, all the energy won't be going to the bottom bracket) If you are a little heavier than 185 then you're approaching becoming a clydesdale. Aluminum will be stiffer. A carbon bike will ALWAYS be a smoother ride than any metal due to the fact that carbon fiber can absorb the bumps you encounter on roads better than metals can.
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For more entry level, get a aluminum frame with a carbon fork. That will take a lot of harshness out of your ride. With the aluminum frame, you can still go with ultegra components and have a great ride.
Ditto.

Said well. Honestly whats a few pounds anyways right. Its not like any of us are pro's. You pay 1k more for a bike that weighs in a few pounds less. Get a good aluminum bike, good components and you will be rockin.

Looks like we need to put together a dfwstangs road team
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I am in the same boat and have almost come to the conclusion this is the bike i am going to buy.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/2_series/23/

It is a very reasonable priced bike. Especially with all the Shimano 105 stuff and a carbon for. You also can either get it with the compact front sprocket no extra money.

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I'm liking the fuck out of a cervelo s1. Hopefully gunna get a test ride I'm at RBM this week
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Bastard, we gotta ride whiterock next Sunday
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If I ever go back to riding uprights I really dig the Colnago's. Steel rides better then aluminum and you can get a pretty light steel bike. Although Colnago is not really a mid priced bike either. LOL

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Bastard, we gotta ride whiterock next Sunday
I would be down for that too. Though it would have to be sometime in the afternoon. I will be in littlerock sunday morning.
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Anyone up to ride today (Tuesday)?

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Well, I am toying with the idea of selling my road bike. I'd probably give one of you guys a hell of a deal on it.

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2008 Cannondale Six13 5
56 cm
105 components (except for Truvativ crank and Ultegra rear)
Mavic Aksium Race wheels (came optioned with these)
All completely stock except for one black water bottle cage and wireless computer
Looks just like the one in the pic except for the wheels.

I know many of you ride, and it would be a great step up for some of you or a perfect bike to start on. This bike is extremely stiff but rides like a dream.

I paid over $1800 for it brand new in 2008.

FYI...this was not intended in any way to jack your thread. I just noticed that some of you are looking and thought I would offer it.

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Well, I am toying with the idea of selling my road bike. I'd probably give one of you guys a hell of a deal on it.

Stats:
2008 Cannondale Six13 5
56 cm
105 components (except for Truvativ crank and Ultegra rear)
Mavic Aksium Race wheels (came optioned with these)
All completely stock except for one black water bottle cage and wireless computer
Looks just like the one in the pic except for the wheels.

I know many of you ride, and it would be a great step up for some of you or a perfect bike to start on. This bike is extremely stiff but rides like a dream.

I paid over $1800 for it brand new in 2008.

FYI...this was not intended in any way to jack your thread. I just noticed that some of you are looking and thought I would offer it.

Thanks, John
Throw it on Craigslist, should go quick. Lots of nice bikes for sale on there.
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Bought my fiance her Birthday present last night.

http://www.masibikes.com/performance/alare-bellissima/

I got her the White with Teal. Its a nice bike and should do her well. Now I have to step it up becuase she is super competative. Before long she will be passing me. I also bought her some pedals and computer, Now I am broke.
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I am in the same boat and have almost come to the conclusion this is the bike i am going to buy.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/2_series/23/

It is a very reasonable priced bike. Especially with all the Shimano 105 stuff and a carbon for. You also can either get it with the compact front sprocket no extra money.
you shoud look at the Jamis Ventura Race its full 105 Carbon fork, seat post and rear seat stay For $1350 I just bought my girlfriend one in the femme payed $1250 cash for it at TCC in Witchita Falls OR 2009 Cannondale six 5 list for $1800 Got mine for $1200 from the same place
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