Suggestion for a new bike

Discussion in 'Road Cycling' started by Mauro69, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. Mauro69

    Mauro69 New Member

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    Hello to all,
    I'm on the market for a new bike and I'd like some advice from you.

    These are more or less the characteristics I'm looking for:
    - all-round frame, with good climbing and descent skills
    - effective (non UCI) tires clearance up to 28/30mm measured
    - rim brakes, I would really appreciate the direct mount brakes
    - relatively comfortable, also oriented to + 150km ride

    Assumed that the perfect frame don't exist, I choose some one are closest to my geometry.
    Between this models, if there's one with the mentioned features, i'll be happy to buy it.
    For now I'm oriented to these models:
    - Bianchi Specialissima, I tried it, it's really remarkable
    - Orbea Orca OMR, I don't know nothing about the ride quality
    - BMC Teammachine SLR01, tires clearance?
    - Factor O2, the most expensive, an unusual brand (in my country), little bit low stack, the burned orange colour is superlative.
    - Cervelo R5, exceptional bike, but I don't understand about tires clearance, factory say it fit 28mm, but nominal or effective?

    If there is some one who can help me solve this doubts I would be glad
    Thank you in advance
     
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  2. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    For any current models, this will be tough. Most new bikes with 28-30 clearance have disk brakes, disk brakes are even taking over the aero category... Based on your criteria, i'd say get a Cannondale Synapse, CAAD12, BMC Road Machine, Giant Defy. Something in the endurance category.

    A bike can't be a good climber or descender, only a rider can. I can use my aero endurance one with $100 dollar wheels and climbs fast. On the other hand, I will get down a hill slow on my aero bike. It has to do with the skills of a rider, frame geometry doesn't mean much. If I were you, i'd look for a 2016-17 model of an endurance bike, they will be much more likely to have rim brakes. Slam the stem and make adjustments to get it lower and feeling more racier.
     
  3. Mauro69

    Mauro69 New Member

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    Thanks for your suggestions.
    In general, I exclude endurance geometry because they have a stack too high for me, but youi suggest me a good tricks ... hard to do but a good tricks
     
  4. cyclintom

    cyclintom Active Member

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    You're talking about a cyclocross bike with 28 mm road tires on it. And if you intend to go off-road you have a spare set of wheels with 32 mm knobbies on them. That also allows you to have a different gear for each but then you have to have a medium or long cage rear derailleur. Cyclocross bikes also have a more relaxed geometry. Perhaps you might want to look at a Ridley.
     
  5. Uawadall

    Uawadall Well-Known Member

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    They've been pushing endurance bike to have that kind of clearance.

    How low due you need? You'd bee supposed how low you can get some endurance bikes. Is a disk brake option out of the question? Its seems like a older model endurance bike or a disk brake bike is the only way to get everything on your list.
     
  6. Mauro69

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    I think that Cervelo R5 have a good chance to be my next bike, perfect geometry, good tyre clearance, amazing ride quality.
     
  7. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to say something completely off the wall, you may shout at me that's how bizarre this comment is, others here will stone me and I'll have to hide under a gord.

    I think, and it's just my opinion...howbeit based on what YOU said!! You already found the bike you've been looking for, the Bianchi Specialissima, your words were that when you rode it it was remarkable. Don't start running off and trying a few thousand bikes, or getting millions of contrary opinions, you rode the bike, you liked the bike, that bike gets 4 3/4 stars in reviews, the color is that cool classic Bianchi color that it's known for, it has the famous Countervail anti vibration technology that stole the hearts of racers who rode with that technology on various models of Bianchi on cobblestones and you need that for long rides, and while it is a race geometry frame that vibration thing makes it feel like a century bike. You can read this review if you haven't already: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/reviews/road-bikes/bianchi-launches-new-specialissima-frame

    Get this bike, you already love it's ride, don't get your mind twisted in a knot by searching till you gone completely insane, or lost what the Bianchi did for you and you get sucked in by some sales rep with knowledgeable sounding BS words who can sell an icemaker to an Eskimo!
     
  8. cyclintom

    cyclintom Active Member

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    You're probably right but I've always tended to shy away from Bianchi because the lower grade ones has the lowest grade tubing. Now that probably doesn't matter in the least since in riding tests of bikes built with Columbus tubing, Thron - or nearly the lowest level tube - always were preferred to the higher quality tubes.
     
  9. Froze

    Froze Well-Known Member

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    I hear you but that particular bike is not the lowest grade, you're talking about a $5,000 (msrp) frameset, and if you buy it fully equipped from the factory it will come with Campy Record and will cost $13,000, that's a far cry from low end tubing or a low end bike, heck it's not even close to mid level! So not sure where you got your fear from on that particular bike frame, it doesn't make sense to me.
     
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