Top 3 Road - Endurance Bikes for about $1000? Advice appreciated!

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  1. OscarsDogRepair

    OscarsDogRepair New Member

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    I'm looking for some good advice on the best Road Bike (endurance style) for approx. $1,000. If you could list your top 3 picks, I'd appreciate it. Many thanks in advance!
     
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  2. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    Look into Specialized Secteur, Trek 1.2, Felt Z85, Giant Defy 2, Scott Sportster S30, and Raleigh Revenio 2.0.
     
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    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Cannondale CAAD 8 also fits the bill.
     
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    OscarsDogRepair New Member

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    Sincere thanks Oldbobcat, I'll check out those bikes.. I value your opinion!!
     
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    OscarsDogRepair New Member

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    Thanks Davereo! I'll add that one to the list. Thanks for helping out a new rider!
     
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    Da nada, Oscar. I wish you thousands of happy miles on whatever bike you end up on.
     
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    baj32161 New Member

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    I disagree with this. The Cannondale CAAD frame is designed as a race frame with a more aggressive geometry than, say, the Synapse (which I ended up getting).

    The Cannondale Synapse 6 Alloy with Tiagra may be the better choice for endurance riding. I got the Synaose 5 Alloy with 105 and find it a very comfortable ride for my 51 yr old carcass.

    To the OP....you may want to give the Synapse a look.

    This is mine:
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    I have both a CAAD 9 and a Synapse Carbon. I have ridden centuries on both bikes and prefer the CAAD to the Synapse. So I would say it's great to add the Synapse to the mix but dont count out the CAAD based on you owning a Synapse.
     
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    Yeah, Synapse, too. I keep forgetting that Cannondale makes moderately priced ones with aluminum frames, too.
     
  10. grandamn

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    Bianchi Via Nirone hands down
     
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