What (in your opinion) is the best bike in the world?

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  1. Cyclist14

    Cyclist14 New Member

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    Just want to know what you think.

    Please Reply!!!:D
     
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  2. Ray R

    Ray R New Member

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    For what purpose?
     
  3. Cyclist14

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    For the road
     
  4. Cyclist14

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    The Orebea brand makes the best bikes!!!
     
  5. Ray R

    Ray R New Member

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    Seven Axiom, now that Merlin has been "saved" by the American Bicycle Group.
     
  6. bikinchris

    bikinchris New Member

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    These are just my opinions. I tend to run toward smaller makers with more quality.

    Road:

    Aluminum= Principia http://www.principia.dk/

    Steel=too many to answer. Examples Serotta, Independent Fabrications, Kellog, Sachs, HH, etc. But I think the best steel ride ever was the Raleigh 753 team pro

    Ti= Too many here too. Independent Fabrications, Serotta, Kellog etc.

    Ti/carbon= Serotta Ottrott http://www.serotta.com/pages/ottrott.html

    Carbon= Calfee, Colnago, Parlee

    MTB

    Steel or Ti= Independent fabrications

    Carbon ???
     
  7. William Henry

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    I would say that the cannondale saceo team replica is the best bike on earth for road I I think that the seven duo-deluxe with a minute 3:00 is the best mountain bike
     
  8. waxbytes

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    The best bicycle in the world is, of course, the one I ride.;) :p
     
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    Our bikes must have been twins seperated at birth then....

    e :eek:
     
  10. artmichalek

    artmichalek New Member

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    Same here. Mine is nowhere near the most expensive or lightest bike on the planet, but it's the best bike in the world for me. I still walk into the kitchen sometimes just to stare at it. Admittedly that may be because it's really cold here and I haven't ridden more than rollers for months. Besides, what have all of those shiny bikes I can't afford done for me?
     
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    Scott CR1 Limited. Never ridden one but they're crazy light (I saw a CR1 frameset at my LBS recently).
     
  12. graf zeppelin

    graf zeppelin New Member

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    The one you ride and love is the best answer. In my case, the answer would be a LOOK, and exactly the manufacturer I intend to go with again should I ever replace it. The new one would be a 585 though. :cool:
     
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    I LOVE MY ORBEA! I think it is the best, and SEXIEST BIKE I've ever had the privilege of riding. As others have posted, It's MINE! :D :D :D :D :D
     
  14. Cyclist14

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    Yeah, The Best Bike on Earth (for you) is your bike because its the only one you have. The best Road Bike that I don't own yet is either the Madone SSL, The Colnago C50 or the Cannondale Six13, the Saeco team Replica just has a bit of extra paint and decals.
     
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    Definetly. No question, the highest quality, most attractive, most practical bikes available. I'd take a Rivendell over almost any bike 4-5 times its price.
     
  17. blazingpedals

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    I'm with waxbytes; I specifically bought my bike because it was the Best Bike in the World (tm). I choose to disregard the fact that other riders have also chosen the Best Bike in the World (tm) and it's not the same one as mine. :cool:
     
  18. JTE83

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    I'd say for Aluminum the best bike is a Cervelo Soloist Team - custom built. For carbon, a Kestrel Talon Aero - custom built. I already own a custom built Cervelo Soloist Team. I will get a Kestrel Talon Aero in the future. Likewise, I am a fan of aerodynamic bikes. Another candidate would be a Trek Madone. But I admit, for a nonaero carbon bike - the Scott Cr1 is awesome.

    For those on a budget, the best $1500 bike is a 2005 Giant TCR 3 Composite. I saw it in a bike shop yesterday and was very impressed with it.
     
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    another vote for the Riv custom here....some day I will have the money. I am hoping to grab a Rambouillet for the 2006 season, but that's so far off....things change.
     
  20. Wurm

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    Steel - Pegoretti

    Ti - Litespeed

    CF - LOOK

    Al - any high-quality frame builder that uses Easton Scandium or Columbus Airplane tubing.
     
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