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2013-07-23 10:28 AM

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Subject: Help me pick a new bike
Finally starting to look for a newish frame to upgrade to. The Stack // Reach of my Planet X is 506//407, but as you can see by the picture it's required a little bit of work to "get there." It's also a 76° STA.



Ok, so I ask the BT masses what you think would be a good fit. Some things to consider

- I want a pretty slick frame. Doesn't have to be a superbike, but on par with a P3 at least.
- I am looking to spend around $2k (of course less is fine too) - that's for the frame only.
- Would really prefer the calbes entered the frame behind the stem and not on the downtube (I'd probably end up doing the tririg mod on a p2/p3/whatever)
- Not worried about "tricky" bikes to set up. I have worked on other peoples P4's / SC's / nose cone Shiv's without much worry.
- Mechanical shifting so being Di2 ready isn't a concern.

Alright, any suggestions



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2013-07-23 10:43 AM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
Rob English. Everything else is just... well, you know.
2013-07-23 11:01 AM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
Unfortunately Rob would have to be TERRIBLY generous for me to get on a frame for anywhere near my budget
2013-07-23 11:51 AM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
why not get a F.I.S.T fit and then let them tell you which bikes would fit you best in your price range?
2013-07-23 12:18 PM
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Champion
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
been fit, (by FIST among others as well as a trip to the wind tunnel) have my coordinates. Still looking for the right bike and not what the shop sells.

*also, no fit protocol I've ever had done suggests my position as my optimal position... but my testing says otherwise.

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2013-07-23 12:32 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
With that stack and reach?

SC?
BMC Time Machine?

Oh and BAM...P5

Edited by thebigb 2013-07-23 12:35 PM


2013-07-23 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
Originally posted by thebigb

With that stack and reach?

SC?
BMC Time Machine?

Oh and BAM...P5


I guess the worry that I have is that on something with a higher stack (say a medium Speed concept) is that I'll end up being hard pressed to get as low in the front end as I am now (I guess I should look at the head tube height) without going down to a small (which is possible I guess depending on the brand)
2013-07-23 12:55 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
Originally posted by Leegoocrap

Originally posted by thebigb

With that stack and reach?

SC?
BMC Time Machine?

Oh and BAM...P5


I guess the worry that I have is that on something with a higher stack (say a medium Speed concept) is that I'll end up being hard pressed to get as low in the front end as I am now (I guess I should look at the head tube height) without going down to a small (which is possible I guess depending on the brand)


Which is why that P5 looks pretty nice
2013-07-23 12:57 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
ahh right right. Now about that $2,000 limit thing
2013-07-23 1:11 PM
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Originally posted by Leegoocrap

ahh right right. Now about that $2,000 limit thing


Details details... If you're just now thinking then maybe when you're ready you could locate a smokin deal on a p-5three module. Probably won't happen but you never know depending on when you decide to finally shop.

P2, tri rig mod (I'm doing this to my P3 after Steelhead), and all the other aero goodies you can find/do.
2013-07-23 1:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
You should check out the CD0.1\Illicitos. I Looooooove mine. The S and M sizes have the same stack and different reaches, you're somewhere in there it looks like.

things I like:
1) it's advertised as 'adjustable', but that's not just from a mechanical standpoint, I find it's also quite easy to get into different aero positions starting with your 'ideal one' and still be stable and comfortable, ie further up on the saddle/bars, back on both, etc.
2) cable routing behind the stem, as you say
3) a nice flat top tube for mounting bento box
4) 2 bottles
5) feels very solid in strong winds.
6) FAST!

the only thing I don't really like is the rear brake, which is difficult to adjust owing to one of the tensioning screws being obscured by the front rings. Just stupid placement. Not that you'll have to get in there more than once, but it's lame.


2013-09-13 2:53 PM
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Subject: RE: Help me pick a new bike
Chris, as a fellow PXer, I just now ordered a '14 BMC TM02 (based on fit coordinates).  Guess the tribe is shrinking!
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