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2014-05-05 6:54 PM

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Subject: Road bike
Looking at buying a new road bike. I had a specialized Tarmac, but was too aggressive of a fit for a 'fun'bike.... I have a Cervelo P2c as my tri ride, so want a fun ride.....
Suggestions?


2014-05-05 7:05 PM
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What do you intend to use this bike for?  Maybe a cyclocross bike could be a nice alternative for riding both on and off road?  Or just a straight up mountain bike...or a fixie/single speed?

If you're still looking for a traditional road bike, but just less aggressive then the Cannondale Synapse, Trek Domane, and Specialized Roubaix come to mind as far as solid road bikes with relaxed geometries.  I'm sure there are others.

2014-05-05 11:26 PM
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Subject: RE: Road bike
I rode the roubaix....really nice ride. I'm looking at it as an alternative to the tri-bike. I already have a cheaper Kona cross bike that I putts around on.

Debating between a few. But I'll ride a few more. Just wanted others thought on an endurance road ride bike.


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2014-05-06 4:48 AM
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Endurace road bikes are much more about a different fit then it is about a different bike category. It seems to be that you need to get a proper bike fit and figure out what you need from that point on.
2014-05-06 11:19 AM
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My Fuji Altamira 3.0 is pretty relaxed and comfy for the long haul. I can still keep up pretty well with the fast group too.

I am actually going to be looking for a more aggressive bike when the funds become available, I want something faster and stiffer. But if you want comfort, the Fuji may be worth a look. Performance Bike carries them and I got a very good deal on mine. 

2014-05-06 11:25 AM
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How about a custom steel or titanium frame? talk to the builder and he will make what you want fit perfectly for you.


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