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im thinking of purchasing a my first non frankenstein/ garage sale road bike. i came up on a decent deal on this http://www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes...10-5-105-20093

what do u guys think? this summer im testing the waters in the big foot tri and joined the bike ms tour de farms with a friend. looking into the $1-1.5k range for a new bike
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Great bike, I even thought of buying one because It's lighter then the carbon Bianchi that I have. According to my ultra scientific test, when I picked one up off the ground it felt about 17 lbs. When it's nice out I'll ride one but I have heard nothing but good reviews. One guy in Elgin built this frame up with a quarq power meter and Psimet wheels.
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I've owned a few Cannondales. I still have an old Crit frame Cannodale bike that still works great. I haven't been on the newer models. I liked the Cannodales that I owned. The ride will never compare to any of the carbon fiber bikes that I have owned. They did have stiff frames which provided excellent power transmission. If I were you I'd have a look at the Treks too. In this price range Trek typically has a few nice models. One thing that I noticed in the past when comparing Cannodale to Trek was that you typically got a step up in components with the Trek at the same price point.
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Yes that TREK looks like a nice bike too in that price range although the components look somewhat similar on the two models that you have linked. Many bike shops will have left over models from last year. In many instances they will offer you better pricing on a left over model from last year.
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Yes that TREK looks like a nice bike too in that price range although the components look somewhat similar on the two models that you have linked. Many bike shops will have left over models from last year. In many instances they will offer you better pricing on a left over model from last year.
This....

Look up there web site if they have, many shop list the closeouts of the bikes on there. Size and selection maybe small..

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That looks like a nice bike, check out the Felt F75, Z75, and the Bianchi Via Nirone 7 too

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thanks for the input.. my other question is will a setup like this get me pretty far in road cycling or am i going to want a cervelo in a year
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You will WANT a Cervelo in a year, but you won't NEED a Cervelo in a year.
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thanks for the input.. my other question is will a setup like this get me pretty far in road cycling or am i going to want a cervelo in a year
I want a Cervelo, and I haven't even started riding outdoors

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LOL.....don't worry about it. It doesn't matter what or how many you have, you'll always end up finding an excuse for another new bike and or cervelo!

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LOL.....don't worry about it. It doesn't matter what or how many you have, you'll always end up finding an excuse for another new bike and or cervelo!
Totally agree. Although some folks buy a new bike and ride it once or twice and never get into it and it sits. If you ride and get into it you will end up just like Meulen says and will always be looking for the next new bike or set of wheels. Oh and there are a lot of nice bikes out there. Cervelo makes some nice high end bikes but so does Felt so does Trek so does well you get the idea the list goes on and on.
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I want a cervelo but would still buy the caad today because its lighter and stiffer then the bike I have. The other option, which is what I like, is get the caad 10 w/ Ultegra and next year you can upgrade the wheels if you want. The new ultegra shifters felt great in my hands and my bike now has 105. It would be nice to get the ultegra even though the 105s have been nothing but good to me.
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haha, I picked up a road bike last fall and I'm constantly looking for another one. I don't even have 300 miles on it yet.

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haha, I picked up a road bike last fall and I'm constantly looking for another one. I don't even have 300 miles on it yet.
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i like that f75!
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The F frame is a pretty aggressive racing position, you looking to race or just ride? I was looking at the F75 last fall and ended up with a Bianchi based on price(leftover 2011) but the Bianchi is a C2C model that's a bit more relaxed than the F but not as relaxed as the Z. I paid just over $1K for a 2011 with 105

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Had an F75. Great bike. X took it over when he broke his road bike and raced on it for a little while with better wheels. The model we had, had an Ultegra RD though. That first Felt convinced us to buy three more.

People seem to really love the CAADs, so I don't think you can go wrong there.

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Yes that TREK looks like a nice bike too in that price range although the components look somewhat similar on the two models that you have linked. Many bike shops will have left over models from last year. In many instances they will offer you better pricing on a left over model from last year.
good advice i picked this up for <$1000 trek 2.3 saved money and have a full 105 bike
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Excellent. Nice looking bike. Glad it worked out. Enjoy the bike. Now lets see.... Water bottles and cages. Seat pack with spare tube some CO2 patch kit etc. Computer. Hope you got a ride in today on your new bike. It was great out. I got out. I actually got a little sun too.

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Sweet buy with that Trek. I rode to Wheel Weeks today and have never wanted a cervelo then I do now. He has so many good looking tri bikes too. BMC, cannondale, and cervelo would all be candidates. Words don't do his shop justice. I was like a kid in Willy Wonkas, just loving those bikes.
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Wheel werks in Crystal Lake? I didn't know that they carried Cervelo. I didn't see any the last time that I was in there but I haven't been in there in a few years.

For the TT guys and gals out there can you tell me what the facination is with Cervelo. I see a lot of you folks talking only about that brand and I know that some of you are into the TT. I don't currently own a TT bike but it seems like on this forum everyone thinks they are the shit. What makes them better than a Felt, Trek, Cannondale, and any number of TT bikes out there? I see some things that look good. Beefy BB area. Nice areo design. Rear wheel cut out. Good geometry. I see many of these same types of features on other TT bikes as well. So what makes the Cervelo the bike of choice for TT's?
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Wheel werks in Crystal Lake? I didn't know that they carried Cervelo. I didn't see any the last time that I was in there but I haven't been in there in a few years.

For the TT guys and gals out there can you tell me what the facination is with Cervelo. I see a lot of you folks talking only about that brand and I know that some of you are into the TT. I don't currently own a TT bike but it seems like on this forum everyone thinks they are the shit. What makes them better than a Felt, Trek, Cannondale, and any number of TT bikes out there? I see some things that look good. Beefy BB area. Nice areo design. Rear wheel cut out. Good geometry. I see many of these same types of features on other TT bikes as well. So what makes the Cervelo the bike of choice for TT's?
they've been on the cutting edge of tech for a long time. Their are tons of claims from all the big co's on wind tunnel results and stiffness, etc. But, Cervelo has the most wins out there in the tt arena! So race results are KING!

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Wheel werks in Crystal Lake? I didn't know that they carried Cervelo. I didn't see any the last time that I was in there but I haven't been in there in a few years.
They just started carrying them last fall-ish.
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they've been on the cutting edge of tech for a long time. Their are tons of claims from all the big co's on wind tunnel results and stiffness, etc. But, Cervelo has the most wins out there in the tt arena! So race results are KING!
OK cool. Thanks for the info.
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