Best bikes under 6500$

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Best bikes under 6500$

Postby ConfusedCyclist » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:46 am

With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby bychosis » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:52 am

Best for....?
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby human909 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:16 am

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby ConfusedCyclist » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:42 am

Sorry. Road riding, some climbing Kinglake (Victoria) and a fair bit of Beach Road rides.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby cyclotaur » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:48 am

For that riding buy a nice alu framed 105 equipped rim brake bike for about $1500, and save yourself $5000 and take a 7-10 day trip to Europe to ride the Dolomites, Alps or Pyrenees.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby MichaelB » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:03 pm

cyclotaur wrote:For that riding buy a nice alu framed 105 equipped rim brake bike for about $1500, and save yourself $5000 and take a 7-10 day trip to Europe to ride the Dolomites, Alps or Pyrenees.

:wink:



Amen to that.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby human909 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:26 pm

cyclotaur wrote:For that riding buy a nice alu framed 105 equipped rim brake bike for about $1500, and save yourself $5000 and take a 7-10 day trip to Europe to ride the Dolomites, Alps or Pyrenees.


Awesome answer! :-D


ConfusedCyclist wrote:With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?


ConfusedCyclist wrote:Sorry. Road riding, some climbing Kinglake (Victoria) and a fair bit of Beach Road rides.


If you want a more meaningful answer then describing current bike and why you are wanting to upgrade might help. For many $6500 is a huge price to pay a bike and unjustifiable unless you are doing something competitive or serious with it. Though maybe you are financial situations where you just want to treat yourself with some bling because you can afford it.

Your reasons are your own, but giving more background might help.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby djw47 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:38 pm

ConfusedCyclist wrote:With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?


For $6500 you could buy pretty much anything. You could spend a quarter of that and still get a quality bike. Why do you want to spend so much?
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby bychosis » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:12 pm

djw47 wrote:
ConfusedCyclist wrote:With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?


For $6500 you could buy pretty much anything. You could spend a quarter of that and still get a quality bike. Why do you want to spend so much?


Some people want to buy a ferrari, when a (insert budget sports car) is just as much fun to drive
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby NASHIE » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:37 pm

ConfusedCyclist wrote:With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?


Mate i would decide on what shifting action you like first ie sram, campag etc as this will narrow down the huge selection. Disc or no disc ? I think disc is the way to go these days. Wheels are going to be the next biggest difference in the price range. Check out online reviews for wheels that suit your weight and rides. Then start combining together a list that matches wants and test ride each one.
If your not racing then your don't have to be to picky on geometry that suits crits or road etc its just what puts a smile on your face and looks good to you that really matters.
For 6k i would not be buying anything second hand or low ks unless your going racing.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby rodneycc » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:32 pm

Cut the budget in half and buy the bike secondhand is my advice.
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby ironhanglider » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 pm

Gee people,

let the bloke spend his money. It's good for the economy.

Someone might be looking to buy a second hand bike in a few years.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby ConfusedCyclist » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:15 pm

Okay this may be more targeted. They may be very different, but this is where I am torn.

1. https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /103874658

Vs.

2. http://www.giantsthyarra.com.au/au/bike ... anced-disc

Go.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby cyclotaur » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:25 pm

Of those two, the BMC.
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:05 pm

Buy a Canyon Aeroad
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby NASHIE » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:20 pm

Giant of those 2. But in that price range the cannonade caad12/dura ace is a very nice bike.

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby Ivanerrol » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:40 pm

cyclotaur wrote:For that riding buy a nice alu framed 105 equipped rim brake bike for about $1500, and save yourself $5000 and take a 7-10 day trip to Europe to ride the Dolomites, Alps or Pyrenees.

:wink:


+99. With your left over cash from $6500 you can upgrade to your hearts content.


NASHIE wrote: Wheels are going to be the next biggest difference in the price range. Check out online reviews for wheels that suit your weight and rides. Then start combining together a list that matches wants and test ride each one.


I almost pulled the trigger on a $3,500 bike a week or so ago. I checked the wheels that come with that bike. They are $200 a set on Wiggle.
That bike at $3,500 had a substantial discount, the original price was much more.
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby Velt » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:34 am

ConfusedCyclist wrote:Okay this may be more targeted. They may be very different, but this is where I am torn.

1. https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /103874658

Vs.

2. http://www.giantsthyarra.com.au/au/bike ... anced-disc

Go.


Buy something half that price and spend the rest on wheels

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby TheWall » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:26 pm

:D A free one?

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby rodneycc » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:41 pm

ConfusedCyclist wrote:Okay this may be more targeted. They may be very different, but this is where I am torn.

1. https://www.bikeexchange.com.au/a/road- ... /103874658

Vs.

2. http://www.giantsthyarra.com.au/au/bike ... anced-disc

Go.


Neither of these two.

Would only touch the Slr01 in a BMC ( and not even a slr02 or any of the rm or tm models).

Also I rather the TCR over the Propel (especially if doing Kinglake for example) and if you are paying over $5k and not going the SL model on either of these I think you will always wonder what the top SL model was like.

I'd also look at a Spesh Sworks Tarmac.
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby HenryCharlie » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:08 pm

Buy the bike you like the look of the most (assuming it fits you well)...the one that makes you want to ride it. Doesn't matter about the price, it could be a $1500 or $6500...just get the one you desire.
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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby WhingingPom » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:18 pm

2019 Merida Scultura Disc 8000-e - RRP is $6,000

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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby recumbenteer » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:38 pm

ConfusedCyclist wrote:With the weather bound to suite a fair weather cyclist like me, who’s also looking for an upgrade this season, what are the best bikes out there under $6,500?



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Re: Best bikes under 6500$

Postby Thoglette » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:41 pm

recumbenteer wrote:Support the local economy.....

Definitely have a look at the photos from the recent hand made bike show in Melbourne this year....
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