S-Works Tarmac first road bike

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S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby travdat88 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:18 am

Now that i have your attention let me qualify the above statement a little.

I am returning to riding after 5 years out of the saddle. Before that i rode for many years including road, mountain and bmx so im not completely useless on a bike.

I have been riding a hybrid for the past few months but now i want to step it up. My plan was to go for an endurance road bike but for an extra 20% above my original budget i have access to a mint condition 2014 S-Works Tarmac with full durace.

So do people think this will be too much bike for me to handle? Should i stick to my plan of getting something more compliant? Or should i just go straight for my dream bike and fake it till i make it?
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Ross
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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby Ross » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:24 am

I might be biased owning 3 Tarmacs but I say go for it! :D

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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby Tom11 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:35 am

If you have the coin to do it, i'd say go for it.
You will be more inclined to ride such a thing of beauty.

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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby g-boaf » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:17 am

S-Works Tarmac with Dura Ace? :shock: Nice! 8) Go for it, I'm sure it'll be a superb machine. I've got a couple of Giants with Dura Ace 9000, those are featherweight machines and equally superb.

Dura Ace is really nice. As for too much of a bike to handle, just get it fitted properly and all will be good. If you were in Sydney, would recommend either The Body Mechanic or PaveTheWay (http://pavetheway.cc/).

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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby macca33 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:23 pm

Sounds like a nice pick-up - go for it!
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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby danny the boy » Mon Feb 29, 2016 6:00 pm

travdat88 wrote:
So do people think this will be too much bike for me to handle?


Depends what type of motor it has in it.

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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby rodneycc » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:14 pm

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Re: S-Works Tarmac first road bike

Postby rusty842 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:55 pm

Always buy one up to what you think. That way you'll always be happy and not have buyers remorse (well at least 6 months in)

So go for the one you want !!

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