Best road bike around for $2500-3000

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Best road bike around for $2500-3000

Postby Cycledelica » Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:24 pm

Hi everyone, I'm looking to buy a new road bike in the range $2500-3000 and was hoping for some ideas. I actually purchased an Azzurri Forza from cyclingexpress however, I'm having 2nd thoughts and wondering whether it is better to save the money on the Di2 and go for a better frame. I ride about 300km on average and I'm thinking about doing a few races in MWM2 category (c or d grade)

At present there are a couple of "run out" deals on bikeexchange that have caught my eye which include an Orca SLT 2011 at $2999 and a Kuota Awesome Kolt also at $2999.

There are lots of positive reviews floating around re the Azzurri which is certainly a steal at $2450. I like the idea of electronic shifting but that isn't really going to make me faster or a better cyclist, whereas maybe a lighter better frame possibly could help me shave a few more seconds off my best Bobbin Head ascent.

Any other nice deals spotted recently or any advice or recommendations welcome :-)
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Re: Best road bike around for $2500-3000

Postby thearthurdog » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:28 pm

If you Google it some places are doing the Giant 2012 TCR 0 with Ultegra DI2 for $2,999.00 which I think is extremely good value.
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Re: Best road bike around for $2500-3000

Postby __PG__ » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:59 pm

Giant Defy/TCR Advanced. Trek 5-series Madone. Focus Izalco Pro. These would be a good place to start IMO.
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Re: Best road bike around for $2500-3000

Postby Xplora » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:23 pm

__PG__ wrote:Trek 5-series Madone.

I like mine. Would definitely be worth keeping it on your shopping list, especially if you can get one on clearance!
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