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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:14 pm

Shpox wrote:
Jace wrote:
Giant TCR Advanced SL w/not sure at $4500

Focus Izalco Pro 1.0 or 3.0 $4700 and $3100

Scott Foil Team Issue w/Dura Ace 9000 $5300


+ Boardman Road Air 9.8 $5000
+ Giant Propel Advanced SL 1 2013 $5000

I'd look at those plus the Boardman because it comes 404 Firecrests which would easily be half the bike price and can't be matched by any of the other bikes.
The Izalco is frameset is amazing value for money. If I was to get the lighter 1.0, I would prefer to supplement that weight Di2. Otherwise the 3.0 with SRAM force is pretty identical. I would suggest riding the Giant's at this pricepoint.

I'm not a BMC fan so not experienced with their frames. Just test ride as many as you can.


I dont know much about Boardmans, are they any good?
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:17 pm

Yeah the plan is to try test ride them and shortlist them from there. I was just trying to cut the list back a bit first.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Shpox » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Jace wrote:
Shpox wrote:
Jace wrote:I dont know much about Boardmans, are they any good?


From what I've read, they're very very good. Goldcross stocks them if there's one near you. Ritchey everything (I'm a big fan of stuff from Tom Ritchey). The wheels are 404's (Tubs) which Cell are stocking for 3k at the moment I think. It's hardly a 2k bike. I've ridden the entry level Team Carbon and was pretty amazed at how refined it is.

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... 8-12-46135

I'm not a fan of logo's everywhere, but for value, I wouldn't really care. The 9.8 is less on side Izalco 'all rounder' side but closer to a racing setup. The Air 9.8 is the lightweight variant with 202's. Still pretty good but depends if you want Aero or Lightweight. Give it a ride with the rest and see how you go.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:44 pm

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From what I've read, they're very very good. Goldcross stocks them if there's one near you. Ritchey everything (I'm a big fan of stuff from Tom Ritchey). The wheels are 404's (Tubs) which Cell are stocking for 3k at the moment I think. It's hardly a 2k bike. I've ridden the entry level Team Carbon and was pretty amazed at how refined it is.

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/cate ... 8-12-46135

I'm not a fan of logo's everywhere, but for value, I wouldn't really care. The 9.8 is less on side Izalco 'all rounder' side but closer to a racing setup. The Air 9.8 is the lightweight variant with 202's. Still pretty good but depends if you want Aero or Lightweight. Give it a ride with the rest and see how you go.[/quote]

No Goldcross near me. Shame I cant take one for a test ride anywhere. Would like to see how it goes.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby rabobank89 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:10 pm

I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby antipodean » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:27 am

rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...


Plus as a bonus it will be for sale in a month.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby rabobank89 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:34 am

antipodean wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...


Plus as a bonus it will be for sale in a month.


I haven't been selling my bikes for a change :wink:
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:36 am

antipodean wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...


Plus as a bonus it will be for sale in a month.


Well you should sell all your bikes and buy his!
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:43 pm

rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...


Yeah that would be great. It looks a great set up but I am not sure about spending the cash without having ridden one.
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:33 pm

rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...



How did that Boardman come along? I am tossing up between that and the Focus presently. :D
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby rabobank89 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:38 am

Jace wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...



How did that Boardman come along? I am tossing up between that and the Focus presently. :D


Got the frame not long ago, will be built up next week. Will PM an update ;)
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Re: Upgrade suggestions?

Postby Jace » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:22 am

rabobank89 wrote:
Jace wrote:
rabobank89 wrote:I purchased an AIR 9.8 Frameset without test riding it :S.... Happy to give you some feedback once I have it built...



How did that Boardman come along? I am tossing up between that and the Focus presently. :D


Got the frame not long ago, will be built up next week. Will PM an update ;)


That would be great. Cheers.
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