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superbikes..

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:06 pm
by max_torq
I am interested in buying a TT bike, in particular the Cannondale Slice RS. It looks fabulous and very fast. I like fast highway riding, but is there any point to buying such a bike if I am never going in competition? Are these types of bikes safe and comfortable enough to be used outside of competition. Is it easy to find navigable routes for them? I generate about 150w @90rpm and weigh 60kg; not a TT powerplant, is this bike any use to me?

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Re: superbikes..

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:32 pm
by warthog1
Depends on what you want it for?
No good for bunch rides as riding with hands away from the levers is frowned upon. Not generally super comfortable in the aero-position either.
I used to race mine but now that I don't it just hangs on the wall.

Re: superbikes..

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:13 pm
by nickdos
No - no point if you don't race, I recon. Too specialised, expensive and uncomfortable for general riding. Maybe look at the "aero" road bike segment, something like the Giant Propel or the Canyon Aeroroad. Add clip-on aero bars and be identified as a triathlete :P

Re: superbikes..

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:29 pm
by max_torq
I don't suppose you can put bullhorns on a bike like this?

Re: superbikes..

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:39 pm
by MattyK
Can: yes. Should: no. You would be better off with a normal road bike (aero road bike if possible)

Re: superbikes..

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:05 pm
by jules21
it's a free country - if you like it, buy it.

having said that, they aren't the most practical of bikes. I own a TT bike for competition which even for me is overkill. it's faster, which is handy, but I wouldn't bother taking it out just for a cruise. it isn't as enjoyable to ride as a std roadie - the geometry is set up for aerodynamics, not comfort. on the plus side, it's fun taking it down to the local popular strip for cyclists (e.g. Beach Rd in Melbourne) and smoking all-comers :twisted:

Re: superbikes..

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 4:47 pm
by Derny Driver
No they are rubbish for normal riding