New bike time! Recommendations please...

wiggetty151
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New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby wiggetty151 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:45 pm

Finally saved enough for a new flat bar road bike. :D

To be used as a commuter to and from work (nil requirement for pannier racks) and a weekend warrior bike!

All paved roads/footpaths used.

I have isolated my favourite two from about 6 months of searching and have decided on either

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-comax-1

or

http://www.bikebug.com/cannondale-quick ... 77802.html

I have not been on a test ride on either as i will be buying online.

Am leaning towards the Giant at the moment simply because it 'looks' better 8)

Recommendations or experience on either is much appreciated before i pull the trigger.

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Velt » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:24 am

Why not drops?

Edit: There are some Canyon Roadlites on sale https://www.canyon.com/en-au/fitness/roadlite/

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Mububban » Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:13 pm

wiggetty151 wrote:Finally saved enough for a new flat bar road bike. :D

To be used as a commuter to and from work (nil requirement for pannier racks) and a weekend warrior bike!

All paved roads/footpaths used.

I have isolated my favourite two from about 6 months of searching and have decided on either

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-comax-1

or

http://www.bikebug.com/cannondale-quick ... 77802.html

I have not been on a test ride on either as i will be buying online.

Am leaning towards the Giant at the moment simply because it 'looks' better 8)

Recommendations or experience on either is much appreciated before i pull the trigger.


Considering shipping, the Canyon Roadlite CF 7.0 would be the same price as the others.

All of them have compact cranks, Giant and Canyon have a slightly easier gearing for hills if that matters (32 vs 28) but 28 gets most people up most climbs so no biggie (although I love my 32).
25c tyres on the Giant vs 28mm on the Cannondale vs 30mm on the Canyon.
The Canyon's DT Swiss wheels seem good, I know the Giant PR-2 disc wheels are heavy as I replaced them on my bike. No idea of the Cannondale wheels.

If you're happy to buy online without test riding first, go with what looks good and makes you want to ride it. They're all going to be excellent bikes in isolation, and if you never compare them, then you'll never know what's "better" or "worse" so you can't really go wrong :D
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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Howzat » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:57 pm

Velt wrote:Why not drops?


That took one post! Thank you for maintaining our forum traditions. :D

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Ivanerrol » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:35 pm

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Ivanerrol » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:37 pm

Ivanerrol wrote:
Howzat wrote:
Velt wrote:Why not drops?
:D


Specialized
You can get a relaxed geometry Roubaix or Diverge with drops for the price of the Carbon elite Sirrus.
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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby jasonc » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:49 pm

If you're still looking at flat bars, look at the Merida speeder. They do a 105 and an ultegra level. There are three Merida flat bars at work. All happy with them
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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby CKinnard » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:54 pm

Velt wrote:Why not drops?

Edit: There are some Canyon Roadlites on sale https://www.canyon.com/en-au/fitness/roadlite/


one of the advantages being you can filter between lines of vehicles without whacking a longer flat bar against car mirrors, and have less chance of bar contact with cyclists traveling the opposite direction, not to mention pedestrians.

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby wiggetty151 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:08 pm

I bought the Canyon (had no idea they existed). Arrived yesterday.... i am in love :D

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Re: New bike time! Recommendations please...

Postby Mububban » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:06 am

wiggetty151 wrote:I bought the Canyon (had no idea they existed). Arrived yesterday.... i am in love :D


Pictures!!! And which model did you get?

Glad you like it. If you love your bike, you will want to ride it more and more :D
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