To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Shpox » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:47 am

Apart from the Cube for the ride, I'd go the Giant for Di2. Giant put together a very good bike. They've largely been termed the Toyota of Bike manufacturers.
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby jules21 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:49 am

that's the problem with Giant. excellent value for money, but is there anything wrong with wanting something a bit different to what everyone else is riding?
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby tripstobaltimore » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:38 pm

Yeah giant are great - I really enjoy my TCR. Sometimes the paint can be a bit boring
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Crawf » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:45 am

They'll all ride very well. Be different get the CUBE. Every sheep has a Merida, Giant....
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Shpox » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:07 am

Would this BMC weigh into your choices also?
http://www.cyclingexpress.com/cycle/bmc ... 2-red.aspx

$2,250.

I'd actually be really interested in how a well sorted Boutique brand would fair against a specc'd up large manufacturer. In the other words, would a 105-based BMC frame go well against an Ultegra-based 905.
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby BrisVegas » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:32 pm

that BMC is 51cm only. Seems cheap though, if you're lucky enough to fit it.
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Snagdog » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:02 pm

I just pulled the trigger on 2012 Cube GTC Pro - i'll let ya know how it goes once I get some miles up if ya want - PM me
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Shpox » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:13 pm

Good Choice Buddy, ride is beautiful on the cube. :mrgreen:
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby Deliverence » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:55 pm

IMO it looks like you've done your homework as these are all excellent bikes and difficult to fault at there price range. Between these three bikes I feel it really should be a personal choice what draws you to the bike the most from the style, the ride and if your a bit of a poser perhaps brand name is your thing?

Personally I ride a Merida 905 Comp I've been riding it for about 4 months now and feel very comfortable on it, I find I can just get in the zone on this bike and really enjoy the ride.
Of course this is just my opinion based on my choices which suited me, bikes are really a personal item and the three choices you are looking at are solid options so very interested to hear what you decide on.
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Re: To buy... Merida 905, Cube GTC Pro or De Rosa R838

Postby stinhambo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:16 pm

onthecrusade wrote:
I'm in North QLD and the bike shops here don't mark down prices much, largely due to lack of competition. Also a long drive for weekend in Brissy!

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