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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby MarkG » Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:32 am

3k would buy a pretty decent 2nd hand bike..
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Nads » Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:55 pm

Bought a 2012 BMC SL01 with Ultegra Di2 before xmas from Docklands Bikeforce in Melbourne, very impressed at the price and quality
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby danny the boy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:32 pm

Nads wrote:Bought a 2012 BMC SL01 with Ultegra Di2 before xmas from Docklands Bikeforce in Melbourne, very impressed at the price and quality



Absolute steal if you got it for 3 grand, which I dont believe considering its a 5 grand bike.
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Fresh » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:20 pm

My BMC RM01 is in the Marketplace for 3K if you can fit a 60cm frame :D
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Nads » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:59 pm

danny the boy wrote:
Nads wrote:Bought a 2012 BMC SL01 with Ultegra Di2 before xmas from Docklands Bikeforce in Melbourne, very impressed at the price and quality



Absolute steal if you got it for 3 grand, which I dont believe considering its a 5 grand bike.


Mate, I dont know who you are, but the OP asked for $3k bikes and that is what I paid for mine from Bikeforce Docklands, cost me $100 to get it delivered to Tasmania. They were advertising on bike exchange. If you cant contribute to the OPs question, keep your comments to yourself!!!!!!!
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Nads » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:10 pm

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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby BrisVegas » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:22 pm

^^^ Wow! :shock:
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Sweeper59 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:50 pm

I bought a Giant TCR 0 for $3200 in October and love it. I spoke with all the local bike shops, and narrowed the choice down to the Giant and an alloy Cannondale. Both LBS offered reasonable trade-in prices on my previous Oppy, but the Di2 gears on the Giant clinched the deal. I'm very happy with the bike and the electic gear change is smooth and easy to use.
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby danny the boy » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:24 pm

Nads wrote:
danny the boy wrote:
Nads wrote:Bought a 2012 BMC SL01 with Ultegra Di2 before xmas from Docklands Bikeforce in Melbourne, very impressed at the price and quality



Absolute steal if you got it for 3 grand, which I dont believe considering its a 5 grand bike.


Mate, I dont know who you are, but the OP asked for $3k bikes and that is what I paid for mine from Bikeforce Docklands, cost me $100 to get it delivered to Tasmania. They were advertising on bike exchange. If you cant contribute to the OPs question, keep your comments to yourself!!!!!!!



Just relax a bit, I dont think anything I posted deserved that response. Well done, as I said, absolute steal as any normal person would agree. Can help but notice there is none advertised anywhere near that price now.
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Nads » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:57 pm

Dont believe = calling me a liar, surely you expect a response. Thats the end of it
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Puffy » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:33 am

Farmer Elvis wrote:IMO Giants are the Toyotas of the bicycle world, they offer excellent quality with great service will go as fast as your legs allow, they just aren't a Ferrari so you don't pay the extra $$$


Oi! No, not the Toyota's (LOVE my Toyota's) I prefer to refer to Giants as the Hyundai of the Cycling world. :mrgreen:
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:59 pm

Puffy wrote:
Farmer Elvis wrote:IMO Giants are the Toyotas of the bicycle world, they offer excellent quality with great service will go as fast as your legs allow, they just aren't a Ferrari so you don't pay the extra $$$


Oi! No, not the Toyota's (LOVE my Toyota's) I prefer to refer to Giants as the Hyundai of the Cycling world. :mrgreen:

You can't put that ...... :lol: I wanted too...
Hyundai, thinner steel more gimmicks to pull you in! :P 5yr warranty, wouldn't buy with out it.

Anyway BMC,,,, GOOD buying sir, I know who i'm going to try shopping with when I forget my bike is in the roof rack and the garage door opens invintingly to welcome me from the rain. It will happen, bound too.

Has the OP bought anything yet?
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Marty Moose » Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:31 pm

danny the boy wrote:
Nads wrote:
danny the boy wrote:[quote="Nads"]Bought a 2012 BMC SL01 with Ultegra Di2 before xmas from Docklands Bikeforce in Melbourne, very impressed at the price and quality



Absolute steal if you got it for 3 grand, which I dont believe considering its a 5 grand bike.


Mate, I dont know who you are, but the OP asked for $3k bikes and that is what I paid for mine from Bikeforce Docklands, cost me $100 to get it delivered to Tasmania. They were advertising on bike exchange. If you cant contribute to the OPs question, keep your comments to yourself!!!!!!!



Just relax a bit, I dont think anything I posted deserved that response. Well done, as I said, absolute steal as any normal person would agree. Can help but notice there is none advertised anywhere near that price now.[/quote]

Funny i'd prefer the Giant anyway I mean Hyundai :) That was a Nice Hyundai that won a stage of the sun tour:) How many Ferrari's were beaten by the old slow Hyundia :):)

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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby stinhambo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:56 am

The Focus range look very appealing as do Giant. These are my two brand considerations for 2013 (funds permitting)
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby thearthurdog » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:55 am

I'm on two Giants (well, not at the same time) and I am extremely happy with both of them. Giant manufacture a lot of the Colnago frames as well.
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Wakatuki » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:03 am

I will be buying a Giant Boulder MTB funds permitting in late 2013, despite my comments :roll:

Would like a yang to my ying! A nice social forest jaunt sounds very appealing to me.

This is not a threadhijack....

@stinahambo, have you seen the recent reduction on the Scott Foil 40 at Avanti... I am so scared the GLW will see it!
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby stinhambo » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:06 am

Wakatuki wrote:
@stinhambo, have you seen the recent reduction on the Scott Foil 40 at Avanti... I am so scared the GLW will see it!


Yeah I did see them! My LBS stopped selling Scott as they were being asked to take Avanti and Jamis too and it doesn't fit in with their bike range (BMC, Bianci, Stevens).
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Giantrider1997 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:33 pm

But do you even lift?
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Wakatuki » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:54 pm

Giantrider1997 wrote:But do you even lift?

I will be starting with Medicine Balls at first ..... :)
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Greed » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:45 pm

i just bought a new 2011 FUJI SST 1.0, full dura ace with mavic ksyrium SL premium wheels for $2750
all the guys at the coffee shop were pretty impressed witht hat for value.
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Giantrider1997 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:44 pm

Greed wrote:i just bought a new 2011 FUJI SST 1.0, full dura ace with mavic ksyrium SL premium wheels for $2750
all the guys at the coffee shop were pretty impressed witht hat for value.

i wish
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Nads » Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:48 pm

Greed wrote:i just bought a new 2011 FUJI SST 1.0, full dura ace with mavic ksyrium SL premium wheels for $2750
all the guys at the coffee shop were pretty impressed witht hat for value.

Great looking bike at a great price, well done!
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby lordbiggington » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:47 pm

connico wrote:If you're not a brand snob then there are plenty full carbon bikes out there under the 3k mark that offer carbon + excellent drive trains, wheels etc


I'd second this. Very happy with my no-name carbon frame + sram red from cyclingexpress, under $2500. Instant massive performance increase (from a shimano 105 kitted out alloy frame mind you)
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby Benny_SL » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 am

Puffy wrote:
Farmer Elvis wrote:IMO Giants are the Toyotas of the bicycle world, they offer excellent quality with great service will go as fast as your legs allow, they just aren't a Ferrari so you don't pay the extra $$$


Oi! No, not the Toyota's (LOVE my Toyota's) I prefer to refer to Giants as the Hyundai of the Cycling world. :mrgreen:


Hyundai? Right, clearly you're informed. Perhaps check some facts before you slate a frame that is/has/will win on tour

http://www.winwithgiant.com/

I ride a Giant TCR SL, it's a helluva bike, ride one then let me know how Hyundai it is. :evil:
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Re: Best $3000 carbon road bike

Postby YouAgainstMe » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:35 am

You can pick up a 2013 Cannondale Supersix with ultegra for $2700 atm which I think is pretty good value.
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