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      04-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #45
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      04-25-2016, 02:47 PM   #46
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Need a bike and wanted ideas. Road, mountain don't care.

Mine is AustroDaimler, sadly no longer made.

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      04-25-2016, 04:41 PM   #47
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      04-25-2016, 05:08 PM   #48
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      04-25-2016, 05:42 PM   #49
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ZOX. Hand-built, 2 wheel drive, comfy, fast and safe! The drawbacks are that it doesn't fit on a bike rack as is (however it does split in half), and price...

For fun with my kids, or picking up hitchhikers... nothing beats it.
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      05-11-2016, 12:24 PM   #50
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Just finished rebuilding my 2008 GT Force 3.0 with a 150mm RockShox Sektor Golf RL fork (it's OK), carbon bar, and many other odds and ends. It feels like a very nimble downhill bike now, I love it! Looking forward to hitting as many spots as possible this summer.

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      05-11-2016, 12:32 PM   #51
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      06-22-2016, 11:32 PM   #52
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My favorite bicycle manufacturer is A-Bike. It is a folding bicycle. It was designed by Hong Kong design agency Daka. It can be and fold into 673016 centimetres. It is a small wheel bicycle and I love it most.
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      06-22-2016, 11:33 PM   #53
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      07-14-2016, 02:19 PM   #54
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Trek. Had a Madone now riding a Domane. Also have a Trek hybrid. My friend manages a Bike Line and has built both road bikes for me.
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      07-20-2016, 06:43 AM   #55
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Ive owned several bike over the years right now my rides 9r (Niner) Jet9 mountain bike and Pinarello Treviso road bike really happy with both.
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      07-20-2016, 07:24 AM   #56
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Tonka - you've got too much money haha some very pricey wheels on those bikes.


I currently own lapierre and specialized. However if I was to buy another bike I would be looking at either trek or Santa Cruz, most probably a remedy or bronson/nomad.

Road bike wise my spec is ok but I would love a trek Domane.
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      07-20-2016, 11:36 AM   #57
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Tonka - you've got too much money haha some very pricey wheels on those bikes.


I currently own lapierre and specialized. However if I was to buy another bike I would be looking at either trek or Santa Cruz, most probably a remedy or bronson/nomad.

Road bike wise my spec is ok but I would love a trek Domane.
I've always been intrigued by Stanta Cruz bikes.


My road bike is in transit last weekend and this week. I've been riding my Mtn bike in it's absence. That's one heavy SOB! I'm only getting about 25 miles on it
during the same time frame i'd get 38-40 on my road bike. haha have to ride it tonight and tomorrow as well....

Don't get me wrong, i like riding it in the environment it's meant to be ridden, but it''s no fun grinding up the pavement with those wide tires for 2 hours.
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      07-20-2016, 11:58 AM   #58
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I'm thinking of getting back into road cycling and eyeing this LOOK 795 Aerolite (Large) with Shimano Di2 and ZIPP 404s....
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      07-20-2016, 12:07 PM   #59
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I think it matters more which components you get with your bike. I've always had some form of Specialized Hardrock with Shimano Deore Derailleurs. I would love a new Specialized (mine is now 12 years old) but would also buy Trek, Cannondale (if they are still made), Giant, etc. The upgrade I really want is disc brakes. I am really, really looking forward to traveling to Beaver Creek next week and seeing if the mountain downhill is as good as Steamboat!
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      08-02-2016, 11:34 AM   #60
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I used to have a Specialized Rockhopper about 3 years ago. Today I get to go pick up my new Trek X Caliber 8. Loved the Specialized but I like trying new things, so we'll see!
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      08-28-2016, 11:53 AM   #61
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No complaints with Intense, Santa Cruz, or Specialized (951, Nomad, and Enduro)
Just sold my Enduro Evo. Only lasted 2 days on Craigslist.

But, i'm sure what ever i end up getting will serve my FL trail needs better.
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      08-28-2016, 12:03 PM   #62
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Any thoughts on this thing ?
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      08-28-2016, 12:53 PM   #63
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Any thoughts on this thing ?
https://en.speedx.com/leopard/
Never heard of them, which doesn't mean much. But the website to me, looks like it's completely marketing driven. Some of the words and phrases used are red flags for me.

"military grade carbon fiber", "Lamborghini strength body", "competition level performance" etc.... all are red flags for me. They seem to be marketing themselves to those who want a fancy looking, integrated carbon bike with deep wheels who also don't know anything about bikes.

Integrated lights and data recording are deal breakers for me as well. Proprietary electronics built in are a proprietary headache. I prefer compatibility over exclusivity.

Looks like the group set is Shimano 105. Not horrible, but not what i would consider "competition level performance" either. My guess is this bike weighs a road bike relative ton.

How many of them were ridden in 2016 grand tours? Rio Olympics? Not that bikes only ridden by pros in large races are the only brands/models acceptable, but it lends credibility to the technology being sold.

Not to mention that it's difficult to find a good set of deep carbon wheels for $1700, let alone a fully integrated carbon bike, fork, wheels, etc... for the same price.

Edit: Have you seen any reviews of this bike? I just looked for some and the only ones i found were from gadget tech sites. Seems their main marketing deal is the integrated computer. But it's not all that high tech in my eyes. I mean the chain stay has a sponsor built into it along with a magnet on the rear wheel spokes. That's some old as technology. Garmin released speed and cadence sensors that attach to the hub of a wheel and one crank arm which use accelerometers to do their work and they are very accurate, not at all unsightly and inexpensive. This company and it's bikes are on a kickstarter program or at least were at one point.

From the outside looking in, i'd let someone else experiment on it or at least wait until legitimate bike sites (MTBR, Bike Radar, etc...) get their hands on test models and do some long term testing before purchasing. There are just too many other options, including pre-owned bikes on the market to experiment with one so new to the market. Especially when they don't really bring any real innovation.

Just my opinion though.
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      08-28-2016, 01:21 PM   #64
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Agree with all the above

Seems like a cheaper version of PlanetX and judging by the price it's was too low to consider it a high end product. Reminds me of the cheap carbon forks that promise everything then leave you chewing Tarmac and the first bad pothole.

The beauty of cycling to me is that you can buy a frame and everything is bolt on so you can upgrade and alter the bike at will to keep it fresh. Proprietary equipment basically adds a sell by date to your bike, next year the benchmark will move and you'll be left struggling to get parts for an out of date product nobody knows anything about
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Just got a CUBE which I took for a spin yesterday. Was awesome!
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      08-28-2016, 06:25 PM   #66
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Just got a CUBE which I took for a spin yesterday. Was awesome!
Hardtail, FSF, road, TT, beach cruiser, kids bike..... which one?!?!
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