4 Apr 2017 21:37
Sell me the caad10
Proving tricky to find the right thing at a decent price (inc second hand) and I don't want to chew into too much of the summer…
5 Apr 2017 08:47
can't fault my caad10. best bike I have owned, even if it is alu. as I am a bit heavier I benefit from the stiffness of the alu vs the lower end carbon I have owned in the past. ill take the 100g or so penalty..
I have not ridden a caad12 but it can only be better or equal to the caad10. the canyon is good too, I know many people who have said caad10s are very similar to ultimate ALs. I havent ever ridden one but tbh you can't go too wrong with canyon, even though their customer service has been doubted a bit recently
my next bike will be something with geo similar to the caad10, but carbon fibre, discs, bolt thru axles (at the very least at the front) and a normal threaded BB… not much on the market at all atm that satisfies those needs. wish cannondale would just sack off BB30
5 Apr 2017 12:35
Update- I'll be going with the AWOL, sequoia or diverge sport based on versatility and which is the most comfortable to sit on. Budget £1100, well done FUK.
5 Apr 2017 16:20
Sequoia > awol, would recommend replacing the seat in case your ass isnt used to punishment
5 Apr 2017 17:28
Just sat on a Sequoia. Ticked every box. But, plastic pedals on a 1.1k bike, come on.
5 Apr 2017 19:16
only sold like that due to the variety of pedal options on offer. most people will want to stick with what they have and therefore put their own pedals on
can buy £5k roadbikes without pedals
17 Apr 2017 12:07
Can anyone advise on the pros and cons of buying a new bike from the current range vs a higher spec from an older range on sale?
Found a Cervelo R2 2017 and R3 2015 that are about £200 difference but the spec is quite significant.
17 Apr 2017 13:02
Get the R3. Don't fall into the trap of buying the latest model… the '15 R3 will still outperform this years R2
17 Apr 2017 15:27
Thanks. And what the concensus on rims vs discs. I bought a 26' mtb before the 29er 650b craze so want to ensure I get it right!
17 Apr 2017 16:05
Hard to make an argument against disks from a technical or performance perspective but aesthetically they look so wrong on a road bike imo.
17 Apr 2017 16:24
That's what I thought. I think enough people agree to mean that it won't change completely. Unless the pro tour adopts it completely.
18 Apr 2017 18:32
I can't really talk because I'd never wear hi-viz but wearing camo while cycling is just plain retarded.
28 Apr 2017 06:21
Still trying to weigh up discs over rims. My dream bike has always been a cervelo, but my budget doesn't allow for the disc version.
Am I making a mistake going for rim brakes at this point? I got a 26' mtb just before the 29/650b thing started so don't want to get something that may not wind up being a practical purchase as far as new tech etc is concerned!
Im not likely to be doing more than weekend cycling if that helps?!
28 Apr 2017 09:50
Nah, a decent set of rim brakes are absolutely fine.
In my experience of commuting in all weathers discs are only noticeably better in the wet. They require more fettling as well, rim brakes are far easier and less hassle.