3 aero bikes

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Justinslow, 27 Jan 2018.

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  1. Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

    Location:
    Suffolk
    3 aero bikes, all roughly similar cost around the 2k mark, any owners or thoughts appreciated cheers.

    Giant Propel advanced 0 Di2 Ultegra, Carbon shrouded alloy wheelset, alloy fork steerer, 2017

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    Giant Propel advanced Pro 1 Ultegra 6800, full Carbon wheelset, full Carbon fork, 2017

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    Planet X EC130 Ultegra 8000, full Carbon wheelset, 2018

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  2. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Nice looking machines. I assume you've whittled it down and this is the final 3?
     
  3. Joffey

    Joffey Über Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'd go for the Di2 one
     
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  4. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Giant not PX for the proper warranty
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

    Location:
    Suffolk
    Well, supposedly in the budget bracket that I probably won’t have!
    A lot of bang for buck particularly the Di2 bike.
    But having done some research figures suggest covering only 1.2 miles more in an aero bike than a standard bike in a 3 hour ride!!
    So is it really worth it?
    Fashion?
     
  6. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    Ah, okay. I haven't done any research but I never really got the clamour for Di2. Also, it looks to me like a slammed riding position that may suit the TdF more than the Sunday club run. How long will it be until we see the new style of sprinting out on the road on a Sunday?

    Is it really worth it?

    I'm definitely not the right man to ask, but if you have the disposable and the desire then yes, without a doubt.

    Fashion?

    Without doubt.
     
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  7. Fonze

    Fonze Totally obsessive , cool by nature

    Location:
    Bradwell
    Mate has the Giant Propel 1
    Swears by it and loves it ..
     
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  8. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    Location:
    London, UK
    I believe propel and TCR have same geo.

    The Propels are really nice looking bikes and if everything fits ok, I would use "cool looks" as a factor in buying it. The Di2 one has a nicer pain scheme soni would go with that, but I also like the carbon wheels of the red one.

    Brain would say get red + carbon wheels but heart would go with DI2.
     
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  9. Heigue'r

    Heigue'r Über Member

    Location:
    Upminster
    Id go with the red one.Supposedly a harsher ride than a TCR,Ive not ridden one though
     
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  10. cyberknight

    cyberknight Legendary Member

    Location:
    South Derbyshire
    I have read that he propels are harsh ut that could be cycle mag blurb, @simon the viking has one i think?
     
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  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    The blue one, I have a soft spot for blue bikes :smile:
     
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  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    A good friend of mine has got a couple of exc130's for sale one is di2 other is sram
     
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  13. I've got a Propel advanced 2 with 105 groupset. To be honest I dont find it any harsher ride than my Defy. The tucked in position is a bit lower. What I do notice is the smoothness of brand new 105 over 5 year old tired Tiagra... But i don't remember the tiagra ever being as smooth.

    I wanted Di2 but was way out of my budget and overkill for mainly commuting/sunday bimbling
     
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  14. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Out-Riding the Black Dog

    Orange. You need to up your 5 a day game.
     
  15. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
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