3 aero bikes

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

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  1. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

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    I'm guessing he already has wheels . The tcr i linked to before at £850 plus this frame would have a bike ready to ride plus a tcr frame to sell.
     
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  2. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Slickness and speed of gear changes.....no clunking, no cable stretch, just smooth shifts everytime

    I built my di2 1x up for £500

    Rear mech 180 ( black friday)
    Battery 85
    Handlebar mount screen 65
    Climbing shifter 65
    4x cables to try for differenr lengths 70

    But for me etap is by far the best, its just a clean look with no cables, adjusting on the fly is simple and slick.

    Its just so much better than clicking through the gears with cables and missed shifts or rattling gear cables etc etc
     
  3. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    Cheers. If I finally get paid out for my damaged bike, I will be contemplating what’s next. Will start a new thread, so as not to hijack this one.
     
  4. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    To someome like me that likes to strip, change bike setups etc etc etap is a total no brainer.......i have stripped and rebuilt a bike within the hour with etap
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    this Is all interesting stuff thanks.
    For me I’m still torn between the Di2 alloy carbon shrouded wheels on the 0, and the full carbon wheels, better fork on the pro 1 but lesser groupo for a few quid more,
    I can’t make up my mind which is the better deal - better pricey wheels and fork and lighter weight or better pricey groupo and slightly heavier wheels and fork can’t have both at this budget.
     
  6. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    For me it would be the di2.....wheels you can get at a later date. But would you ever upgrade to di2 at a later date???
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    True probably not.
     
  8. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    thats that sorted then :okay:
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Lol yeah if only
    Will have to try one ASAP
     
  10. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    thats why i like building my own....i then get exactly what i want at the price point im awilling to spend
     
  11. dodgy

    dodgy Guru

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    The Propel is a beautiful looking bike, I was really impressed with the way the cables are hidden from view and neatly channelled into the frame.


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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Yeah that one is a real step up, outa my league!
     
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    Justinslow

    Justinslow Lovely jubbly

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    Any thoughts on this @bpsmith
    Ridley Noah Fast Ultegra 6800
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  14. bpsmith

    bpsmith Veteran

    My thoughts?

    What an absolutely beautiful looking machine! It was the bike that first attracted me to the Ridley brand. Slippery smooth looking and fast in name and nature. Sadly, I was new to cycling when I saw it and couldn’t have done it justice, let alone afford it at the time. When I was in a better position, they were no longer available.

    They moved away from some of the ultra aero design and allegedly made the Noah SL actually a faster bike, if you believe the hype and reviews. The fast has aero hidden brakes and a seatpost integrated into the frame, with a few other things I can’t remember.

    I am unbelievably pleased with my Noah SL though and am sure you would love the Fast too. I am 175cm and chose to size down to an XS frame. Sounds small but aridley sizing is one phase out to most. A size S frame would have been right on paper, but I have the XS with a very slightly longer 120mm stem.

    Have you found one available then?

    EDIT: Don’t post up a link btw, just in case you miss out.
     
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  15. Heigue'r

    Heigue'r Über Member

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    Upminster
    That ridley is a cracking looking bike
     
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