Condor Gran Fondo titanium

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by vickster, 23 May 2015.

  1. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    Having had my Cannondale CX written off, I am drooling over this for a replacement.

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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Nice. Unfortunately I don't have a bike to replace!
     
  3. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Anyone got experience of either the Kinesis Ti disc frame or the Genesis Equilbrium Ti Disc (although I don't think I want another Genesis equilibrium, it would feel like cheating on my beloved copper steelie)?
     
  5. goody

    goody Über Member

    Location:
    Carshalton
    Mates replacement for a cracked Van Nic frame. Van_Nicholas.jpg
    Moped pulled out in front of this one.
     
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  6. My main bike is the Kinesis Ti (but caliphers) frame wise I love it. Not really much to say about it but its a very comfortable bike and I love sprinting on it, its just so smooth.
     
  7. Onyer

    Onyer Senior Member

    Just come back from the London Bike Show and had a look at the Kinesis. A lovely Ti bike with tidy welds and the tapered head tube looks great. Other Tis I have seen with tapered head tubes don't seem to look right but Kinesis have done a good job.
    However the new Boardman Ti bike caught my eye, and it has a fancy paint job as well. https://www.boardmanbikes.com/products/296-ti-9.4.html
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Way too expensive :smile: PBK had the Kinesis frame at around £1200 which is why it caught my eye

    Need to do more research around SRAM disc brake options before I do anything though
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Wet weather browsing has led me to this http://www.damianharriscycles.co.uk/prod/rac_0025_da/dawes-3ima-ti-2015-road-bike

    Any thoughts on the spec for the money? I'm not very up on disc brake options. I'm not sure I like the paint job versus bare Ti but then I'm not sure I don't! And the price is quite attractive when most disc brake Ti frames are about the same
     
  10. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    I have that exact drivetrain on my Litespeed. Top-notch stuff (well, apart from DuraAce/Red, obv....).
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Thanks, it's the same gearing as my roadbikes, just I usually go for SRAM as I struggle to brake from Shimano hoods due to the shape. Can you add cross top brake levers with hydraulic discs?
     
  12. outlash

    outlash also available in orange

    Location:
    ice station zebra
    That is a bargain, badge snobbery be dammed. I don't think you can get cross tops for hydro discs, convert to flat bar?
     
  13. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    I'd have thought not, no solution crops up on Google. The hydraulic mechanisms are all in the shifters, so I can't imagine that there would be enough capacity/power for two sets of levers, regardless of manufacturer.
     
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    vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Right thanks, definitely something to consider. I can't easily stop a bike from Shimano hoods which is quite important! :wacko:
     
  15. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

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