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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: The Best TT Bike Question? Reply with quote

Ok, there are other options I know, but this list covers a large majority of the modern elite, please don't cloud the issue too much as I really want to decide between these choices only:

-Cervelo P5
-Shiv
-Giant Trinity SL
-Trek Speed Concept

You can have any wheel/Groupset combination you want. All you gotta do is choose one frame and state your reason.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this a 'help me choose the best bike' type thread? Or a 'if you had all the money in the world' type thread?

If the latter, then for me it's this - http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4356005152_462a94d5b8.jpg

If the former, then the one that fits you the best Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be honest, I've seen better bike questions on TT.

I'm not sure I can really help answer it though as I don't own a TT bike but if I was going to buy one I'd probably go for the Stork, money no object obviously, oh wait, that's not on your list.... From that list the Trek (again money no object) as I think it's the best looking and you can get a custom paint job.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: The Best TT Bike Question? Reply with quote

KDL wrote:
Ok, there are other options I know, but this list covers a large majority of the modern elite, please don't cloud the issue too much as I really want to decide between these choices only:

-Cervelo P5
-Shiv
-Giant Trinity SL
-Trek Speed Concept

You can have any wheel/Groupset combination you want. All you gotta do is choose one frame and state your reason.

Cheers


Shiv Pro out of that list. Designed specifically for long distance triathlon and certified non-UCI compliant. And it's got the hydration in the downtube.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you bored by the way?? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P5.

LOVE my Speed Concept but if I could get a good fit on a P5 and could swap I wouldn't hesitate.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've run a P3C for the last 4 or 5 years and would not swap it...I've had to soften the angle slightly and replace the forks after a big smash, but otherwise it's been perfect...

...so, the answer is, the one that fits you best
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welsh Moz wrote:
Is this a 'help me choose the best bike' type thread? Or a 'if you had all the money in the world' type thread?

If the latter, then for me it's this - http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4356005152_462a94d5b8.jpg

If the former, then the one that fits you the best Wink


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love fancy bike porn threads... I want a shiv but will probably end up with a Speed Concept fully zipped up.... Semi alert time
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



fast innit
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rule out the Giant because it has a silly seat post that you have to cut to size and then if you want to move it up again later you can only move it in 1cm increments by putting spacers under it or something silly like that.

I'd rule out the Shiv TT because it has a silly barely-adjustable front end, and the Shiv Tri because it is possibly the ugliest bike ever created.

The Speed Concept is good, it's what I've been racing on for two years. Good looking, and very adjustable if you get the 9 series.

The P5 may well be faster than the Speed Concept. It's fittable rather than adjustable, in that you have to cut the steerer to set it up, and that sets the bar height. You can't have the steerer sticking up above the bars like on a normal bike, you have to pick a height, cut, and that's that. You can of course go lower by cutting again, but if you ever want to go higher, you need to buy a new fork. That's all if you go for the P5-6 with Aduro, if you go for the P5-3 then you can use any bars as normal. I actually have a P5-3 on order and plan to set it up with a TriRig Omega front brake and USE Tula bars. I couldn't resist it in the recent Sigma extra 15% off sale that got me a total of 25% discount on it. When it arrives (currently forecast for Feb 2013 but as it has been nearly a year since they were announced I'm not holding my breath) I'll test it against my Speed Concept with them set up with me in the same position to see if it really is faster. My thinking is that my P2 training bike already seems barely any slower than my SC, so if the P5 is significantly faster than the P2, it should comfortably beat my SC.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



It's clean, it's mean and they only seem to produce great bikes.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the BMC or the Canyon...

And I like the look of these:

http://avantibikes.com/nz/bikes/track-tt-tri/tt-and-tri/chrono-team-evo-ii-di2/

Of the original list, why did Specialized stop where it did on the Shiv tri and why didn't it go the whole hog and make a beam bike, I'd be far more interested in it if it didn't pretend to conform to some norms. Meh...
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man I wish I had more money Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One that is comfortable and fits...

For a more sensible price range though with Di2 (need an excuse to get a TT bike as I like my old road bike), I have been looking at the Canyon and Team. Also waiting to see when Planet X and Boardman bring out the Di2 bikes..

On another point, not sure if I am a wimp or not, but because of the hills in the longer events, I am looking at compact gearing..
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