|Choices in the $2700 range?????||Greek Bastard|
Jun 26, 2002 6:26 AM
|At the risk of sounding spoiled I have about $2700 to spend on a new steed. I am a weekend warrior who cycles about 200 miles a week on the road in addition to some mtbing, probably won't ever race. Contemplating the following choices:
Eddy Merckx Team SC from Colorado Cyclist with Ultegra
Aegis Aro Svelte with Ultegra
Something steel and real?
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Jun 26, 2002 6:32 AM
|I have a Merckx Team SC and LOVE IT!!!! It is by far the best bike I have ever ridden, very confortable geometry, extremely light and stiff, absorbs road shock well, climbs like crazy,......can't give it enough praise.|
|re: Choices in the $2700 range?????||Blue Crown Jewel|
Jun 26, 2002 6:50 AM
|Why not an IF Crown Jewel, about $1,500 for the frame and $1,200 for Chorus 10 speed? I got mine from Sid's last year and have been very happy. The difference between that and my old Cannondale CAAD3 is substantial.
|Focus on FIT for the frame, consider Chorus for your group...||PdxMark|
Jun 26, 2002 7:57 AM
|lots and lots of great frame options, but if you focus on FIT your choices will be narrowed. A great frame that doesn't fit makes for a bad bike. Also, Chorus is a great option in that price range. I've enjoyed the switch from Shimano, but others will differ. Enjoy your new ride.|
|re: Choices in the $2700 range?????||alansutton|
Jun 26, 2002 9:14 AM
|I'd go with a Calfee Luna. Probably the best full carbon frame for the money. Light and stiff too- and better warranty.|
|re: Choices in the $2700 range?????||JimP|
Jun 26, 2002 11:13 AM
|My Aegis did start in your range and you have to ride one to appreciate the advantages of them.|| |