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Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?(14 posts)

Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?empacher6seat
Sep 16, 2002 12:38 PM
I'll be looking for a new (or used) bike come springtime (yeah I know, it's going to be a long, loonnggg winter). What bikes would you suggest? I'm looking for something Under $1000 (Cdn). Is it even possible to get 105 at this price?
Get out the credit card and go for a Merak with Record 10. (nm)onespeed
Sep 16, 2002 12:46 PM
WTF?NJRoad
Sep 17, 2002 3:52 AM
Is that your answer for everything?

Q. What's your favorite color?

onespeed A. Get out the credit card and go for a Merak with Record 10.

Just answer the person's question or leave it alone.
Try Giant....butzdogg
Sep 16, 2002 12:59 PM
they're TCR 2 bike goes for 41200 and there is no better value...all 105, carbon stem seatpost and fork and a beautiful 2 1/2 lbs. aluminum frame. Find a Giant dealer and ask for last years models...maybe you can save some $$ and get it close to $1,000. My lbs told me they would get me a 2002 TCR 2 for $1,000 even and they ended up getting me a 2003 TCR 2 at the same price! Granted, I have bought many bikes and race for them so I do get a nice discount, but you cannot find more bike for the money than at Giant
re: Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?No_sprint
Sep 16, 2002 1:32 PM
This is where superstores like Supergo come in really really handy. I've seen Specialized and Cervelo 2001 closeouts with what appeared to be almost full Ultegra for $1299. It was about this time last year when all the 2002's had arrived. I haven't been there to scope this year yet. I'm sure it's the same deal. You can likely find a decent Dale in a similar deal.
felt w/ 105bm
Sep 16, 2002 1:34 PM
felt has a 65r with 105 components that retails just around $1000. i don't know what the 2003 frame color is though. personally i didn't like the 2002 yellow. but my guess is colors remain the same.
End of season closeout deals.fbg111
Sep 16, 2002 1:41 PM
2003's are coming into stores about now, and lbs's probably want to get rid of their 2002's. Selling cheap. Look around, you might find some deals.
performance....shawndoggy
Sep 16, 2002 2:13 PM
This is from the team performance site (It'll cost you $20 to get this price, but then you'll get another 10% back off of the $949 price in performance points):

Performance Forte SL-1 Road Bike
Your Price:$ 1,089.99
$ 949.96 (That's 12% Off!)
Item #30-3649D


Responsive road bike with aerodynamic aluminum tubing, a vibration-damping carbon fork, and Shimano 105 componentry - all for less than $1000! Double butted 7005 aluminum frame with replaceable derailleur hanger, carbon fiber fork with aluminum steerer, Shimano 105 STI components, Forte Classic LOOK-style pedals, Alex R-400 alloy rims, Forte Arriva hubs, stainless spokes. Polished Silver (SIL). Sizes: 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60cm. Weight 19 lbs. 8 oz. (56cm). Imported.

Frame Double Butted 7005 Aluminum with Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Fork Carbon Fiber with Alloy Steerer
Headset VP 1 1/8" Sealed Bearing with Carbon Spacers
Bottom Bracket Sealed Bearing
Handle Bar 6061-T6 Aluminum with Ergonomic Bend
Stem Forte Pro SL
Bar Tape Synthetic Black
Brake Lever Shimano 105
Brake Caliper Forte Dual-Pivot
Crankset Shimano 105 39/52T
Pedals Forte Classic
Chain KMC Z9900
Shifter Shimano 105
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano HG70 12-25T 9-speed
Saddle Velo Plush Race
Seatpost Forte Aluminum
Rims Alex R-400
Tires Forte Pro Kevlar 700x23
Tubes Butyl Presta Valve
Front Hub Forte 32 Hole Straight Pull
Rear Hub Forte 32 Hole Straight Pull
Spokes 14/15/14 gauge DB Stainless Steel
re: Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?opcit
Sep 16, 2002 2:43 PM
try gvhbikes.com: viner frame w/ultegra: $1295. One would imagine that the same bike w/105 would cost less.
Douglas??Shadow11
Sep 16, 2002 3:56 PM
I've no idea how they are.but the bikes in the last Colorado cyclist catalog had a 105 bike for $899US..probably won't get much less than that..do any of the Giant OCR's have 105 on them??

J.A
Douglas??moabbiker
Sep 16, 2002 5:07 PM
I got a OCR1 (full 105) for $850, tax included. Granted, it was a closeout, but just goes to show that you need to look around, you'll likely find a deal.
look at the whole packageDaveG
Sep 16, 2002 4:36 PM
I'm not sure the "cheapest bike with 105" strategy is the best one. There's lots of crummy frames with 105 at lower prices out there. I think it makes sense to consider the frame, ride quality, workmanship, and wheels as part of the package. 105 (or even DA) is not going to make up for a cheap, harsh frame. You might be able to grab a deal now at a closeout price. Shop around, take some test rides, and make a decision based on the whole deal. Good luck
re: Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?Barton
Sep 17, 2002 11:16 AM
Take a look at the Jamis Quest. Nice overall package at a fair price.
re: Cheapest bike with 105 or equivalent?74
Sep 18, 2002 9:29 AM
For $1000 CDN your not gonna get much of a bike with 105. If your in Ontario then Ive seen a new 2000 Klein Quantum (105 with Rolf Wheels) for $1599 CDN (Thats around $1000USD) at Sport Swap in Toronto. This bike is light (for a 105 bike) 18.75lbs and bomb proof (those Rolf wheels will last a very long time)