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Need advice on selecting a new road bike in the &1700-$3000(7 posts)

Need advice on selecting a new road bike in the &1700-$3000dasho
Jun 15, 2003 4:18 PM
range for my friend. He likes the Italian bikes but doesn't want to pay 4-5K for a Colnago C40 that may end up collecting dust. He would like the following if possible:

1. Campy Chorus triple if it works as good as the double as there are many hills where he lives.

2. A lightweight bike somewhere in the 17-18 lb range.

3. A bike built with a material that will yield a relatively comfortable or supple ride.

Some of the models I thought of although most don't have Campy were:

(carbon) Trek 5200, Giant TCR composite, Look kG 361
(steel) Cervelo Prodigy, Fuji Marseille,
(aluminum) Klein Quantum, Cannondale

Thanks in advance for your comments/suggestions!
re: Need advice on selecting a new road bike in the &1700-$3000rogue_CT1
Jun 15, 2003 4:22 PM
Colnago CT-1
Record- CT1 !the bull
Jun 15, 2003 5:38 PM
Let me know if you are interested I will tell you where to go!
Lemond Zurichrayclark
Jun 15, 2003 7:09 PM
Great bike for the money. Right in that price range. Excellent ride.

Ray
Lemond Zurichrussw19
Jun 15, 2003 8:28 PM
The Zurich is at the low point of that range... everything else in the LeMond range except the Tete de Course and the Record equipped Victorie is also in that range.

Russ
Fondriest...C-40
Jun 16, 2003 4:36 AM
The Fondriest Madonna di Campiglio frame,fork and headset is only $800. The Top Level U107 is $1000 and the Don Racer is $1100.

A Chorus triple build kit will yield a cost of $2300-$2500 less pedals and computer.

I just built an MDC. The ride is excellent, even for a 135 lb rider, like myself.
might end up collecting dust?niteschaos
Jun 16, 2003 8:24 AM
I think even the low limit of 1700 is way to high for a bike that might end up collecting dust. Last time I checked Bianchi was Italian so he might like to look at those as well.