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2012-05-02 7:34 PM


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Subject: Best Road bike for 2,5k
What Road bikes are best buys for at maximum USD 2,200?


2012-05-02 7:42 PM
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You could go with a Trek Madone 3.1 for that price (~ $2,039) or you could increase your budget a bit and get a Cervelo S2 (~ $2,800). I highly recommend getting the Cervelo. The Felt F5 is also a decent bike (~ $2,299), but I would get the Cervelo over pretty much anything else.

 

http://cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2012/S2/

2012-05-02 7:57 PM
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A Cannondale CAAD10 5 (Shimano 105) for $1500 and $700 in your pocket to spend on whatever else (power tap, wheels, beer, etc).

I got the CAAD10 4 (Rival) for $1400 through a club discount and could not be happier.  My bike is as light (17.2 pounds 50cm) and stiffer (IMO) than many of the carbon bikes in the $2500 range including the Felt F5 mentioned above.

2012-05-02 8:45 PM
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I second the CAAD10 4...IMO best race bike fore the money...no other company has an aluminum frame as nice.
2012-05-02 8:51 PM
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I just bought a Felt F4 in March. I considered the CAAD 10, which also a great bike for the money, but I opted for the Felt and I really love it! 

Ultimately, however, what is best for one person may not be best for another.  Try some bikes out and see what you like.

2012-05-03 7:59 AM
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Subject: RE: Best Road bike for 2,5k
tri808 - 2012-05-02 8:57 PM

A Cannondale CAAD10 5 (Shimano 105) for $1500 and $700 in your pocket to spend on whatever else (power tap, wheels, beer, etc).

Witness!

 



2012-05-03 8:21 AM
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Subject: RE: Best Road bike for 2,5k
The one that fits you.
2012-05-03 8:23 AM
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X3 On the caad 10.  I've been riding mine a little over a year and love it.
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