Cyclist: What Bike do you ride?

For all the cyclist on the forum,  what kind of bike do you ride?  

I am currently on a Felt TT bike - a few gens old, but looking to upgrade and curious what is good on the market now.  

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9mo 
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

What kind of bike do I ride for what?  I did the 5 boro on a 1999 CAAD 4 mountainbike with a headshock & green semi-slicks this year. I've got a Scalpel, an old Super-V a CAAD6 road bike, and if I want to be an ass the 1984 Pinarello with a Record 50AE gruppo or Dad's 67 Paramount from when he ran the boards in Newark.

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9mo 
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Cervelo Soloist Team, circa 2006, in the limited edition Red color for that year. Only 500 were available worldwide. 

Yeah, it's an old bike but sexy as fuck and completely irreplaceable. The rumor has always been that there is one of these bikes in the MOMA collection archives. ]

Not my pic, but mine is exactly like this one. 

Cervelo

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9mo 
fincosmos, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not into cycling at all, but this one looks amazing! Any tips for beginners such as myself? Is it hard to master? For context, I haven't been on a bike since I was like 7

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9mo 
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks. Yeah, the Cervelo Soloist is an iconic design. I can't remember the exact stats but in the early 2000s, some ridiculous percentage of the TDF Peloton was on a Cervelo Soloist. Again, only 500 were made exactly like the one in the pic so this bike is simply irreplaceable. 

It depends on how you define "hard". Clip pedals can be hard to master but you're going to have that issue with any bike. Start off in an empty parking lot to get yourself adjusted. Also, stem height and angle will play a big role in you getting comfortable. The stem is that small bar that you see connecting the handles to the rest of the bike. How high that is from the bike and at what angle makes a huge difference. On a bike of this quality, you tell the builder how you want it - it doesn't come ready to go. Start off with something thats very high up (both height and angle). It will make you more upright and make you feel like you're in more control of the bike (and easier on your back). As your skills improve, you can have them move it down (if you want to sound "pro" tell them you need a "chase and face!" job) and that gets you into a more aggressive stance. 

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have a carbon fiber Trek Madone 5.0 on my Wahoo Kickr Core trainer, an old Trek Mountain Bike, a steel frame Jamis Quest road bike, and a carbon fiber Trek Speed Concept triathlon bike. 
 

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎

Madone

 

that is one sexy ass bike though

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9mo 
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Removed, TY

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9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

fyi I think that link reveals your (or someone else's) name. Very nice bikes though.

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9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I'm about to restore an old Trek 560 Pro Series from 1986 or '87. I don't know the first thing about road bikes, their maintenance, and/or restoration, so I'm looking to solicit any and all help.

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Pierogi Equities

I'm about to restore an old Trek 560 Pro Series from 1986 or '87. I don't know the first thing about road bikes, their maintenance, and/or restoration, so I'm looking to solicit any and all help.

It might be easier just scoping Craigslist for a used bike or something. You're probably going to have to pay someone like $500 - $800 to replace components and for labor. I suggest looking for carbon fiber bikes on Craigslist. Also it might be hard to find parts. The bike technology has changed a lot since the 80s. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah I thought about that, but this will be a good project and something to do. I have a coworker who is really knowledgeable about biking who said he'd help me so I'm excited for that.

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9mo 
C.R.E. Shervin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Dude, while that is cool, the gears on that bike are very different what what is available parts wise.  Those bikes came with brifters, as in you change gears on the diagonal tube, and not the handle bars.  You can get a brand new bike for 800-1200. 

You will need new hub, crank, cassesste, pedals, shifting systems(alone 600). This is without putting in the work.

9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I guess that makes sense. I did notice that, and have little to no experience shifting them that way. I have no idea why they had manufactured them that way, seems like such a hassle and possibly dangerous.

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
scaredmoneydontmakemoney

I have found that BMC geometry fits me best so I ride a BMC timemachine TT 

sick bro

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Any favorite KOMs?

I rode 50mi on an outdoor 1mi track at 24.1mph avg. 163bpm HR, 297w (est). No one has been able to break this record. 

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

what tracking app is this

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Strava - my Garmin Fenix watch uploads the data to Strava. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I don't do any special breathing. It just comes from riding a lot of miles. Cheers -

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
2rigged2fail, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have a shitty runner for the time being. im going to get a specialised(allez) soon though.

9mo 
lumber_cruncher, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Trek Checkpoint SL6. I've got both gravel tires and slicks for it but mostly keep the gravels on, mainly do paved/dirt/gravel path rides right now, and am currently ramping up a training regimen to do a half Ironman next year, will need a true triathlon bike for that but the Checkpoint runs great as a mileage eater now.

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN

I have a half iron in a few months.  I generally think it will go alright.  I am just trying to break 5.  

Good luck. My 70.3 PR is 4:48 - it was a great feeling to break 5.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My coveted Ironman Boulder CO Finisher Medal

2.4mi swim 112mi bike 26.2mi run

at altitude 

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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9mo 
lumber_cruncher, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Have you ever done the Santa Cruz one Isaiah? I'm targeting that one to complete next year, loved Santa Cruz and really hope I can fly out to complete it on '23.

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
lumber_cruncher

Have you ever done the Santa Cruz one Isaiah? I'm targeting that one to complete next year, loved Santa Cruz and really hope I can fly out to complete it on '23.

I haven't done Santa Cruz - but the course looks cool - all along the ocean.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
TechBanking, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I have an older Litespeed that was custom built for me when I was on a team sponsored by them. I've re-kitted it several times. Has modern Dura Ace now. It's a super stable bike at speed, and I do a lot of rides with steep descents so I've never upgraded to a newer frame, plus it looks cool. I got a new Yeti SB140 last year, which rocks. In the basement I have a bunch of old bikes: Yeti cross bike, Schwinn Homegrown, Azonic dual slalom bike, and my first race mountain bike, a steel Specialized Stumpjumper. I also have my dad's custom 7cycles ti/carbon with full record, but it's too big for me. He was 4 inches taller than I am. 

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9mo 
whitelights, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've been eyeing the Canyon Speedmax SF SLX but they're always out of stock. Canyon makes the sexiest triathlon bikes IMO (and some of the best) and I've considered the Trek Speed Concept but there's no BTA hydration integration at all. With the Canyon you get in-frame hydration integration and their bikes are just sexy af. Just wish they offered Zipp NSW wheels instead of the boring DT Swiss wheels on the SLX but that probably makes no performance difference.

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Zipp wheels are nice 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Canyon Speedmax is sick - doesn't Lionel Sanders ride that model?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This is my dream bike 

Cervelo P5X

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
whitelights, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This bike is sexy af but I've heard it's quite heavy which is why most Cervelo-sponsored pros opt for the P5 instead. I've seen several Cervelo pro triathletes go for this model on flatter courses then the P5 on hillier courses (e.g. St. G's)

and fun fact it's Cervelo branded but not actually manufactured by Cervelo!

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah you're right. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
undergradstoodent, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Canyon Strive CF 7.0 2020, could never see my self getting into road biking. Maybe gravel… doing a ride this oct for cancer.

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
CharlesCheese

I rotate through 3 bikes.  A Felt FR FRD Ultimate for racing, a Cannondale Caad12 for sketchier racing/training/rain, and a Cinelli Vigorelli Shark fixed gear for commuting/track racing.

Is having 3 bikes excessive for a 1 bedroom apartment in NYC? Yes, yes it is.

I feel you - I have 4 bikes in a 2BR. There are bikes everywhere. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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9mo 
Anonymous Monkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

your bike? if so, nice shit 

do you prefer shimano or sram? curious

I personally like sram 

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9mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

haha no it's not my bike - I just thought it looked cool

I have a Trek Speed concept 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

7mo 
Sassewere, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Scott CR1 Elite, quite old but still works perfectly and light enough. Really happy with it

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7mo 
UFOinsider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Mountain bike - rebuilt old Iron Horse w steel frame

Road bike - Specialized 

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7mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

UFOinsider

Road bike - Specialized 

Nice - what kind of Specialized?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

7mo 
UFOinsider, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Not sure really, got it off craigslist about 3 years ago for a song.  Replaced the tires and tuned it up.  All in spent less than $400.  It's light as a feather, I can see why people would want to spend a few grand on one.....I'm too hellbent on retiring early to do such things though :)

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7mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
9percent

Cervelo S5

Cervelo Aspero

Cannondale CAAD13

Trek ALR5

Bikes are the best. 

Niiiice bro

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN

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Check out my latest cycling jersey

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

13d 
PeRmAnEnTiNtErN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I think one thing is at the $3k level you are probably just above entry level bikes (<1,000 miles/year) and just below what is considered amateur level (1,000-2,000 miles/year).  If you are riding very little, you will be fine, but if you really are getting into riding, I would recommend that spend a little more and get a great bike that will stay great for 10+ years.

I know its not as exciting, but used is great! I have bought a few bikes from the Pro's Closet and they are amazing.  

Link: https://www.theproscloset.com/

Otherwise one good entry level bike is the Trek Domane: 

New: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/road-bikes/performance-road-bikes/domane/domane-sl/domane-sl-5-gen-4/p/36149/?colorCode=teal

13d 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Moneyman4lyfe

3 grand, where are you guys buying? Toured the bike shops in NYC, shit is super expensive

https://newyork.craigslist.org/search/bia?query=cervelo#search=1~gallery~0~27

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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13d 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

This $2.5K Cervelo P3 with Zipp Wheels is a steal. Those rims were probably $1,200 - $1,800 or more.

https://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/bik/d/new-york-cervelo-p3-tt-triathlon-bike/7594705544.html

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

13d 
ibde123, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Have a look at Canyon. DTC and a little cheaper overall than trek/specialized for same specs

13d 
Moneyman4lyfe, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Good shit fellas, good shit. Medium rare, just right

13d 
RevPAR-ty, what's your opinion? Comment below:

S-works Tarmac SL6. Absolute rocket ship

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PeRmAnEnTiNtErN, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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