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Old 04-04-2011, 01:06 AM   #3801
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:25 AM   #3802
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Is that 2011 5700? I've heard some great things about that groupset. And your saddle, how do you like it?
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:02 PM   #3803
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Naw, it's 2010 5600. It's a nice gruppo, my only beef with it is that it is heavy. I hear that 5700 is more Ultegra-like in terms of weight and function. Saddle is nice, my wife bought it for me for x-mas. No complaints although Arione K1 would be nicer
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:43 PM   #3804
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holy head tube....that a 62 frame?
Close 61. I'm 6'5" so yeah....
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Old 04-04-2011, 08:56 PM   #3805
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #3806
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Which is better Sram X.5 or Shimano Deore on a commuter bike?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:17 PM   #3807
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Naw, it's 2010 5600. It's a nice gruppo, my only beef with it is that it is heavy. I hear that 5700 is more Ultegra-like in terms of weight and function. Saddle is nice, my wife bought it for me for x-mas. No complaints although Arione K1 would be nicer

I rode one of those Fizik's for a couple of months, but got talked into trying an ISM Adamo Podium. That Adamo is awesome, way more comfortable on my long rides.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 AM   #3808
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I'll look into that. The addict is sorta not a long ride/comfortable kind of bike. Most of the time I'm just trying to breathe and stay alive when I ride that thing
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #3809
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Which is better Sram X.5 or Shimano Deore on a commuter bike?
http://tinyurl.com/6hmhbl4

But seriously... They seem to be about the same level of components. I would pick the one on the bike that fits you better. If they are both available on the same frame, then pick the cheaper one.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:34 AM   #3810
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Naw, it's 2010 5600. It's a nice gruppo, my only beef with it is that it is heavy. I hear that 5700 is more Ultegra-like in terms of weight and function. Saddle is nice, my wife bought it for me for x-mas. No complaints although Arione K1 would be nicer
Oddly enough, when I was building my 'cross bike last winter, Ultegra stuff was cheaper on ebay than 105. My read on it is people buying Ultegra bikes are ripping them apart as soon as they get them and going up to Dura-Ace because they heard it was "Teh Fastar!" and then ebaying the Ultegra stuff.

Speaking of saddles, have you tried Specialized BG series? I have a BG Avatar Gel that I really like. The trick for me was the different widths available in the same seat. Took 2 tries, but I found a saddle that I can sit for long distances.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:57 PM   #3811
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But seriously... They seem to be about the same level of components. I would pick the one on the bike that fits you better. If they are both available on the same frame, then pick the cheaper one.
Thanks.

I did google it, but most of the comparisons were for MTB's so they were comparing which one is better for jumps etc...

I was specifally concerned with the rear derailleur, and their prices (on google shopping) seemed to be about the same.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:23 PM   #3812
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I'll look into that. The addict is sorta not a long ride/comfortable kind of bike. Most of the time I'm just trying to breathe and stay alive when I ride that thing
Awesome bike, but this is why I ride a CR1. A little more forgiving
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:54 PM   #3813
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Oddly enough, when I was building my 'cross bike last winter, Ultegra stuff was cheaper on ebay than 105. My read on it is people buying Ultegra bikes are ripping them apart as soon as they get them and going up to Dura-Ace because they heard it was "Teh Fastar!" and then ebaying the Ultegra stuff.

Speaking of saddles, have you tried Specialized BG series? I have a BG Avatar Gel that I really like. The trick for me was the different widths available in the same seat. Took 2 tries, but I found a saddle that I can sit for long distances.
same boat for me. I'm upgrading the groupset on my cross bike this spring...seems like there's a lot of 6600 SL on ebay for cheap. I might go SRAM just to try it out though....
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:50 PM   #3814
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same boat for me. I'm upgrading the groupset on my cross bike this spring...seems like there's a lot of 6600 SL on ebay for cheap. I might go SRAM just to try it out though....
Not that I'm much of a roadie, but I'm not a fan of how the SRAM shifts.
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Old 04-05-2011, 05:58 PM   #3815
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same boat for me. I'm upgrading the groupset on my cross bike this spring...seems like there's a lot of 6600 SL on ebay for cheap. I might go SRAM just to try it out though....
When I was acquiring parts, I went by the philosophy that if new was ~$10 different, I would go new. If the difference was bigger than that, I usually went used. I have all 6600 series in the dark chrome color. I ended up with all color matched stuff, and I might have paid $20 over the course of everything to do that.

Also, some stuff was cheaper to buy new and have it shipped here from a bike shop in France than to buy in the US. I would have supported my LBS, but they were ~50% more for pretty much anything.
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Thanks.

I did google it, but most of the comparisons were for MTB's so they were comparing which one is better for jumps etc...

I was specifally concerned with the rear derailleur, and their prices (on google shopping) seemed to be about the same.
Oh, are you upgrading? I read that as buying a new bike and what group to get on it. Personally I have all Shimano stuff on both my MTB and 'Cross bike. My 'Cross bike is built as a roadie, but I bought parts with an eye towards 'cross riding in the future. I was thinking about going SRAM x.9 when/if I rebuild my MTB as the Shimano Deore LX stuff just doesn't work correctly any more. Not built for what I was doing with the bike. I figured I would buy new shifters, and transfer most of my group to my wife's bike (She's strictly rails-trails rider) and rebuild mine with fully new group. Was looking at either Shimano XT or SRAM X.9. Either way, I would also go from early SRAM BB Disk Brakes (Before the BB3-5-7 came out) to full on BB7. I have no need for hydraulic and I like the road BB7s on my 'cross bike (less cable pull so they work with the Ultegra brifters)

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I am looking at new bikes. I am looking at the Redline metro 9 which only has a rear derailleur vs. Specialized Cirrus elite which is aluminum and $200 more
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I am looking at new bikes. Redline metro 9
For commuting, either should work just fine. Probably won't stand up to being bashed on a curb, but what components would? As long as you are not ham-fisted when you shift, I forsee no problems with the x.5.
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When I was acquiring parts, I went by the philosophy that if new was ~$10 different, I would go new. If the difference was bigger than that, I usually went used. I have all 6600 series in the dark chrome color. I ended up with all color matched stuff, and I might have paid $20 over the course of everything to do that.

Also, some stuff was cheaper to buy new and have it shipped here from a bike shop in France than to buy in the US. I would have supported my LBS, but they were ~50% more for pretty much anything.

i heard ya....I have 6600 SL (dark gray) on my Cervelo and its awesome. My LBS is the same with price, but I have a personal limit that anything under $200 I buy at LBS - or clothing - all else I get online.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:26 AM   #3820
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I am looking at new bikes. I am looking at the Redline metro 9 which only has a rear derailleur vs. Specialized Cirrus elite which is aluminum and $200 more
Either would be fine. My dedicated commuter bike runs a 1x9 setup (39x11-34) with a mountain bike rear derailleur (just like the redline). You can always change the chainring up front if you think you need lower or higher overall gearing. The only problem you will have with a 1x9 is less gearing range but most people don't need a huge range anyway. In other words, if you gear it for comfortable hill climbing, you will top out sooner when you go downhill. This might matter in racing or recreational bikes but it hardly matters for commuting.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:28 PM   #3822
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Either would be fine. My dedicated commuter bike runs a 1x9 setup (39x11-34) with a mountain bike rear derailleur (just like the redline). You can always change the chainring up front if you think you need lower or higher overall gearing. The only problem you will have with a 1x9 is less gearing range but most people don't need a huge range anyway. In other words, if you gear it for comfortable hill climbing, you will top out sooner when you go downhill. This might matter in racing or recreational bikes but it hardly matters for commuting.
I'm not too worried with the gearing range because I live in the very flat Midwest.
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Need some input from you "Spesh" guys.

I'm trying to pick up a new bike. After visiting four shops today, I found a 58cm 2010 Specialized Tarmac Comp. It was listed at $2500+ and the shop owner said he really wanted to get rid of it because it's a 2010, yada yada. After some finagling he said he would do $1850 for it. From the time I spent riding it, it felt good, though I don't have much seat time on any new bikes, so everything feels good to me.

It seems like a superb frame, though the wheels and 105 drivetrain are only okay. My budget was $2500, so this is a bit below which is good. Maybe I could get a new wheelset or go Ultegra with it?

What's your opinion?

It looks just like this:

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I am looking at new bikes. I am looking at the Redline metro 9 which only has a rear derailleur vs. Specialized Cirrus elite which is aluminum and $200 more
Go with the Redline see if you can grab a 2010 if there are any available. Same bike as the 2011 but should be discounted now.
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Need some input from you "Spesh" guys.

I'm trying to pick up a new bike. After visiting four shops today, I found a 58cm 2010 Specialized Tarmac Comp. It was listed at $2500+ and the shop owner said he really wanted to get rid of it because it's a 2010, yada yada. After some finagling he said he would do $1850 for it. From the time I spent riding it, it felt good, though I don't have much seat time on any new bikes, so everything feels good to me.

It seems like a superb frame, though the wheels and 105 drivetrain are only okay. My budget was $2500, so this is a bit below which is good. Maybe I could get a new wheelset or go Ultegra with it?

What's your opinion?

It looks just like this:

How much riding are you planning on doing?
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