Thursday, November 20 2008, 12:00 AM
Bottomless CL Day!
Sick deals back to back all day long.
I'd definitely have a look at Orbea, myself. '09 Onix TDF w/ Ultegra SL would easily leave you enough for a real sweet wheelset... compare it to the (racier) Opal you could also find in your budget. Really beautuiful bikes.
I found a shop about 25 miles from my house that has both brands. Mabye I will give them a try this weekend. Thanks all.
Then again Grant says more is to come on CL or backcountry so do I wait and see. I haven't seen a road bike yet on CL or backcountry I would buy. The Pinerello was a good deal, the the Merlin is well old and overpriced in my opinion and the De Rosa that baby was a beauty but the frame was in the price range of a complete bike in my range. WIsh I knew what was on the way.
I like the specialized saddles.
I test rode an all carbon specialized ruby and can't say that it felt any better than my aluminum/carbon bike.
the ruby at that level doesn't seem to be as worked as the robouiax (sp) - so maybe that's some of the difference
Yeah, Specialized road stuff is absurdly expensive, though it's fairly comparable to the Madone 6.9 and the Cannondale SuperSix. Once you get to bikes used in the ProTour it's just silly.
And while the MTB S-works stuff is also ridiculous, they make some very nice mid-high range stuff that's eminently raceable and not too expensive.
If you like the Tarmac, but didn't like the geometry - check out the Roubaix. Same design, but it has a longer head tube to allow for more upright riding.
The only thing that's special about Specialized is their specialized prices.
I do like the specialized but the Tarmac I tested seemed to have way agressive geometry. All they had was a size 58 which is my usual size but the stand over was greater than my comfort zone. Unfortunetly they didn't have a 56 to test. I am 6 foot even with a 34.5 inseam and a average length arm. Maybe you could tell me if a 56 is more appropriate for a Tarmac?
Also, I don't have a good specialized dealer in my area. Hence why I have been shopping online.
other than the merlin anything else that might be on its way in say the next week or so? Give me something to believe in.
According to their product page on BackCountry Outlet, they have a rubber bead. I thought they were kind of a pain to put on, too, but I had only ever used to non-foldable tires (wire bead?) prior to getting them.
Is there a bead in the Hutchinson Equinox Road Bike Tire? I bought 2 and they were very hard to install.
Bring em on!
And hurry... The only time I've been leaving my computer is to go ride.
Keep your eyes peeled cuz there are some sick deals on full bikes coming up on CL.
This will be the 42nd (and probably not the last) time these tires were featured. I mean, don't get me wrong, $10 is a great deal for these but their inventory of must be huge. Wonder how much BC paid for them?
Biking > Not Biking
Descente Sizes S 37 - 39 Med 40 - 42 Large 43 - 45 Xtra Large 46 - 48
Too bad they are white, and they don't look very waterproof- More Please!
So close CL...
But for those rainy northwest winters, I need something more like this...
Try and ride on an Orbea Onix. Great bike for the price. I upgraded the wheels with the EA90 aeros from chainlove the bike absorbs all bumps.
I found a sizing chart, and need an extra large for a 46.
finally!!!!! shoe covers, oh wait, no sizing guide...and they're white :/