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I'm looking to 'invest' in a road frame and fork. Currently riding a carbon cube GTC which has been spot on. But I have saved £1600 and plan to buy something suitable for 50/100 mile sportives, local races and the odd 10/25 TT. I'm 9.5 stone (enduro MTB'er) and looking for advice on which frame would be best suited.

I plan to get fitted/sized professionally prior to purchase and will try to cycle as many as possible before I buy. LBS offer Specialised/Trek/Merida/Giant/Cube/Lapierre/Pinarello.

Been looking at De Rosa/Colnago/Orbea/S-works online but starting to get confused by it all.  7

Thanks in advance for any links/advice.
I'll be taking my time before choosing.

Alek

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jimmo62 [55 posts] 4 years ago
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Got a Kuota Kebel last year and I have to say it is absolutely fantastic. Super comfortable for sportives but stiff and precise handling so would be at home on circuits/crits.

It's also a bit different to the crowd if that matters to you.

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Alek [14 posts] 4 years ago
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Nice looking frame.

Just been looking at a Specialized Venge  16

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russyparkin [570 posts] 4 years ago
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supersix evo, cannondale

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Alek [14 posts] 4 years ago
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Certainly lightweight.......695g's!

2.3k though...........

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notfastenough [3665 posts] 4 years ago
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The Evo is, but Cannondale do a whole range of the supersixes, they're not all the same frame are they?

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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Cervelo s1?

I'm just about to get one.

A hundred pounds more and an S2...

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 4 years ago
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NB, one hundred pounds more than your budget (1699)

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Alek [14 posts] 4 years ago
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Where from mate?

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veseunr [256 posts] 4 years ago
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Canyon Aeroad .... great for TTs with a set of stick on bars and super for sportives.

All direct from Germany and their website.

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Alek [14 posts] 4 years ago
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

But I'm going for the Merida Reacto 909.  16