Sunday, April 25, 2010

I Want a New Road Bike

Here's my criteria:
  1. Frame: Carbon. I got my first (and only) carbon frame back in 2000 (Look 261) and I really like how it feels on the road. Having ridden aluminum and steel previously, I think carbon suits me best.
  2. Geometry: Should be race-worthy. I plan to race it, (although this season may be a bust...) so it should have race-oriented geometry.
  3. Drivetrain: Campagnolo. This would be helpful because my current setup has Campy and I could use some of my old parts, if needed.
  4. Price: around $3,000
  5. Brand: I may get accused of being a snob here, but I would really like something a little different and not ubiquitous (i.e. Trek and Specialized). Maybe something French or Italian...
Here are a few of my current considerations: 

Any other recommendations??


  1. You can't go wrong with any of those choices!

  2. There's plenty more out there. While your ideas are fine, these are all still very mainstream.


  3. Uli -

    I like the blog!
    Yeah, I know those are still pretty common, but around these parts, all you see are Trek, Specialized and Cannondale.

  4. I'm kinda torn between the Bianchi and the Look...

  5. look 585
    way ahead in every way, classic, light fast