Allright, listen here, I’ve been reading for a while on this forum and I know you guys are completely bonkers and know a lot. I mean, I’ve just seen about 500 posts on the new Specialized Tarmac and even a self-declared tech nerd like me is like “Hold it, that is waaaay too much (but interesting) information”. So I guess my question here is going to feel like throwing meat into a lion’s cage, but here it goes, roar at it:
I’m in the market for a new aero dream bike, and here are my requirements:
- aero as hell
- 60mm or 65mm tubeless wheels
- Sram Force eTap AXS 1x12 with 48T aero chainring up front and 10-33 at the back
- completely integrated cockpit (no sneaky hiding away cables under the stem or whatever, no cheating one piece bar and stem combo)
- disc brakes
- 40cm wide handlebars
Everything above is certain and not up for any discussion. What is up for discussion is the frameset.
I’m a 32 year old crit racer from Belgium currently riding a 2016 Wilier Cento1Air with 60mm deep Stealth wheels.
I have made a list of top aero road bikes and crossed off many, I’m still considering:
- The upcoming Wilier Filante, which will be released at the Giro.
- The current Cervélo S5
But feel free to chip in ideas I have overlooked (preferably with pictures).
PS: a pity that the front derailleur mounts on these are riveted onto the frame. I’d rather not have that, because I’m a 100% sure I want a clean 1x setup.
PS: I even ride with an (UCI legal) aero bottle like the Elite Chrono CX or the one the Cervélo P5 has, so I don’t prefer down tubes that cater to round bottles.
What should I get?
Roar, my lions, roar!