I am looking for a new road bike but with the pandemic I think I have to go with the second hand market which is a new adventure to me. The purpose with this thread will be to discuss different types of bikes that I’ve found and if anyone of you knows about any bike please let me know.
What cyclist am I and what am I looking for?
Since the metric system is used in bike geometry and fitting I will stick to that. I am 174 cm tall with an inseam of 83 cm, I weigh in between 54 - 57 depending in which country I’m in (diet). I race at the elite level in a very mountainous country with long and steep climbs in almost every race. I spend most of my time in a country without mountains and maybe I’d like to race here in the future. I have a Giant Propel at the moment so I am looking for a climber or an allrounder.
Right now I have my eyes on these bikes (all rim braked equipped):
Bianchi Specialissima 2019, size 55
- Dura ace di2
- Fulcrum Racing Zero Nite
Weighed in att 6,6 kg by the seller.
~ 4300 USD
Bianchi Oltre XR4 2019, size 53
- Sram red eTap
- Fulcrum Racing Zero
Weighed in at 7,11 kg in size 57 with bottle cages + 1 bottle, without pedals at a bike shop.
~ 4600 USD
Factor O2 2020, size 54
- Sram red Etap gears, Shimano brakes
- Zipp 303 Firecrest
- Rotor INpower MAS 3D+ power meter
Weighed in at 6,75 by seller, including pedals, bottle cages, computer mount.
~ 6700 USD
They are all in very good condition. I have to calculate with the price of a power meter if i go with any of the Bianchis. I keep asking myself over and over: “Is the Specialissima too un-aero and too big, will the Oltre be too heavy, is the Factor too expensive”.
I can’t try them all out because they are located in very different locations. The Specialissima is close by so I reckon I can try it and then try the Oltre or Factor. The thing is, I dont think a quick spin will make it any easier, that’s why I am asking to hear about opinions, thoughts and such from trainerroad . Help me get a different perspective and look at stuff from different angles, please