Looks like it’s been a while since there’s been a “what bike should I get” thread and there isn’t too much discussion here on the bikes I’m looking at, so I figured I’d give this a go.
I got hit by a car at the beginning of the month. I was super lucky and came away with only some bad road rash and bruising (despite breaking his windshield) but unfortunately my bike, a 2019 allez sprint disc, is absolutely destroyed…downtube almost cut all the way through, left seat stay snapped clean off, right seat stay bent, toptube heavily bent, seat tube bent and cracked, left crank arm bent in so that it hits the chain stay and won’t spin a full revolution…you get the picture.
I’m primarily a triathlete but will be using this for all my outdoor riding (tri bike stays on the trainer), which will include gran fondos, some crits, lots of outdoor training with trainerroad/garmin, and some group rides. I’m pretty flexible and can put up with doing long rides on a racier frame/fit no problem.
I’m looking for an upgrade from the sprint – definitely disc, definitely electronic shifting, and I would prefer it if the bike came with a set of carbon clinchers. I absolutely love integrated handlebars/stems, and I don’t have any particular brand loyalty.
Right now I’m eyeing (in the $4.5-6.5k range):
- the new Supersix Evo AXS
- Trek Emonda S7
- Specialized Tarmac Expert
- Cervelo S-series
I think I’m leaning towards the Tarmac but the new supersix is just so sexy. I’ve considered waiting for the supposed Tarmac/Emonda updates later this year but with covid going on I’m not confident those releases will occur anytime soon. Yes, I could “go test ride” all of these bikes but honestly I think parking lot test rides without the bike properly fit to you are mostly worthless. I’m confident I can get a good fit on pretty much any modern bike.
I’d love to hear any and all opinions!