I want a disc brake road bike. I am looking to spend around $5000. What should I get?
That’s a lot of money… make sure it fits.
Pick the one that looks the best.
Love this!! Let’s be honest that is all that matters. I am just struggling for ideas outside the major brands.
Giant Defy Advanced Pro
This ^, a TCR or a Propel. Best bang for your buck.
What type of riding do you do? Road, MTB, Cross, Gravel?
This is for road only. I got my bike for gravel/CX. And MTB is set for now. No desire to upgrade the MTB. I still have the first road bike I bought. A focus Culebra (now called the cayo). Its nice but I want disc and a more aggressive race bike.
Canyon Aeroad… biggest bang for the buck! Climbs well, corners great, fast on the flats and won’t beat you to death if you go out for an all day epic.
I have heard issues with these. Have you experienced any? Otherwise, they look amazing.
I second Canyon for sure. But not necessarily the Aeroad, just go with the one that fits best. The Ultimate is a little less aggressive than the Aeroad, and the Endurace is even less aggressive. All three bikes are super lightweight and you get so much bike for the price.
Do you actually plan on racing? How long are the rides you plan on doing? If you are going to race then a Trek Madone or the Domane if you don’t plan on racing. Not sure if they have the disc version at your price point though.
I do race. Road races though no crits. So the length is all over but longer the better for me.
A friend got the Aeroad disc di2 and it is fucking sick. But, 5K is a lot of money. I’d demo a lot of bikes.
Specialized allez sprint disc with race wheels. Save the extra cash for entry fees and travel races. I also have the emonda slr and that thing is a beaut for road racing
I got the Aeroad CF SLX 8.0 Disc Di2 last year and couldn’t be happier. I have put that thing through wringer & back again and it’s been an awesome bike for me. I have zero complaints and only praise… I’ve heard really good things about the ultimate too. You should definitely give them a look see.
Another thing with Canyon, you get 30 days to try the bike. They give you a label and you just have to drop it off at a Fedex (I think) to return! No hangups or costs on your end.
Tarmac Expert with Ultegra is in that range. Nice ride. I took one for a demo ride this last fall and enjoyed it quite a lot.
Bianchi Oltre XR3 Disc. It’s terrible value for money, but it rides brilliantly and more importantly looks amazing. I have no regrets about buying mine!
Ive got the same problem this year and im looking at the system 6 by cannondale or canyon aeroroad, swaying towards cannondale as i haven’t seen anyone else on one yet.