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Old 04-27-2022, 10:22 AM
n1ey n1ey is offline
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New bike? which one?

I've always had relatively inexpensive bikes and it seems like a hard time for someone like me to spend $5000 and only obtain Ultegra. I think that I need to do it.
Which frame do I buy? I'm looking to get my back flat as possible and open the hip angle. I'm thinking that more modern bikes with shorter top tubes and steeper seat angles might help, but the shorter crank should also help. Of course I would like to have the weight down and I want aero, but really need something that works the back right while keeping pressure off the scrotum.

Canyon Endurace? Look Huez? A quinta roo sr5? BMC? I need some ideas.

Current Fuji #
head tube 180
seat tube 540
angles 73

reach 403
stack 579


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Old 09-29-2022, 03:14 PM
bantin bantin is offline
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It's a little hard to offer good advice with this amount of info. Is there something about the fit of your current bike that feels off? If your Fuji feels like it fits you well, you can compare geo using and find a more "serious" road bike with similar geo.
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Old 10-02-2022, 01:24 PM
deluz deluz is offline
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Can you test ride any bikes in your area?
A professional bike fit could help you narrow down frame geometry.
All the major brands could have something that would work.

Specialized Tarmac
Cannondale Evo
Trek Emonda

Deals are out there if you look.
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Old 10-04-2022, 11:11 AM
fredd fredd is online now
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Originally Posted by n1ey View Post
really need something that works the back right while keeping pressure off the scrotum.
No matter the bike, there shouldn't be any pressure on the scrotum. Sounds to me like you could use a professional bike fit, and the fitter can give you proper guidance on what territory of bike would work.
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Old 10-09-2022, 08:47 PM
giordana93 giordana93 is offline
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since OP was in April and not back since, I think we can end this one. In any case, the answer is find a respected local bike shop and let them get you on the right size. If you have started riding with groups, seek out their advice. Come back here when the question has been narrowed down.
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Old 12-27-2022, 04:25 PM
CampagnoloCOOL CampagnoloCOOL is offline
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Saddle choices are always down to numerous variables

Have you determined, proper width , shape and padding options ?

A great source to check is

They post a detailed saddle range chart to help you chose what might work for you

The US Importer , , offer an excellent offer to try their saddles

Simply chose a few that you feel you would like

Then order DEMO versions .

Once you decide which model works best , send DEMO 's back , and they will ship you model and color that you want

I personally use their Composit model on a number of my bikes

I prefer the narrower width , body and relief channels as well as the feel of it

I also ordered them in different colours to compliment the different bikes

I also use f I z I k Airione and Alante saddles on some of my other bikes
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