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Cosmic Kid

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01/28/2021 05:05 PM
Just a quick clarifier...6ix's link is to the TEAM Machine, which is their all-around road bike. Mine was to the TIME Machine, which is their aero road bike.

That said, both have integrated front ends, disc, aero wheels, etc. The aero difference between the two is likely pretty minimal. I'd guess the Team Machine has ~95% of the aero savings as the Time Machine.
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huckleberry

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01/28/2021 06:10 PM
; )

Yeah, I had it straight and then done gone confused myself.

Any idea how wide of tires I can get in the BMC. I can't find those specs...

Thanks!
Cosmic Kid

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01/28/2021 07:07 PM
I don't, but I'll see if I can find something on it from some of the forums....
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huckleberry

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01/28/2021 07:07 PM
I realize that this would be an aesthetically polarizing bike, but if I were a couple inches shorter and wanted to toss several of my requirements, I'd be all over this...

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/look-795-aerolight-road-bike-2017-large-1

I think it's beautiful.

And like most beautiful things, they have their issues ; )
Cosmic Kid

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01/28/2021 07:29 PM
Huck, if you need a 58, the Pro's Closet has a new 2019 frame that is a blem for $3K. You could easily build it out for under $6K

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/bmc-timemachine-road-01-mod-58cm-frameset-2022?variant=37564063973568¤cy=USD&gclid=Cj0KCQiA3smABhCjARIsAKtrg6JS8-bDrj4VRRL52MPCxcPGeV7p3xY5F-p45LP_0C6u8H-2Y74uuooaAtv-EALw_wcB
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79pmooney

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01/28/2021 10:03 PM
Posted By christopher behrens on 01/28/2021 07:07 PM
I realize that this would be an aesthetically polarizing bike, but if I were a couple inches shorter and wanted to toss several of my requirements, I'd be all over this...

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/look-795-aerolight-road-bike-2017-large-1

I think it's beautiful.

And like most beautiful things, they have their issues ; )

I see the upward oriented stripes - to deflect airflow up and increase tire traction on corners.  I like!
Dale

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01/29/2021 09:33 AM

https://www.theproscloset.com/products/look-795-aerolight-road-bike-2017-large-1




One has to be of a certain age to appreciate the modern interpretation of the mid-1980's La Vie Claire look, or Look if you prefer.

I rather like it as well. Too bad my legs and friends would mock me for posing on that bike.
huckleberry

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01/29/2021 10:15 AM
I rather like it as well. Too bad my legs and friends would mock me for posing on that bike.


That's why I prefer not to have friends ; )
Dale

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01/29/2021 11:00 AM
LOL! Occasionally I've said, "Even my friends don't like me."
huckleberry

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01/29/2021 11:42 AM
More so than that, I've often said, 'Even I don't like me." ; )

My wife concurs. As far as that Look bike, if I had an extra 4K, I would put that on my wall as pure art - although I would be tempted to give it a ride or two, when no one was looking.
Cosmic Kid

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01/29/2021 01:24 PM
I'd ride the snot out of that Look bike....I think it is awesome!!
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huckleberry

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01/30/2021 06:57 PM
I think that I've found stiff competition to the Orbea Orca...

Canyon Endurace CF SLX Disc 8.0 eTap

It is perfect for the stack and reach of my not incredibly flexible nearly vintage physique, it has all the components that I want - aside from the saddle, its not entirely aero, but a nice trade-off between speed and a little more comfort. And a power meter! Hmm... And available again soon in my size.

https://www.canyon.com/en-us/road-bikes/endurance-bikes/endurace/endurace-cf-slx-disc-8.0-etap/2398.html?dwvar_2398_pv_rahmenfarbe=BK
zootracer

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01/31/2021 12:09 PM
Looks nice, enjoy. What color did you get?
Orange Crush

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01/31/2021 12:52 PM
I haven’t looked at any of the links at risk of temptation.

I did draw up another very tempting gravel route for the Gold Bridge trip. Very interesting. Destination is a remote historic cabin associated with Gang Ranch. I was at Gang Ranch last summer in what seems like a complete different area of province. But at its heyday that ranch covered a million square kms. Theoretically one could actually keep riding on gravel all the way to ranch. Now that’s gold. Drool.
Cosmic Kid

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01/31/2021 02:15 PM
As the owner of a Canyon Aeroad, I support the purchase of a Canyon. been super-happy with my purchase.
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