New road bike; 2013 Cube agree gtc compact or 2013 Specialized Tarmac, opinions?
Toying with the idea of getting rid of the cx bike and going for a road bike instead.
Not wanting to spend loads, so looking at discounted 2013 models, my 2 favourites up to now being the cube and tarmac.
Anybody got/own/ridden each or even both?
I know the cube is obviously better spec but is the spesh a much better frame? I like the look of the Tarmac better to be honest, and well its a specialized, but would I cope with the 9spd Sora?
Size wise I was thinking a 56cm in the Tarmac and a 58cm in Cube, I’m 5’10” with long arms.
Do those sizes seem about right? I’ve sat on a 56cm Tarmac and it felt ok, more stretched than my cx bike, but I’m assuming it should be?
Any thoughts/opinions greatly received.Posted 4 years ago
I got the Cube Agree GTC Pro in December 2013 model size 56cm I’m 5 8 it’s my first road bike to help keep fit for MTB done about 250 miles on it really impressed frame comfortable compared to other road bikes I’ve tried and the components are high spec for the moneyPosted 4 years agoalansd1980Member
I realised this week that the only original parts on my workhorse road bike are frame fork shifters and cranks.Posted 4 years ago
Based on that go with the best frame as everything else will wear out. The spesh will have a lifetime warranty on the frame so unless you choose to change it will outlast you. Not saying the cube isn’t a great piece of kit but I would go for the Tarmac.gar69Subscriber
I,m 511 and got the cube in 58. Had to buy longer stem to get the right stretch. They come up very small. First geared road bike since 1989 so not able to give a comparison ! It’s not as comfy as my kona bandwagon but I was surprised at how much buz the frame absorbed and it really is nice and stiff when you put some power down. Really happy with mine.Posted 4 years agojuliansMember
I’ve just bought the 2013 cube agree gtc, I’m 5 foot 10 and went for the 58cm based on reports of them coming up small, this size seems fine for me.
Cant really comment with authority on the bike itself, its my first road bike since I had a raleigh pursuit 25 years ago. It seems good to me though.Posted 4 years ago
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