Disc braked sportive bike for a generously proportioned management type
Focus forgotten them.
Not a Diverge even though I hear good things. I have a CAADX for commuting and exploring, although with the pannier rack it’s a little stiff and heavy for long road rides.
Defy. I just can’t like Giants. Same with Trek. And I know I should.Posted 11 months agogrim168Member
I’m 6’2″ and 15 stone. I’ve just got an Orro gold stc ultegra disc. It’s comfier than my scott speedster (rim braked alloy frame) but having just fitted swissstop pads to the scott, in the dry the brakes aren’t as sharp on the orro. More modulation though.Posted 11 months ago
Cannondale Synapse disc
I want discs as I’ve noticed how much less I need to break on steep descents (while staying in control of my 16st girth)
Needs a reasonably high front end for comfort (back shot from 25 years of rugby) and 100 milers take anything from 6 to 8 hours for me.
Thoughts?Posted 11 months agonemesisSubscriber
A little leftfield but there are a lot of CX bikes with near enough the same geometry as road bikes (1/2 degree difference on head tube/seat tube angles, similar top tube length, shorter stem on the CX). The biggest difference is about 1 – 1.5cm longer chainstays on the CX though I’d have to say it’s not actually noticeable out on the road.
I use my CX bike on the road (with different wheels/road tyres) and it’s perfect plus allows for bigger clearances if you want to get trendy with wider tyres. Plus lots of choice on disc frames and slightly higher front ends (usually).Posted 11 months agosimons_nicolai-ukMember
Scotroutes, mine Diverge the same as the equivalent spec Roubaix. Racy enough, I’d say.
Pretty sure when I looked at them the Diverge has the same Geometry as the old Roubaix as well.
Have a look at Cube as well. Like Giant they score very high on value for money. Katie’s Attain is a great looking bikePosted 11 months ago
Yep, nowadays, with the Roubaix having that fugly steerer condom and hideously ugly riser drops, the Diverge is the sensible bike!
Tougher than a Roubaix, and can take wider tyres. And mudguards. And racks. Etc.
So, can have gravel tyres for gnarmac, but equally you could fit a set of 25mm race tyres and it wouldn’t be out of place on a fast club run. Versatile.Posted 11 months ago
Agreed. It’s nice that Diverge. But it wouldn’t really complement the CAADX Ultegra I use for commuting.
It’s would be a very similar bike but without a pannier rack.
I’m looking for a buttery smooth road bike, that is happy with 28mm tyres and has a rugby back friendly height at the front.
Happy to repeat the CAADX geometry in terms of contact points. Just lighter and supple-er.
Paralane and Synapse looking like the best test ride contenders I think – but willing to be convinced.Posted 11 months agojoolsburgerMember
As a man of similar build I highly recommend the Genesis Equilibrium disc in whatever flavor you want to spend up to. I have had mine for two years now and it’s my commuter, general purpose road bike and sometime gravel bike for tow paths and so on.Posted 11 months ago
CX wheels, lovely comfortable riding position, TRP Spyres which are good and strong (although nothing like as powerful as MTB brakes) overall it seems perfect for your needs. In my opinion it has lovely classic looks too. New ones are full Hydraulic and have 105..crashtestmonkeyMember
The alloy Defy is now known as the Contend FYI. Crashtestmonkey has the SL1 and likes it (sorry, wrong thread).
The Cube Attains look good and if you can still find 2016 carbon models in your size (Rutland, Pauls Cycles have had them) they are amazing value.Posted 11 months agoshermer75MembercrashtestmonkeyMember
best viewed via the road.cc review first, because Fairlight seem to have used the largest frame with maximum stem rise in their own promo shots so it looks like a ponderous farm gate, not the rather sexy purposeful bike road.cc photographed.Posted 11 months ago
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