Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Road Cycling
Reload this Page >

Recommendations for an endurance bike

Notices
Road Cycling ďIt is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.Ē -- Ernest Hemingway

Recommendations for an endurance bike

Old 04-23-20, 12:22 PM
  #51  
kingston 
Jedi Master
 
kingston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Lake Forest, IL
Posts: 3,198

Bikes: https://stinkston.blogspot.com/p/my-bikes.html

Mentioned: 38 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1396 Post(s)
Liked 190 Times in 133 Posts
Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
...I wouldn't worry at all about bike weight though .... the only weight that matters for guys like us is bathroom-scale weight. You could blow $1000 on wheels, tires, new brakes and new shifters.... and gain exactly Zero mph...
My lightest endurance bike is around 20 pounds and my heaviest is around 40 depending on how much gear I load them up with. My average speed over long rides is pretty much the same on either bike.
kingston is offline  
Old 04-23-20, 06:49 PM
  #52  
UsedToBeFaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Liked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rider is 250 pounds each

If it's not a typo I think your 250 lb plus right? Then that could impact the bike you buy because many bikes have a maximum weight often around 240 lb

Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
Assuming, and this is a HUGE assumption, that you can get a comfortable fit on all those bikes, I'd go with the Giant. Best value combination of frame and components of the lot.
FWIW, I think you'd get a lot more bang for the buck by simply upgrading the tires instead of springing for new wheels.
UsedToBeFaster is offline  
Old 04-29-20, 08:40 AM
  #53  
downhillmaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Posts: 925
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 547 Post(s)
Liked 241 Times in 131 Posts
A self admitted newbie only able to handle about 10 miles a day is already obsessing over weight and components but has a lot of money to spend.
Perfect addition to BF!
downhillmaster is offline  
Likes For downhillmaster:
Old 04-29-20, 11:49 PM
  #54  
esuad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by downhillmaster View Post
A self admitted newbie only able to handle about 10 miles a day is already obsessing over weight and components but has a lot of money to spend.
Perfect addition to BF!
Well I didn't spend that much and the reason I wanted a light bike is that I used to have a city bike before this one and it didn't give me the joy of going out. I just want to go out and have fun and a 15 kg bike discourage me a little. Anyways I bought a 9,2 kg defy and I'm really happy with it and I feel like I can ride longer distances in no time.
esuad is offline  
Likes For esuad:
Old 05-01-20, 12:52 PM
  #55  
Duganator9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Posts: 18
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Mike's bikes has the roubaix comp di2 for 2700 if you're a size 54
Duganator9 is offline  
Old 05-01-20, 02:32 PM
  #56  
Maelochs
Senior Member
 
Maelochs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 12,078

Bikes: 2015 Workswell 066, 2014 Dawes Sheila, 1983 Cannondale 500, 1984 Raleigh Olympian, 2007 Cannondale Rize 4, 2017 Fuji Sportif 1 LE

Mentioned: 141 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5778 Post(s)
Liked 419 Times in 278 Posts
I really like the Defy .... opted for a Fuji instead because i got a deal, but still.

And yes, a light bike is fun, even if it is all mental. I am the same rider on all my bikes, and i honestly cannot feel the weight after i get rolling .... though I can feel the different ride characteristics, so it isn't that I am numb ... but I like having a light bike to play with, even if the only time it really matters is when I lift it to hang it in the rack.
Maelochs is offline  
Old 05-01-20, 10:22 PM
  #57  
SpindriftEd
Junior Member
 
SpindriftEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: NEPA
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by grizzly59 View Post
$3100 for Tiagra? You can do better than that.
That's 900 more than is listed on Specialized's website for that bike. The 2020 Sport is 100 cheaper than the 2019 listed. Not sure where those prices are coming from.
SpindriftEd is offline  
Old 05-02-20, 04:47 AM
  #58  
esuad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by SpindriftEd View Post
That's 900 more than is listed on Specialized's website for that bike. The 2020 Sport is 100 cheaper than the 2019 listed. Not sure where those prices are coming from.
It's the Turkey prices. Sadly they are expensive compared to US.
esuad is offline  
Old 05-03-20, 10:59 AM
  #59  
SpindriftEd
Junior Member
 
SpindriftEd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: NEPA
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by esuad View Post
It's the Turkey prices. Sadly they are expensive compared to US.
Wow, that stinks.
SpindriftEd is offline  
Old 05-21-20, 12:27 PM
  #60  
esuad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Well something happened. The hydraulic 8070 8020 set's mount didn't match the used bike despite I asked the bike shop before I ordered it. So he give me a good price admitting this was his fault. Long story short I returned the 2015 defy and I added some more bucks. I paid in total $2500 and bought an unused 2019 defy advanced 1 with full hydraulic disc brakes and ultegra crank. I also ordered continental 4 seasons and a bigger saddle and that's it.
Here
esuad is offline  
Likes For esuad:
Old 05-26-20, 07:19 PM
  #61  
vlad1xxi
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Go to nearest LBS, try any road bike (Specialized, Trek, Giant or Scott) and determine size. Then go to site of manufacturer, find bike that fitted you well and check frame geometry: effective top tube, head tube length, stock and reach. Go to Canyon web site, find the Ultimate or Endurace road bike with closest geometry and buy it online. Good luck!
vlad1xxi is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 07:22 PM
  #62  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 29,310

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 335 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12517 Post(s)
Liked 2,154 Times in 1,141 Posts
Originally Posted by vlad1xxi View Post
Go to nearest LBS, try any road bike (Specialized, Trek, Giant or Scott) and determine size. Then go to site of manufacturer, find bike that fitted you well and check frame geometry: effective top tube, head tube length, stock and reach. Go to Canyon web site, find the Ultimate or Endurace road bike with closest geometry and buy it online. Good luck!
This is a dbag move. Don't pull dbag moves.
WhyFi is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 07:24 PM
  #63  
esuad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
nah I "already" bought it man $2500 unused 2019 giant defy advanced 1 + ultegra crankset + shimano 8020 & 8070
esuad is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 08:51 PM
  #64  
blakcloud 
Senior Member
 
blakcloud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 2,173

Bikes: Custom Winter Cycles flat bar road bike, Trek Domane SL6, Rivendell Sam Hillborne, Brompton S/M3L (modified)

Mentioned: 9 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 420 Post(s)
Liked 115 Times in 81 Posts
Originally Posted by esuad View Post
nah I "already" bought it man $2500 unused 2019 giant defy advanced 1 + ultegra crankset + shimano 8020 & 8070
Congratulations on your new ride. It was good for the shop to take back the first bike, which also looked very good. The Defy is a nice choice and I am sure you will be very happy with it.
blakcloud is offline  
Old 05-26-20, 09:36 PM
  #65  
esuad
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by blakcloud View Post
Congratulations on your new ride. It was good for the shop to take back the first bike, which also looked very good. The Defy is a nice choice and I am sure you will be very happy with it.
Thanks man. LBS is really cool the 2019 doesn't come with an ultegra crank they gifted it too. I'm really happy with it except for the saddle. It's too small for me. I ordered a specialized power comp. Once i recieve it I will write how it goes.
esuad is offline  
Old 05-28-20, 04:24 PM
  #66  
vlad1xxi
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
This is a dbag move. Don't pull dbag moves.
Please clarify
vlad1xxi is offline  
Old 05-28-20, 04:34 PM
  #67  
WhyFi
Senior Member
 
WhyFi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: TC, MN
Posts: 29,310

Bikes: R3 Disc, Haanjo

Mentioned: 335 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12517 Post(s)
Liked 2,154 Times in 1,141 Posts
Originally Posted by vlad1xxi View Post
Please clarify
Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and utilizing the resources of others, while operating under the false pretense of being a customer, is scummy?
WhyFi is offline  
Likes For WhyFi:
Old 05-28-20, 08:06 PM
  #68  
vlad1xxi
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
Clarify what? That knowingly wasting the time and utilizing the resources of others, while operating under the false pretense of being a customer, is scummy?
You are too aggressive and your post is offensive. If my opinion is different than your it doesnít mean itís stupid or scummy. Nevertheless I avoid to reply properly on your words.

Last edited by vlad1xxi; 05-28-20 at 08:14 PM.
vlad1xxi is offline  
Old 05-29-20, 08:17 AM
  #69  
Rides4Beer
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: SC
Posts: 1,030

Bikes: Defy | Revolt

Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 533 Post(s)
Liked 434 Times in 242 Posts
Originally Posted by vlad1xxi View Post
You are too aggressive and your post is offensive. If my opinion is different than your it doesnít mean itís stupid or scummy. Nevertheless I avoid to reply properly on your words.
He's right. There's nothing wrong with test riding different bikes, when you are looking to actually buy one, that's just good shopping. But going into an LBS with the full intention of then buying online is a full on dbag move, you can say whatever you want to make yourself feel better about it. Don't waste their time, just buy it online and then utilize Canyon's 30 day return policy if that's what you want to do.
Rides4Beer is offline  
Likes For Rides4Beer:
Old 05-29-20, 08:29 AM
  #70  
cybirr 
Beer & Bikes
 
cybirr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 65

Bikes: '07 Specialized Roubaix Expert, '20 Specialized Roubaix Expert

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 18 Posts
When I see a list of bikes and a "choose for me" post, I do wonder, which bike store did the OP pick? Because the brand is meaningless, they're all good, it's what LBS that supports the purchase that matters.

Last edited by cybirr; 05-29-20 at 08:32 AM.
cybirr is offline  
Old 05-29-20, 09:38 AM
  #71  
taco2ewsday
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Memphis 10
Posts: 122

Bikes: 2002 Giant Yukon, 2019 Trek Topstone Sora

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 22 Post(s)
Liked 45 Times in 27 Posts
At 115kg you should probably look at the weight limits on some of those frames, I know some alloy frames are limited to 250lb rider and gear. Cannondale alloy at least in the topstone is good up to 300lbs


Originally Posted by esuad View Post
Hi guys as a newbie I'm having hard time chosing my new bike. I did a lot of research and I reduced to 4 bikes. I weight around 115kg, and I'm willing to ride around 30 miles a day as starters and my budged is around $3000.

Giant Defy Advanced 1 (2019) $3000
Ultegra group set
Giant P-R2 disc wheel set
Advanced grade composite frame

Scott Addict 10 (2020) $2700
Ultegra group set
Syncros RP2.0 disc wheel set
HMF frame

Specialized Roubaix Sport (2019) $3000
105 group set
Axis sport disc wheel set
FACT 9R frame

Specialized Roubaix (2020) $3100
Tiagra group set
Axis sport disc wheel set
FACT 10R frame


I want to make sure I buy a good frame. Wheel set and group set I can upgrade later. I have no idea how much specialized bikes weight but as far as I know Giant is around 9,5kg (which seems a little too heavy for the price) and Scott is around 8,5 kg.

Is the price between FACT 9R and 10R worth it?
Can 8.5 kg is easily achievable with giant? (I mean is it just wheel set which is heavy or should I change everything?)
Addict really has an endurance geometry and is it stiff enough for 115kg?
and info on Roubaix and Roubaix Sport's weight will be appreciated too.

Have a great biking week.
taco2ewsday is offline  
Old 05-29-20, 03:47 PM
  #72  
vlad1xxi
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 16
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 1 Post
Originally Posted by Rides4Beer View Post
He's right. There's nothing wrong with test riding different bikes, when you are looking to actually buy one, that's just good shopping. But going into an LBS with the full intention of then buying online is a full on dbag move, you can say whatever you want to make yourself feel better about it. Don't waste their time, just buy it online and then utilize Canyon's 30 day return policy if that's what you want to do.
I was not talking about full intention. My point is more flexibility. If LBS can match level and price of the bike (or even offer better price than corresponding Canyon), I would recommend to buy in LBS. Why not?..

Last edited by vlad1xxi; 05-29-20 at 03:50 PM.
vlad1xxi is offline  
Old 05-29-20, 03:53 PM
  #73  
noodle soup
Senior Member
 
noodle soup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 8,051
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4145 Post(s)
Liked 1,152 Times in 654 Posts
Originally Posted by vlad1xxi View Post
I was not talking about full intention. My point is more flexibility. If LBS can match level and price of the bike (or even offer better price than corresponding Canyon), I would recommend to buy in LBS. Why not?..
you are moving the goalposts
noodle soup is offline  
Likes For noodle soup:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.