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    Is there a road bike equivalent of Turner?

    My buddy and I were talking about this today. I'm curious was to what the masses would say. The topic came up because the roadie is now my commuter a couple days a week and while we both have owned multiple Turners, we couldn't quite figure out who would be the Turner of the roadie world.

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    Good question!
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    Independent Fabrication maybe?

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    I use my Burner on the road all the time.

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    I'll throw out Griffen. Domestic production, limited numbers, standard sizing (don't do customs), broad product line, good customer service.

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    I'll toss out a vote for Calfee, though they do custom work.

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    What DW road bikes

    Sorry I'm still thinking, I don't know my US road bikes so well or certainely not the CS or behind the scenes side of things like how Turner reprezents!

    Have you browsed the Roadbike review they may have some good oil there, I'm sure theres some good raodie advice here too, talk to me about italian bikes I have some passion for but to be honest CS don't even go there this far away its always a risk, ya just trust in the brand and do lot of research first, loved my Colnago Dreamplus! That bike rode like a dream, alloy but felt like steel, yet siff as, and always brought me home in the last 20km never felt slow on that bike, @ 8kgs it was light enough for me anything else felt too light, man it was stable at speed too..

    I always heard nice things about Serrotta but then theyre pretty high end, I'm not sure about them as a company, I sorta been out of the road side for awhile now but aussie mag RIDE was always my fav, they had some great road bike tests and a good formatt very similar style to DIRT mag!

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    It's not that I don't know brands, I have a old Felt which is a nice beater. Sachs might qualify, Pegoretti... that stuff. Maybe? I view them as more old school with the steel bikes though. Not progressive like Turner. Cervelo is too popular.

    Wasn't there an orange roadie from a couple years back..maybe Sea Otter or something, that was labeled Turner, but I believe DT said it was a rebadged Ridley? That rings a bell for some reason.

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    ...I don't know of too many suspended road bikes, unless you count that Softride beam - thing from some years ago...
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    An Avy roadshock??? What do they call it, The Pecker?
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    I would say...........

    ..........either Moots or Eriksen - ti road bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportDerek
    Not progressive like Turner.
    Turner is progressive?

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    I ride road quite a bit, and from what I've read and seen, Euro Carbon Fiber is where it's at. Look, Pinarello, De Rosa, Colnago, ect. For what it's worth, DT rides a Ridley which is based in Belgium.
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    My comment about Moots or Eriksen

    When I listed Moots and Eriksen, I was thinking about Turner and their excellent customer service, product quality, design, resale value, etc. Both are very responsive and will go out of their way to make a customer happy, including shipping parts or a fast turnaround for a rare defect in their product lineup.

    I owned a Moots Vamoots ti road bike a few years ago (before I got off the road) and the ride was silky smooth and ultra stable at high speed. I did a couple of high mileage jaunts on it and it was great. Not ultra light by today's CF standards at 18 lbs., but the ride comfort was better than riding on some of these CF rails that I have tried.
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    I will second Moots or Eriksen
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlim
    Independent Fabrication maybe?
    IF's are great bikes. I love my Crown Jewel about as much as I do my Turners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    I ride road quite a bit, and from what I've read and seen, Euro Carbon Fiber is where it's at. Look, Pinarello, De Rosa, Colnago, ect. For what it's worth, DT rides a Ridley which is based in Belgium.
    Agreed! I ride a look and love it. My next bike will be a Look, Pinarello or Colnago...Actually there is some cool stuff in the works at Felt.

    http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...008/news/06-17

    In the next few years I think the standard round tube carbon frames will be phased out for more of a mix between TT and regular frame. With the 6,8kg weight limit on bikes, you can add extra material to shape tubes and still build a bike at the weight limit. Also the super light weight frames are noodly and less appealing to the race market.
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    I'm lovin my Co-Motion Espresso.

    I also have an early model Lemond CX bike that I've converted to a SS that's a lot of fun.

    I ride road way more than I get out on the dirt, mainly because it's so much easier to just jump on the road bike and head out of the front door, but I don't really don't lust over a nice road bike as I do over mt bikes.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    More like a Ventana equivalent with the custom frame build, but this Steelman Cycles builds some stellar bikes:

    http://www.steelmancycles.com/

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    The longest single track

    or white line riding. I really like my Ridley. It is the best handling road bike I have ever ridden, seems intuitive in any situation. The Pegoretti I had was awesome as well, but being steel it was not as light, and being 10 pounds over weight I wanted my bike to compensate for my girth. One of my peeves is the stupid amount of stickers on a lot of road bikes, and Felt is the worst. I bought one for Christina a few years back and she hated it, it had 19 places it said Felt on it (yes she counted) Specy and many others are not much better. No she does not have it anymore.

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    It's all about carbon stealth, I stole my bike from Batman. The only logos on my road bike are at the top of the fork, the headtube, stem and crankarm.


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    Cross is where it's at....


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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    It's all about carbon stealth, I stole my bike from Batman. The only logos on my road bike are at the top of the fork, the headtube, stem and crankarm.]
    I love that NoLogo look!

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    Kleins

    made in Chehallis, Wa. The had very nice road bikes. Not so much anymore.

    Judging from NAHBS, there are many small builders for road bikes. I think any builder from that show would be a great choice. Well, maybe not TE.

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    Love my Scott

    We did our annual Leadville loop on Fathers Day (4.25 ride time / 80 miles ) 5 hours total. Good time when you get a bunch of aging mountain bike racers together for a road throw down. It is such a cool feeling to rip down Fremont Pass doing 50 ish on skinny tires.My cr1 sl was rock solid and the weather was perfect! Home to play with the fam by 2:00.
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    I'd check Colnago, one of the finest road bikes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvette
    I'd check Colnago, one of the finest road bikes...
    Finest? Interesting maybe





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    Gawd long time C lover and owner but those ar gawd dam aweful

    One zone where water bottles are allowed

    I can appreciate carbon, but Im a real world rider so carbon is not for me unless a bar or seatpost, I'm steel, or maybe Ti if I could ever afford it, but cars here seem attracted to running over roadies, so as long as its comfy for the long haul!

    But heres a stunner in carbon, not sure about the graphics but hey!






    An absolute stuner C50

    Very similar same year as mine Cdream, I had mapei colors white is hawt on road bikes


    Another Dream ahh classic lines beautiful for an allo bike these things were magic carpets yet accelerated like turbo boost in a Battlestar's fighter Viper!


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    Attention to detail , funky stem


    The newer models HXs don't do it for me they may ride better, but I lke classics in road bikes just one of my many quirks, I'm very tradionalist on Road Bikes yet stil appreciate techm like the maple tubing on the tops and down tubes of the Dreams even the stays had a four leaf pattern which helped or claim to dampen the ride yet remained stiff, worked for me! I never felt beat after a ride, just tired from fitness!

    Ahh the Dream, now if only the roads were clear of munters and the sun always shined
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    Finally found one, mine pcc are all on disc somewhere, can't be bothered locating em at mo, but this is close!
    Eddy Mercx road on Colango's for the Moltini team back in the 70s Im sure he won the TDF on a Colnago!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the Wheelbuilder
    IF's are great bikes. I love my Crown Jewel about as much as I do my Turners.
    Damn, all these Colgagos with their whored out paint jobs are almost as fugly as El Bistro's Terremoto

    My Planet X fixie does it in the the trail as well as the road
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    Damn, all these Colgagos with their whored out paint jobs are almost as fugly as El Bistro's Terremoto

    My Planet X fixie does it in the the trail as well as the road
    You mean the one that now lives in FO's garage, EL Bistro has now got a spanked new pain job on his Knolly Endo!

    Not for everyone but ya got to have a bit of artist un ya to appreciate the Colnago paint jobs, they say there's a bit of Italy in every Colnago paint job
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    Vanilla in Portland makes some beautiful frames
    lets not make it a religion, it is recreation

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    You mean the one that now lives in FO's garage, EL Bistro has now got a spanked new pain job on his Knolly Endo!

    Not for everyone but ya got to have a bit of artist un ya to appreciate the Colnago paint jobs, they say there's a bit of Italy in every Colnago paint job
    I do know a little bit about art TA. While there may be a bit of Italy in every Colnago paint job, that bit ain't art

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    +1 on the Ridley. My Excalibur was stiff and had surgically precise handling. Bro'd out a friend who was looking for a Ridley because that's was the team's bike sponsor. Picked up a Specialized Tarmac Pro because the geometry was pretty much identical. The Ridley was stiffer, though. I would have named them, but they're made in Belgium.

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    Turner: Flux
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    It's all about carbon stealth, I stole my bike from Batman. The only logos on my road bike are at the top of the fork, the headtube, stem and crankarm.
    Hey - how does the RS2 ride? I am thinking of getting one. Does it flex? How is the finish quality? What size is your frame? Are you happy with the PF fork?

    Thanks Coldie.

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    I'm 6'2" and on the 55cm frame (L), the finish is great, love it so far and for the price it cost me I doubt there's many comparable frames.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    I do know a little bit about art TA. While there may be a bit of Italy in every Colnago paint job, that bit ain't art
    Probably more than me, tis in the eye of the beholder fer sure, heres a plin one for ya, I like plain too ones too, all this is getting my urged about road riding, but summers a long way off, and I want the quiet summer roads of the deep south
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    some more without any funky crazy paint jobs, Im not sure what the CS is like in the US, I guess anything OS for you guys is like us, ya need good importers and LBS support!

    Maybe a Ferrari would help dam and we think MTB is expensive I can tell ya be thankful, I know how much ya spend on road bikes and it makes MTB look cheap, I'd hate to know what this 60th ed C would cost



    I'd still chooose the steel myself, I couldn't ride something that beautiful or expensive Roadies have a whole nutha culture, its where I became a coffee hound..

    I would still like an all steel Scarpin, less known only a wee manafacturer, maybe more like a Turner they turn out amazing frames I see mainly carbon and steel combos now but they still do an all steel, little handmade factory in Italy and pretty conservative paint jobs! again nt sure how CS is in US and that's what ya trying to compare as much as bikes aye!
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    Speaking of sexy Italian road gear: Has anyone else looked at the info out there about Campy's 11 speed stuff. The new Super Record gruppo is sex on wheels.

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    none; no road bike can withstand the weight of a typical bartlett pear shaped homer

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I'm 6'2" and on the 55cm frame (L), the finish is great, love it so far and for the price it cost me I doubt there's many comparable frames.

    6'2" and you're on a 55cm???

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    It's a compact frame, dropped top tube, check out the geo numbers:
    http://pedalforce.com/online/product...oducts_id=8420

    I paid just over half that advertised price in a group buy.

    (sorry for going slightly OT)

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    I bought a Burley steel roadie because I like the idea of a smaller company that makes their own frames. Sadly, Burley's foray into road frames was short lived.

    Locally we have Strong Frames.

    There appear to be lots of smaller companies that put out some very interesting bikes. The challenge, however, is supporting one that will stick around.

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