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    Cube Agree vs Cannondale vs Giant

    Need some advise please. Looking to buy a new bike to move my Giant Defy composite 2 to winter duty.

    I use the bike mainly for triathlons, but not wanting TT / Tri specific - at 42 and 95kg, there are more ways to save time (shift the belly) than tuck.

    I have seen a 2017 Cube Agree C62 SLT Di2 disc with DT Swiss 32ís for £2300 and thought it looked great. But LBS said it was a bad frame and should look at the 2018 Cannondale Synapse 2018 Di2 disc - but £2800. Then what about Giants TCR ??

    thoughts appreciated, as well as other options. I also realise 2019 stock will be out soon, so should I just hold on longer?

    cheers

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    Try this.....

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    I looked at the Ribble range and for this bike with discs & Di2 it came to £3.4k - which is £1k more than the Cube and £700 more than the Cannondale.

    Preference is to spend £2.5 or less, which is why the Cube is appealing - but looking for riders who have had one or bikes with similar spec for similar (or less) price

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    What you should do is buy the rubble frame , then build up the bike using the parts you want....why pay a company to put on parts they don't make and buy like everyone else and charge you to do it?
    forget Di2....... get SRAM Etap.....fit the best

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    Well I've got Ribble 883 Aero Disc (Ultegra, no Di2) and Cannondale Synapse (105). The frames are totally different. The Synapse has much more relaxed geometry.

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    Neither are particularly aero, both more sportive/endurance... I would want the capability to get a low front end for the TT events.

    +1 for the Ribble, Merida Reacto also worth considering.

    I think these look very interesting too, British design. https://store.thecycleguy.co.uk/orro...rce=googlebase
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    Quote Originally Posted by PRSboy View Post
    Neither are particularly aero, both more sportive/endurance... I would want the capability to get a low front end for the TT events.

    +1 for the Ribble, Merida Reacto also worth considering.

    I think these look very interesting too, British design. https://store.thecycleguy.co.uk/orro...rce=googlebase
    Are you saying that the ribble's frame is not aero? I thought it was. It is way different to synapse. Can you point to a frame that you would consider aero?

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    Sorry, I was not clear as I did not quote the OP... I was referring to the OP's Cube and Synapse.
    Last edited by PRSboy; 14th June 2018 at 11:34 AM.
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    I had the 2015 Cube Agree, although that probably isn't too helpful as it's a very different bike to the 2017 Di2 disc model.

    +1 for Ribble. I have the Di2 883 and the bike is just awesome imo.

    A mate of mine recently picked up an aero Giant Propel 2017 for just over £2k. Lovely looking bike tbh.

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    I'm biased because I have a Cannondale Supersix. I know the Synapse is a different beast but it has had good reviews.
    It doesn't matter how many times you fall down, its how times many you get back up that count.

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