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Opinions on these bikes?

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Lately I've had the chance to test ride a number of nice bikes. What is your opinion of the following bikes?

Look 586
Cervelo R3 SL
Colnago EPS
BH G5
 
Aug 14, 2009
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Velo Dude said:
Lately I've had the chance to test ride a number of nice bikes. What is your opinion of the following bikes?

Look 586
Cervelo R3 SL
Colnago EPS
BH G5

Looks like you got a good amount of cash to play with.

Haven't ridden all of them, but my Dad has a Colnago EPS and it's amazing.
 
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Velo Dude said:
Lately I've had the chance to test ride a number of nice bikes. What is your opinion of the following bikes?

Look 586
Cervelo R3 SL
Colnago EPS
BH G5

Rearranged in order of sweetness:

1. Colnago EPS (The sweetest handling, and the Ferrari of bicycles)
2. Cervelo R3 SL (would be #1, but Colnago has got the pedigree)
3. Look 586 (Decent bike, kinda soft though for what it is)
4. BH G5 (Haven't ridden the new G5, but BH is pretty good for a Chinese build)
 
Jul 2, 2009
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nice frame selection:

i'd be most interested in riding the look and colnago

have a look frame, not built up yet, but each individual tube is abnormally not round', and has an excellent build quality

you have ridden all the frames ?

look's links

weight weeners:

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=364744

pez:

http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=5852

this could be added to the list, as they are quite a bit less expensive, and at my shop.

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light, super fast steering, in a good way

http://www.roadbikeaction.com/fly.aspx?layout=content&taxid=67&cid=1367
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
Rearranged in order of sweetness:

1. Colnago EPS (The sweetest handling, and the Ferrari of bicycles)
2. Cervelo R3 SL (would be #1, but Colnago has got the pedigree)
3. Look 586 (Decent bike, kinda soft though for what it is)
4. BH G5 (Haven't ridden the new G5, but BH is pretty good for a Chinese build)

Same list but Cervelo first. The only true Colnago's are made with Columbus Steel.
 
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RDV4ROUBAIX said:
What? Like my Master?:D
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Beautiful bike, almost as nice as my steel DeRosa or Rossin. I feel sorrow for the demise of the artisan frame builders due to the rise of CAD and Carbon Fiber. I am also a hypocrite in that I also own a Cervelo P3C and a couple of Kestrels. But nothing is as smooth as Italian steel.
 
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Beautiful bike, almost as nice as my steel DeRosa or Rossin. I feel sorrow for the demise of the artisan frame builders due to the rise of CAD and Carbon Fiber. I am also a hypocrite in that I also own a Cervelo P3C and a couple of Kestrels. But nothing is as smooth as Italian steel.

Demise-"death: the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes".

NOT dead, just much smaller. Cinelli, DeRosa, Tomassini, Milano/Masi, Mondonico/Torelli, Colnago all are Euro steel makers. PLUS a bunch in the US.

Waterford, Independent Fab, Vanilla, Sachs, SoulCraft, many others.

My personal choice, BTW-stainless steel Waterford.
 
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Velo Dude said:
Lately I've had the chance to test ride a number of nice bikes. What is your opinion of the following bikes?

Look 586
Cervelo R3 SL
Colnago EPS
BH G5

I used to have an R3 (not the SL which a friend swears by, but I couldn't personally justify the extra dough for a 200g saving in weight) and my wife has a Look 586. I have not ridden the Colnago (but it obviously has the reputation) or the BH G5.

What are you intending to use the bike for?

From this list, I would rate the Cervelo R3-SL and the Colnago EPS very highly. If you are going to splash this much cash, have you considered a custom option (Parlee, Crumpton, Storck, etc)? Not only would you get a sweet ride, but it would also be a bit more unique.
 
Aug 14, 2009
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I also have a Colnago Master frame. Been riding my Dad's old Cannondale for about a week (Carbon Super Six 13), and it doesn't even compare.

Colnago Steel ride quality is amazing. I love my Dad's EPS, as well, but I'd take the ride quality of my Master any day.