Saturday, March 9, 2013

The dream on 2 wheels

Some wish for cars, clothes or jewelry. But for me, I crave to have this best road bike! Especially the Cervélo S5. I just think its one of the greatest design for a road bike that I ever saw. Here’s a picture for those of you who needs to take a look.

When it first came out for testing at the end of 2011, the developpers of Cervélo tested it with a bunch of pro cyclists. After all theirs tryouts, each and every one of them said that it was the most responding bike that they ever rode. Great speed (mainly because of the new type of aerodynamics), light like a feather and surprisingly comfortable, this bike is made for riding everywhere! If you’re a road bike fan, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Follow this link for more info about the bike, go on this site.

Sure there are a lot of great bikes  and many of you will disagree or have their own opinion but for me, that’s what I’m aiming for in a short/mid-term goal. Maybe in like 5 years, it’ll be another bike, who knows! This world is always in evolution. For the stats fan, here is a small list of specifications of the bike (mounted on a Dura-Ace set – Thanks to Team Garmin-Barracuda):

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications
Frame: Cervélo S5 Team, 56cm
Headset: FSA Orbit IS-2 integrated, 1 1/8in
Stem: 3T ARX Team, 12cm x -6°
Handlebars: 3T Rotundo Pro, 42cm (c-c)
Tape/grips: 3T cork
Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900 w/ SwissStop Yellow King pads
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace BR-7900 w/ SwissStop Yellow King pads
Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-7970
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-7970
Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-7900, 11-25T
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7900
Crankset: Rotor 3D+ TT, 175mm, 53/39T
Bottom bracket: Rotor
Pedals: Garmin Vector
Wheelset: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate
Front tire: Mavic Yksion GripLink tubular, SIZE
Rear tire: Mavic Yksion PowerLink tubular, SIZE
Saddle: fi’zi:k Arione Tri 2
Bottle cages: Arundel Mandible (2)
Computer: Garmin Edge 500

More types of expensive or cheap road bikes can be interesting to own (depends on what you're looking for). I can think of the many companies that create these not-so-cheap road bikes like Trek, Specialized, Marinoni, Cannondale, Louis Garneau, Piranello, Kona, Norco, BMC, Kuota, Bianchi, Giant, and many more. And, as I rrode my bike through the years, I sur can say that if you're looking for a new bike, it's kind of hard to pick one since there is many of them to choose. It's like when you want to buy a new car. SUV or compact, hybrid or electric, FWD or AWD, etc. Well, buying a bike is the same. The frame, the wheels, which type of gear set, the height, the brakes, etc. You want to prepare yourself for this season and need some new gear, check out this! | Shop Apparel

Also, many bikes can't fit to you because of your stature. Here's a sneak peek at some of the best road bike you can find (the Piranello caught my eye though). Keep dreaming!

The Taiwaneses (yes Giant is a brand from Taïwan) will be thrill that I put their bike in first. This Giant Propel Aero 2013 can surprise a lot of people. Check out some more on this site.

The good old Cannondale. Not so cheap but not so expensive either. Good performance for a good american bike. Follow the link for more info and the bikes.

We have the Italian horsepower the 2013 Kuota Kharma evo 105 on our left.  Ah! those Italians. Always crazy. Take a look at their site if anything is interesting you.

We have the All-American Trek Madone 7 2013, best supporter of ex-7 times-Tour-de-France-champion Lance Armstrong (or whatever name you want to give him). You can find out on the trek site.

The Québécois! Or if you aren't familiar with the name, the french-canadian. Louis Garneau's Gennix R1 2013 is a great ally to possess if you're a beginner or a pro. You can find more informations about this bike on this link.

We got the Swiss Pride over here at your right which is the BMC IMPEC 2013 and 2012's Tour de France winner's Cadel Evans's new 2013 friend.

My heart jumped a bit when I saw this beauty at your left. The other big Italian prodige the Piranello Dogmac 65.1 2013. If you want to check out more of this, follow this link.

The other part of Canada, the english one to be more precise, is represented by this brand. We have at your right, the Norco Valence carbon 1 2013. The norco website link is just below.

Big surprise by another Québécois and it's the Marinoni. The thing with these bikes is that they were initially from France and migrated to Quebec. At your left, we have the Marinoni Squadra 2013. Check it more on their site.

And finally, England has to be in the list as well. At your right, you have the Raleigh SP race 2013. Check out the site for more info.

As you may know, I didn't show you all the existing road bike brands in the world simply because I don't have enough space and it would be quite a long scroll to past all over them. So I kept it simple and showed you the major brands that are currently used by some of the pro teams around the globe. Keep an eye for the big tours that will occur soon like the Paris-Roubaix, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana. If you're looking for a more touristic way to ride your bike, follow this link by clicking Here to organize your way for some great vacations.

Right now, it's quite hard out here in Canada to start biking. I hit the gym many times a week to stabilize my weight, my fitness and my cardio. Sure, you will tell me it's not enough but I can't ride my used road bike on snow and ice. Maybe I will post something about that subject later on like how to ride a bike during the winter season or something like that. It might be more interesting than some might say! Selection of Bikes, Cycle Clothing and Bike Parts Anywhere! Click here!

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