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wudevr

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Seeking Advice on Road Bike Build
« on: September 20, 2016, 12:40:42 PM »
Hello Everyone,
I am a newbie here and this is my first post.
I want to build a  thru-axle, carbon framed road bike with disc brakes. I'm trying to not spend more than I have to for reasonable quality. I'd like to keep the total price under $2,000 USD.
I would like to seek the help of the collective knowledge here for advice on which frame and components to buy.
The current specs I'm looking for are:
- Carbon thru-axle frame with disc brake support. 56cm or Large
- Shimano 105 or better equivalent groupset
- 'brifters'
- Hydraulic disc brakes
- 50mm carbon clincher wheelset 28h (I weigh 210lbs) with 25mm tires.
I've had trouble finding reasonably priced hubs. So far it seems Novatec D771/D772 are the only ones I've seen at a decent price that can hold an 11 speed road cassette.
Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated.




carbonazza

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Re: Seeking Advice on Road Bike Build
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 02:18:18 PM »

wudevr

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Re: Seeking Advice on Road Bike Build
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 03:35:37 PM »
Thanks for the reply carbonazza.
Some good info there.
I'm very close to pulling the trigger on a carbon thru-axle frame, bars and carbon wheelset complete for $1,000 USD.
I believe I will be able to come in under my goal of $2k complete with an Ultegra groupset.