GBP Guilty Bike Porn, So close to Pron

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  • It's Olano's track bike

  • really is a shame there isn't a modern road race frame with actual mudguard mounts

  • Isn't that one of the differences that makes it race or non race?
    Are you asking for aero, light, tight frame with mudguard mounts? I guess you are looking for a top training frame.

    It's like asking for bigger trunk in a race car.

  • Trek Domane has fender mounts?

  • eh i don't think so. depends on where you live though. it is just so consistently damp here that i wish i could have a warp speed bike just with the one caveat of mudguards. like i'd kill for a tarmac disc with hidden mounts. i think you'd be more right with the older race bikes with tight clearances. but the ultimate, tarmac, even aeroad, foil, etc. all fit 30+mm tires now, so you could clear a 28 or 25 i figure with a guard in there w/o having to increase frame clearance.

  • yea that is true. it is their endurance frame really though. it is as heavy as most gravel bikes and has the same clearance as the first gen versions. that is what i ride in the winter now (a jamis renegade elite), but it is like 9.5kg w/ guards, cages, pedals, etc. figure the domane would be about the same.

  • Bike companies are businesses, their aim is to make money. The best way to do this is to convince you that you need to buy several bikes for different purposes.

  • yea i mean i'd sign a contract that says i'll maintain at least 4 bikes if they'd make this for me

  • New Domane takes a 40c?

  • CAAD13 does mudguards. BMC road machine did too, not sure if new one does.
    Been looking for a race bike with mudguards, but I need a low stack. Outside "endurance" geometry there's not much.

  • yea i feel like that was the norm for gravel bikes circa '15/16.

  • yea roadmachine i would say is the closest that exists to this. that is also what i am going for. i'd really love it if the tcr or tarmac had them. so it goes. caad13 ok but prefer to have a sloped top tube for balanced toptube sitting.

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