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Couple more solid MID-PRICE and HIGH bike deals from Random Bike Parts

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Started poking around Random Bike Parts and found some EXTREMELY solid mid-priced bike deals I like a lot. Maybe you'll agree. Snap one of these up before the winter leftover stock is gone.

First up, some from Blue Competition Cycles.

Blue makes some great bikes. Used to focus on aero TT style bikes, but branched out, ran into financial trouble, reemerged and now headquartered in Wilmington, DE - or at least incorporated there. Money where my mouth is: my wife has an older carbon bike from Blue, lovely bike, excellent build. My son and I both have Blue Norcross cyclocross bikes which I posted here last year. Great quality, really solid, have taken a beating, ride this one more than any others. Let's go from low price to high:

Blue Prosecco AL 53.5cm 700c Gravel Cyclocross Road Bike Shimano 105 11s Disc $686 shipped, https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...5-11s-disc
Totally solid specs, Shimano 105 11 speed bike with proper CX 46/36 chainwheels and a carbon fork, 23 lbs. The only ding is the mechanical disc brakes which should be replaced immediately with TRP Hy/Rd or the TRP Spyre calipers. With that one change you'd have a for-real CX race bike for under $1000. Only size 53.5 available, good to maybe 5'8 to maybe 6' with a bit of fitting.

Blue Axino carbon road bikes in a couple flavors. Note that these use T700 carbon fiber which is pretty high end. These are NOT low end carbon frames.

Shimano 105 in 56.3cm for $1313 shipped. Taiwanese carbon frame weighing under 18 pounds. Wow. https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...ew-blemish I'd call to ask about the 'blemish'.

Shimano Ultegra build in 53 and 56 cm, under 17 pounds for $1607 shipped
https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...d-700c-new Actually, a bunch of sizes with slight price variations, so look around the website.

Blue Aero AC1 EX Ultegra Di2 in 50.5cm for $1764. OMG! It's even in my size. This is the Ultegra ELECTRONIC shifters on a lovely aero bike frame. The DI2 Ultegra groupset goes for what, maybe $1200 by itself? https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...-pre-order Amazing deal for the right person.

Finally, Dura Ace mechanical groupset, multiple sizes available, under 16 lbs, for $2391 shipped. Rotor crankset. This is serious stuff for the money. https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...s-700c-new

Ok, gonna finish with one more
Marin carbon fiber with Ultegra 10 speed in 52.5 cm for $1312 shipped. This one must have been hanging around the warehouse, but an Ultegra bike for this price? Even if it's a 10 speed instead of 11, it's a solid deal at this price. https://www.randombikeparts.com/c...ra-10s-new

That's all for now. I've got bike fever bad with this cold weather. Happy cycling!
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Is this company legit?
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What are these, bikes for ants? Need some larger sizes.
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That blue axino dura ace is a nice bike for the price!
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Nashbar Full Carbon 105 is $997 how it compares with Blue for $1312?
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Is this company legit?
I bought a few parts from them and 2 friends bought their bikes there. Everything was good.

The only issue one of them had is that the rear spokes weren't tight and it went out of true, usually the local bike shop takes care of that when you buy from them. Also some assembly is required and if you go with the carbon ones don't over tight it or you might crack it
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i also need some parts.the price seems to be good
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Nashbar Full Carbon 105 is $997 how it compares with Blue for $1312?
The Blue is quoting High Modulus UD T-700 Carbon-fiber.
Nashbar says C5.

I believe the T-700 is a higher tensile strength and the C5 is lower. Looking at the pictures on Nashbar, the frame looks like non-woven carbon fiber, which, BTW, is similar to the fabric used in my wife's Blue CC road bike and that one has a super nice ride with great shock absorbing properties.
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Pro...2982_-1___

Pretty similarly matched component wise. The Blue has a press-fit bottom bracket, which have been known to creak, but the fix is a bit of loctite and I'll bet that was done at the factory.

I'd say the Nashbar is a great deal. The biggest issue may be snob appeal. What I do know is that we've really enjoyed all three Blue bicycles in my family, and it's nice to have something that not everybody has.
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FYI, performance bike has 15% off discount now. You can get this http://www.performancebike.com/bi...1206965_-1 carbon bike for $869.96.
Also some Kestrel and Fuji bikes for not much more. Open their bikes, filter by carbon frame and order by price asc.
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The Blue is quoting High Modulus UD T-700 Carbon-fiber.
Nashbar says C5.

I believe the T-700 is a higher tensile strength and the C5 is lower. Looking at the pictures on Nashbar, the frame looks like non-woven carbon fiber, which, BTW, is similar to the fabric used in my wife's Blue CC road bike and that one has a super nice ride with great shock absorbing properties.
https://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Pro...2982_-1___

Pretty similarly matched component wise. The Blue has a press-fit bottom bracket, which have been known to creak, but the fix is a bit of loctite and I'll bet that was done at the factory.

I'd say the Nashbar is a great deal. The biggest issue may be snob appeal. What I do know is that we've really enjoyed all three Blue bicycles in my family, and it's nice to have something that not everybody has.
Thanks Pogo. Do you have any advise on ebikes? I am leaning toward getting an ebike for wife since she usually get tiered in a long trails
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Thumbs up for bike deals. Excellent post OP.
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