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Hi everyone.

I am about to spend $2500 on a 2004 Wilier Triestina Alpe D'Huez. It has aluminum frame with carbon fork and stays equipped with full Campagnolo Chorus components (the new version with the carbon levers and rear derailleur) and Campagnolo Proton wheels. This bike is brand new. Could you please take a moment to send me any thoughts or suggestions you may have on this deal? I am interested to hear if anyone has any suggestions for another bike in this price range, or whether this is as good as it gets.

Thank you in advance,

Niksa
 

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kastrapeli said:
Hi everyone.

I am about to spend $2500 on a 2004 Wilier Triestina Alpe D'Huez. It has aluminum frame with carbon fork and stays equipped with full Campagnolo Chorus components (the new version with the carbon levers and rear derailleur) and Campagnolo Proton wheels. This bike is brand new. Could you please take a moment to send me any thoughts or suggestions you may have on this deal? I am interested to hear if anyone has any suggestions for another bike in this price range, or whether this is as good as it gets.

Thank you in advance,

Niksa
Hi Kastrapeli!

I love Wilier Triestina bikes. I think they're beautiful works of art and performs very well on the road. $2500 for the bike you mentioned looks like a good deal. I would take it if I'm in the market for a new bike.

Here's a creative way on how to look at a bargain. You mentioned that it's a 2004, so I would assume that it's also a 2004 Campy Chorus group and Proton wheelset. GVHBIKES sells the Chorus build kit $1645 (a pretty good price in my opinion). I refer to them for my benchmarks (for customer service,price and reliability). So, deduct that from the $2,500 total. You're left with $855. This would be your "buying price" for the Wilier frameset. To go into details, you can subtract wrenching costs as well because you're getting the bike complete and built up. Let's say that's $100. So, if you can't find a frameset you like more than the Wilier Triestina Alpe D'Huez at $755 (including shipping), might as well pull the trigger. Just my $0.02.

Lastly, make sure that this bike fits you well. Don't forget to send out pictures.

Ride safely,

Joe
 

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santosjep said:
Hi Kastrapeli!

I love Wilier Triestina bikes. I think they're beautiful works of art and performs very well on the road. $2500 for the bike you mentioned looks like a good deal. I would take it if I'm in the market for a new bike.

Here's a creative way on how to look at a bargain. You mentioned that it's a 2004, so I would assume that it's also a 2004 Campy Chorus group and Proton wheelset. GVHBIKES sells the Chorus build kit $1645 (a pretty good price in my opinion). I refer to them for my benchmarks (for customer service,price and reliability). So, deduct that from the $2,500 total. You're left with $855. This would be your "buying price" for the Wilier frameset. To go into details, you can subtract wrenching costs as well because you're getting the bike complete and built up. Let's say that's $100. So, if you can't find a frameset you like more than the Wilier Triestina Alpe D'Huez at $755 (including shipping), might as well pull the trigger. Just my $0.02.

Lastly, make sure that this bike fits you well. Don't forget to send out pictures.

Ride safely,

Joe

Good analysis- I agree. But make sure the fit on the frame works. Chorus is a really nice grouppo.

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Thanks a lot for replying! I am very impressed with the way Wilier handles, and of course the way it looks. As far as fitting goes - there will be no problem because the bike shop (ATA cycles) I would get it from will take care of everything.

By the way - that carbon Izoard is out of my price range and I would need a large frame but it looks good!

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kastrapeli said:
Thanks a lot for replying! I am very impressed with the way Wilier handles, and of course the way it looks. As far as fitting goes - there will be no problem because the bike shop (ATA cycles) I would get it from will take care of everything.

By the way - that carbon Izoard is out of my price range and I would need a large frame but it looks good!

Niksa
I sent you a private message. I'm from the Boston area too and like you, I got my Wilier from ATA 2 years ago. Hasam hooked me up. He gave me the Lavaredo at a price I couldn't refuse. Good guy.


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