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  1. #1
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    Ridley Damocles vs Specialized Tarmac SL vs BH Connect

    I'm trying to decide between these 3 frames. I'm 6'1 170lbs and enjoy climbing and fast 2-3 hour rides. I had a large 2007 Tarmac SL that I liked but sold. The Tarmac and Connect seem pretty similar in terms of fit. I'm not sure what size I'd go with in the Damocles. Any thoughts on the differences in ride, quality, sizing, etc of these frames?

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    I'm not familiar with the BH, but I would try and ride the Tarmac and the Damocles (this one may be harder to get a test on I'm guessing). I found the Damo to be a comfortable reliable frame and rode one for 3 years, only replaced due to being hit by a car. There were a lot of things I liked about it stable, smooth ride, no quality issues, and nice durable finish for me. But there are certainly snappier, stiffer, quicker handling bikes and I suspect the Tarmac might be one of them. The test rides would help you sort out which is more important to you.

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