Serotta Sports Inc. Rapid Tour Older Road Bike

5/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

  • C3 Steel Colorado Concept tubing
  • Custom Serotta Cast Lugs
  • Original Serotta Power 'S' bend stays


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    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Doug Cutting a Recreational Rider from Petaluma, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2001

    Strengths:    The fit. I'm 6' 8" and this frame was custom made to fit my body. Serrotta managed to make me a large steel frame that is still stiff enough to climb well.

    Weaknesses:    It has pump peg, but the frame is too big for pump!

    Bottom Line:   
    Love it.

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    Favorite Ride:   Wilson Hill

    Price Paid:    $3000.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Gallery, Portland, OR

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra components, except Specialites TA triple crank. I need 180mm cranks, and Shimano doesn't make a 180 triple. Mavic Open Pro rims.


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by James Hayashi a Recreational Rider from Quincy, IL

    Date Reviewed: August 6, 2001

    Strengths:    Great feel. Very versatile.

    Weaknesses:    Sprinting.

    Bottom Line:   
    If you are the average "boomer" who can afford to drop big bucks on a bike this is the best bike you can buy. The steel feel and slightly relaxed geometry takes some of the pressure off the lower back and knees. It handles superbly has a more forgiving feel than titanium or aluminum or carbon fiber. It's the cycling equavalent to a golfer's high tech fairway wood. Most of the high end bikes are "one irons" great for the pros and and ultrafit 20yr old cyclists lousy choice for boomers. This will do light touring great also. Value rating is too subjective

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    Price Paid:    $3200.00

    Purchased At:   Bike Barn

    Similar Products Used:   None

    Bike Setup:   Campy Chorus


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by David Saia a Commuter from Sacramento, CA, USA

    Date Reviewed: December 30, 2000

    Strengths:    It climbs!! Chainstays long enough for panniers. Steel/lugs. Sweet.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    I commute 30 mi/day rain or shine, go on fast weekend rides, and occasionally go touring overnight(15 times/yr?). This bike is easily suited for all these. I am truly amazed at how easily this bike climbs. I ordered mine w/ wider gearing (XTR 11-34t), Chris King hubs & headset, V-brakes, and thinner tires (Conti GP3000 23mm instead of the 28mm). Hence the $3200 tag. I love this bike. Solid on down hills (my eyes water over 40 mph otherwise safe), stable around curves even when fully loaded with 30lbs of gear, fast, effecient, climbs very well, tough enough to withstand daily commute abuse of pot holes, rr tracks, etc. Sweet ride indeed.

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    Favorite Ride:   Pacific Coast

    Price Paid:    $3200.00

    Purchased At:   Bike USA, San Diego

    Similar Products Used:   Bianchi, GT

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra triple crank & BB, XTR cogs & derail, mavic rims, Brooks saddle, Chris King hubs & headset, XTR brakes



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