The Idol's strongest point is its triple monocoque structure blended in a pleasantly up to date design, and built with arc slope functional geometry, with integrated saddle support. Available in as many as 6 sizes, in addition to made-to-measure models. It features new graphic design and the new opaque "racing black" version.
This is an awesome frame I was apprehensive about spending this much money on a frame but wrenchscience talked me into it and I am glad they did. My previous bike was a Orbea orca and this thing just blowes the orbea away. The down hill descents is where i notice the biggest difference I am much faster on descents. I also am able to sprint much better. I did not think that a frame would make this much of a difference but it did. I could not be happier with the De Rosa Idol min is a 2009 model.
My LBS has for sale a used Idol with Campy Record 10 speed. The bike is stunning in white and red. The price seems fair and I think I may get it even a little lower.
I already own a 2012 Bianchi Infinito with Campy record 11 speed and a 1989 Bottecchia SLX with Campy Athena 11speed.
I have some qu ... Read More »
Time to build up my '08 Idol... Anyone know the max spacers allowed on the Mizuno carbon fork (between the Record headset and the stem)?
I believe it's 40mm on Reynold's and 50mm on Easton's. This will be my Sunday bike, so I'm wanting a super-comfy position for long jaunts... w/o going overboar ... Read More »