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BH Speedrom Road Bike

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $1299.99

Product Description

In order to compete in a legendary bike race like Paris-Roubaix and soon to be legendary Tour of California, you need a bike that will handle the rigors of the cobbles, hills and sprints with comfort and performance in mind. The BH Speedrom...

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 16, 2010

Strengths:    Light, compliant, stable ride, relatively inexpensive.

Weaknesses:    I got the Shimano RS10 wheels which are fine so far but have received poor reviews elsewhere.

Bottom Line:   
I love this bike. I upgraded from a Jamis Coda Sport which was an awesome commuter ride, but might leave my opinion of the BH a bit biased.
Because this is my first road bike I can only compare it to the other bikes I test rode (mostly Giants).
This bike handles with precision, climbs almost effortlessly (even with a 170lb rider on it), and flies on the flats with ease. I've been well over 40mph (downhill) and wish I had a taller hill nearby because I feel stable and safe even at these speeds.

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Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   ATA Cyles Cambridge,

Similar Products Used:   Owned:
Jamis Coda Sport

Test Rode:
Fuji CCR2
Giant Defy Alliance
Giant Defy Advanced
Giant TCR

Bike Setup:   Shimano 105 everything except wheels
Shimano RS10 wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Brad Baker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 26, 2009

Strengths:    Responsive, stable on decents, stiff with good road feel.

Quality components.

Appealing if you want to ride a different brand.

Weaknesses:    Like every bike in this price category, the wheels could be lighter and saddle better.

The slicks don't grip in certain situations (duh!). I am on top of a steep driveway and have to be careful easing down with my brakes on, or going up while standing on the pedals.

Not sure about compact bar. Like the short drop, but curve really gets the nerves.

Bottom Line:   
2008 Ultegra SL 57 cm. This bike fit me well and felt more responsive than most others. I also think shifting is smoother when components are all of a group and not a mix.

I didn't think I'd get an Ultegra SL bike, but this was a great deal on closeout. Never heard of BH before I went to a Specialized shop that also carried this.

I am returning to cycling, am 51, 6' 181# and ride hard for fitness. This bike just makes me want to go fast and keep on riding.

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Favorite Ride:   SF Penninsula foothills

Price Paid:    $2000.00

Purchased At:   Go Ride Bicycles, Re

Similar Products Used:   Tested carbons: 09 Jamis Xenith Comp (2nd choice--as responsive as BH, but 15% more, poorer wheels and ultegra/105 mix), 08 Specialized Tarmac Comp, 08 Orbea Onix TDF (noticeably heavier), 09 Trek Madone 5.2 and Look 566 (liked em both, but not for another $1300), 09 Bianch 928 (too short).

Tested aluminum: 08 Cannondale CAAD9/5 triple (loved it, but hate triple gearing), 09 Jamis Ventura, 08 Cannondale Six/13 3 (too long)

Bike Setup:   Stock with Cane Creek headset it came with. Cassette is 12-27 and tires slicks. Only added Look Keo Sprint pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by picmanjoe a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2009

Strengths:    Unbelievable comfort. Better than my steel frame Fuji Touring bike which I assumed with the forgiving frame and geometry would be a much smoother ride. Not so. The bike also handles amazingly well and climbs just fine. Braking is sharp and true.

Weaknesses:    Some brake rub during turns, but not much.

Bottom Line:   
Incredibly impressed by the comfortable ride, responsive drive train and great handling of this entry-level race bike. 2008 reviewed here - not the 2007.

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Favorite Ride:   BH Speedrom

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   Bike City San Antoni

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Full Ultegra SL, shimano 105 freewheel, Shimano SD 20 rims with vittoria tires, Look Keo carbon pedals, 50/34 crank.

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