a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: March 4, 2007
Strengths: The ride comfort is out of this world from day one. The carbon fork and seat post nulify nearly all the road vibration. Gear changes with the Ultegra componebts is precise and immediate every time. The brakes are superb alied to the carbon MICHELIN tyres give amazing levels of cornering and stopping ability. I honestly cannot fault the bike.
I returned to riad bikes having been away from cycling for about 15 years. I wanted a dedicated road bike to do long distance charity rides (200-250 miles over 3 days!). The Orbea Vitesse was stunning to look at and was fitted with high quality components at a price other manufacturers could not get close to.
(or $444 w/ warranty)
Alloy vs. Alloy
23mm vs. 23mm
The Boyds are slightly lighter (1478 vs. 1500) and the B ... Read More »
I've narrowed it down to BWW Blackset Podium 11 and Boyd Vitesse. I am a 145lbs rider living in a pretty hilly area. The Blackset makes more sense to me because of the price and weight(not much) but Im still curious about the 23mm rim that boyd uses. I dont think its aero properties wh ... Read More »
I'm looking to purchase a Boyd Vitesse wheelset for my 2010 Allez. These will be replacing the stock CPX22 wheels that came with the bike. I'm concerned about the stock Tektro brake adjustment. Going from a 19mm rim to a 23mm rim, will these Tektro's have enough brake surface adjustment to work with ... Read More »
Just ordered a new frame and am debating between these 2 wheels. The Ultegras caught my eye at a local shop and I love the look of them and everything else on the bike will be Ultegra. I'm a real Ultegra fan. I have also been told by a few dealers that they are very comfortable wheels and comfort is ... Read More »