I love this bike (asymmetric frame ) !!!
Ultegra 6750 !!!
Fulcrum racing zero limited edition !!!
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: August 15, 2012
Strengths: Super stiff when out of the saddle on steep climbs or sprints, little to no frame flex detected. Even though it's very stiff, the ride quality is superb - soaks up mild bumps, heat cracks, and other surface imperfections VERY well. My previous bike (2006 Giant TCR C1) was much harsher on bumps yet had more flex on climbs or sprints. Not usually a fan of marketing hype, but they must be onto something as either the Onda fork and/or asymmetric frame design make it fantastic to ride.
Absolutely beautiful frame design and paint scheme - bike is as nice to look at as it is to ride. Very intricate paint design and fantastic frame design. Well spec'd for the price with Ultegra group.
Weaknesses: Not the lightest bike in the world, but it's also not the Prince or Dogma. Not too wild about the in-house MOst brakes and handlebar, but swapped the handlebar out for my EC90 carbon bar. Also the Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels are so/so and good for training but wouldn't want to use them for racing as they're a bit heavy, however for the price I wouldn't have expected a 1400-gram racing wheelset or anything.
This is my favorite bike that I've owned or ridden. Looks amazing, soaks up bumps, but is very stiff at the right times. Great product for the money - nice tradeoff between price and groupset. Love the internal cable routing of the rear brake line and the clean look of the Ultegra shifters with internal cable routing as well. In my opinion, stands out much more than similarly priced Specialized, Giant, Trek, etc. You can't go wrong with any of the other brands' bikes at this price-point, but I definitely get a lot more comments on the bike because it is more "exotic" than the typical US brands.
If you want a bike that is well worth the money and stands out from the pack, get this bike!
Similar Products Used: Have owned Lemond Buenos Aires, Giant TCR C1. Have ridden Treks, Specliazeds, and others.
Bike Setup: Swapped Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels for Mavic Ksyrium SL's - saved at least 1/2 lb and made the bike feel that much snappier. Also swapped stock handlebar for Easton EC90 ergo carbon bar. Specialized saddle instead of stock.
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: December 13, 2011
Strengths: Great ride, smooth shifting, very responsive ,Price, excellent looks and good geometry.
Weaknesses: Wheels, bearings went out at 1000 miles. Wheel flex sucks! Upgraded to Dura Ace tubular. These wheels are amazing! No flex.
This bike is smooth riding,components are decent(Ultegra)great looks and very responsive. The wheels are sub par so I upgraded to Dura Ace. I love this bike! For the money it cant be beat. I have no plans on changing.
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