Devinci Caribou 2 Touring Bike

3/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Spokes: DT Champion
  • Tires: Vittoria Randonneur 700×28c
  • Crankset: FSA Vero PowerDrive 50/39/30T
  • Pedals: Wellgo Clipless WPD-M823
  • Cassette: Shimano HG50 9s 11-34T

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pepere Sportif a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2011

Strengths:    Reliable commuter and light touring

Weaknesses:    Too flexible for heavy touring

Bottom Line:   
I first used the bike as a commuter and it did a good job in all kind of weather, with normal component wear (my commute was 60 km/day). I had disk break at first, but pads were wearing out very quickly on wet and dirty roads and needed frequent ajustments. I changed to canti breaks and was much happier.
When I retired, I started using the bike on long touring trips, fully loaded front and back. It became clear the the frame is way too flexible (at least in the XL size that I have) to handle the load. Above 30 km/h, the ride is even scary when both the front and back racks are loaded.

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Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Bikes on the Drive

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale T2000 (sadly stolen)

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