Strengths: Light, fast, maneuverable, aerodynamic. Beautiful piece of carbon sculpture, a real head-turner.
Weaknesses: Fork, rims & skewers. Stock fork may be a bit heavy but not really a problem so far. Shimano rims also came stock and they are a problem. They are heavy and not aero. They came with a pair of the crummiest skewers I've ever seen. I'm going to swap the crappy Shimano rims for a pair of Sram S60's. No complaints really - they had to cut corners somewhere to get this ride under $5K!
Originally $4,500 marked down to $3,999. Best TT bike I know if in this price range, and a beautiful thing to behold. Mine is a 2009 model, completely stock setup. This ride is incredibly stable and maneuverable for a tri bike. Superb breakaway speed. More comfy & lighter than others I tried.
Similar Products Used: 1. Previous TT bike was a Trek Hilo (a real piece). 2. Specialized Transition - very heavy and geometry wasn't the best. 3. Cervelo P2 (Ultegra / Dura Ace) - very nice ride but I wanted a full Dura Ace ride.
Bike Setup: Stock setup includes: FSA Vision TT aerobar w/ shifters. Vision brakes @ side grips. Full Dura Ace drive train. Std 53/39 front chainring. FSA carbon crank. Shimano rims w/ Vittoria Rubino Pro slicks. I added Look KEO carbon pedals, a pair of carbon bottle cages in back of saddle + CO2 for flats, and a wireless computer.
Date Reviewed: July 18, 2007
Strengths: Stiff, good power transfer, very aero, looks good.
Weaknesses: Fork is heavy, Fitting may be a bit difficult due to the unique geometry. I am about to have my 3rd bike fit, but that may be due to bad component choices (e.g., stem length) I made when I had it built.
The bike is very stable and comfortable on the aero bars. I actually prefer to climb on the aero bars on this bike. It is also very stiff and precise.
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