Dean Ultimate Bicycles El Diente X-Lite CTi Chorus 2003 Road Bike

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[Nov 09, 2005]
bpotts44
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Price, ride, non-integrated headsets only

Weakness:

Welds not as pretty??

I have owned this bike for 2 years and put approximately 4000 miles on it. I have to say that I have found it extremely enjoyable to ride. When making my decision I wanted a ti frame, traditional "stage race" geometry and non-integrated headset. Dean was one of the only places I found it. There are only eight people who work there. Call them up and talk to the guy that will weld your frame and ask him why is stuff is as good as the competition. Their frames are not as refined looking at the welds, but they do not smooth them over with secondary welds like Merlin or others and their frames are a lot cheaper. I have found it a little less stiff than Merlin/Litespeed bikes, but I have not been able to feel any noticable flex during riding and the bike is many orders smoother than my old aluminum bike. I strongly recommend.

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