Ibex Bicycles Aprisa Team Frame 2003 Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

  • Triple-Butted 6061 Aluminum
  • Aero Downtube / Toptube
  • Aero Seatube w/ Cutout
  • S-Bend Shaped Chainstay
  • Cane Creek IS-2 Headset

  • USER REVIEWS

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    [Jul 03, 2007]
    brad ostermann
    Recreational Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    price, performance.i have 4 other bicycles and the ibex is equall to them all

    Weakness:

    none, except the top tube was long for me

    great deal, nice frame /nice ride built up with easton, dura-ace 7800. 17 lb not bad.used it for a year than my cousin used for another year. no problems at all

    Similar Products Used:

    specialized m4,cannondale cad-4,giant tcr-comp

    [Aug 31, 2003]
    Mike Schatzman
    Road Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Aero tubes, STIFF, perfect geometry gives it good handling characteristics, stable on descents and fast cornering. Paint is very good, and clear coated, still looks new after a full season of 40+ races and traveling. Replacable dropouts for crit racing is nice, integrated Cane Creek headset is smooth as butter and just bomb proof. Chainstays have an S bend, which increase stiffness in BB and rear triangle and give extra room for big footed riders like me (size 12). Good all-around bike for RR's, Crit, and TT's too. Sales supports is great, not one complaint anywhere on the internet, they really stand behind their products.

    Weakness:

    None. Not the lightest frame out there, but still light enough to race, with Dura-Ace it builds up to about 19 pounds with decent wheels, but if you racing on a budget, or just want the most bang for your buck you can't go wrong with an IBEX.

    This is a great racing frame for anyone who wants a light, stiff, aero bike. Big bladed downtube increases bottom bracket stiffness making this a perfect all-around bike for heavy powerful riders, and makes a fantastic time trial bike. I've paid three times as much for similar racing frames - and this one is better. I took 35 seconds off a 20k PR on a local course, I'm not fitter, this is a FAST bike.

    Similar Products Used:

    Specialized M2, Gios A80 Aluminum, Shaft Altec 2+, Litespeed Ultimate (The big donwtube for the Aprisa gives it a similar stiff riding on rails kind of ride to the Ultimate).

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