Lowdown: Framed Rodez Road Bike
A good option for the value focused rider, the Framed Rodez brings some high end features to the entry level price point. The carbon frame paired with disc brakes and internal cable routing makes for a lightweight and versatile bike that's built to perform in all conditions, which it does relatively well. However, a few minor but notable compromises in options (namely, size and tire clearance) make for a bike that may require considerable compromise. It also must be noted the the test bike we received did not have the same parts spec as what is currently available at retail. Primary differences include SRAM Rival drivetrain (versus the Shimano Ultegra we tested) and Alex Draw wheels (versus Zipp 30 Course). To see complete spec of the available bike, visit www.the-house.com.