I am looking at getting a new bike. The Lemond Zurich Triple (size 57 cm) is one of the “finalists” mostly based on geometry and reported ride characteristics. The following features are important to me/key selection criteria:
- Slack seat angle, necessary because of my build, Zurich’s is 72.5
- Longish top tube, Zurich’s is 575mm
- Comfortable ride and stable handling, I plan on doing centuries with this bike and like riding rough roads. The Zurich has an excellent reputation in that regard.
- Stiff bottom bracket, I weight 185 (and dropping), I want a bike that climbs well and I hate any sort of chain grind