I have had it for about a month. It was a warranty replacement upgrade for my EV2. It's a little heavier than the EV2. It's pretty much the same geometry as the EV2 I think the chainstays are a little shorter. To be honest I don't notice that it's any heavier.pan-fried oreos said:I've been looking at the same frame at my LBS. Can you give me a little review?
I am 5'8 150 lbs. I don't know how a larger rider would do on it. There are a few reviews on 03 which is the same bike. The only difference is 04 has a matte finish and celeste decals. One of those may be closer to your size.pan-fried oreos said:My shop only has a frame, so I haven't had a chance to test ride one. Certainly the few reviews on it here are good. I agree it's one beautiful bike. One thing I have to watch for is that I'm a big guy, usually carrying 2 bills on a 6-foot frame. Do you mind me asking how big you are and your thoughts? Also, just curious, but what happened to your EV2 for the warranty replacement?
If you pull the trigger. Post a pic and a reviewpan-fried oreos said:...this afternoon. He didn't think my size would be an issue at all and I went in initially last week with the idea of buying a ti Serrota, but fell in lust with this frame. Like you, I hadn't any real experience on a carbon frame, and I really wasn't looking to buy one. So he's basically leaving a thousand or two on the table by not steering me back to the ti frame (and he's not even trying). And, again like you, he said the ride was sweet and it was a whole lot of bike for the money. Clincher: he can get one into the shop in about three days. Damn, he's making this tough! I'm pretty well sold and now just down to dotting i(s) and crossing t(s) in my research.
Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.
The only problem I had was that the Campy seatpost clamp would not keep the seatpost from slipping. I tightened it past specs and it still slipped. I put on the Bianchi one that came with the frame on it. Turned it backwards per Campy instructions and tightened to specs. Problem solved.pan-fried oreos said:Trigger pulled. Frame comes in Monday. Going with Campy Chorus carbon throughout, Neutron wheelset, and Fizik Aliante. Should be picking it up Thursday. Will try to get photo sometime thereafter.