OK, so based on the scores you should be riding the BMC all the time as it's better than the others. But you don't, so can you give us a couple of sentences on what you like best about each bike? Thanks, as I appreciate comments from people who buy and ride these bikes much more than magazine testers who only have 100 words so barely cover the basics.
Example: On my Z5SL I think the frame is superb to ride, and I can't really fault it as it rides brilliantly uphill, downhill, while also soaking up bumps and rough surfaces. It's not super stiff, but a bit like a good steel frame as it flatters your riding. Apart from flying up the hills, the best thing is to ride it fast on some of the strada bianchi roads and over take MTBers who think they're riding off road
It's built very conservatively, but when I put my CCUs on for dry main road riding they sharpen up the handling quite nicely, making the bike quite 'pointy', which is nice downhill. There are only a few things which could make an improvement:
- toeclip overlap, which irritates me when I make u-turns, but isn't otherwise an issue.
- the colour is a bit 2010 as I've built it with red highlights
- The BB30 bb needs more maintenance than a fit and forget standard bb.
- The frame doesn't take Di2 - need a different version for that
So I'd give it
ride / comfort 10
ok then, I need to say about 2 things first, first my english is not as well as you guys, so maybe some sentenses you might be confuse. 2nd I am a lazy guy and busy as my work, I might try to write it seperately and need time to finish it, I hope u understand that. I am not a Pro and my cycling history is still very green, I can only tell u my feeling of these bikes.
This is my first bike that I purchased Jan this year. I rode XC before I go for my first road bike. I choose this bike the only reason is on sale. hahahaha. At that time I know nothing about the famous brands. I just want to buy the cheap and good reputation one.
I used all high end components coz I don't want to waste my time to upgrade my bike. (Unfortunaly the story end up I spend a lot of time and $$$ in collecting more bikes) I am 90kg at that moment so I can only choose 'fatfiber' for my bike. I don't want to crush and felt dead from my first bike. All 3T component (its look good) SMP seat (to prevent my ball crush) and Campy SR 11s groupset. (I love italian style)
whole bike is 6.4kg including pedals and computer. For a newbie the only feeling is light , acc and respond is fast. The sound coming out from the wheelset is cool. very hard indeed. I can maintain my speed with this bike easlier than the others(except the TT) flat road performance is very nice. uphill need more strength but smooth. The frameset stiffness is also give me confidence to ride fast. I begun to start my training after I fall in love with road bike. I used once for race and I got 37/167. I nearly crash on that day because that day rain heavliy and I race with my bare tire. Down slope is good, I tried 70km/h in rushing down the hill.
Actually I think this is already a pro bike for the pro to use it. I cannot imagine to add anything more to improve it. This is why the rating is high.
Mrfish if you wan to know more, pls feel free to ask me.