Thinking of buying the Neil Pryde Bura SL so looking for a bit of feedback. Any owners of the bike on this forum? If so how do you rate the Bura SL?
I've been riding Neil Prydes on and off since their inception a couple of years ago.
The Bura, like the Diablo before, is fast. Genuinely fast - aimed squarely at racing IME. By that I mean that whenever I sling a leg over one I seem to find an extra gear over many a bike that I ride. The handling when descending is also superb and on a par with something like the Cannondale Supersix in terms of stability and rigidity when paired with the right wheelset.
My only complaint would be that the Pryde really is not a bike for a long ride or sportive, and is not suited to riding slowly. This is because the front end is the stiffest I have ridden and you will feel every surface imperfection through the bars. If riding at speed, these are bearable. If fresh and on a short threshold effort again they aren't an issue. But a long day in the saddle can become wearisome.
Anyway, hope that helps. In my experience, from a speed perspective the Neil Prydes are right up there with the best from the major manufacturers. In terms of a finely nuanced ride quality, they may be a step or two behind, but they are catching up quickly.
Have ride alize, generation 1, 2 and now gen 3, and i think there is some more comforst in that frame. And i must say, the buildquality, if it was good on gen 1 and 2, they have stept it up even one not with gen 3. Now this thread was about Bura, but had to ad this, about how serious they are about there bikes. And haven´t seen many comanies that are so "close" to there customers in service, atleast they have showed alot of good service to me.
shouldn´t those "problems" you mention be solved with the right stem and handlebar?