Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About Impressum
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062


All times are UTC+01:00





Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:21 pm
Posts: 53
Location: Denmark
Hi

I am close to buying a new bike, as my old one was stolen.

I have narrowed it down to the above two, which I have found online at a nice discount.

Both come with complete Campagnolo Athena groupset. The De Rosa comes with Fulcrum Racing 5 wheels and the Bianchi comes with Fulcrum Racing Quattros.

The price is the same.

Please let me know what you think.


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:54 pm
Posts: 904
Location: Reading, UK
I haven't ridden either bike and you may struggle to find anyone who has ridden both and can make a comparison for you. If you've got as far as narrowing the choice down to two bikes then you do know what you're looking for. It's unlikely either will disappoint so you're going to have to trust your own judgement.


Top
   
Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:29 pm 


Top
   
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:43 pm
Posts: 281
I've always owned DeRosa's (5 in total)... Currently have the Merak, beautiful ride.... Like Miller said, you will struggle to find someone who has ridden then both enough to give you a in depth opinion.

After care wise, I have nothing but praise for De Rosa. Ive had spare parts sent to me, for example my most recent was a slightly bent hanger, my fault, they replaced it for free, shipped from Italy...

The Athena Groupset is very good. I have the super record on my Merak but I transferred the Athena that came with to my Milanino as its my training bike. Absolutely perfect shifting...Mine also came with Fulcrum 5's. standard wheelset for training, wouldn't think too much about them... if you race or sportives, go bora.. depending on which colour scheme you have on the merak, if white and red looks the bizz...


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:37 am
Posts: 131
I had a Merak Evo. It was a great bike (until it got hit by a car). I'd imagine it is a bit sportier than the Sempre?

The only downside to the Merak was that the (nonstandard) seatpost is pretty short (at least in the small size). I could have done with another couple of cms, but I never did look into trying to get an extended one.

I always got good comments about the bike - it was noticed a lot more than my current Wilier Cento SR1. I think it rode better than the Wilier too (though the Wilier sprints better).

I'd buy one over the Bianchi for sure.


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Looks like the new De Rosa Protos 2017

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

Lafolie

39

8726

Tue Nov 22, 2016 11:24 am

corky View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. De Rosa SK Pininfarina Disc

in Road

ianSWBB

5

1313

Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:18 am

fabriciom View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Debating a new bike.... F8, Madone 9 or De Rosa SK?

[ Go to page: 1 2 3 ]

in Road

Juzonbike

41

4621

Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:17 am

rlanger View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. De Rosa King XS sizing advice

in Road

helldiver

4

461

Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:11 pm

nismosr View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Time to move on.... De Rosa Idol or Argon 18 Gallium frameset

in Road

2imp

2

250

Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:46 am

rlanger View the latest post


All times are UTC+01:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider], huddini, leicaman, Nejmann, wedgie, Yahoo [Bot] and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited