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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:43 pm 
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I can get a good deal through my shop sponsor on two frames--a 2011 Scott addict r2 and a 2011 de rosa merak. I'm looking for a race frame, not so much a pleasure cruise frame. Both fit me equally well, so I'm looking for advice here before I pull the trigger. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:00 pm 
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I see more guys on Scotts then DeRosas in races here.

If there is somewhere where you could get BB stiffness data for both - I would use that as a guide.

I also think if you damage a the frame somehow I would trust Scott's CS for a quicker response. YMMV.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:23 am 
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Scott will be lighter.

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De Rosa Merak.
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definitely has a cento uno look to it...


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That is a sexy bike.


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I think am in love ! :lol: :up:


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Scott. The other one is too much form over function. Only nice thing about that De Rosa is the logo IMO. (And that is very nice)


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I'd get Scott

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So they fit you equally well, did you have a chance to ride them? Or are you eyeballing geometry charts? If you rode them, which handled better? Pick that one.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:15 pm 
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Mario Jr. wrote:
Scott. The other one is too much form over function.


This is just your preconception maybe. The Merak reviews (wiggle, realcyclist) talk about a fine handling bike, stiff and racy as anything. It looks great in the flesh in comparison to the Scott and is more "exclusive" as well.

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Remember, Scott no longer produces the Addict. if you have a warrenty issue you may get something different if you have a problem. I do not race, however my Scott Addict r1 is my go to bike for long steep hill rides.

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