kgt wrote:Interesting that you prefer the heaviest of all.
And why is that interesting?
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mrfish wrote:Can you tell us what you particularly like or dislike about each bike?
mrfish wrote: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