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As for performance, I've owned a 2010 Merckx EMX-5 and a Canyon Ultimate Slx and I prefer the Sonic to both- I'd say it's a real 'classics' bike without the soft ride.
BB is darn stiff but not in the way that some of the new superstiff bikes (Canyon) don't carry your momentum when you pedal, the bike moves with you.
The ride is a bit rumbly, but never harsh, the good side of the EMX-5. It carries it's speed well on the flat, maybe a slight end to the EMX-5 here, but it's better than the Canyon.
Climbing, it's weight is more like the EMX-5 than the Canyon, but the rear wheel seems a bit closer under your butt so it moves when asked.
Descending is fantastic, it has high speed stability, stiffness, feedback, planted feel, and nippy when needed (EMX-5 falls down on nippiness I think and the Canyon is too flighty for me).
For what it's worth, I saw a 2012 Boson the other day and I'm pretty sure it's the exact same mold as the old Sonic, not sure about the carbon layup etc tho...
Front/Center-? but short
Quite a hodge podge build, but it's back! Found a very lightly used frameset for a paltry 400 Eur. It's a race bike, it works, it's not precious. I tend to break stuff.
Chain set- Rival (stiff and cheap)
Cages- tacx plastic
Post-Thomson set back
Saddle- Prologo Scratch, only had white
Wheels- Reynolds DV3KT older style w dt Swiss hubs
Tubs- conti gatorskin sprinter
Cables- gore ride on, only had white around
Pedals- 6700 carbon
Garmin out front + 500
Weight 7.3 kgs
maybe other bottle cages.
not precious? hm, thomson-post, reynolds-wheelset, prologo saddle, the frameset.... those ar really nice parts, in my opinion.
only picture could be better.
good ride! and successfull racing-season!
The post was off the Sonic I broke, zipps here from Privateer before he jumped back to oz (thanks mate, they rock!), found frame very lightly used for 400 Eur. Cages are kinda weak but they match the frame and work ok.
All in all, 1000 Eur before wheels taken into consideration. Doubt u can find a 1000 Eur bike as good as that anywhere
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yes, frame became 74 gramm lighter (now 848 gramm), the (3t!)-fork 14 gramm (now 298 gramm, with expander).
used my recreation-week for an according outdoor-picture-update.
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