My EPS and King

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by JanJ


Colnago EPS-AMIT -52s
- Campagonolo Record
- Handelbar : Deda Presa
- Stem : Deda Zero SC
- Wheels : Lightweight Std gen III
- tubulars : Vittoira Open Corsa 320tpi
- bottle cages : Elite Patao
- saddle : Prologo Scratch
- Seatpost : Colnago
- Skewers : KCNC ... 717591.jpg

DeRosa King X Light (2006)-57 (top tube)
- Canpagnolo Chorus 10sp with new Centaur shifters
- Handlebar : Deda newton Anatomic
- Stem : Deda newton
- Wheels : Reynolds DV46C
- Tires : Veloflex Black
- Bottle Cages : Elite Passe
- Saddle : Selle San Marco Zoncolan
- Seatpost : Selcof Monoblock
- Skewers : KCNC

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by giant man

How does the EPS compare to the De Rosa? How different are they, feel-wise?

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by JanJ

Very different! The EPS is everything that has been said about it already on this forum: stiff, rides like on rails, handles well (there is something about it that I would compare with over-steering in car). comfortable, but... to me, it lacks 'character' ; you're in the driver's seat and the bike rides you around.
The King feels more "light-footed", lively and needs more active input from the rider. Very comfortable; stiff enough if you're light (I'm 145lbs), very neutral steering, a good allrounder that is actually fun to ride.
Both have a nice finish quality, with the Colnago being perfect, the DeRosa good enough.

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by grid256

Classic EPS. A+

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by marcio riva

Fantastic bike, congratulations.
I have an EPS AM00, but I love the AMIT paint scheme.

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by TimW

That EPS is lovely. I like that EPS colour scheme too.

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by Roobay

liking the nago ...
i had a deRosa
broke it
crap after sales
vowed never to have another
there loss
i like people... i just can't stand assholes

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by JanJ

I switched from DeRosa to Nago for similar reasons; the reviews for Colnago are almost unanimously positve, not so for the DeRosa. I can't complain, but didn't want to dish up that kind of money for a frame again, not having guaranteed top notch quality. That and the fact the that the Colnago geometry fitted me perfectly, not so with the King 3.
Still emotionaly attached to the DeRosa, nevertheless.

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