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As for many, the question of ride quality is impt to justify the cost. Like most pro bikes, this bike do live up expection. Stiff and aggressive ride geometry are the key points in their product development. And yes, if you are looking for these 2 points, this is the bike. Yeh..., there are plenty of cheaper/famous pro bikes does the job equally well. But surprisingly, RB1000 is amazing comfortable on your butt. I guess due to the curvature of the seat tube which dampens the road vibes. Dun think many bikes does that.
So far my rides are limited in Singapore where there no mountains where I can comment on the bike performance on climb and fast descents. So far the climbs here are OK with me. But I dare to say this bike is certainly fast on straights.
Ulitmately, Mario is a sprinter. This bike is meant for ppl like him. Though, I am not much of a sprinter, but when I push hard, the bike goes as fast you legs can push.
The workmanship is excellent. Both Frame and paintwork is done in Italy. For that, the price is premium. But if you compare with other italian bikes which make in China or Taiwan. It does make you feel better for what u pay at the end of the day.
To some of us out there, buying bike is no longer based on how good it can perform. It is more like buying a piece of art where heart rules over the sense.
At the end of day, just make sure it does not break your bank and dun tell your wife.
Also, +1 on the deep carbon wheels, they really make a small bike look complete.
All in all, awesome build though, I've really liked these frames since they came out and this one is a great build!
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That is a great bike. The seatpost clamp looks a tidy solution, and lets face it, a bike with an ISP is better than the same bike with a traditional seatpost.
My Height : 163cm
Frame Size : XXS
(The problem with this size is the bottle cages, they are pretty cramp when both the bottles are in.)
Gears & Brakes : Shimano Di2 groupset with BB30 adaptor
Stem : 100mm 3T Pro Ltd
Handlebar : 3T Ergonova Ltd
Pedals : Dura ace Carbon
Saddle : Fizik Kurve (Snake)
Wheels : Novatec Jetfly (Training)
Did not actually weigh the bike with my training wheels.
But with my Reynolds DV46 Tubular, the bike weigh 7.38kg.
From the shop, they did a comparsion with a matt black and a painted one, the weight diff is 200g.
To get it below 7kg, just simply get a matt frame with SRAM groupset. Yes, and a lighter saddle.
Pic of the uncompleted bike with carbon rims. Yes, the bike look much sexier with them.
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Supercommuter: Jamis Renegade...pastatrails.blogspot.com
And you can call me Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks, thank you.
Congrats on the new bike.
Cassette: 23T 10speed
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