I ride one (its my race bike) , and despite having a 'relaxed' gemoetry, it's a very fast bike and able to handle any spirited rides you may have. looks gorgeous, too. it's plenty comfortable for longer rides but is not a 'sit up and enjoy the scenery' sort of bike. still can be ridden hard and fast if you want to.
heck, it's been ridden to a 4th place in a giro sprint stage in 2009. how many 'sportif' bikes can have that on their palmares.
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The one I have now is an el vado with the butted TT from the el deinte. It has a 4mm slope in the TT and a longer HT but
is not extended much above the TT. Straight seat stays and over sized chain stays. Frame weight is 1450 grams.
What I have in mind is one of there el deinte models with 145mm HT that is 3.5mm above the center line of the TT and 1 degree slacker HT. Wider rear for 30mm rear tire and a 195cm or so WB. A TT angle of 6 degrees. A BB drop of 75.
According to them they could build this with a weight of about 1250 grams or so for the frame.
I am still not sure but this is the direction I am leaning towards.
I know over the last 11 years my body mechanics have changed somewhat and if I am going to spend $ I want to make sure it is well spent.
Thanks for all the replays. I will let you know what my final decision will be.
I know that they do not make this frame any longer. They do make the Sempre pro and the Infinito tho.
I will go to my LBS and see what they have. I would also like to ride the Cannondale Synapse and see how they compare in fit.
I also will be testing a Trek Domane. I am not sure if the HT will be high enough with out 20cm of spacers for this old body tho. They do not say any of that in the geo charts.
I am sure I will find what I am looking for soon.
Well, to me anyhow it is not even the same bike. The Infinito is a lot harsher riding and the steering is very quick.
It is stiffer in the rear triangle and to me just not something I would want to ride on all day long.
The geo. is a bit more race oriented? or something. I can not put my finger on it but the 928 c2c is a much nier ride for me.
Some were good and some I did not care for.
I did end up purchasing a like new 2007 Bianchi 928 lugged carbon full dura ace bike W/ custom built wheels.
We just need to get together so we can do the transaction, should be this week as he is out of town for a week.
The thread can be found at the following link. Once I get the bike I will post some pics of the machine. I put the topic in wrong place.
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Thanks for all the help
I would advise trying some of the new wider rims (Hed Ardennes, Velocity A23 or Hplus Archytype). I find they really improve comfort.
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