Old Road Racer
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
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Thanks for the kind words about the bike. I am very happy with the way it looks. Remember, if you can't ride fast, look fast.
Originally Posted by MIN
Stunning. How does it ride compared to your other bikes?
Rode it for the first time today with my club. Rode with the slower group as I didn't want to stress anything too much on its first ride.
It fits me just like like my Look KG481SL which is a very good thing. I was worried that it might not fit as well. The first thing that I noticed though is that I am more centered (between the wheels) on this bike. The first time I got out of the saddle the bike felt much more balanced than any that I've ever owned.
The ride is SMOOTH. Smoother than my Look and almost to the point where I was worried that it was too smooth. I like the feedback on what the pavement is doing beneath me. Road surfaces that were a little older felt like they were newly paved. I rode over some rougher patches on purpose just to see how the bike reacted and I was relieved to find that I could feel what the road appropriately.
Took a couple of corners faster and the bike reacted and tracked nicely. It seems as neutral as the Look but I can't say for sure. I may have to go to one of the local criterium course to get a better feel for the handling characteristics.
I didn't get in any hard uphill efforts but in the saddle on some short climbs felt fine. Out of the saddle coming away from lights, the bottom bracket felt solid but there was no serious wattage going on either.
I have owned way too many bikes made out of every popular frame material and this is the one bike that really disappears underneath me.
I was going to do a long ride tomorrow on my Look but we got some last-minute tickets to the Chargers vs Bears game (da Bears) so I will have to ride shorter (and harder?), so I may ride the Serotta again.
Last edited by Cleave; 09-08-07 at 05:12 PM.