Commuting - 2013 Masi CX anyone have one?
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12-21-12, 10:48 PM
I am looking to buy a Masi CX, the componentry is pretty budget, but I think I can source some better stuff over the next couple of months. The Frame is very nice though and I think the componentry will be OK for a while. I think I will need to go for 36 hole wheels but time will tell.
Anyone have one or the 2012 and would you have any feedback? Thanks
I have a 2010 cx which has been a great bike. I've been annoyed at Masi for downgrading the components, but it's a solid frame. Not particularily light but it rides well. The paintjob also gets frequent compliments which is a nice plus...
12-23-12, 01:28 PM
Yes I have noticed that I will try to get some 105 stuff together if I get one. Do you have a pic of yours? Thanks
12-23-12, 01:56 PM
Name was sold off over 20 years ago, so just don't think it is Italian.
12-23-12, 09:53 PM
I have the 2009 Masi CX Speciale. It's been a rock. I changed to 27mm Gatorskin tires and have used it for light commuting and grocery runs. 105 has been solid, bike rides like an old Cadillac ( so very, very smooth,,, but a bit slow to respond due to the weight). I'm wishing I had a triple so I could confidently outfit it for touring in hills.
At the time i was buying Masi had a similar bike called the Randonneur. Kinda wishing I had gone that way for my future needs. Checked the website on the 2013's vs the specs on my bike and they have downgraded the components.
Best of luck!
12-24-12, 12:59 AM
ratell Thank you for the pics I do wish I could have got a 2009-2012, I will still get a nice frame out of it though, I will gather various bits together, then upgrade.
BoomerTx I envy you and your 105 clad Speciale! sounds like a nice ride.
Here is a pic I found it is reported to be the last Masi to be built under the original owner of Masi, Falerio Masi
That is so cool, now I will probably not come across a vintage Masi, but I can get a new one (US Made) and not feel guilty about changing out componentry.
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