Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Across the street from Chicago
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Ciocc Designer 84 first ride
Finally got all the parts together and found enough time to finish wrenching on this.
57cm SLX frame with mostly 600 tri-color. Rides like a dream!!! I took avantage of the mid-40's temperatures here in Chicago to go on a test ride. Felt so good that I ended up doing 35 miles, even though I haven ridden since early October.
The fit is just like a pair of comfy shoes. After the initial build, all I had to do was lower the bars and stem about 1 cm and I was good to go.
The ride is very similar to my Chromor Battaglin, with the Ciocc being a bit lighter and stiffer (in a good way). Climbing and corner is a blast! I wasn't sure what to expect with the 97cm wheelbase, but the handling is rock soild. riding with no hands is easy, and there isn't even a hint of twitchyness. As pictured, the bike weighs in at just under 21 lbs. Not bad for a larger lugged steel bike.
Hope the snow keeps holding off so I can get in a few more rides...