Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: York UK
Bikes: 2X dualdrive Mezzo folder,plus others
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Originally Posted by questionesse
But I have to say that the idea of starting with an orio or mezzo for better compatibility for standard parts sounds quite tempting as well - I have to digg into that. What's a realistic weight on those with some parts swapping?
Sorry I don't know. Two things I tend to dislike about folders intended for the road are the straight handlebars and lack of gear options in the case of a brommie.
I have 2 mezzo and they are both heavier than standard.
However they both have full rolling racks, dual drive and bull bar sytle drop bars with brifters fitted. They steer better, have more space, wider range, and nice close gears also. Upgraded brakes and clippless peddles.
So I have only added weight, expect for my carbon saddle and crank upgrades.
If you are interested in weight an ori with out the rack or a D10 would be the way to go. 1/2 lighter hydroformed frame and rear v brake.
Many of the people upgrade their mezzo mainly to get a higher top gear.