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    Bike I'm considering

    I don't necessarily want to opinions of the Road Forum, so I'm posting this here.

    I'm considering selling my Fuji and getting this. Any thoughts?
    What I'm looking for in a bike:
    STRAIGHT top tube, no slope. I'd like one with campy, but that's not the most important thing. Aluminum frame with carbon fiber rear triangle or seat stays. That's about it, really. Other considerations are the Scott Speedster 20, but I don't like the colors of the new ones and I don't like the sloping top tube.



    And DeRosa is Italian goodness.
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    oooohhh...a DeRosa! I'll take 2 please.

    I don't think you could go wrong with this bike.
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    that's a sweet ride, i really like it! nice colors too.

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    What size of frame do you require?
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    is that a seat or a dinner plate on that thing....nice bike
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    is that a seat or a dinner plate on that thing....nice bike
    It's only the greatest saddle ever.

    I bet The Creator has one on his rig.
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    Yeah, it's a Fizik Airionne. I know I just butchered the spelling.

    I ride a 52cm. The one I posted is the macro. It's about $2200 msrp. The LBS I work with is considering carrying some DeRosa bikes, so I might be getting the first.

    Last week I thought about what I like in a road bike and I came up with the following:
    straight toptube
    tight clearances
    aluminum frame with CF stays [I'd go Ti, but I can't justify the cost and unpainted seems a bit pretentious]
    Campy Centaur is what I was looking at. It's all subjective, but IMHO Centaur is on the same level as Ultegra.
    Oh, and I really really like Italian bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    It's only the greatest saddle ever.

    I bet The Creator has one on his rig.
    The Creator is a mountain biker
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    Get your shop to order one for display purposes, ride it around and see if you like it, then buy it w/ your shop discount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    Yeah, it's a Fizik Airionne. I know I just butchered the spelling.

    I ride a 52cm. The one I posted is the macro. It's about $2200 msrp. The LBS I work with is considering carrying some DeRosa bikes, so I might be getting the first.

    Last week I thought about what I like in a road bike and I came up with the following:
    straight toptube
    tight clearances
    aluminum frame with CF stays [I'd go Ti, but I can't justify the cost and unpainted seems a bit pretentious]
    Campy Centaur is what I was looking at. It's all subjective, but IMHO Centaur is on the same level as Ultegra.
    Oh, and I really really like Italian bikes.
    I'm also going to be working at a shop that stocks De Rosa.

    When I arrive, I'll see what they have.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrankshaftYQX View Post
    The Creator is a mountain biker
    Well, he has to ride something to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I don't necessarily want to opinions of the Road Forum, so I'm posting this here.

    I'm considering selling my Fuji and getting this. Any thoughts?
    What I'm looking for in a bike:
    STRAIGHT top tube, no slope.
    Well I love De Rosas so I say do it. I would have thought this bike ^^^ had a sloping top tube. Not to worry, I like, and have both a straight top tube bike and a sloping top tube bike so it doesn't bother me.
    What about a Wilier:


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    That Wilier is nice. As for the DeRosa bikes, many of them offer their bikes in sloping or regular style.
    The reason for DeRosa [aside from the legacy, the components, and the frame] is that if the LBS I work with can get one, I'll get it at cost.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Well I know you said a carbon rear stay was important in your choice, but if you can get DeRosas at cost, maybe the traditional models should be concidered to:

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    The Primato is my favourite.
    Ten tenths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    The Primato is my favourite.

    It looked incredible. The finish was sensational.
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    I was about to say to look at the Neo Primato.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I don't necessarily want to opinions of the Road Forum...
    I'd like...campy...that's...the most important thing...
    [.img]http://www.derosanews.com/derosa/modules/DeRosa/images/colors/cyc-1163751860-74-06815.jpg[/img]
    And DeRosa is Italian goodness.
    +1

    but where are the disc brakes? The bikes clearly no good with rim brakes.
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    That's sexy!

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    You have got to be ****ing kidding me. The price I was looking at was for the FRAME. Holy ****, they like themselves a little too much.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    I don't necessarily want to opinions of the Road Forum, so I'm posting this here.

    I'm considering selling my Fuji and getting this. Any thoughts?
    What I'm looking for in a bike:
    STRAIGHT top tube, no slope. I'd like one with campy, but that's not the most important thing. Aluminum frame with carbon fiber rear triangle or seat stays. That's about it, really. Other considerations are the Scott Speedster 20, but I don't like the colors of the new ones and I don't like the sloping top tube.



    And DeRosa is Italian goodness.
    Nice bike. But that is a sloping top tube. It's maybe a 2% but still sloping. Nothing wrong with a sloping tube though.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    Nice bike. But that is a sloping top tube. It's maybe a 2% but still sloping. Nothing wrong with a sloping tube though.
    The one pictured is sloping, but they offer it straight. Anyway, I am no longer considering this bike as they want more than I would ever pay for an 18 lb aluminum bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    The one pictured is sloping, but they offer it straight. Anyway, I am no longer considering this bike as they want more than I would ever pay for an 18 lb aluminum bike.
    It's what's known as semi-sloping IIRC.

    I like De Rosas as well.

    You're the same size as me - it's a pity you don't live in London you could test ride my Pinarello Paris (I'm not selling it but it ticks all your boxes, even has a Fizik Arione saddle).

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    I've heard good things about pinarello, but it all comes down to price. I worked full time in an LBS and I still help out there. We're about to ebay a Colnago, because it WON'T SELL. It won't sell, because while Colnago makes a great bike, they like themselves a little too much. For the same price as the aluminum Colnago Dream, we can get people into a Scott CR1 Pro or even an Addict that's much lighter and has better components.

    I would recommend carrying Pinarello if they actually sell bikes that are worth the price. Lynskey Ti frames are cheaper than that DeRosa frame I was considering.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    The one pictured is sloping, but they offer it straight. Anyway, I am no longer considering this bike as they want more than I would ever pay for an 18 lb aluminum bike.
    If you can get it with a level top-tube, GET IT! And I'd take one too if I didn't already get a new Pin.

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