Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Waco Texas
Bikes: Cannondale F2000, Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo, and many more
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Looks like a very nice ride. The geometry of the cooper is quite relaxed and I can't imagine it would be too harsh in titanium unless you are super lightweight. Was your Serotta frame more of a race geometry?
Interesting that they are putting a steel fork on that frame instead of carbon. I wonder what that will do to the ride. It looks a bit odd to my eye with the smaller diameter tubing. I guess we are getting so used to seeing beefy carbon and aluminum tubing that the normal smaller diameter steel stuff looks odd now.
Wish I could afford something like this cooper as I would have bought it. I've been shopping for the past few months for a cross bike to turn into an all-around road sport bike (fitness, centuries, light touring etc). I almost pulled the trigger on a tricross at my LBS but the aluminum gave me pause as I never really liked my last Cannondale road bike which had a dead feel. Ultimately I ordered a Motobecane Titanium cross bike from bikes direct which is probably the cheapest production version of the Cooper that you have your eye on. Disc ready frame and hubs, relaxed frame, lots of eyelets and mounting points, except the Motobecane comes with a carbon fork.