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Old 07-22-02, 02:41 PM   #1
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anyone own an empella

i first posted and heard this is the bike to buy but have been doing a lot of research and can find nothing on them. i would really like to hear a review or two or get a link to a site that has reviews of empellas... thanks ahead of time.
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Old 07-22-02, 05:00 PM   #2
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Empellas are really nice frames. There's a guy in my area who has one and swears by it. Keep in mind that this is a straight-ahead racing frome, though. I has no bottle mounts and no rack eyelents for touring. The frame is light, I am told, but exceptionally stiff and not ideal for long hours in the saddle. If you plan to race, the $575 frame at cyclocrossworld.com is a great value; if you plan to ride it recreationally, it'll probably beat the piss out of you. If I ever get around to a frame upgrade [not for a few years] I might consider an Empella, but I'm a mudbunny.

There's a cyclocross discussion board [British] at http://www.cyclo-cross.com/. There may be more experienced people there.
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Old 07-24-02, 08:27 PM   #3
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thanks for the responses, hey racer x, would you email me a parts list of the your ride. i'm just interested in seeing what people are putting on them and if you had a pic that would be awesome. just looking for as much info on them as i can find thanks again pat
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Old 07-26-02, 06:49 AM   #4
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Hey Racer,

I'm sure that Empella is not allowed...no, it clearly states here, no bikes that gorgeous are allowed in the forums...

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OMGG that is pretty. Is the finish as matte-like as it looks, or is there a bit of clearcoat on there?
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Beautiful bike. I have a pair of Spinergy Spox wheels that are several years old, the best set of wheels i've ever had. I can't imagine what they must do to that Empella - scary.
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Thats a wicked sweet paint job
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the spox are great - they take the edge off.
Yeah, I love the paintjob- thanks. Actually thanks Empella!

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Here's another flat black beauty. I forgot where I saw this but the author is Mark Legg, a cx racer.

It's called the Bianchi Cross Concept 2003. Made of Scandium.
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Very nice. I think your Empella wins the beauty contest though. What series do you race in RacerX?
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