Ghost rider: I did try a Cannondale and Specialized WSD, but I really did not enjoy them. It was a noticeable difference climbing up the hills especially. Enough so, that even though the geometry felt fine, the bike just didn't feel appropriate. My Pinarello feels great, but then again, so does the Scott. The effective top tube is 1cm longer on the Scott, compared to the Pinarello.
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