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Old 11-15-09, 11:14 AM   #1
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LEADER or MASI??

Hi There, well to be honest with you im not too happy withy my Leader, too much noise, dont feel that solid on this bike, the geometry may be a little off for me. I have a 2009 735 TR w a carbon fork, I have a chance to trade for a MASI Coltelo both pictures are attached which would you choose and why??
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Old 11-15-09, 11:16 AM   #2
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MASI!!!!!!!! [I wish I had one; especially of that one you posted )

you won't have the same frame as a zillion people.....

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Old 11-15-09, 11:17 AM   #3
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if the masi feels more comfortable i say go for it...
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Old 11-15-09, 11:18 AM   #4
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aero frames and risers seem so counter-intuitive to me. but I would go MASI all the way.
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Old 11-15-09, 11:19 AM   #5
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WOW 3 for 3 for MASI right away, that good huh??
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Of course.

BUT it's gonna hurt your wallet LOTS.... if you're gonna get the coltello.....
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Old 11-15-09, 11:25 AM   #7
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Well the guy might be able to do a straight up trade, we shall see!!!!
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MASI bikes are quite nice, I have one and I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend it. That said, it has to be pointed out that the current line of MASI bikes are in no way related to the MASI of old that has a strong cycling heritage. Another manufacturer simply bought the name
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Nice what are you giving him in return?

Don;t tell me that;s your leader and you're gonna trade him that...... As the IRONY!>!>!>!>!
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well not yet, im waiting on his response but your right on the money! thats what is supposed to be!!
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I think I saw your Leader on CL yesterday. Am I mistaken?
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masis are overpriced and displeasing to the eye.
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Old 11-15-09, 12:00 PM   #13
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masis are overpriced and displeasing to the eye.
1: no

2: price has nothing to do with this thread since it is a trade, moron. Reading and comprehension fail
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I would go with the masi.
But both those bike make me wanna hurl...
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im goin with adriano here.
however, that masi is better than that leader.
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Not making any comment about either of those bikes, but comparing Masi to Leader is like Cadillac to Geo. Leaders suck.
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You just made a comment on both bikes
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Masi!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm surprised so many Leader owners complaining about their bikes. Trying to steer my friend that wanted a raw 725TR to a different direction.
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yes you are right!! still on CL, sooo keep your eyes open for me for my other trade options! lol
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you are 100 percent right!!
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So his gonna include his aerospoke too for your leader?
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yes you are right!! still on CL, sooo keep your eyes open for me for my other trade options! lol
I've got nothing to trade except a couple handle bars
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gah, my friend has an aerospoke, when people say that it's heavy, it's no exaggeration. i thought my hed3 on my road bike was hefty, but wow. it feels like the weight of a full wheelset crammed into one wheel. the one i tried was a front, so i don't know how that would be compared to a rear, but it felt stiff and once going had good momentum. killed steering response though, and it was still ponderously heavy.

not a fan of either the masi nor the leader. i mean, if i had a choice between the two at the same price, i'd go masi. but then i'd sell the spok for a used phil wheelset, and probably sell the frame and add a hundred or so for some vivalo, samson, etc.

and don't compare this masi to the legendary italian brand. that would be like comparing BD merciers to the mercier of old. decent bike, but totally disconnected from the heritage.
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1: no

2: price has nothing to do with this thread since it is a trade, moron. Reading and comprehension fail


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