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Old 07-18-15, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by tandemraw View Post

How did the ride compare to the Comotion Carrera? Also, what kind of wheels did you put on it?

Similar to the caveat above, we only had a short time on the Carrera, but these are my impressions based on the test ride. I would say the Carrera matched the best ride qualities of the Landshark (and the Calfee) fairly well. Of course, it is heavier and not as stiff as either of the carbon bikes, but ride quality and road feel (for lack of a better term) are similar. This is in contrast to the (also lateral-less) Robusta, that we felt was just harsh and uncomfortable, without being noticeably stiffer. The Carrera is a much better bike than our Burley Duet. Design matters much more than frame material. After doing the test rides it basically came down to a choice between Calfee, Landshark and a Co-Motion Supremo (higher end steel).

The rims are chinese-made all-mountain 29er hooked carbon rims (425 grams each +/-, 30 mm outside/26 mm inside width), Sapim CX-Rays, brass nipples and DT Swiss 350 centerlock, thru-axle front wheel, QR rear.
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