Old 11-14-15, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Whitlatch View Post
I define a dead ride as one that does not put a huge grin an my face and give me a thrilling sensation when I ride it. Some bikes give me a bigger grin than others. The only bike that did not put a grin on my face so far was a Trek OCLV .
After riding, racing steel bikes, almost all were Italian, since I was a teenage, I bought a LOOK KG171. The Jalabert special. That thing was flexy, but it rode well. Plenty of spring back (alive feel, to me) off the saddle. I am not a big guy, so a little flex is always welcome. Then, I bought an OCLV. It rode like a dead log but stiff and the feed back was dead, or I should say, not what I expected. Got rid of it after one season and got a Cannondale CADD3 from my club for cheeeeap.

They dial that in the new carbon bike so well that it rides like a Cadillac very still where you need it. I love my Time Compare to my 4 year old Ridley Damocles.
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