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Getting the Lemond Poprad

Old 02-12-05, 12:27 AM
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After some final debating, I put down a $300 deposit on a 2005 Lemond Poprad today.

I was going to get the road model: Croix de Fer, but after some last minute thought, decided to go with the cyclocross model instead, it seems to be a better choice for what I'm looking for and I like the fact that it's both the True Temper OX Platinum steel and Reynolds 853 and Shimano 105 components.

The bike shop had a 55cm in stock that I checked out, the 55cm Poprad is lighter than my 51cm Bianchi Pista, I was really surprised!

I bought a 52cm size, which is going to be shipped next week and ready for me to pick up Friday the 18th!

I'm excited!!!!! this bike is going to kick a0ss and I can't wait to climb some hills on this thing.


OH... It's also Hand built in the USA!
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curious what you liked about the poprad over the axis?
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Originally Posted by Surferbruce
curious what you liked about the poprad over the axis?
Basically, I wanted to go with a Steel frame over Aluminum.....

I've have 2 steel frame track bikes and also 2 aluminum bikes, the Specialized Langster and an Allez, steel rides much better and since I'm not really concerned about the weight of the bike, I'd rather go with the nicer feel of the ride. I'm 210lbs. so the steel frame should be better for my size.

Also, I like the fact that the Poprad comes with the Shimano 105 rear derailleur and road cassette, rather than the Deore rear derailleur and mtb cassette on the Axis.

I did want to get a cyclocross bike so I chose the Poprad over a regular road frame.

I found the Lemond Poprad by doing a google search on "Reynolds 853", because I couldn't seem to find any bikes that were made using Reynolds 853... the other bikes I considered too were the Cannondale Cyclocross, R700 and the Bianchi Eros and Veloce.

The Poprad had everything I was looking for: Reynolds steel frame, traditional road geometry, great components and Cyclocross frame.

I am swapping out the Bontrager Jones CX tires for Specialzed All-Condition armadillos (28C) and I have some SPD pedals sitting around that came with my Pista, so I won't have to buy a new set of pedals.
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gotta respect the steel yo. sounds like you dialed in on the perfect ride. post up your review after a miles.
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