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Masi Evoluzione 105 or Cervelo R2 105?

Old 02-18-16, 01:18 AM
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Masi Evoluzione 105 or Cervelo R2 105?

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Can't find much online on the Masi, really like the look, going to ride it on Sat, I rode the Cervelo already, liked it, very nippy. I'm a noob, what's the main difference?

Masi Bikes - Evoluzione - Evoluzione 105

https://www.cervelo.com/en/road/r-se...and%20geometry

They are both 105 and carbon, I'm 6' 5'' and 180lbs. Don't know if that makes a difference, no racing just riding for fun and fitness. Is there anything obvious? The cervelo is 2200 and the masi 1700 both on sale. I know the Cervelo has great reviews so confident it's going to be fine, but the 500 difference is significant, am I sacrificing much by considering the Masi?

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Old 02-18-16, 01:26 AM
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masi are popular around here in San Diego. Few of my buddies are on that frameset and love it. One came from the R2.

$500 can get you some decent wheels as a nice upgrade or 80% of a custom wheelset w/ nice hubs
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Wait that Masi Evoluzione 105 is on sale for $1,700? WHERE?! I would literally buy that TODAY if I could. Damn!!!!!!!!!!!
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They are both nice bikes. I doubt that you could go wrong with either one. Providing that you like them both, I would go with the Masi because of the price difference. However, the one in your link is pretty ugly. I like the Black one with the blue letters. It is an awesome looking bike. $500 is a lot of money, so I would save it and go Masi.
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Never been on an Evoluzione but I had an RS and an R3 and they were incredible bikes.
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We (son) have that frame. It is light. They use some press fit bearing holders for the BB, that while weird at first really make it stiff with Shimano cranks.
Have no experience with that Cervelo but I'd tend to say go MASI - but I'm biased they put my boy on their web page :-)

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I'd go with the Masi, but you can't go wrong, both are going to be excellent bikes...get the one that is going to inspire you to ride a lot...

Also I guess you could say that Cervelo's are kind of played out now, and yesterday's news. They had their time in the sun as every rich d-bag's bling bike, but now I'm starring to see fewer and fewer guys on em...
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Originally Posted by bigdo13 View Post
I'd go with the Masi, but you can't go wrong, both are going to be excellent bikes...get the one that is going to inspire you to ride a lot...

Also I guess you could say that Cervelo's are kind of played out now, and yesterday's news. They had their time in the sun as every rich d-bag's bling bike, but now I'm starring to see fewer and fewer guys on em...
Sounds like my specialized boys, hating on Cervelo
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Originally Posted by Shuffleman View Post
They are both nice bikes. I doubt that you could go wrong with either one. Providing that you like them both, I would go with the Masi because of the price difference. However, the one in your link is pretty ugly. I like the Black one with the blue letters. It is an awesome looking bike. $500 is a lot of money, so I would save it and go Masi.
Bro. That 2016 Blue Evoluzione 105 is HOTT!!!!
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That Masi seems like a deal at that price point --- not familiar with the wheels, but are probably similar in performance to the RS-10's on the Cervelo -- you'll likely take the biggest frame size they have to offer
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That Masi seems like a deal at that price point --- not familiar with the wheels, but are probably similar in performance to the RS-10's on the Cervelo -- you'll likely take the biggest frame size they have to offer
basic alloy wheels if they are the ones were have.
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so .. an update

The bike shop that is selling the Cervelo is offering another 200 off taking the price to 2000

I did ride them both, but really can't tell the difference. The only thing that I preferred was the 105 brakes on the Masi instead of the FSA brakes on the Cervelo

I'm guessing they are clearing stock for 2016 models. Does anyone know if anything of significance has changed with the 2016 R2's?

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Got the MASI!

Got the Masi - can't stop staring at it

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Fify

Originally Posted by pookieman View Post
Got the Masi - can't stop riding it

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Originally Posted by pookieman View Post
Got the Masi - can't stop staring at it

I think they are such an underrated bike. One of the first (or known name first) brands to be bought out by SoCal company. From the time they started building frames in San Marcos till now, they build good stuff.
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Originally Posted by pookieman View Post
Got the Masi - can't stop staring at it

Great looking bike ! Love the color scheme
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I think they are such an underrated bike. One of the first (or known name first) brands to be bought out by SoCal company. From the time they started building frames in San Marcos till now, they build good stuff.
It was a very different company when it made bikes in California.

This one is owned by the same folks who own Haro. They make very nice bikes. I have an old one and I wouldn't hesitate to consider a new one.
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Originally Posted by oldbobcat View Post
It was a very different company when it made bikes in California.

This one is owned by the same folks who own Haro. They make very nice bikes. I have an old one and I wouldn't hesitate to consider a new one.
Of course. We have one, got it from the Haro whse. But the guys that were driving the design and frame were SoCal racers. They know how to build a bike. Sure - it is made in Taiwan, like S-Works and other great products. But it is a SoCal design.
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Thanks for clarifying. I didn't know much about the Haro/Masi brand except that Alberto and the late Faliero are no longer involved. And they are making some very cool bikes that also don't cost an arm and a leg.
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