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ZeroFC 09-29-08 07:23 PM

2008 Gios Gress feedback
 
Hello,

New member here.

I recently had to move to Japan for work and didnt bring any of my bikes with me from the US. Ive been looking for some bike shops and recently found a shop selling Masi and Gios bike lineups.

The Gios Gress really caught my eye

http://www.81496.com/jouhou/2008/gios/image/gress.jpg

I just cant get any feedback on the bike. I dont believe its sold in the US. But as a little bit of an amateur to the biking world, I was wondering if you guys could check out the specs againist the price (approx 2600USD) and let me know how it lines up againist other full carbon frame bikes in this price range? I translated some of the specs. I hope this is in the right section and I apologize ahead of time if I missed something while searching. Thanks for the heads up.

Specs - GIOS GRESS 105
FRAME
Carbon Monocoque Frame
FORK
GIOS Original Carbon Fork
HEAD PARTS TH16CC
H/BAR
GIOS Original Handle Bar 400mm
STEM
GIOS Gois Original Stem 90/100/110mm
BAR TAPE
GIOS Original
B.B.PARTS
Shimano SM-FC5600
BRAKE
Shimano BR-5600
CHAINWHEEL Shimano FC-5650 50/34T 170mm
CHAIN Shimano HG-5600
F/DERAILLEUR
Shimano FD-5600
R/DERAILLEUR
Shimano RD-5600
SHIFT LEVER Shimano ST-5600
FREEWHEEL
Shimano CS-5600 12-25T
WHEEL
Shimano WH-RS10
TIRE
VITTORIA RUBINO PROSLICK 700x23c
SADDLE
SELLE ITALIA XR
SEAT POST
GIOS Original 27.2mm
SEAT CLAMP
CL-02P 31.8mm
PEDAL
NA
WEIGHT 8.2kg

luker 09-29-08 08:15 PM

Interesting that it is just about in line with what one would pay in the US at a bike store...Looks pretty competitive at that price point.

acorn_user 09-29-08 09:43 PM

Gios Japan sells a lot of bikes that Gios Italy doesn't make. Some of them are really cool, like the small wheeled road bikes. It's probably a nice bike, but I doubt there will be much feedback on them here.

ZeroFC 09-29-08 10:41 PM

I thought that would have had a major impact on them being popular in Japan. I also noticed some of the components are made by Mizuno for Gios in Japan.

As for 2600USD for the carbon frame bike with the 105 gear on it? Worth while? From what I gather, it seems like Gios bikes have awesome attention to detail and ride extremely well.

acorn_user 10-02-08 10:43 PM

Mizuno forks are common OEM fit forks on nice Italian frames. Actually, I think they have a factory in Italy. Mizuno works with De Rosa too, so that they can make their carbon frames in house. In fact,,my British frame came with a Mizuno fork which rode very well.

uberclkgtr 10-03-08 09:41 AM

Looks like a really nice bike. I have an aluminum Gios and love it. Rides great. Their frames are well-built in my experience.

ZeroFC 10-07-08 07:30 AM

Thanks for the heads up guys! I'll definitely look more into this bike at the shop. Thanks again!


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