Saturday, April 2, 2011

Around 130 miles later...

So I've gotten two good long rides on the new bike.  I'm not even going to pretend like I'm qualified to give a review about the nuances of performance, but here's what I can say with confidence.

  • It's light.  I don't know exactly, but I'm guessing I've got 16lb-ish build here.  I feel, and probably am, faster on this bike.
  • The front end is noticeably lighter, and I suspect it's because I've never had a full carbon fork. Not a bad thing, however.  
  • The bike has a very solid feel.  No rattles or creaks or the incidental sounds here and there that I've grown accustomed to from my CAAD9 and cross bike.  
  • The SRAM Force group performs like gangbusters.  Significant improvement over SRAM Rival. 
I'm very pleased with this project.  I wouldn't even hesitate to order another frame/fork from this ebay merchant.

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