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Cervelo "Prodigy" or Lemond "Zurich"??(5 posts)

Cervelo "Prodigy" or Lemond "Zurich"??Ski
Dec 29, 2001 11:55 PM
I will be purchasing my first road bike soon and have narrowed it down to these two bikes. They're close to the same price range with Ultegra components. I will appreciate any help on choosing either Columbus or Reynolds..
re: Cervelo "Prodigy" or Lemond "Zurich"??jkh
Dec 30, 2001 12:15 AM
I don't own any of these bikes, but have rode both at my LBS. They have about the same ride quality with the following exceptions:
(1) The Lemond has a more stretch-out geometry.
(2) The Prodigy do not use Ultegra brake calipers. Instead, it uses its own brand. I found them softer than the Ultegra ones.

Test ride them if you have the chances, and you'll find out which one you like the best.

Good luck.
Love my Zurich...dsc
Dec 31, 2001 12:28 PM
I have a '99, and the 853 Reynolds gives a very compliant ride, especially over the long haul. Do test ride both, though, for size. As mentioned above, the Zurich (and all Lemonds for that matter) are more 'stretched out' (longer top tube) than many other bikes. My Zurich is actually a 55 cm, whereas on some other manufacturer's bikes, I'm more comfortable on a 56 or 57.
I have never ridden a Cervelo, but my understanding is that their geometry is more 'tri' specific.

Good luck!

Ditto 2001 55cm Zurich...Crankist
Jan 2, 2002 10:01 AM
Ditto 2001 55cm Zurich...cogmaster
Jan 6, 2002 7:29 AM
Go with the Prodigy, it is made of custom Columbus Foco ultralight thermacrom except for the rear stays which are True Temper OX platinum. The geometry is rode specific. With the Prodigy, you have great handling, stiff frame, plus a comfortable ride. It is also possible to purchase just the frame and build as you want.