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Review for Pinarello's Cross frame ?(4 posts)

Review for Pinarello's Cross frame ?GreenFan
Aug 21, 2002 5:58 PM
It's been out for a couple of years now, but I don't see even a listing for it in the reviews...I'm looking to build up a new cross bike and am considering the Pinarello frame first because I love my Pinarello Paris secondly my LBS has one sitting out and it looks very inviting. Of course they also have a Merckx and a Torelli cross frames available and they are also quite inviting...any ideas, experiences with these frames ?
re: Review for Pinarello's Cross frame ?flyweight
Aug 22, 2002 9:57 AM
I had a Pinarello cross frame a few years back. It's a *very* Euro style frame. Handling is more aggresive than most cross bikes aimed at the American market. Tire clearance was designed around skinnier 27-30mm tires. No bottle mounts.
Tire clearances ?GreenFan
Aug 22, 2002 3:36 PM
I have a Trek XO1 already and amongst some of my other little gripes is the fact that it handles like a pig...so maybe the Pinarello frame would be a good upgrade...but I really do like the GEAX Blade clinchers when the mud gets really sloppy...I think they're 33's if I remember right...will they fit do you think or will the seat tube clearance prevent using them ?
Tire clearances ?flyweight
Aug 23, 2002 3:03 PM
The tight spot for clearance is the chainstays. My Pinarello was pretty tight, on a muddy course I wouldn't want anything more than a 30mm. Of course my bike was pretty old, they may have increased tire clearance in the current model.