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seven odonata or kestrel 300ems for comfort and long rides?(4 posts)

seven odonata or kestrel 300ems for comfort and long rides?nano
Jul 18, 2001 4:14 PM
the goal is a bike that is responsive/good climber out of saddle/comfortable for 50 to 75 mile days over paved country roads/and used around coastal salt air...
re: seven odonata or kestrel 300ems for comfort and long rides?AD14
Jul 18, 2001 6:25 PM
You would think the superior fit of the custom bike would enhance long ride comfort. On the other hand the full frame carbon might be better suited to muting the buzz of coarser pavement. This one is intriguing.
re: seven odonata or kestrel 300ems for comfort and long rides?DAN BB
Jul 19, 2001 5:55 AM
I was in the same situation as you...my C'dale fit terribly...back, hands and neck hurt after about 30 miles (this was my first rode bike and I was quite naive). I convinced myself I needed a complete custom fit. I opted for the Serotta Legend Ti with the LBS (not the same as the C'dale)using the "size-cycle". I routinely do 60 miles with no ill effects and an occasional century. I know this is a cycling cliche, "but the fit is more important than the bike"..although I love my Legend Ti above any other that I tested.
Dan
re: seven odonata or kestrel 300ems for comfort and long rides?samcat
Jul 19, 2001 2:18 PM
Per the thread above...if you're fitted well, and any Seven dealer should be able to do that, you should be able to have Seven dial in the ride quality you want without the carbon stays...Why add complexity and possible weakness to the frame...
Was not a real consideration for me...not after I saw a broken carbon stay...

Samcat