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Serotta Legend Ti(6 posts)

Serotta Legend TiK2bldr
Aug 9, 2001 3:28 AM
Please share your experience's with me on this bike. I'm considering buying one. My reasons are: I like the durability of Ti and the ride of steel; supposedly Serotta has achieved this with this model. I'm a bit concerned however that they may have sacrificed durability for ride by going to thin on the tubes. I have a Strong Foco tubed bike now, it is completely awesome! with one caveat: it's thin walled tubeset is extremely delicate and get's dinged way too easily. Thanks for sharing your experience's.
re: Serotta Legend Tigwilliams
Aug 9, 2001 4:44 AM
I have a 57 cm 2000 Legend Ti with Dura Ace and Velomax wheels. The weight is about 17 lbs maybe a little less. These are not the lightest Ti frames around so I do not think you would have to worry about dudability. It is a very nice bike, comfortable, stiff in the BB, nice springey feel. Probably if I was doing it over I might consider steel since I can't tell that much difference in the ride of my bike and some of the steel Serottas I have tested, so it is hard to justify the price difference. Go to the Serotta website and check out their message board and I think you will find alot of good information there.

Gary
re: Serotta Legend TiBicycle Bill
Aug 9, 2001 5:05 AM
Durability? I'm still riding my '94 Legend Ti every day, haven't had any problems, still looks and rides as well as the day I brought it home. I also have steel and aluminum Serotta's, all good but it's the Ti that I keep coming back to. Buy it, you won't be disapointed.
re: Serotta Legend TiJustRiding
Aug 9, 2001 7:50 AM
The Legend Ti is a real nice ride. Make sure you go to a good shop, with a certified Serotta Size cycle fitter. I remember my Legend Ti, It would accelerate easily to 25 mph. Climbing was just as good. Go ahead and get one.
My Biased Opiniongrzy mnky
Aug 9, 2001 9:11 AM
Bought mine used from a guy that used to race before he developed heart condition. Other than a few of the decals being a bit worn the bike is totally solid. I've even had a decent wreck on the thing (trashed ther rear der., but the hanger was fine). Not a single dent in the bike anywhere - give it a bath and the polished Ti is brilliant and screams "Ride me, hard."

Bike must be at least six years old and I've been riding the crap out of it through all sorts of conditions including dirt roads (don't ask) and lots of century and longer rides. I honestly don't think you can go wrong or get a much better bike (There is the Hors and the iT). I rave about this ride and will drone on and on about it to anyone that listens. Everytime I get on it I feel a buzz, but that's just me. Comparing it to sex is not out of line. Made my OCLV look like a redheaded step child.

It is a work of art that begs to be used.
my Serotta Legend Ti test rideSteve Davis
Aug 9, 2001 10:27 AM
Several years ago I was in the market for a Ti bike. I test rode several models including Merlin, Litespeed, Merckx, and Serotta.

As soon as I got on the Legend Ti I realized that there was something different about it. The ride was terrific! Clearly the best bike I have ever been on. However, the price tag was a lot more than I wanted to spend.

I ended up buying the Merckx (which I love)... But, whenever I ride past a Legend Ti, I smile and think that that's one beauty of a bike.