|Bontrager Road Bike||laffeaux|
Dec 11, 2001 5:28 PM
|Has anyone ridden a Bontrager Road Lite frame? (no longer made) I'm curious about how it rides, and the bike is not listed inteh reviews section. Thanks!|
Dec 11, 2001 7:41 PM
|one of the earlier "compact" style road frames (along with Breezer). Nice bike, very good build quality (I used to own a Race mtb frame and still have one of his cross bikes from the 80s). If the price/fit is right...|
|re: Bontrager Road Bike||bike_junkie|
Dec 11, 2001 9:43 PM
|I had one for a couple years. Sold it a year ago. Great riding, well made steel frame. Pretty rare these days. Compact geometry before it was called "compact geometry".
KB was just emulating his mtb frames. True Temper OXIII tubeset, Aus-tempered with all those cool Bonty gussets and monostay rear end. Not the lightest frame in the world, but a good American steel frame. The guy I sold it to is in love, and every now and then I miss that Vegas Gold beauty.
Was available frame only, or complete with Ultegra or 105, and fork was either the Tange Silhouette steel, or Kestrel
carbon. Vegas Gold was most common color, some white ones around as well.
Smooth riding frame, handles a little on the quick side, but not nervous. If you've ridden the Bonty mtb's, you know what I mean. Decent climber (but IMO anything is a good climber if you've got the motor).