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Novara Trionfo 2002(3 posts)

Novara Trionfo 2002newroadie
Dec 18, 2001 9:54 PM
I'm interested in getting into road biking. I've been mountain biking for a while and tried riding my friend's jamis and bianchi and really enjoy the ride. Of course I can't afford a full campy chorus bianchi or a pinerillo yet... but I saw the new REI Novara Trionfo 2002 road bike and thought it might be a nice one. Below are the specs. One disadvantage... integrated headset, don't know significant that is for road bikes....

Trionfo 2002

frame - an6 aluminum with Carbon seatstays
fork - EVO Carbon fork
wheelset - shimano r535
tires - vittoria rubino

full ultegra components

stem - 3t forgie
headset - ritchey logic pro integrated :(
saddle - san marco ERA
seatpost - kalloy-sp357
re: Novara Trionfo 2002allervite
Dec 18, 2001 11:08 PM
Sounds pretty cool. The integrated thing is a new fad. It's a bit lighter and really cool looking, that's about it though. I would highly recommend you ride the bike you buy. Because of budget I once had two bikes in mind. I rode them both quite a few times. I wanted the more expensive one (Italian), but I bought the cheaper one because it just felt a lot better to me(Asia).
good valuetarwheel
Dec 19, 2001 5:14 AM
The Novara bikes sold by REI generally are a good value with the components as spec'd. Bicycling ran a review of the Trionfo in the last year or so and gave it good marks, although it seems like they said the frame was on the harsh end of the scale, comfort-wise. You might want to test ride some steel frame bikes for comparison's sake.