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torn between 2 pinarellos...(4 posts)

torn between 2 pinarellos...colker
Oct 28, 2001 5:12 PM
what would you chose? an older vuelta? lugged steel with a lugged steel fork or the surprise? aluminum with a carbon fork...
Don't ride it myself, but .....McAndrus
Oct 29, 2001 4:53 AM
I've never ridden a Pinarrello myself but there is a local lady who just bought a Surprise. She loves it and just upgraded from her Cannondale R600.

She's quite a good rider and her opinion carries weight with me.

Personally, I'd go with the Surprise as it's the newer frame, unless you're a Steel is Real person.
Oct 29, 2001 5:54 AM
I never liked the look of a lugged fork.
Without explaining myself, personally, I would go with the surprise.

I think gvhbikes has some vueltas in stock.
re: torn between 2 pinarellos...MCCL
Oct 29, 2001 12:12 PM
I can speak on behalf of your Vuelta since I was so kind and bought one for the wife. I currently ride this bike because of a recent wreck on my Masi. Pinarello stop making this frame in 1999 so getting a new one will be at least this old. The wife's bike is fitted with Record and Daytona and does this frame justice. I would say this is a great frame for Centuries or 50 miles and better. This is steel at its best. 20lbs is probably what your going to dial this bike in at. Open Pro 32 Daytona wheels are a great Price and Ride. I do like the detailed lug work. If your not worried about a little weight the lug work is part of the art that is built into a lot of these Euro bikes. You will notice more detail once you sit down and clean this beauty up for the first time. I don't know anything about the Surprise but remember Frame manufactures always strive to get the bike to ride like steel, respond like aluminum and weigh like helium. Good luck. MCCL