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Pinarello Galileo opinions(6 posts)

Pinarello Galileo opinionsnazgul
Mar 17, 2002 10:45 PM
I've been eyeing the galileo frame in the pinarello line up.
Anyone ride one of these? On purely practical grounds, would it be worth the added expense over a Cannondale CAAD5 (R2000si)? It does seem a bit heavy (3.4 lbs). FWIW, I am 6.0, 160 lbs.
frame weight is only part of the equation NMSpirito di Finocchio
Mar 17, 2002 10:52 PM
re: Pinarello Galileo opinionsnetso
Mar 18, 2002 4:31 AM
My wife rides a r2000si, in fact, over 1 year. It has been a great ride. A friend which rides with us has a Pinarello Galileo. From what I have seen I would not spend the extra money. I ride a r4000si.
re: Pinarello Galileo opinionshammer_cycle
Mar 18, 2002 7:27 AM
I own one and I'm happy with it. Its relatively stiff and has a nice ride. It descends/handles like a dream and is super stable at any speed. The ride is fairly good for an aluminum frame. The paint job looks great.

As for the weight, its not the lightest frame out there, but it isn't heavy. I have no problems with the weight on any of the rides I do.

I do prefer my Trek OCLV over the Galileo.
My $.002...DINOSAUR
Mar 19, 2002 9:13 AM
Another "other option" post. Not that I have never lusted over a Pinarello, but why not a good old made in the U.S.A. Klein, with a lifetime guarantee for the original owner?

Or if you are set on a Pinarello, GHV Bikes Ince usually has a couple of the Paris Models listed in his inventory.

Rumor is that the Posties might be riding Kleins in the 2003 season. If that happens you will be seeing a lot more of these bikes on the road.
C'dale has lifetime warranty too. [nm]jagiger
Mar 20, 2002 7:47 AM