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New Bike: DeRosa(7 posts)

New Bike: DeRosaTraveller
Aug 20, 2002 8:52 PM
I am considering buying a DeRosa King, can someone tell me how good a bike this is, how does it compare to Ti frames and what kind of Warrenty does DeRosa carry. Thanks in advance for your responses.-- Traveller
re: New Bike: DeRosaMauceri
Aug 20, 2002 10:10 PM
If you want carbon, buy American....seriously. The DeRosa is really nice, but the warranty is only a year I think.

Buy the TREK OCLV...Life Time Warranty. Try having DeRosa fix a problem with your $4000/frame....you have to send it to Italy and then you'll get it back maybe in 6 months.

Too much of a hassle.

Titanium bikes last forever. Well, the good ones, like Litespeed, Seven, Merlin.

Honestly, I have a Seven Axiom. Great Bike. But, try Independent Fabrication. They are a small outfit and you will have a unique ride for sure.

Try them out...I think it is IFcycles.com
re: New Bike: DeRosaCT1 Guy
Aug 21, 2002 11:12 AM
What do you want? Ford or Ferrari. If you're concerned about warranties - buy a Trek / Litespeed / whatever every other Joe is riding.
If you don't understand the difference between titanium and carbon - save your cash until you do know the difference and make sure you make the choice based on your own needs.

The DeRosa is one of the best bikes about - period - made for riders who appreciate the heritage of Italian bike design. If that's not enough for you - go and dither elsewhere.
Before you consider!pinarello
Aug 21, 2002 11:14 AM
I don't know your reasons why you would like this bike. Maybe I could answer you better by understanding reason. I did purchase a King recently. Let me put it this way. It may take for ever or what seems like eternity to get it. Yes the frame has a one year warrenty. Don't get me wrong and I am not out bashing Trek or any of the rest but if you want a unique bike. This IS IT. I purchased two DeRosa's, one a King and the other a Merak. I got so tired of waiting for the King that I asked if there was anything else in stock that would fit. Well he had this Merak and about the same time that was purchased my King came in. I don't buy bikes that often. This King replaced a 12 yr old bike that I was quite attached to also. It would be overkill to tell you how this bike rides. By comparing it to a 12 yr old bike would not be a true comparision. The finish and detail on this frame are gorgous. There was a write up in one of the bike magazines on this frame. I don't know what the outcome was but I was told it was a outstanding rating. Also the team Alliso was interviewed in regards to this bike vs the Merak,UD in the TDF. If you recorded it then you might look back in the last week I believe it was. Anyway I purchased mine in the UK and it was not for any 4k. Should you be really interested in the purchase from my source then post your E-mail and I will give you all the juicy details. Catapult
Before you consider!Cat 4 boy
Aug 22, 2002 3:37 AM
I'd be really interested to know where in the UK you got your DeRosa. Everytime I see Alessio riders on thier King/UD bikes I break out in a sweat...I sooo want one!

And I live in the UK, I've seen at least 3 dealers offering UD frames for £1290 approx, any advice?
DeRosa dealerpinarello
Aug 22, 2002 10:57 AM
Give me your E-mail address friend and I will give you the address to where I got mine. I didn't know that team Alessio uses the UD at all. Hmmmm. I will look harder next time I see them Race. The Merak I got is in the I/team Nova colors. Don't see it at all in the states. Catapult
DeRosa dealerCat 4 boy
Aug 23, 2002 2:43 AM
Here's my email : sjmiell@btopenworld.com

I think I saw Alessio UD bikes in the Tour de France, I'm sure I saw them being used in the Giro, remember the UD logo on the top tube, it was a mountain stage aswell. Have you seen the incredible "feel" of the paint on these frames?