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Help! Trek 2300 frameset, Dean Ole Aci or Olmo Dynamic?(5 posts)

Help! Trek 2300 frameset, Dean Ole Aci or Olmo Dynamic?nikolai
Sep 16, 2002 7:57 AM
Well i'm actually lookin at these three models with the trek being the odd one out altho cheaper of the lot but without carbon seatstays...however i would like to know, are the trek 2300 frames any good at long ride comfort and overall stiffness? does anyone reckon that the carbon seatstays on the olmo or the dean would help loads? Anyone's review frm experience on the Dean and Olmo frames would be greatly appreciated here! Basically i'm lookin for a lightweight and stiff frame that climbs very well.
thanks alot!!!!

One more thing...how does the Airborne Valkryie size up in comfort (differences in material), frame response and weight compared to these frames?

Amery
The De Rosa Merak is light/stiff and climbs like a breeze. (nm)onespeed
Sep 16, 2002 8:03 AM
OlmoSteveS
Sep 16, 2002 8:06 AM
I am not familiar with the Dynamic model but I had an Olmo for a number of years and it was an outstanding riding bicycle. As of a couple of years ago, the Olmo geometry was unchanged for many years meaning a steep seat tube angle and short top tube. (at least in my 54cm size) If that fits your riding style and body shape, it is quite nice.

I have an Airborne Zeppelin and in general, it is the best riding bicyle that I have ever had in terms of comfort. The Valkyrie should be quite similar.
re: Help! Trek 2300 frameset, Dean Ole Aci or Olmo Dynamic?jjohnson05
Sep 16, 2002 8:15 AM
Go to www.orbea-usa.com. These frames are a great ride and a great value.
re: Help! Trek 2300 frameset, Dean Ole Aci or Olmo Dynamic?otiebob
Sep 16, 2002 10:50 AM
I'd go with the Dean - support a smaller US builder. Well-crafted, light, efficient and not a cookie-cutter Trek. Olmo is unique as well but I'de compare warranties since a lot of euro-built bikes have really inadequate warranties.

All are nice rides but I've seen about 50 too many Treks this week and can't stand how they buy up companies like Klein/Bontrager and then turn the product into pure shit. Complete lack of corporate conscience or soul, they do of course sponsor USPS so the product itself is quality but why not be unique and try the Dean.

C.