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Buying a TOP LEVEL FONDRIEST(8 posts)

Buying a TOP LEVEL FONDRIESTbuddy101
Oct 19, 2002 11:26 PM
I Have been a Pinarello rider ever since I started riding. Recently I have had the urge to buy another bike I am interested in the top level fondriest u107 does anyone have any comments on this bike or can you suggest another??
re: Buying a TOP LEVEL FONDRIESThomegrown2004
Oct 20, 2002 7:47 AM
This probably won't help much but I recently bought a Fondrist Top Level U107 in the SAT blue finish. Unfortunately...it's still a frame sitting on my floor, it's a winter project. I can give you a little advice though. First off its not SUPER light, about 4 lbs. for frame/fork/headset/seatclamp. I was really debating the Don Racer for a little more (got it at cost work for LBS) but I read it has a 154 lbs. weight limit. I'm only 122 but something with a weight limit scares me anyhow. I must say the paint on this is AMAZING. I never thought such detail and vividness (that a word?)good be put onto a bike frame. I wanted a Fondriest because no one has one and was sick of seeing a bunch of Colnagos...I think i'll be happy with my choice. EMail me if you want real world pics of the frame.
re: Id love to see pics...collinsc
Oct 20, 2002 9:17 AM
but where is the email addr?

thx
FondriestGeex
Oct 20, 2002 10:39 AM
...Uses an involved paint process they call 'Sliding Art Technology' that results in some striking graphics. There were more than a few 'Thumbs Up' at Interbike....

http://www.fondriestbicycles.com/1_framesets/5_toplevel.html

This P4 Carbon/Record doesn't have nearly the paint, but it's my major ride these days....
Fondriestafrican
Oct 20, 2002 12:43 PM
Just have to add my .02

I have a new Fondriest also just a frame in a box for my winter project. It is a team issue time trial bike that I got at competitive cyclist. The paint job is just unreal. I will have pics up soon.
Lampre Models all on saleteoteoteo
Oct 20, 2002 3:00 PM
At competitivecyclist.com they have all the Fondriest Lampre team models at 30% off following the announcement of Lampre and Fondriest parting ways.

I stayed at the same hotel as Lampre at the TdF (one stage) this year and was very impressed with the Fondriest bikes they were on. We managed to befriend on of the wrenches and got a chance to get fondle the bikes...like I said nice stuff...
re: Id love to see pics...Garbear
Oct 21, 2002 3:32 PM
Here's mine... :-)
re: Buying a TOP LEVEL FONDRIESTGarbear
Oct 21, 2002 3:20 PM
FYI... I've recently purchased a Fondriest Titan Level 9 with Campy Record. I can't find enough great words to describe the ride, speed, handling and most of all the craftmanship.