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Info Request: Univega 2000 Modo Vincere Triple(7 posts)

Info Request: Univega 2000 Modo Vincere Triplegnailuh
Nov 5, 2002 8:49 PM
Hi, I'm looking at a used 2000 Univega Modo Vincere. Not to familiar with this bike for the campy group. Can someone out there help? I'm looking at this for my first road bike... I'm a big mtbiker, but want to get on the road as well. Questions are as follows:

- Is the fork really carbon? It says cromo on it... it's the SABRE model... the owner is not sure and I can't tell from looking.
- How is the wheelset? I've heard some iffy things...
- Is the Veloce Ergopower shifter set Shimano flight deck compatible? I see two buttons by the thumbs...
- Does the campy Veloce group compare to 105 or ultigra or neither... or which one does it compare to?

Anything else you can tell me about it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I have the Modo Volare...MXL02
Nov 6, 2002 6:09 AM
which is basically the same bike but with Centaur Components. The Veloce components are the next step down and probably compare to 105 or lower. The saber fork has a Chromolly steerer but the forks are carbon. It is a GREAT first bike. I recommend it highly.
Univega 2000 Modo Vincere TripleLeroy
Nov 6, 2002 6:09 AM
is a great bike. Go ahead and get it. The wheelset is fine, it'll last forever, unless you get hit by a car like happened to me. I just had to replace the back rim. I am not shimano savvy, but have ridden ult and 105. I do not know anything about flight deck. I consider veloce triple as good as ultegra. Go to www.campyonly.com the 'campyonly' website and read the review of veloce triple - a rave review [works as good as record]from a guy that rides record. The stock fork on mine was Sabre aluminum. I replaced it with a similar sabre carbon fork.

Check out the reviews at Roadbike Review - I'm the reviewer from Waxahachie, Texas. This is a great bike. I ride mine to work about 3 times a week. It rides like a cadillac. The frame is a real strong point. If you have a chance to get one you should, IMHO. Good luck with it if you get it, and let us know how it works out.
Almost bought an '01 Modo Vincere last weekend.HouseMoney
Nov 6, 2002 8:14 AM
I came thisclose to buying the MV. After testing several different bikes, my head was telling me to buy the Univega (for the lower price) but my body told me it preferred a different choice. I felt the Veloce shifting was at least on par with the 105 & Ultegra bikes I'd tried. I liked the Campy shifting so much, instead of getting the stock bike with Shimano off the rack, I was able to get the frame (C'dale CAAD5) and am having it built up with a full Campy Centaur kit. Being exclusively a mountain biker up til now (like you), the ergo shifting was more intuitive for me (i.e. using my thumb for part of the shifting, as w/ rapidfire).

If the '00 is like the '01, the Sabre fork has aluminum blades, probably with a cromo steerer. They're not really big-tubed stiff, so the ride wasn't as harsh as I thought it'd be. The '01 had CXP21 rims, which aren't bad, but from some of the reviews, the '00 may have had Vuelta rims. I've had no personal experiences with Vuelta to comment.

Good luck!
You're gonna love that Cannondale caad 5/centaur [nm]Leroy
Nov 6, 2002 9:05 AM
I sure hope so.HouseMoney
Nov 6, 2002 10:07 AM
I have about a 2 week wait until all the parts are in and the bike is built up. In the meantime, along with anticipation, I'm getting a little case of buyer's remorse! Don't know why, since my mountain bike would cost almost 3x as much, and I don't lose any sleep over that.

Despite me going for the CAAD5, thx for your previous help with the Modo.
re: Info Request: Univega 2000 Modo Vincere Triplejordan
Nov 6, 2002 10:14 PM
the volare fork is carbon,the vincere fork is aluminum,the vivere fork is cromoly,all have chromoly 1" steerers.it is not flite deck compatible.great bikes for the money.if the fork says sabre cromoly it has one of the steel forks instead of the aluminum ones that should come on the vincere version.