Jan 10, 2003 11:28 AM
|A belated thank you for the helpful answers and comments last fall when I was shopping for a new bike. I started with Trek 5900, Klein Quantum Pro, and Lemond Ti. You said they were all good and you were right. Also looked ar Giant carbon and Cannondale [probably the two lightest], as well as Lightspeed, Merckx, and a couple others. Got to ride a 5900 on a century, and it is nice, butI liked the Lemond Ti better [subjective, I know]. The Lightspeed Tuscany was very nice, but the Merckx won out, hopefully not just because I was a big Eddy fan many years ago. Got the Majestic Ti bike, with Campy Record and some other good stuff. After about 1000 miles I'm very happy with the bike. Not the lightest, but certainly sufficient for me. The biggest difference compared to past steel  bike is how comfortable the Merckx is on rough roads. Don't know if it is the geometry or the titanium, but its nice. Also, high recomendations to Brendan at Competitive Cyclist for a lot of his time and assistance. I enjoy the exchange of views on this forum and again thank those who answered my inquiries.|
|Enjoy the bike, sounds great.||toronto-rider|
Jan 10, 2003 1:18 PM
|Great! (nice choice, by the way)||Tig|
Jan 10, 2003 1:44 PM
|Ti using Merckx century geometry should make for a wonderful ride. It sounds like you did your homework by trying so many different bikes after researching. Try to post a picture of it for us sometime.
I'd love to have a whole collection of different material Merckx's (same geometry of course) all with the exact same parts. Once and for all, it would be easy to feel the difference between the materials and compare. I'll have to win a lotto first!
|Another Competitive Cyclist Success Story||GeoCyclist|
Jan 10, 2003 4:58 PM
|I bought a DeRosa from Brendan last November. I found their store by searching the web. I was also very impressed with thier customer service. Glad to hear someone else has found the bike of their dreams!