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Performance SL-1(4 posts)

Performance SL-1chennemann
Apr 2, 2003 11:25 AM
I do not have a performance bike shop in my state, so I was wondering what peoples opinion is of the SL-1

Here are the specs

Frame Double Butted 7005 Aluminum with Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Fork Carbon Fiber with Alloy Steerer
Headset VP 1 1/8" Sealed Bearing with Carbon Spacers
Bottom Bracket Sealed Bearing
Handle Bar 6061-T6 Aluminum with Ergonomic Bend
Stem Forte Pro SL
Bar Tape Synthetic Black
Brake Lever Shimano 105
Brake Caliper Forte Dual-Pivot
Crankset Shimano 105 39/52T
Pedals Forte Classic
Chain KMC Z9900
Shifter Shimano 105
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano HG70 12-25T 9-speed
Saddle Velo Plush Race
Seatpost Forte Aluminum
Rims Alex R-400
Tires Forte Pro Kevlar 700x23
Tubes Butyl Presta Valve
Front Hub Forte 32 Hole Straight Pull
Rear Hub Forte 32 Hole Straight Pull
Spokes 14/15/14 gauge DB Stainless Steel

I am comparing this to Specialized Sequoia Expert ($1000); Bianchi Giro ($800 Supergo???). I was told I could use a 20% off coupon on this bike and it would be around $680.
re: Performance SL-1ClydeTri
Apr 2, 2003 12:56 PM
I bought one late last summer for the same price, but before you do, join Team Performance, and get 10% in credit..and, buy it through to get an additional 3% cash rebate...
It is nice bike for the price. The welds arent the prettiest, but at the price you wouild be paying..its a good deal...a C'dale or Trek with 105 is well over a grand..The frame is a KHS frame...
Well, the only thing right about it is price.Fez
Apr 2, 2003 4:16 PM
Rather than saying what's bad about the bike, it would be easier to count the few "good" parts, which amount to:

Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, crankset, and cassette.

The rest of the bike is crap - KHS frame, Alex wheels, Performance house brand stuff everywhere else.

If you want cheap but better, look at Fuji Team. Costs a little more, but has Ultegra/Ritchey level components and a much better frame. Performance retail stores do sell this bike, so if you can get to one, you would still get the Team Performance credit.
I can get you a good deal on a Pinto also. Saw one last night,Paul
Apr 3, 2003 4:12 AM
okay to look at. Overall, their qualitiy has improved (Forte), but I personnally wouldn't buy one. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Put your money into a proven, high quality frame, and up-grade components in the future, you're bike will be worth more, and you'll feel better about it.