|I bought a bike. YEAH!!!||PaulCL|
May 14, 2003 9:56 AM
|To replace my cracked Colnago.
I bought (today) an Aegis Victory Pro Race Stock frame to go with my Campy Record Components. I'm putting an Ouzo pro CF fork on it. The frame is that black/grey CF weave look. Very aero, very light (2.6lbs) and ...the clincher...warrantied for life. And if the unfortunate thing happens and I wreck it, Aegis fixes it at cost or replaces it at "a discount to wholesale". Oh yeah...important thing #1: it fits. It fits better than my old Colnago (which was a tad small). The colnago was a 58 (59 c to t), the Aegis is a 60cm c to t.
I'm thrilled. The frame/fork/headset/stem/bars/buildup will cost me around$1950. I liked the C-40 but it would cost $400 more with only a 2-4 year warranty. I liked the Calfee Tetra pro, but by the time I assembled it, the cost would push $2800. The Pinnarelo Opera was less expensive but it was steel and only had a two year warranty. Warranty is a big thing for me after having a frame crack without a wreck.
I promise to post a picture this weekend when I get the bike. The worst thing: my wife leaves town on Friday,not to get home til Wednesday. So I won't be able to leave the kids alone and go ride until next Thursday....oh the horror of waiting.....
Thanks for answering all of my post on the "new bike" subject. Paul
|Had me fooled, thought it was the C40 for sure. Nice pick. nm||mainframe|
May 14, 2003 10:02 AM
|Me too on the C-40 but...||PaulCL|
May 14, 2003 10:05 AM
|One test ride on an Aegis and the warranty thing and the warranty work done in the USA and the dollars....well....C-40 lust only goes so far until I hit the brick wall of logic.|
|Sounds like a great choice - now a few suggestions.||dzrider|
May 14, 2003 10:17 AM
|Offer a friend a test ride if he'll babysit.
Call Granny & Gramps.
Take them to the local highschool. Let them play in the high jump pit while you ride around the track.
|my suggestion: duct tape and nobody's the wiser! :) nm||JS Haiku Shop|
May 14, 2003 10:22 AM
|How about some Valium..knockem out for 3hrs (nm)||PaulCL|
May 14, 2003 10:26 AM
|but then you'd have to cut your ride short. by the way,...||JS Haiku Shop|
May 14, 2003 10:34 AM
|I know it's too late now, but did you consider Kestrel?|
May 14, 2003 10:50 AM
|yes, I looked at them. Beautiful frames. I just happened to walk in to a deal on this Aegis that was too good to turn away. The frame/fork combo list price is the same as a Kestrel but I'm not paying list price on the Aegis.|
|My onespeed is an Aegis, you wont regret it.||onespeed|
May 14, 2003 10:31 AM
|Nice onespeed||Mel Erickson|
May 14, 2003 11:33 AM
|Those look like standard levers on the bullhorns. How do you like that setup? Any problems or issues? How's the reach? I considered a similar setup with my onespeed but I had some bars laying around and decided to use them and save the money. Still thinking of making the switch. Any thoughts?|
|Only a front brake, no problems w/reach. Do it, it works well.nm||onespeed|
May 14, 2003 12:14 PM
|Did you have the dropouts replaced?||Alex-in-Evanston|
May 14, 2003 12:20 PM
|I can't tell from the picture, are those track dropouts? If so, where'd you have them done?
|Aegis makes the track dropouts. They are interchangeable.||onespeed|
May 14, 2003 12:50 PM
|how does it ride compared to the C40 and CT1?||kenyee|
May 14, 2003 11:26 AM
|I assume you did test rides on both the C40 and Victory before deciding?
The only negative I've heard about the Victory is that it's a bit "dead" feeling. Otherwise, the Aegis folks are great and everyone who's had an Aegis seems to like it...
May 14, 2003 5:10 PM
|I didn't have a C-40 or CT-1 available to me to ride for comparison. I'm sure I would have loved both rides. I did ride the Aegis aero svelt today - my LBS didn't have a Victory built up.
Versus my ti ride, I hesitate to use the "dead" word. Let's just say that I didn't feel the road as much as I would have on my Ti Colnago. It was a very smooth ride with a real bolt of acceleration when I stepped on the gas. I wouldn't describe it as "dead" but "dampening" to the road vibrations. Either way, I was pleased with the ride. The Victory is supposed to be nicer. The bike I test road weighed in at around 20+ pounds - Aero svelt with Shimano 105 triple. My frame is over a 1 lb lighter with Campy Record and will weigh in arounf 16.5 lbs. I expect a 'snappier' feel.
I get the bike next Tuesday or Wednesday. My LBS owner is going out of town for the weekend which accounts for the delay. No problem.
|you'll probably love it on climbs||kenyee|
May 14, 2003 7:13 PM
|That's where carbon fiber is truly supposed to shine :-)
Remember to post a review when you've played w/ your Victory for a week and post a pic in the gallery. Not many Victory owners here...
|Get it Wednesday||PaulCL|
May 15, 2003 5:34 AM
|Will post a picture on Wednesday night...I hope. I'll happily post a reveiw after a week and a month later - after a week in Colorado.|| |