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Magia vs. Ghisallo(3 posts)

Magia vs. Ghisallogojoshgo
Jul 24, 2003 1:53 PM
Decided I want a compact Ti frame and am trying to decide between the Merlin Magia and Litespeed Ghisallo. Wondering if anyone has had experience with either of the two? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!!!
re: Magia vs. Ghisallodickruthlynn
Jul 24, 2003 7:58 PM
I've had a Chisallo for 11 months. It is very quick. Mine weighed in at 15.3 pounds with pedals. After 2 months, I had to give up on the SLR saddle. I use MAVIC Ks with supersonic tires at 145 psi. I like to go fast and this bike does that. But the ride is not very comfortable. It took about 2 months to fit myself to the bike. I would suggest a high spoke count set of wheels.
re: Magia vs. Ghisallozippi
Jul 25, 2003 8:34 PM
i had a ghisallo last season. i can say that if your very light, a spinner, and a weight weenie and keep your bike on a scale you'll like it. there are much better frames. even a tuscany in my opinion, is a better frame. the problem w/ ghisallo's is there super small head tubes. unless your 5 feet tall, you'll end up with a ton of spacers to get a proper fit. get a vortex if you want to spend that kind of money or call holland in san diego and he'll build you something nicer for less. a stiffer, heavier frame with a taller headtube is better than a flexy, lighter frame with a tiny headtube. rotational weight is more important than frame weight.