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Opinions: Fondriest Top Carbon TF1(3 posts)

Opinions: Fondriest Top Carbon TF1Mycroft
Aug 12, 2003 3:23 PM
Folks, am considering emptying my wallet for a TF1 and would like to ask owners and those who have had the chance to ride this beast to comment.

It is an extremely hard to find frame and I am sure there are not alot of you out there. The Reviews page has only 1 entry and not terribly detailed description either. I did a Google search and did not come up with anything.

Would appreciate your help and thoughts on this one. Oh and just for frame of reference am coming off a DeRosa King.

Thanks all.
What is wrong with your DeRosa King??Ride-Fly
Aug 12, 2003 5:35 PM
I would think that if you are looking for a bike that practically no one else in your own state has, then the Top Carbon would be the one. But the DeRosa King is a sweet bike and pretty elite when it comes to the number of others out there. Do you not like the way it rides?? I think it was Chris Boardmen from ProCycling mag that dissed the King pretty hard but that is the
i only
negative review I've ever read on the King. I would love to have any one of these bikes: a King, a Merckx G1 (?) Carbon, or a Top Carbon!! Ride On!!!
Nothing, seriously wrong ...Mycroft
Aug 12, 2003 7:30 PM
Hey ride-Fly, there is nothing seriously wrong with it, but that does not always stop the itch to change or upgrade.

I did read the Chris Boardman review and did not agree with a lot of what he said. There is a much better and more balanced review in the most recent Cycling Plus magazine - which is a British rag, but probably one of the better Roadbike mags. It compares the King with the Scott C1 and the Serotta. Quite a good read.

However, the TF1 intrigues me and so has set me wondering about it. I guess that there would be diminishing returns at this level and that I may be splitting hairs, but still intersted to find out ... Thanks.