|2003 MASI bikes||tmoney|
Aug 18, 2003 5:17 PM
|Anyone know anything about 2003 knew MASI quality? I got a strada on the way (very cheap) but hey I figure it's gotta be better than a 650.00 fuji? huh?|
|re: 2003 MASI bikes||Rusty Coggs|
Aug 18, 2003 6:42 PM
|If you are thinking it's Italian,think again. Fuji are good bang for the bux.|
|odds are probably pretty good||rufus|
Aug 18, 2003 7:17 PM
|that the masi and the fuji were built in the same factory.|
|re: 2003 MASI bikes||Alpedhuez55|
Aug 19, 2003 5:17 AM
|A lot of the naming rights for older bike lines have been bought. THese old French and Italian custom bikes are now being made in Taiwan. It is not a hand built Italian frame, but I am sure it is a well built one.
THere is nothing wrong with that bikes made in Taiwan. They are making some great products. Many companies are having their frames built there. I do think Fuji has some great bikes for the money too. Like one of the other posters said, it is probably coming out of the same factory.
|A friend at work just brought in a new 03 Masi||sn69|
Aug 19, 2003 7:03 AM
|I think it's the Grand Criterium. My first impression is that it's a nice bike. The weld beads are typical beer-can, but they are uniform and neat. The carbon mono-stay joint is clean and the paint is well done--much neater in fact that most carbon-arsed Litespeeds that I've seen up close. The tubeset is Easton scandium, and the Easton stamps in the tubes are still slightly visible through the paint. There is clearcoat covering all decals (a nice touch that I wish my Dean had).
As for componentry,...typical. It's all Dura Ace, Ksyriums, Reynolds, Deda. All told, it felt like a 17-18 pound bike. I have no idea how it rides--the guy who ownes it just "came over" mountain biking and doesn't have much basis for comparison.