Dolan Mythos Road Bike - Sram Apex Omega

MattMasters Posts: 8
edited November 2010 in Road buying advice
Hi there

I currently have a mountain bike for my 26 mile commute to and from work everyday. I want to upgrade to a road bike and have been looking at the Dolan Mythos Road Bike - Sram Apex Omega. I was going to go with the Boardman Team Carbon Pro for around a similar price but have been put off by some review about the wheels.

Does anyone have any advice on the Mythos as I cant find any reviews anywhere?

The specs of the Mythos are here -

Bike Name: Dolan Mythos Road Bike - Sram Apex -Omega

Component Description
Frame Dolan 12k Carbon Road Frame
Fork Dolan 12k carbon Road fork 1 1/8 Int, Carbon Fibre Blades.
Carbon Fibre Steering Column
Seat Post Alpina 12k Carbon
Headset Alpina 1 1/8th Integral - 45*45
Colour 12k Carbon Fibre, white decals, Gloss finish
Front Mech Clamp Alpina - Alloy - Black, 34.9
Seat Clamp Alpina - Alloy - Black
Chain Sram Apex
Chainset Sram Apex 50/34 Compact
Bottom Bracket Sram Apex, 68mm BSA
Brake Calipers Sram Apex, Dual Pivot
Levers/Shifters Sram Apex
Cables Clarkes - Brake + Gear, Black
Front Mech Sram Apex, Braze On
Rear Mech Sram Apex
Cassette Sram Apex 11-28
Spacers Alpina - Alloy - Black
Saddle San Marco Ponza cro-mo rails
Grips or Tape 3T cork ribbon/embossed 3T logo and 3T end plugs
Stem 3T ARX PRO aluminium 31.8 steerer 1 1/8'' with 6deg rise
Bars 3T ERGONOVA 31.8MM trple-butted aluminium 7075 T6
Inner Tubes Nutrak Inner tube Width: 18-23mmSize: 700cValve: Presta
Tyres Vittoria Zaffiro Clincher Road Tyre: 23mm & 700c, Black
Wheels Mach 1 Omega Semi Profile Rims - Shimano Hub - 32 Hole - Clincher

Thanks in advance


  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    I'd have thought there was a big jump between SRAM Apex and SRAM Rival. Heck, it even had me considering it for a TT bike - and I'm a Campag devotee! Plus, let's be honest here, it's a far better looking bike. If I was in the market for a carbon bike at this price point it would be hard to pass the Boardman up. I'm not sure about the Ritchey wheels but then you could always get some Fulcrum 7's and then either flog the Ritchey's or keep them as a spare.

    Failing that, why not go Campag? By that I mean consider the Pinarello FP1 Xenon - there's shops out there selling it at pretty much the same price as the Dolan and Boardman. I'm amazed there was only the one thread about it earlier this year when it was on Wiggle.
  • kingrollo
    kingrollo Posts: 3,198
    Got to be the boardman for £1k - others are Planet x - and Ribble Sportive
  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    kingrollo wrote:
    Got to be the boardman for £1k - others are Planet x - and Ribble Sportive

    Think its £1199 at the moment though....
    More problems but still living....
  • pianoman
    pianoman Posts: 706
    Think its £1199 at the moment though....

    So is the Orbea TVL with Campag Veloce and Khmasins..............
  • bigal.
    bigal. Posts: 479
    The Dolan Mythos is great frame for the money. I have had a Mythos for about 16 months now and it was my bike of choice to complete LEJOG in May this year. Very comfortbale frame which handles well and is a very good all rounder. I have 105 on mine so cant comment on the SRAM kit.

    I have 2 other higher end carbon frames and to be honest I rate the Dolan to be just as good but a lot cheaper.

    Picture attached of my pimped Dolan.

  • amaferanga
    amaferanga Posts: 6,789
    Is the Dolan frame the same or very similar to the P-X SL Pro?
    More problems but still living....
  • Its appreciated!

    At the moment the Boardman is £1200 but the Dolan is doing the Mythos through the Halfords cycle to work scheme for £1000 as apposed to £1300 on the Dolan website.

    Would this sway anyone more towards the Dolan or still pay the extra for the Boardman?

    Also Pianoman - As I am new to this I appologise but I am not sure if the SRAM Apex is better than the SRAM Rival?

    Thanks again
  • d70ar9
    d70ar9 Posts: 139
    Sram Apex is below Sram Rival

    In descending Order
    'All that is solid melts into air' Marx and Engels
  • Thanks guys.

    Now its decision time...

    Its a shame the Boardman has gone up and priced it out of the cycle to work scheme :-(