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New Road Bike - Very Different RIde

alistairdalistaird Posts: 283
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
All,

Recently completed the build of my Sintesi Blade (http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12765577&highlight=sintesi.

I've been out about 1/2 dozen times and this bike is very different to my previous road bike (http://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?Year=2002&Brand=Cannondale&Model=R2000+Si&Type=bike.

What I find on this bike is that the harder I ride this bike, the better it feels. It makes me want to ride it faster up the hills and not freewheel at all. I don't want to get into a discussion about carbon vs alu, but wondered if it was more likely to be the geometry of the bike or is it likely to be down to the different wheels (Fulcrum 3 on the Sintesi vs Campag Neutron on the Cannondale)?

I transferred the groupset from the Cannondale (but put a compact chainset on the Sintesi.)

Thanks for any thoughts...
Alistair


Best Weather Bike- Pinarello FPX Dogma
Summer Road Bike - Colnago E1
Winter Road Bike - Sintesi Blade
Mountain Bike - Sold them all....
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