211dave112 Posts: 125
edited January 2016 in Your road bikes
Bought a Mekk Poggio 1.6 Sora from Wiggle. Removed and sold Sora groupset and R501 wheels and replaced with 5800 105 and RS010 wheels (to see me through to next payday when I'll get something a bit nicer). Added Challenge Elite Open Tubular tires, K-edge Garmin mount and Fabric Line saddle and ended up with this. May need a slightly longer stem but from my initial rides looks like it should be an effective (and fairly cheap!) bike to race crits on this coming season.
Love the gumwalls
Not a lover of the black chainset personally.
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I had a poggio before I got my rt90. Fantastic bikes from MEKK. I think this company will go far. Couldn't fault the bike much.
“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. “ ~H.G. Wells
Edit - "Unless it's a BMX"
My other half had last years Poggio - she loved it and from working on it myself it seemed to be a fairly well put together bike. This model has a few improvements - the cable routing at the head tube and rear derailleur is nicer and the cables also don't run externally over the BB which I find picks up grit hindering smooth shifting.
Think I'm going to need an in-line seatpost as well as I tend to have quite a forward position and the seatpost has a bit of layback.