Thinking of Buying or Building a “Cheap Chinese Carbon” Bike ?
Want to know if there is any point ?
Confused about the different frames out there?
Well I am someone who has owned 3 different ones due to the ASTRONOMICAL cost of bikes here in the UK .
Here is my take.
I made a mistake here because I didn’t really understand bikes at the time, how to look after them, what the Geo’s meant etc my mistake was selling it, I used this as a daily commuter, the higher head tube making it perfect for the job, the carbon took away the road buz and it looked STUNNING, the reality is I would have kept it and used it for charity rides etc
Verdict: 8/10 it does everything you want and comfortably , speed, climbing, stiffness and mine had the looks, I would build another again without question, if I had the money.
Short lived, a pure race machine, not really for the commute with the lower head tube, would be great for anyone racing, I’d give it 6/10 unless you ONLY want it for performance then I’d go 8/10, WOULDN’T build again as I am not racing.
Didn’t knowingly buy this as a fake , got burnt , BUT was a SUPERB ride, read some dodgy things about them on the interweb, sounds like the issues were fixed or not true, set some of my best times on this bike, comfy, fast, smooth, sexy 9/10 would have another.
I have to say that vs my Trek Madone (NOT FAKE) the ride of all 3 is at least as good, so if you are thinking about it, chose the frame with Geo right for you and the use it will get and then go for it.