Today I rode, for the first time, My New Carbon Fibre bike.
Looking at the tech sheet/ Technical drawings , you would be forgiven for thinking its a Trek Madone, but its not, its a Chinese Madone, or as I like to call it, a Chi-Done 🙂
Since I started to cycle I always wanted a Carbon bike, but , put simply, I was too darn fat. I’m not any more, In fact I have not been for at least 6 months BUT I wanted to wait, make sure I didnt gain weight and then reward myself.
With the help of a bike shop and then a good friend its now together, there are a couple of adjusters missing so its not 100% right now, but after 5 Miles today I know all I need to, lets look at some figures:
Frame Inc Shipping : £325 (No Customs)
Groupset SRAM Rival/Force £230
Shop Costs £40
So for less than £600 I have a brand new Carbon Bike, with pretty much the same Tech Sheet as a Madone
The Bike is BB30, however as I am not flush with cash, this build has been kept to a minimum, as such its running an adaptor, meaning it can only get better.
I cant say how well it will hold up to my beatings every day, but for now, I can say that it climbs like a beast, its lighter than my CAAD9 (BB30) and Stiffer than my CAAD9, and descending its as sold as a rock, I cant wait to beat it every day, but for now simply marvel in the glory of a Carbon SRAM road bike for less than an average Hybrid
Update, its been up Joel Lane, to Werneth Low, Its stiff climbing, great at sprinting and rock sold cornering