Advantages: Light, Great gears, Good looks Disadvantages: Uncomfortable saddle, not the greatest wheels
...road shoes. As I never saw the originals I can't really comment - however if you are serious about road biking road shoes are the way forward!
A simple dual pivot system, not world leading but it works. Pads will need replacing but this is a good lightweight system.
Seat / Post
A nice, easily adjustable seat post is a good addition to this bike - however a carbon...
Advantages: Good quality build and components, very reliable and resilient. good value Disadvantages: Could be a bit lighter, maybe carbon forks?
...and equipment and you pay your employer back monthly from your wages. For £500.00 i repaid £32.00 a month for 12 months so you do save money on the scheme.
When it came to looking for a bike I didnt have a clue where to start. Most of my work mates are keen cyclists and gave a lot of really useful advice. After speaking to them I quickly decided that it would be a road bike of some sort.
A short time...
Advantages: Great performance and groupset for its price. Disadvantages: Squeaky noise from headset under loading and hillclimbing.
...Long time since I reviewed but here goes!
I have been riding a hybrid for a year or so but needed a bike more suited to road work. Reason being I am riding a lot of long distance events this year (London to Brighton, London to Southend, London to Paris).
So I have been test riding many model of road bike over the summer.
The Cannondale Synapse 105 comes out miles above the rest...