Aegis 1999 Aro Svelte 2 Older Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

1999 Aegis Aro Svelte 2, road race & triathlon, Shimano Ultegra components, Aegis Hot Rod fork

USER REVIEWS

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[May 28, 2000]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

strong, light; carbon fork/frame dampens road vibration better than Ti, yet is stiffer. handles well in tight speed turns, fast downhills.

Weakness:

paint scratches and chips too easily. got to be careful with it.

A great bike, and the vibration damping is great on a older bod (49) like mine. Comfortable.

Similar Products Used:

Merlin extra light, Cannodale 1000.

[Jul 12, 2000]
Anonymous

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

very good value w/several component options

custom paint job

strong bike but not too stiff for good road feel

Weakness:

like previous review, I agree the paint job is poor for such a nice bike (mine was delivered w/big chip that did not look much better w/touch up paint which was kind of hard to obtain from Aegis)

no pedals (should at least be included as part of Ultegra group)

After my Trek 5000 was stolen by low paid construction workers, I was on a mission to find a replacement and hopefully find my old bike (yes, I knew it was hopeless and probably already in Mexico). Many many months later, I almost bought the Trek 5200 but didn't like the paint schemes. I came across the Aegis at a local shop that offered a custom deal I couldn't refuse (~$2700). Except for the weak paint job, I like my bike and it handles as well as the Treks but looks much better. I just had to get used to the different geometry of the seat tube.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 5000

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