Tommaso Sicilian 2003 Road Bike

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[Sep 28, 2007]
Jonathon_D
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

smooth ride. Steel bikes aren't winning the race to the top of Alpe D'Huez anymore, but they win the hearts of all of us who ride them.

Weakness:

paint chips really easily. Could use a good coating of clear coat.

I got this frame while in Alaska and a co-workder crashed my bike. It doesn't get a lot of attention since moving back to the east coast, but it is such a silky ride--the Reynolds tubing is so nice! I think of it as more of my touring bike, but it is surprisingly fast for group rides as well.

Similar Products Used:

Shogun with Shimano 600. (My other bikes have not been similar.)

[Jan 06, 2004]
David
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great components and wheels for this price range.

Weakness:

I didn't like the Onda seat, but I didn't give it much of a chance. I replaced it with a Specialized seat that I am used to.

I have only found this bike available as an online order, so if you know your size and don't mind buying online, this is the best bike for the money I have seen. With 105 components, Tiagra crank, Mavic CXP22 wheels, and a carbon fork, I have amazed at the $650 price. (pedals not included)

Similar Products Used:

Iron Horse

[Sep 09, 2003]
mskirkham
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

very comfortable without sacrificeing performance

Weakness:

graphics are less then cool, but that's not a biggy. saddle is nice but taking some time for me to get used to it.

Lots of pluses with this purchase. They didn't go cheap with the extras which is nice. Good seat, great tires, nice wheels, and fantastic components. To top it all off, the combo of a steel frame and carbon fork make for a bike you're not exhausted when you get off of. OH by the way, it's extremely fast.

Similar Products Used:

trek 1000, trek 2300.

[Sep 02, 2003]
Levi
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Buttery 105, huge value on components. 535 Frame and carbon fiber fork combo give a dream ride. Fun, aggressive geometry. Tons of bike for the price!

Weakness:

Onda Saddle, sticky chain, even after degreasing and relube. Cheap to upgrade. Might upgrade wheels eventually for speed, but the stock ones are still absolutely true. Overstated decals.

Unbeatable deal! 800 miles on it in 6 weeks, first century last weekend and I'm in love with this thing! The ride is smooth and the bike is very responsive. Nothing out there approached this deal. The shiny black finish with yello and red stickers isn't my first choice, but the thing is so damn fast only a fool would skip the deal on "style" alone!

[Jun 27, 2003]
CHACH
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

VALUE-GREAT COMPONENTS AND SET UP FOR THE PRICE PAID. UNDERSTAND PRICE HAS EVEN DECREASED SINCE I PURCHASED BIKE IN MARCH.

Weakness:

SPOKE PROBLEM

VERY GOOD BIKE FOR THE PRICE.HAVE PUT ABOUT 1000 MILES ON IN THE PAST THREE MONTHS AND HAVE HAD VERY LITTLE TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. SHIFTS SMOOTH AS SILK AND HANDLES WELL. HAVE RECENTLY HAD TROUBLE WITH BROKEN REAR SPOKES.TWICE IN A TWO WEEK PERIOD. ASKED SHOP, WAS TOLD "CHEAP GENERIC" SPOKES WERE STOCK AND SHOULD HAVE BOTH WHEELS RELACED.WILL GIVE IT ONE MORE SHOT.OTHERWISE VERY HAPPY WITH BIKE.

[Jun 02, 2003]
jujigatami
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

525 Steel, Carbon fork, 105 where it counts. BANG FOR THE BUCK!

Weakness:

Saddle (Selle Italia Onda)

I've had my Sicillian for a few months now and just did my first Metric Century on it yesterday. I've put about 400 miles on it so far and I love it. For an entry level road bike, this bike is a dream ride. There is no other bike out there in this price range that even comes close. Everyone in my club thinks I paid 3-4 times what it cost. It is a beauty, great paint, nice welds, the fork looks like it cost three or four hundred by itself. As for the ride, it rides like a dream, smooth 525 steel ride with a vibration damping carbon fork can't be beat, and the mostly 105 components are smooth as silk, it has decent tires too. Nice gearing and the triple is great for the hills around here. I really love this bike. I bought it because of the price with the intention of upgrading in a year or two if I rode a lot, but I don't think I will need to.

Similar Products Used:

Trek 1000, Cannondale R800, Giant OCR1, Bianchi Eros, Bianchi Veloce

[Feb 02, 2003]
pininmefin
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

sadle(sella italia onda) fits like a dream!corners like a champ.climbs like a goat!low to almost no vibration due to composit front fork.

Weakness:

none yet.rides smooth and quick.will update later if anything changes.

WOW! handles like a dream.quality componets at an unbeatble price for quality!!!!!Name brand componets through out.

Similar Products Used:

KHS300.

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