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    Basso: Diamante vs Astra

    First post and looking for a little help on a brand that has little exposure or reviews online. I plan on ordering one or the other in the next few months but I am still torn between the two. The Astra is slightly cheaper depending on the build. I recently sold a Trek Emonda SL6 and really loved it because of the weight and ability to climb, however, at 42 and doing some increased mileage I wouldn't mind something a bit more forgiving. I race, but only occasionally, and live in a mountainous area so really enjoy climbing.

    Any insight into either would be helpful. A dealer I am working with has all 2018 models and a few others going back to 2016.

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    I doubt you're gonna get any feedback based on actual experience with either of these 2 bikes.
    I work for some bike racers
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    Agreed. It looks like peeping were clicking on the thread because they thought I was giving one of them away...

    From my location in the Balkans I am having a tough time even make things work with a dealer somewhere in Germany or Italy. I pretty much bailed on the idea and I am now focusing on a Bianchi Specialissima. Not disappointed, either!

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    I own the astra (yellow and gray)with campy build
    I live in Florida so no hills for me. but I can tell you it rides better than my pinnarello dogma

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENVIGADO View Post
    I own the astra (yellow and gray)with campy build
    I live in Florida so no hills for me. but I can tell you it rides better than my pinnarello dogma
    Thanks for the feedback. I talked to a few people and no one regrets on their purchases. I might get to actually see one in person in a few weeks in Brooklyn (R&A Cycles), but transporting back here is a deal breaker, esp since they aren't offering any deals. I even went to a "dealer" in Frankfurt but he didn't have any models on the floor - just the ability to order.

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    Basso: Diamante vs Astra-6a23ed58-3b87-4a52-ae3d-1f4903977cfc.jpgClick image for larger version. 

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    This my build

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    Nice bike. Did you buy in Palm Beach? I am actually in FL/Tampa at the moment and saw that that was the only Basso dealer in the state. I am sure you get lots of compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icabod14 View Post
    Nice bike. Did you buy in Palm Beach? I am actually in FL/Tampa at the moment and saw that that was the only Basso dealer in the state. I am sure you get lots of compliments.
    No sir that frame was purchased at open road in Jacksonville
    Unfortunately they donít have it at display ....mine was ordered

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    Sweet ride. Especially like the paint job. But maybe it is just the Campagnolo.

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