I took a test ride on a closeout 2008 Z-15 over the weekend. Shop wanted $3600 for it which is a bit out of my budget. It seemed a bit harder to control while standing and powering up small rollers. Its hard to describe but it was almost like the bike wanted to get away from me when I was rocking it side to side. Like the bars/bike were going to dip too far to one side or the other. I didn't feel connected to it, but rather like I was fighting it when I was putting the power into it. Is this a function of the frame, my position on the bike, unfamiliarity with CF bikes, or something else I'm missing?
I also saw a 2009 Z25 but it was a 56 which is too small for me. How similar is the 2008 Z15 to the new 2009 Z25 in terms of handling? I'd really like to like the Z25 with its affordable red components but if its going to be similar to the Z15 I might have to rule it out.
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