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    Stradalli bikes?

    I was hoping someone that has actual experience with these bikes could tell me if they are worth looking at. I can't find any real testimonials or reviews on them. I did however read that team Colavita switched from Jamis to stradalli for the 2014 season. So are they worthy to consider a choice?

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    Re: Stradalli bikes?

    I believe these are just open-mould frames (like Hongfu FM066?) with a label slapped on them. I am sure someone can provide more detail. If that is the case, you might want to look at the Chinese carbon threads. Even if true, though, not that there is anything wrong with open-mould frames; you just have to decide if the markup is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushstart View Post
    I believe these are just open-mould frames (like Hongfu FM066?) with a really ugly label slapped on them. I am sure someone can provide more detail. If that is the case, you might want to look at the Chinese carbon threads. Even if true, though, not that there is anything wrong with open-mould frames; you just have to decide if the markup is worth it.
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    So true; these have to be the loudest (and ugliest) branded bikes of modern times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pushstart View Post
    So true; these have to be the loudest (and ugliest) branded bikes of modern times.
    The girls on the ads are nice though. Cheaper than the bikes.

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    This topic looks to have been covered before: Stradalli Carbom frames

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    I built one of the team bikes (training bike for a rider that lives near me). There is absolutely nothing special about these frames. I haven't ridden it, other than around the block to check the shifting, but I can't imagine that it would anything other than mediocre ride quality. It's kinda heavy. It's definitely ugly. It has an internally routed rear brake cable, but they don't send the frames w/ a guide tube. Instead there is a piece of thin plastic string through the top tube that does absolutely nothing to help get the housing through the tube.
    I'll have to check w/ the rider and see what it rides like. There is no way this frame was developed w/ anywhere near the expertise that a company like Trek, Specialized, or any other large manufacturer does w/ all of their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tihsepa View Post
    The girls on the ads are nice though.
    If you're into porn actresses moonlighting as bicycle models

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    If you're into porn actresses moonlighting as bicycle models
    Get the rest of my post in your quote.

    "Cheaper than the bikes"

    I think the girls are open mold models, like they got thrown out the back door at the Pinarello factory.

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    which I am

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    One of my riding buddy's got one, he claims it has a kinda harsh ride. But light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    If you're into porn actresses moonlighting as bicycle models
    Tell me more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    Tell me more.


    Carbon fiber stripper pole sold separately

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    LOL, buy these rims. WTF? Man podium girls police is going to have my arse for this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 9W9W View Post
    LOL, buy these rims. WTF? Man podium girls police is going to have my arse for this.

    Look's like a nice set of wheels, Ya think there real? HA Ha.

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    Is "Stradalli" Italian for "Straddle Me"?
    Insert something clever here:

    Insert list of every bike I own here:

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    Quote Originally Posted by country cyclist View Post
    Look's like a nice set of wheels, Ya think there real? HA Ha.
    If the models come with the wheelset, I'm in!! Definitely!!

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    As others mentioned, nothing special, nothing wrong with them either. They are Chinese carbon open mold with western representation. Based on the team riders for the company (the company is my neck of the woods) I don't see anyone breaking one. If you want a carbon frame and can't afford or don't want to pay the prices for the big names and aren't comfortable ordering direct from China they are a good alternative.
    As to the models, it is a European thing, think page 3 girls or Euro spots car calenders (think Pirelli).
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    Considering the mark up on their frames, I'm surprised they're still around. $1500-$2500 for a carbon frame is a bit much unless it has a documented pedigree. For that kind of money you can get Pinarello, NeilPryde, Colnago, Oreba, plus the Treks, Cannondales, and Specialized offerings. All for the same or less. Hell, check out Ribble's house frames, they just introduced a new carbon aero frame in addition to the 4-5 other carbon frames they sell. Again for less than Stradalli, and all from reputable sellers that will stand behind their products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junior1210 View Post
    Considering the mark up on their frames, I'm surprised they're still around. $1500-$2500 for a carbon frame is a bit much unless it has a documented pedigree. For that kind of money you can get Pinarello, NeilPryde, Colnago, Oreba, plus the Treks, Cannondales, and Specialized offerings. All for the same or less. Hell, check out Ribble's house frames, they just introduced a new carbon aero frame in addition to the 4-5 other carbon frames they sell. Again for less than Stradalli, and all from reputable sellers that will stand behind their products.
    Indeed!

    This is the perfect example of the old saying of, "Not paying for the steak, but the sizzle."

    Source a mediocre carbon frame from China, slap an Italian name on it that sounds more like a type of pasta, and you have instant street cred. Oh yeah, market it with STD carrying models to "class it up" and really draw in the sophisticated consumer to purchase one.

    Pure genuis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    slap an Italian name on it that sounds more like a type of pasta
    You forgot "...rip off a famous carmaker's badge font,...." :-)
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    if you take away the logos on the wheels, then the bikes aren't "loud" at all

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    Re: Stradalli bikes?

    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    if you take away the logos on the wheels, then the bikes aren't "loud" at all
    I think the Ferrari font and logo are not exactly subtle, but it is true that the wheels are the primary offenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junior1210 View Post
    Considering the mark up on their frames, I'm surprised they're still around. $1500-$2500 for a carbon frame is a bit much unless it has a documented pedigree. For that kind of money you can get Pinarello, NeilPryde, Colnago, Oreba, plus the Treks, Cannondales, and Specialized offerings. All for the same or less. Hell, check out Ribble's house frames, they just introduced a new carbon aero frame in addition to the 4-5 other carbon frames they sell. Again for less than Stradalli, and all from reputable sellers that will stand behind their products.
    While it is the internet, let's keep things factual. Road frames run $700 to 1400, TT frames $1300 to 2k. Price wise they don't seem to do a lot of mark-up on the groupsets with a complete bike. I don't own anything from the company, don't have any plans on buying from them, but do see the bikes on a regular basis.

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    IMO, the reason people find these bikes ugly is a combination of the logos (not too bad) with the cheap price, and the fact that they are open mold frames. If people saw this design from LOOK, they would be talking about how classic these frames look. "they took the classic Ferrari logo and make a fantastically classic bike".

    Take a look here for plenty of big name ugly bikes http://forums.roadbikereview.com/gen...es-313819.html

    BTW, I know nothing about these bikes. I'm just an outside observer of behavior.

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