Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

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kleinstroker
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Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

Postby kleinstroker » Sat Nov 10, 2012 21:31 pm

Only just finished my Moda Stretto in October but already looking longingly at other frames for next build. Not in any hurry about this but looking towards getting either a De Rosa R838 or Kuota Kom Evo. Wondered if anyone had good bad things to say about either? Not sure how they would stack up against each other, and will only be buying a frame when I do, as I really like the build process.
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Re: Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

Postby Neale1978 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 14:00 pm

Ive had a de rosa 838 for quite a while now and its a great frame and forks. Its been said that its the same as the ribble stealth although i was told by the shop i went through that they look the same from the outside but the de rosa's carbon is different and its lighter and stiffer than the cheaper versions. The frames moulds are not in house but de rosa control how the carbon is used. Its not as light as a dogma or something like that but its still very light and perhaps that bit more durable than the featherweights out there

It rides really well though.. Front end is really solid as is the bb area, plenty stiff

The only negative thing i have to say about it is that i think they went slightly overboard graphics wise and so ive used some matt black vinyl to tone down the look of mine

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Re: Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

Postby smidsy » Sun Nov 11, 2012 16:47 pm

Several Kuota riders in our club and they rate them.
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Re: Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

Postby kleinstroker » Sun Nov 11, 2012 18:21 pm

Cheers guys! I guess the Kom is the better frame going by its price tag, though I love the look of the De Rosa's.
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Re: Never happy! looking at new frames, Kuota or De Rosa

Postby kleinstroker » Mon Nov 12, 2012 22:25 pm

Probably a stupid decision that I may regret, but saw a Kom frame on the fleabay at a very good price and now it is mine!!
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