Just what I needed
Pros: Comfortable, Lightweight, Handles Well, Good Geometry, Absorbs Shock Well, Great Components
Cons: Needs Better Seat
Best Uses: Casual Riding, Climbing, Racing, Serious Training
Describe Yourself: Weekend Warrior
I haven’t formally been on a road bike in about 15 years. A colleague suggested I join him for the Montauk Century several months back. Not wanting a comeuppance come race day, I comprehensively poured over online owner reviews, and extensively interviewed a few bike shop owners in NY. In the end, it came down to ride comfort and components and for my money the 2.3 excels in both areas. There are few other bikes you can find at this price point with some elements of carbon + quality components (105s + Ultegra derailleur).
So far, so good…in the end, we finished the 68.3 (metric version +) miles of the Montauk in just under 3.5 hrs, and now I’m hooked on cycling.