Bycicling Magazine. April 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018 10:22:05 AM EST5EDT
AN UNDENIABLE VALUE
MIAMI-BASED ONLINE direct-to-consumer brand Stradalli has earned a reputation for well-designed bikes (both on- and off- road) with excellent components, at prices lower than the competition. They've been selling bikes online for 11 years, though the company's roots go back about 25 years in the motorcycle accessory business.
The San Remo is a case in point. It's outfitted with Shimaho's latest Dura-Ace 9100 groupset, Stradalli carbon clincher rims laced to DT Swiss 240 hubs, and an FSA PowerBox crank (the same one featured on page 91). You get all this for two to three grand less than similar offerings from major brands.
The San Remo is a straight-ahead race rocket. The slightly aero carbon frame (a design unique to Stradalli, not an open mold) belies the bike's aggressive handling and nimble steering. I was able to rip it through linked turns and tight corners, and the bike was easy to direct and comfortable over less-than-ideal surfaces. The ride delivers a good compromise between light weight and stiffness. It can accommodate up to 28mm rubber, placing the San Remo on par with current road-race bikes and adding a bit more versatility and ability to tune its feel.
Light, strong, fast, affordable, and delivered right to your door: Order on stradalli.com (reps
are available by phone to assist), and the bike ships within a couple of days. When it arrives, just straighten the handlebar, torque the stem to the right setting, and install the
front wheel. Presto: New Bike Day.—Mike Yozell