STRADALLI

SAN REMO

 

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

 Bycicling Magazine Cover. April 2018 

Bycicling Magazine Stradalli San Remo. April 2018