Bike of the Day #2 – 2010 Carrera Estremo Light
The Details: 2010 Carrera Estremo Light - 15.1 lbs complete
Frame: Carrera Estremo Light - 1200 grams w/ HS
Fork: Mizuno - 386 grams uncut
Groupset - Dura Ace 7900 (with DA cork pads)
Bars - Pro Vibe Carbon - 212 grams
Stem - Pro PLT Carbon - 132 grams
Post - Pro Vibe Carbon - 203 grams
Wheels - Shimano DA 7801 T50
Saddle - Fizik Arione K1
Cages - No-name from ebay - 23 grams
Tape - Fizik
Computer - VDO
Front-end Stiffness: 8/10
BB Stiffness: 7/10
Total = 38/50
The Good: Great comfort, stable handling, decent stiffness, hand-made, and quite a subtle look for an Italian bike.
The Bad: Not all that light, no edgy technology (though the 2012 model features a tapered headtube and ISP), and not all that common.
The Skinny: A lovely grand-fondo style bike from Carrera, for high-speed cruising and longer rides, though hard-core crit racers may want something more aggressive.
We have a number of 2011 and 2012 Carrera bikes in stock, including the new hand-built Estremo Light
, monocoque Veleno
, lugged-steel Lima
, entry-level Blade
, leg-crushing new Erakle TS
, and of course the tantalizing Phibra
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to arrange a test ride.
Oh, and yes, we will feature a Campy bike tomorrow ;)