Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Postby Dr_Mutley » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:25 am

santacruzscott wrote:That would be $1700+freight+duty+GST tho. :?


bought as individual parts in 2 orders, so no gst or duty....

U forgot to take off the 20% VAT that those prices include

I think texascycles in the US had it for $1630usd as well at the time... But deal breaker was I couldn't break it up into 2 orders...

Theres a good thread here about it.....
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/showth ... p?t=270254
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:49 pm

My Forza just got dispatched. I'm in WA so I guess it'll be a long ride across on a truck.

Anyone done the bike shop pickup thing? How does it work? Do they notify you from the shop?
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby paulz » Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:17 pm

rebem wrote:My Forza just got dispatched. I'm in WA so I guess it'll be a long ride across on a truck.

Anyone done the bike shop pickup thing? How does it work? Do they notify you from the shop?


From memory I received a dispatch notice on a Monday arvo and the bike arrived on the Friday arvo. That gives you some idea how long it will take for your bike to arrive. Happy riding!
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Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Postby ozzymac » Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:46 pm

Anyone receive a definite delivery date for February bikes?
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:29 pm

ozzymac wrote:Anyone receive a definite delivery date for February bikes?


I'm seeing Tuesday delivery on the consignment note - in WA that is.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:51 pm

Consignment note? Does that appear once the bike has been dispatched?
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Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Postby ozzymac » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:00 pm

I sent them an email on Thursday asking if they had a confirmed delivery date?

Still waiting for a reply !

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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:21 pm

mezla wrote:Consignment note? Does that appear once the bike has been dispatched?


Yep, view your order and under Order Notes (bottom right) there is a view button to see a tracking number. I worked out that it's Toll they use so I fed that number into Toll's site.

Mine's being shipped to a local bike shop so maybe it gets shipped slightly quicker - i.e. no setup checks at CE?
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby paulz » Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:46 pm

rebem wrote:
mezla wrote:Consignment note? Does that appear once the bike has been dispatched?


Yep, view your order and under Order Notes (bottom right) there is a view button to see a tracking number. I worked out that it's Toll they use so I fed that number into Toll's site.

Mine's being shipped to a local bike shop so maybe it gets shipped slightly quicker - i.e. no setup checks at CE?


Do you know which LBS? Just curious.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:48 pm

paulz wrote:Do you know which LBS? Just curious.


Hi-Way Cycles in Vic Park are the ones I asked for it to be sent to. Phoned them on Friday and they said they had received some but not mine. I don't really need the build checks done (going to strip it) so I might be able to save them some time!
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:46 pm

...aaaaand mine just arrived at Hi-Way Cycles and they've built it already. Time to go pick it up and strip it for parts. :D
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Postby ozzymac » Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:49 pm

rebem wrote:...aaaaand mine just arrived at Hi-Way Cycles and they've built it already. Time to go pick it up and strip it for parts. :D


Lucky you.....

I can't even get a reply to my emails asking for a delivery date!

Must be to hard a question for them.

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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Yeah, they must be too busy doing awesome deals on cycling gear, and providing amazing after-sale service.

PS: It's "too".

PPS: ozzymac, I've had same day replies to both of my emails asking the same thing. Have you checked your spam folder? Maybe a technical issue?
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Postby ozzymac » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:15 pm

mezla wrote:Yeah, they must be too busy doing awesome deals on cycling gear, and providing amazing after-sale service.

PS: It's "too".

PPS: ozzymac, I've had same day replies to both of my emails asking the same thing. Have you checked your spam folder? Maybe a technical issue?


Yes, I have checked other folders.

I didn't have any trouble getting replies when there was money involved.....

But it seems to be a different story after they have your cash.

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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:05 pm

From what I've read on these forums, most people are experiencing excellent after-sales service. I think you've just been unlucky.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:15 pm

Mine was dispatched today! :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby rebem » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:39 pm

mezla wrote:Mine was dispatched today! :mrgreen: :D :mrgreen: :D


Enjoy Mezla - you'll love it, it's a nice bike.

For those interested, I stripped the Di2 groupset from the Azzurri and fired them up on my other frame quite successfully. One difference worth noting - clamp on front derailleur verses braze on means a slightly different mount and setup. I need a frame protector and curved washer which wasn't supplied (obviously) and are a bit hard to source. The tuning procedure is fantastic - even did it while I was riding this morning when the setup wasn't quite right. Watch the road though, I nearly went up a curb!
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby ozdavo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:30 pm

ozzymac wrote:I can't even get a reply to my emails asking for a delivery date!

Must be to hard a question for them.

Cheers


They do have a phone number... :wink:
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Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Postby ozzymac » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:18 pm

ozdavo wrote:
ozzymac wrote:I can't even get a reply to my emails asking for a delivery date!

Must be to hard a question for them.

Cheers


They do have a phone number... :wink:


Yes they do have a phone number.....

But it says on there website the most efficient way to contact them is via email!

Just doing as they suggested :-)

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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby spesh » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:56 pm

Quick question for those that have ordered / are now riding theirs?

Am going to order mine for the April delivery, but did anyone go for any of the extra? Is it worth it / needed?

Especiall the following

Shimano Ultegra 6750 Compact Crankset 50-34 172.5mm

Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 Spd Cassette

Shimano Ultegra 6750 Compact Crankset 50-34 175mm

Are they necessary or is the standard setup of crankset / cassette enough?

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Postby ozdavo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:31 pm

@spesh I'd say no not necessary. You can get an ultegra cassette for circa $60 and compact for circa $200 at Ribble.
If you find you prefer to change, a lightly used Ultegra cassette will easily sell for $40 and you can get $150+ for the chainset if you need to change.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:12 am

Usually I rail against Australians using US language... but in this case I prefer it. Crankset makes more sense than chainset.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby jasonc » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:16 am

mezla wrote:Usually I rail against Australians using US language... but in this case I prefer it. Crankset makes more sense than chainset.

+1
chainset could be anything.
crankset is a set of cranks.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Arlberg » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:41 am

Can anyone who bought one of these in a size XL give us an accurate weight measurement for this bike? If you have pedals on it when you weigh it please tell us what the pedals are so we can deduct the pedal weight from the total.

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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby mezla » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:10 am

Ok, got mine yesterday.

Pros:
Looks awesome!
Very easy to put together
Stiff! (whoever said Azzurri frames are "flexy as a wet noodle" is a twit)
Di2 = WOW. No loss in power during shifts even under significant load. 100% trustworthy shifting. FAST shifts rear and front.
Looks awesome! :D

Cons:
I suspect the seat is just painted hardwood
They sent me Vittoria Zaffiro tyres instead of Vittoria Rubini Pros, which I am quite cranky about. Between the two tyres, they add 0.25kg to the weight of the bike, not to mention the vastly reduced ride quality. I have requested that this be rectified. Different tyres to those advertised I have no problem with, as long as they are similar in function. Zaffiros are commuting tyres. Rubinos are not. Very different tyres... I really don't know what they were thinking.

I would probably have more Pros, but the tyres, the seat and never having owned a bike with drop bars made my first ride a little less than comfy. I expect significant improvements over the coming weeks. :D
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