Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

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

Postby usernameforme » Mon May 21, 2012 5:27 pm

bikes.com.au have a Di2 Ultegra bike for $2499... wheels are a bit of a downgrade though

http://www.bikes.com.au/p/6309642/2012- ... -bike.html
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Xplora » Mon May 21, 2012 11:03 pm

But the frame looks nice! I'd rather have a better frame anyway.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby jasonc » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:40 pm

Rode home with a gent who had the Azzuri tonight. He was very happy with it.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Xplora » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:46 pm

Ross wrote:I notice Cell bikes are doing a cheap (slightly dearer than CE) Di2 bike now as well - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Cell-Triump ... a-Di2-2012

Price came down a bit, 2699 now from the 2999.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:10 pm

Xplora wrote:
Ross wrote:I notice Cell bikes are doing a cheap (slightly dearer than CE) Di2 bike now as well - http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Cell-Triump ... a-Di2-2012

Price came down a bit, 2699 now from the 2999.


will come down further shortly with the release of the new di-2 you'd think
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:28 pm

jasonc wrote:will come down further shortly with the release of the new di-2 you'd think

Doubt it as the change is to Dura Ace Di2, not Ultegra Di2
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby jasonc » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:30 pm

Sven Nijs wrote:
jasonc wrote:will come down further shortly with the release of the new di-2 you'd think

Doubt it as the change is to Dura Ace Di2, not Ultegra Di2

of course, my mistake
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Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express

Postby ozzymac » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:27 pm

Might as well just get one of the giants with di2, you can find them for less than $3,000 now.

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

Postby usernameforme » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:31 pm

bit more expensive with lower spec, but it was a known brand name on the downtube :roll:

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Jamis-Xenit ... gory=12632
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Sven Nijs » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:51 pm

ozzymac wrote:Might as well just get one of the giants with di2, you can find them for less than $3,000 now.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Xplora » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:51 pm

usernameforme wrote:bit more expensive with lower spec, but it was a known brand name on the downtube :roll:

http://www.cellbikes.com.au/Jamis-Xenit ... gory=12632

You shouldn't look at a German car ever again then.... 8)
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Ross » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:23 am

I notice that the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Express has just become even better value as they have dropped the price to $2399
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby opensauce » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Hi everyone, i was wondering how your Azzurri bakes are holding up? and i wanted to announce that i have bit the bullet and ordered myself one, hopefully for an august delivery, they sent an e-mail giving 10% off store wide so i couldn't resist at that kind of discount.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Toyopet » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:30 pm

It's holding up very well. Mine was delivered last October and has done over 4000km. The only real problems were a creaky seatpost (fixed with carbon prep paste) and now the bottom bracket has just started an occasional "tick" at 3 o'clock on the right pedal downstroke (to be fixed when I'm bothered enough).

Two weeks ago I ran over something at high speed in the dark on my morning commute - looking at another cyclist up ahead instead of looking at what my lights were revealing on the road. I was thrown forward and lost my grip on the bars, almost coming off the bike! :shock: Got pinch flats on both wheels even though they were at 100psi. I thought there might be damage to the fork or the nice Reynolds wheels, but all is ok. :D

Bicycle Network Victoria's "Ride On" magazine did a review on the bike in their latest issue (Aug-Sep 2012). They found the frame to be too stiff for their liking. Great for high speed downhill stability, but not so great for comfort or feedback. I disagree and am very happy with the frame.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Xplora » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:39 am

I'm coming to the conclusion that stiffness is rather subjective, unless you are saying "this is more stiff than X, and less stiff than Y, and around the same as Z". I spoke to CE's Azzurri bloke and he found the Forza Pro to be quite nice, and the Mezzo *paraphrase - didn't ruin him*. :lol: Apples need to be compared to apples.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby usernameforme » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:37 pm

I've seen (or think I have, hard to know but they look very similar) this frame in Hong-fu form... From the rider reports, they seem to be good bikes. There are plenty of other Di2 options for under 3k now with the 2013 stock coming in... all look very similar
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby MichaelB » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:13 pm

The review of the Forza Pro Di2 is now up

Azzuri Forza Pro Di2


Read away and comment :D
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:21 pm

No press fit bottom bracket- that's a bit strange.
The bike isn't my cup of tea, looks very bland and like a generic run of the mill job, but good intro do electronic shifting I guess.
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby clackers » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:01 pm

MarkG wrote:No press fit bottom bracket- that's a bit strange.
The bike isn't my cup of tea, looks very bland and like a generic run of the mill job, but good intro do electronic shifting I guess.


If you're a Fuji man with deeper pockets, this might be more your go, Mark ...

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

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:52 pm

ummm...

I've got an SST 1.0 already man, but thanks for asking :)
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby clackers » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:10 pm

MarkG wrote:ummm...

I've got an SST 1.0 already man, but thanks for asking :)


Yep, but that's a 2.0 with Di2 ...
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:13 pm

1.0 with DA Di2 is ultimate!
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby clackers » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:06 pm

MarkG wrote:1.0 with DA Di2 is ultimate!


Good on you for not having buyer's remorse, Mark! :grin:
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby MarkG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:24 pm

Never!
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Re: Reviews of the Azzurri Di2 Forza Pro from Cycling Expres

Postby Cycledelica » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:26 pm

If I had deeper pockets I might have gone for a more exotic brand like kuota or something but alas I don't and I am yet to see a really negative review on the Di2 forza so I bit the bullet and pre-ordered one last week. Missed the $50 price drop so got it for $2449.

Gonna be a step up though from my 9.5kg Kona Zing with 105!! My front derailleur on the Kona is really crap and keeps dropping the chain no matter how finely I adjust it, so I'm gonna be so happy to have a front shifter that works beautifully.
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