Op Bike Rumor verscheen onlangs een uitgebreide review van de nieuwe Fondriest TF3 1.2. Dit zijn enkele highlights qua rij-eigenschappen daaruit.
“On the road the bike feels connected. Like it belongs. It was easy to get used to how it rode. The Di2 shifting was crisp and predictable. The mechanical ergonomics just made sense, nothing tricky or overly complex; shift, brake, pedal, turn – all straight forward. The TF3 1.2 has proved to be a great all around bike with a pleasing mix of comfort and stiffness. It’s a race bike with some Gran Fondo forgiveness. It absorbs bumps well enough to be comfortable over choppy terrain and for several hours in the saddle.
The bike was not twitchy and held a line extremely well. On straight, flat road, very little effort had to be exerted to maintain trajectory. Power transmitted efficiently from pedal stroke to ground. Maintaining group ride speeds seemed to come easily. Where I felt it lacked a little was in the initial lightning pop with the first couple of hard hammers out of the saddle. It would get up to speed, but lacked the snap of some lighter bikes (or lighter wheels). The frame is stiff enough, so shedding a little weight would likely help the bike really scream when the gun fired.
The well rounded performance showed up in the mountains, too. The bike climbs well in and out of the saddle. I like the way it ascended and was generally impressed given its weight and aero attributes. On the way down, the TF3 1.2 rips. I had no reservations pushing it to the edge of my riding ability. It was me, not the bike, deciding not to go faster. And while I may have wanted a lighter set of wheels going up, the Ursus’ sturdy handling and confident braking were much appreciated.”
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