Marin Stelvio 2013 is a road bike which is here to thrill you with its lightening fast speed. The bike is aimed at professionals who are looking for a race-ready bike. It has also much to offer to hardcore riders who are looking for a bike which can be used for week-end rides or long trips. This bike comes with a Carbon fibre frame which makes it light as well as strong while Tiagra shifters allow smooth, efficient and seamless gear shifts. The bike comes with a 2×10 speed gear range which offers you a wide number of gears to choose from and makes it ready to scale any kind of terrain with ease. The stylish looks of the bike along with its price tag increase the appeal of this bike and if you have been searching for a bike which offers you speed, performance and reliability under a moderate budget, your search ends with this one!
The Marin Stelvio 2013 comes with T3 Carbon (Unidirectional) Frame with Internal Cable Routing; Power Taper Seat Tube; 1 1/8’’-1 1/5’’ Tapered Head Tube; PF30 Bottom Bracket; CXR Full Carbon Fork with Tapered Carbon Steerer; Tiagra Shifters (2×10); Tiagra 10 speed Front Derailleur; Tiagra 10 speed Rear Derailleur; Tektro Brakes (Front and Rear); Shimano Brake Levers with Integrated Shifters; Shimano Tiagra Compact Crankset (50/34t); Shimano 10s Chain; Shimano Cassette (10 speed, 11-24T); Marin or Alex Front and Rear Hubs (no choice) and Alex AT480 Rims.
The Marin Stelvio 2013 is a traditional road bike which comes with a carbon fibre frame and a full carbon fork. A traditional bike means the bike has been made for sheer speed- even at the cost of a comfortable ride experience and in terms of speed, this bike does not disappoint you. The carbon fibre frame configuration makes it extremely light and nimble and as a result, the bike has the capability of going really fast.
This bike comes with Tiagra shifters which have a track record of excellence and they live up to their reputation. Gearing is pretty smooth and efficient. The Tektro brakes offer precision braking with stability and control. You might want to get the wheels replaced and the saddle changed before you start riding it as they are not as good as you would have liked them to be.
Overall, the bike gives you the bangs for your bucks. The bike has the ability of clocking some fairly high speeds and the ride position is also comfortable enough. Gearing as well as braking is quite good and it corners like a charm. The bike has been aimed at professionals and hardcore riders but if you are somebody who is trying to take biking seriously, this one can be a good option. The price tag associated with it is quite reasonable and if you are looking for a fast bike which can make the difference in a race, this bike can be a good choice.