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The ride feel is smooth and stable, belying the chunky appearance of the tubeset and the deep-section alloy rims. We were expecting much harsher.
The wheels aren't light, highlighted by an apparent tugging at your speed on long drags and steep climbs, and contribute to pitching the overall weight over the 20lb mark - not a deal-breaker.
Tiagra spec is on-the-money and perfectly adequate, although it's not obvious what necessitated own-brand brakes and finishing kit, when compared to the Boardman or the Ghost.
6061 double-butted alloy
Shimano Tiagra/own brand brakes
Continental Ultra Sport
Alex 28 Aero, Scott hubs
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