Windsor Bristol

  • Price Paid:$500.00
  • User rating:
    (4.1)
  • Would buy again from this company: Yes
  • Used product for: 2 years 7 months
  • # of logged workouts:

"Overall, an excellent starter bike. I have yet to replace it as my general road bike, and am merely upgrading and adding components [within reason] for now. "gramby

(4)

Ease of use

Not bad, but aside from the Ultegra rear derailleur, it's 100% Sora. I upgraded the front derailleur to a 105, which made for a big difference in chain dropping and shifting accuracy.

(4)

Quality of Construction

Aluminum frame with butt joints. The welds are a bit on the sloppy side, but I haven't had any issues with it so far.

(4)

Comfort

It's got a relatively decent seat on it, but my Brooks B19 is actually more comfortable.

(5)

Adjustability

Honestly, I sort of wish it had a quill stem rather than the threadless stem, but it's not like I'd find many other road bikes built that way.

(5)

Durability

It's taken quite a beating so far without any complaints.

(5)

Value

Great starter bike. I'm quite sure I could have found something cheaper, but I have no complaints.

(3)

Appearance

Honestly - I just have a hard time getting past the aforementioned sloppy welds!

(3)

Performance

My chief complaint in regard to performance are its cornering stability [it doesn't have the tightest frame geometry in the world]. It also seems to prefer a tire a bit on the wide side [as it came stock]. Anything narrower than 23 really makes it squirrely.

Strengths

Low cost. Carbon fiber front fork [for shock absorption]. Value.

Weakness

Looks. I would have probably preferred Shimano 105 as the lowest end component. Frame stability at high speed.

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  • 11 workouts logged
  • 48.81 miles / 6.65 hours logged