The Giulia from new-to-the-UK Dutch brand Sensa, and were impressed with its bang-up-to-date, feature laden frame and the confident way it rode. For 2013, the range-topping bike has been eclipsed by the Supremo version, though
Frame and Equipment:
The Sensa Giulia big gun frame options a recent, optimised lay-up and new forms of carbon for a weight-saving of 200g over the quality Giulia. That brings it right down to a extremely respectable 900g.
It still options a tapered head tube and full dual-fit internal cable routing for mechanical and Di2 gears, together with a left chainstay mount for batteries. That’s to not mention a press-fit eighty six compatible BB shot shell and full carbon dropouts.
The new frame’s lighter weight adds a good lick of nothing on the climbs, and for a motorcycle at this worth the complementing Shimano Ultegra kit is mightily spectacular. Mavic’s Aksium Race wheel package is additionally among the simplest you’ll realize at this worth.
Finishing the bike could be a full choice of atomic number 13 elements from Deda. It offers sensible price and a direct approach, the solid branded kit serving the bike well.
Ride and Handling:
The Supremo’s ride is additionally no nonsense – the bike isn’t unsettled by broken surfaces, trailing overflow the ruts.
We solely found a requirement to remain centered on the task in hand once dashing down our favorite straight-line descent – the straight-bladed fork gained a good little bit of chatter hit 35mph+ over the undulating surface. we tend to ne’er had to back down, mind, simply check that we tend to were anticipating the road ahead.
The Schwalbe Lugano tyres tried themselves on the testing course’s damp and greasy road surfaces. Traction was invariably dependable and that they were resilient to cuts and punctures, however didn’t provide a similar speed sparkle as a group of Schwalbes Ultremos.
The bike’s pure mathematics is additional racy than relaxed however the mid-race position offered over enough comfort for extended spells within the saddle. The ride is assured, with neutral handling and also the imposingly low weight adding ascent art and pick-up beneath power.
While the Giulia lacks the rank sparkle of a real winner, it’s a motorcycle we’d be over happy to ride day in, day out. we tend to simply wouldn’t reach for it initial out of a full stable of bikes.
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