Pinarello RazhaShimano 105 Complete Road Bike - Road Bike Shop
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Pinarello Razha/Shimano 105 Complete Road Bike
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No one's going to argue that sports-car-like handling, the most advanced and exotic featherweight materials, as well as the utmost rigidity are ever undesirable traits in a race bike. But the reality is that not everybody is searching for a bicycle built solely to win the longest and hardest races in the world. Not only that, but the price tags that accompany these race machines come with quite the tug on the pocketbook. Pinarello knows this, as the Italian brand has built the bicycle that's propelled riders to victory in these prestigious races more than any other company in past couple of years. And so, while unwilling to compromise on quality, yet still knowing that cyclists want the same feeling and technology that goes into every top-end race frame, Pinarello's engineers developed the new Razha Shimano 105 Complete Road Bike for 2014. Carrying over many of the same features found within its flagship road bikes, Pinarello's Razha/Shimano 105 Complete Bike was designed more for racers and cyclists who aren't necessarily pedaling a bicycle for a paycheck, yet who still demand the best technology available. To start, the Razha wears much of the asymmetrical shaping of its Dogma big brother. The tube shapes found on the Razha are strikingly similar, seeing as the research and development that went into creating the first and second edition Dogmas produced outstanding real-world race results. With this much attention to the asymmetrical design aspects of the Razha, you could easily overlook it from a distance. Only when you're close enough to touch it will you really be able to discern the subtle differences. The left and right sides of the bike bear different tube shapes, as well as general section sizes. You're able to see these differences in the top tube, the fork legs, and in both the seatstays and chainstays. During the two years in which the original Dogma sat atop the Pinarello family of frames, Pinarello studied and restudied the forces in action as a...