The big question is: have you ridden it yet?
I hadn't, but I threw on the Ritchey Ti SPDs, put on some Adidas Superstars and went for a ride around a local park this evening to give it a shake down, and well, I am gutted..........
....... as it started to rain and it got a few rain spots on it
Other than the rain, it was a cracking ride, so light. A few things needed to be adjusted:
- Seat post was way too low
- Not enough air in the forks for me
- Not enough air in the tyres
Aside from that, it worked flawlessly. Shifting was bang on (which I wasn't expecting as I didn't have this on the stand to set up), the ride was so quiet, even when freeheeling it was like being a ghost cycling up behind joggers and scaring the (jogging) pants off them (just kidding, I was nice and polite).
I expect I'll need to adjust the seat forward a touch, and maybe consider a longer stem, or one with a bit of rise, but that may not turn out to be the case, I'll need a longer ride to work out how comfy it is. It may just be my new favourite bike, and the one I'll use on the London to Brighton off-road ride later in the year.
Pics/evidence of it's (light) use:
Here is a shot of the Klein I bought from GT-Steve last year. I have to say, that when I took that for a similar ride (and took a pic at the same tree), by the time I took the pic, I had almost numb feet, but on the DBR I didn't. I thought at the time that the Klein was a bone shaker, but after riding the DBR, it certainly is in comparison.