Anne has taken the plunge into cycling purchasing a 2008 Amiata Genoa carbon framed road bike from The Bicycle Entrepreneur, Osborne Park. This post reflects our or rather Anne’s purchase experience and maintenance history of her Amiata. The Genoa will be used as a recreational ride.
Anne purchased the bike from TBE Osborne Park and really went with TBE based on my experience with them in purchasing my Look 555 and the excellent service and advice given by Liz.Â Liz really put in a lot effort with Anne, patiently going over the options, not being too pushy and really trying to help.Â It paid off with Anne spending $800 more on a bike than she intended.
TBE also put some effort into setting the bike up, including moving the shifters to a better position for Anne, swapping seats out and installing some platform pedals for her that I had.Â Anne is using the platforms for a bit until she gets a handle on the bike.
The Genoa was purchased with the following specifications (It should be noted that there is no Amiata website or specifications list so this is as best as I can work out.Â The SRAM Rival components come with three year warranty too.
Frame:Â Carbon Fibre with lifetime warranty.
Forks: Carbon Fibre … no further details
Front DÃ©railleur: SRAM Rival
Rear DÃ©railleur: SRAM Rival
Gear Levers: SRAM Rival Double Tap aluminium levers
Shifters: SRAM Rival Double Tap aluminium levers
Brakes: SRAM Rival brake set
Cranks: SRAM Rival OCT Crankset
Chain: SRAM Rival PC-1070 PowerChain
Hubs: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe – 9 x 100 / 9 x 130
Rims: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe
Spokes: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe – 18 / 20
Tyres: Vittoria Zaffiro 700C x 23
Cassette Sprocket: SRAM Rival OG-1070 OpenGlide
Retail:Â Purchased for $1895.25