The Poggio Disc has piled its way in to a competitive price category – so just what do you get for your hard-earned? First up is a quality T800 high-modulus carbon frame and fork from the respected Japanese company Toray, and Shimano’s new Tiagra, which adds a great deal of class to a budget component option.
Most modern bikes aim to offer the tricky trinity of power transfer, speed and comfort, so some features have become more common. The Poggio has a curved and half-flattened top tube, and flattened, slim seatstays that are bridgeless and run independently between seat tube and dropouts, all to smooth the ride.
Chunky chainstays for power transfer, slim bridgeless seatstays for comfort
The BB86.5 bottom bracket shell sprouts very deep chainstays that reduce in height from 50mm at the front to 25mm by the dropouts. This aggressive lower section manages your pedalling inputs and helps convert watts to motion.
Endurance geometry usually includes a taller head tube, but the Poggio’s is a racy 16cm on our 56cm frame. If you like it low, this could be a good thing, but do check the fit first.
Skinny rolling stock
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