“The effect of Renzo’s design on my riding has been amazing. I intentionally waited several months to write this testimonial because I did not want to over-react during the honeymoon period of completing such a beautiful build. Now I have close to 2,000 miles on my RF and there does not seem to be any end in sight to this honeymoon period!
At 17 pounds fully-built, my RF is incredibly light and strong for a frame this large. People are amazed when they pick up my bike because it looks so tall, beefy and strong at first glance. The effect of Renzo’s design on the RF’s ride quality is nothing short of amazing. My friends all comment on how much quieter and faster I am going up hills. I stay seated much more than I used to and my riding friends tell me that I audibly scrub less speed under power and throw my bike side-to-side much less than I once did. I attribute this both to perfect bike fit, as well as the incredible transfer of power I feel when seated and hammering on the RF.
The RF has an almost silky or buttery feel on rough roads. I hesitated to write that last sentence because it sounds like Marketing-speak, but I do not know how else to describe the road sensation of this bike. I spend most of my riding time on the RF in the hilly, country back roads of the Ohio River Valley that can be fairly rough… especially during the Winter months. Rough roads seem to disappear under the RF, with no loss of power transfer… it is almost like having suspension! Most of my rides on the RF have ranged from 4-7 hours and I rarely feel beat up at the end of long rides like I often used to feel on my other bikes. My riding friends all comment on my improved riding performance, but they comment more on the incredible look of RF. The design and paint are unique and always seem to draw rave reviews… especially on sunny days! Thank you Formigli Team for helping me realize my dream road bike. The journey continues!” -T.G.