The bike is decked out with a compact 3×10 (50-39-30, 12-30), strong wheels, 700×32, double-butted cromoly frame, and Wellgo spd pedals. Eyelets galore. An entry-level race-worthy cross bike, this steed can be set up for touring, commuting, or randonneuring. Volpe offers a plush ride: there’s no chatter like I get from my carbon road bike. But it’s responsive, not sluggish. A total joy.
Smart Cycles. Planned originally to buy a lower-end bike, but boy did they steer me right. I wanted a bike with dropped bars, wider tires and compliant ride for the cruddy roads and ability to take it onto trails.Purchased this bike for winter riding here in CT at bike shop’s recommendation—