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Subject: Tommaso Coltello Tri Bike
Has any one heard of these?? Does anyone here have one of these?? Would love to hear your thoughts on this folks.. here is the link  
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2011-02-23 3:09 PM
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I just bought the immola bike with carbon fork by them.  I have yet to get it in the mail yet.  But I did a ton of research and concluded that it cannot be beat for the price.  I am a beginner to biking so something tells me I will be impressed with just about anything. haha.
2011-02-24 7:52 AM
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Well let me know the Imola treats you.. And thanks for the response i guess there are not to many people out there who have heard of these things by the looks of this thread. I will just keep investigating .Surprised

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2011-02-24 8:02 AM
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The Giantnerd guy are great have been very responsive to every question that I had.  Made sure I had everything I needed to get started.  Got my bike a Velocita last Wednesday.  I thought there was an issue with the front derailer and started monkeying with it and called them up and talked me thru the process of getting it back right.  I agree cant beat the price, I figured if the frame sucks I have components worth more then I paid for the whole bike.  Also with the nerd buck i got back i got a cateye cadence computer thing and a water bottle so made it a little sweeter.  Anyways I have ridden the bike 4 times now.  I cant be happier.  I am still dialing in the "perfect fit" for me.     
2011-02-24 8:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Tommaso Coltello Tri Bike
Don't know much about the specific bike, but I can tell you that Tommaso was an Italian bike (built at least) back in the mid 80s.  I think they made the frames over there and imported them for build up in the states.  But I believe that the current crop of Tommasos are like many other brands (Motobecane comes to mind) in that the name was bought but it is a totally different company.  Not saying that it a bad thing, but be aware that you are not getting the hand built Italian frame that the name may imply.
2011-02-24 8:31 AM
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Subject: RE: Tommaso Coltello Tri Bike
The Coltello looks to me like a road bike with an aero fork and aero bars on it.  For 2k I think you could find something a bit more aero and better spec'd.

I've seen a couple of their higher end tri bikes at races and they look nice, but no idea of their aeroness.





2011-02-25 3:38 PM
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dalessit - 2011-02-24 9:31 AM The Coltello looks to me like a road bike with an aero fork and aero bars on it.  For 2k I think you could find something a bit more aero and better spec'd.

I've seen a couple of their higher end tri bikes at races and they look nice, but no idea of their aeroness.

Very interesting i have never seen any until i hit there website?

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2011-02-25 4:54 PM
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I'm a little wary of any brand that does not spell the word "triathlon" correctly on their website... Foot in mouth
2011-02-25 5:00 PM
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In all seriousness, this brand is either a continuation or is captializing on a previous brand called "Tommaso" formerly distributed in the United States by a company called Ten Speed Drive Imports from Florida. Their primary U.S. Rep was a fellow named Dave Burke if I remember correctly.

These bikes do not look to me like the original Tommasos on appearance, so I would investigate if there is a relationship between these and the previous Tommaso if you care about such things.

I notice a number of errors on their website, most notably the misspelling of "triathlon" (their bikes are called "triathalon"). That's a flag to me that the people on the inisde don't know their market. It could be an understandable error- but I suggest not.

Also, I'd suggest careful comparison on pricing as compared to popularly distributed brands like Felt, Cervelo, Trek, etc. I'm seeing some odd behavior with the pricing on these bikes.

2011-02-27 10:24 PM
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Highly recommend Giantnerd. Best service i have ever received from an online retailer. Purchased a $2,000 Carbon Tommaso after a ton and i mean ton of research. I must have went to 5 bike shops. At first i was attracted to the price but it actually came down to better service than any other shop online or off i spoke to.  They have a 365 return policy loyalty program and powered by love service. DO not hesitate to buy from them. I love my Tommaso more than ever. Hit up Tommaso facebook i did a lot of research and found they have a killer and loyal following: 

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2011-02-27 10:32 PM
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TRIGUY99 - 2011-02-27 10:24 PM Highly recommend Giantnerd. Best service i have ever received from an online retailer. Purchased a $2,000 Carbon Tommaso after a ton and i mean ton of research. I must have went to 5 bike shops. At first i was attracted to the price but it actually came down to better service than any other shop online or off i spoke to.  They have a 365 return policy loyalty program and powered by love service. DO not hesitate to buy from them. I love my Tommaso more than ever. Hit up Tommaso facebook i did a lot of research and found they have a killer and loyal following: http://www.facebook.com/Tommasobikes or Giantnerds: http://www.facebook.com/Giantnerd and more about Giantnerd: http://www.giantnerd.com/about-store/




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Tom Demerly. - 2011-02-25 4:54 PM I'm a little wary of any brand that does not spell the word "triathlon" correctly on their website... Foot in mouth


And who spams message boards. 
2011-02-28 8:17 AM
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TRIGUY99 - 2011-02-27 11:24 PM Highly recommend Giantnerd. Best service i have ever received from an online retailer. Purchased a $2,000 Carbon Tommaso after a ton and i mean ton of research. I must have went to 5 bike shops. At first i was attracted to the price but it actually came down to better service than any other shop online or off i spoke to.  They have a 365 return policy loyalty program and powered by love service. DO not hesitate to buy from them. I love my Tommaso more than ever. Hit up Tommaso facebook i did a lot of research and found they have a killer and loyal following: 

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The post above is spam and a lie.  Doing business with a store that relies on such tactics is risky at best. Caveat Emptor. 
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