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Have been riding MTB for a long time (as well as commuter) and am slowly returning to the roads full time.

Am looking ahead to next spring and partaking in a few more sportives & longer distance charity cycles (1 day affairs only) as well as more sunday morning runs and want to save my pennies for one of the three above.

Eddy Merckx EMX-3
Bianchi Infinito
De Rosa R838

Can I ask you the more experienced audience for your thoughts / recommends?

Thank you

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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having to choose between those three? that's one of them good problems...  39

they're all good quality bikes. i'd suggest making the effort to find somewhere you can ride each of them on a decent road loop, and compare and contrast. Much of the difference would be down to personal preference, i'd say.

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Fringe [1047 posts] 4 years ago
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i just did a quick google image search on those three and the Merckx in red looked best to me.

any good for ya?  4

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dave atkinson [6201 posts] 4 years ago
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i'd pick the De Rosa on looks. who's going for the Bianchi?  4

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the_mikey [158 posts] 4 years ago
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I'd pick the De Rosa.

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bfslxo [144 posts] 4 years ago
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ha, i look at the emx3 & think it's lovely & u'd belong to a smaller club, then u see the rosa and go, geez thats a thing of beauty & u roll over the bianchi again and it's damn i love the black white color scheme

ah happy tough choice indeed - there's a shop in belfast that i think carrys almost all of them so i'll throw the leg over them and see what happens
thank u all for your help

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Simon [43 posts] 4 years ago
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FWIW I like the Bianchi!! All nice tho. & non will be a bad choice, all top frames -If any have better componentry & wheels - that could swing it if you cant choose on looks or ride