Dutch brand Sensa has updated its Giulia G2 road bike, making it lighter, more comfortable and improving its aerodynamic performance. The range starts from £1,530 for an Ultegra-equipped bike.
Available in the UK from Merlin Cycles, the Sensa bike range has a good spread of models and there is something for all tastes. The prices are competitive too. The Giulia G2 is the company’s all-rounder, a simple carbon fibre road bike ideal for long rides, racing and riding in the mountains.
Last year Sensa overhauled its top-end Aquila SL and Calabria aero road bike, so it’s now the turn of the Giulia G2 to receive an update. It’s borrowed some technology from those two more expensive models, and the changes have produced a slightly lighter frame - it claims 960g against the 1,100g of the previous version.
The new frame retains the size-specific geometry and tube specifications of the previous version. There are some subtle aerodynamic design features, but Sensa hasn’t gone overboard in trying to reduce drag.
The down tube is narrower. The seatstays are now much slimmer and meet the back of the seat tube, rather than join at the side. The slimmer stays contribute to the smoother ride the frmae is claimed to offer.
The top headset bearing is now recessed into the head tube and the down tube flows smoothly into the top of the fork. The brand new Smooth AirFlow (SAF) fork has been designed to reduce drag, and tyre clearance has also been increased. It weighs 375g.
The other good news is that the new bike takes wider tyres, up to 25mm.
The new Giulia G2 is available in five frame sizes (50 to 61cm). There’s the choice of an Ultegra mechanical build for £1,530, Ultegra Di2 for £1,965, Dura-Ace 9000 mechanical for £2,135 and Dura-Ace Di2 for £2,835.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.