I am thinking of relegating my trusty alumninium Cannondale Synapse to a winter bike and splashing out on some carbon. The Dolan Tuono SL gets very good reviews and looks very good value. I would be looking to get it with SRAM Red and some light wheels, maybe Mavic Ksysium SLR or R-Sys SL, giving me a sub 6.5kg machine. I am only half an hour away from them, so would try before I buy, but has anyone got any experience of this model?
I know I could get something carbony from Ribble with Dura-Ace or Record, possibly with slightly lower spec wheels for similar money. Anything else I should consider?
I've no direct experience of the Tuono but I've been racing on my Aurora for 4 years. With my Bora wheels and SRAM Red it weighs a shade over 6.8 kilos and cost be just over 900 quid with a custom pain job.
I've ridden a few top end bikes and I honestly can't tell the difference between mine and a 6k Dogma.