I've been riding my Magnus now for well over a month. Our team got the frameset as the official steed this year and I have to say I was pretty excited about trying it out. I had heard a lot of good things about it online, and just from doing my research.
Staight out of the box I noticed the beefy tubing and "mean" look of the frame. It just looks fast, and angry. I built mine up in quick form and took it out on the innagural ride. I'll back up a second and say that I'm not a light racer. I weigh in around 220 lbs and like to put some wattage into my pedals. Now for the skinny (pun intended) on this bike: I immediately noticed the power transfer of the Magnus. I've ridden lots of bikes. Some are stiff with a harsh ride. Some have been soft in the rear end for a bigger guy like me. But none have had the immediate response I've felt on the Magnus. I feel like every single % of my effort into the pedals is going directly to the rear wheel. I've truly never felt anything like it on a bike. The lateral stiffness is also very impressive. No flex in the back end either. However, the ride has been much more enjoyable than other "stiff" bikes I've owned in the past. Cornering is responsive, and comfortable. I've really enjoyed racing on this machine, and look forward to many more pursuits on the Magnus.
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