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Sensa Trentino SL 105 Road Bike - 2019 - £725 / £744.99 delivered @ Merlin Cycles
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Sensa Trentino SL 105 Road Bike - 2019 - £725 / £744.99 delivered @ Merlin Cycles

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Posted 11th Jun

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Sensa Trentino SL 105 Road Bike - 2019
The Sensa Trentino SL is a versatile all-round aluminium road bike designed to cope with the demands of modern road riding and racing. Made from Superlite Y-9 Alloy the frame is hydroformed with each tube profile manipulated into specific shapes to strip weight and create enhanced strength where it is required. With a flared out headtube and downtube for increased stiffness and steering precision and the inclusion of slim seatstays to create a more forgiving rear frame the engineers at Sensa have created a light, responsive frame that doesn’t leave you feeling beat up at the end of a long ride.

Featuring
Sensa have specced the Trentino SL road bike with Shimano's new 105 R7000 11 speed groupset which provides, light, precise gear shifting every time. With Supra bars, stem and seatpost as well as a comfortable San Marco Monza saddle all contact points have been carefully considered. A pair of durable but lightweight Shimano RS100 wheels completes this competitively priced package.

Frameset
  • Frame: Superlite Y-9 Alloy Triple Butted
  • Fork: Supra Full Carbon

Wheels
  • Wheels: Shimano RS100 - 700c
  • Tyres: Continental Ultra Sport II - 700x25c

Drivetrain
  • Gear/Brake Levers: Shimano 105 R7000 - 11 Speed
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 R7000
  • Chainset: Shimano 105 R7000 - 34/50T
  • Cassette: Shimano 105 R7000 - 11/32T
  • Chain: Shimano - 11 Speed
  • Pedals: Not included

Components
  • Saddle: San Marco Monza
  • Seatpost: Supra Speed Line
  • Handlebars: Supra Speed Line
  • Stem: Supra Speed Line
  • Brake calipers: Shimano 105 R7000
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Shimano 105 R7000 is decent enough, depends how good the frame is as you can get full carbon from Planetx for £999.
Before I ask : weight *8.6kg (frame 1.370g & fork 430g) - presumably the 56cm
boffin11/06/2019 15:22

Before I ask : weight *8.6kg (frame 1.370g & fork 430g) - presumably the …Before I ask : weight *8.6kg (frame 1.370g & fork 430g) - presumably the 56cm


Ask what?
Good groupset, full carbon fork, and triple butted. Looks good enough to get you out on roads.

That price bracket is competitive you've also got offerings from Triban, Giant, Planet X some of which come with hybrid/hydraulics. However still good!

Heat
Edited by: "MasterYodaJedi" 11th Jun
stjs1611/06/2019 14:18

Shimano 105 R7000 is decent enough, depends how good the frame is as you …Shimano 105 R7000 is decent enough, depends how good the frame is as you can get full carbon from Planetx for £999.


Must be a rare sale bike with 105 and full carbon. Not seen one like that on planetx for a while.
Not bad but not amazing. Not sure what size you are looking for and if you don't mind SRAM double tap gear shifting I think this is a steal. planetx.co.uk/i/q…ack. FYI I have one myself for the last few years and it is a lovely bike
moh80711/06/2019 17:07

Not bad but not amazing. Not sure what size you are looking for and if you …Not bad but not amazing. Not sure what size you are looking for and if you don't mind SRAM double tap gear shifting I think this is a steal. https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/YBCL1652008/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-rival-22-road-bike--small--new-matt-black. FYI I have one myself for the last few years and it is a lovely bike


I'm 5' 10" but I only have a 30" inside leg (short leg). So I was looking for perhaps 55cm>?

This bike seems OK, it's competitively priced then, that's good I suppose. Had a further look around and indeed the Pro Carbon from Planet X looks fantastic. Just don't think a small frame will cut it!
The planet X would be too small. I would personally prefer this over the sensa. merlincycles.com/edd…PHG
Review here, though bear in mind it was presumably reviewed at the the full rrp:

bikeradar.com/rev…ew/

I'm looking for a cheap used road bike at the moment and there are so many in the (new) price range of £600 - £1k it is quite overwhelming.
Edited by: "aurora" 11th Jun
There is no such aluminium as 'Superlite Y-9 Alloy' it will be either 6061 or 7005 most likely although there is the possibility of being a more advanced aluminium but 'Superlite Y-9 Alloy' is just marketing b******t and means nothing. It's a common thing in the cycle industry to try to make their frames sound more advanced than their competitors and shows the level of contempt in my opinion they have for their customers. I have no problem with it if they clearly describe what aluminium it is with their marketing description but I don't see it here.
It's an absolute mind field for anyone like me wanting to try road cycling for the first time. The amount of research is rediculous because actually to understand what parts are good or what frame is good, you need to filter everything that is covered with marketing jargon. It's frustrating!
Edited by: "Richard_Evanso1K" 12th Jun
I've been considering this bike for a while. To me it looks a very good price for the combination of components (particularly the full R7000 105 groupset) and weight of frame/forks. That review linked above isn't particularly relevant as it's four years old but I've got to admit the lack of recent reviews/feedback puts me off a bit.

A few details not listed that I got from Sensa; it has a BSA threaded bottom bracket, is not Di2 compatible despite the internal cable routing, the weights are based on a medium so probably 56cm, warranty is 5 years handled by Merlin and the finishing kit is Supra CompLine not SpeedLine as Merlin's website. They declined to comment on what class of aluminium it's made of.

Think I'll probably go for the Van Rysel RR 900 instead, even though it's £100 more.
Richard_Evanso1K11/06/2019 22:33

It's an absolute mind field for anyone like me wanting to try road cycling …It's an absolute mind field for anyone like me wanting to try road cycling for the first time. The amount of research is rediculous because actually understand what parts are good or what frame is good, is pretty much covered with marketing jargon.


Don't get to hung up on research,visit a local cycle shop they offer the best advice on the correct size of bike you need and should offer some test rides,i tried four different makes and specs and there were noticeable differences in ride and comfortable fit.
After testing these bikes i knew the size make and spec i needed,for me i would have bought the wrong bike without the test rides.
moh80711/06/2019 17:25

The planet X would be too small. I would personally prefer this over the …The planet X would be too small. I would personally prefer this over the sensa. https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merckx-blockhaus-67-105-road-bike-2017-104749.html?source=PHG


Why, out of interest?

PS: only XS/M/L available and M/L are over £100 more expensive than the Sensa.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 12th Jun
@Richard_Evanso1K This is what I'm considering (also available in blue): decathlon.co.uk/rr-…tml

It's based on the previous B'Twin Ultra 720/920 frame but here's a review in its current guise:
cyclingweekly.com/rev…-af Edit: the comment about the brakes is a bit odd, the direct mount front caliper seems to get rave reviews elsewhere and on previous iterations of the same bike.

For sizing you can get to a local Decathlon and try them out.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 12th Jun
@Whitedot That's more or less my kinda price range. Seems to me that it's quite good value for money despite no discount.

I'm in two minds whether to go to a cycle shop. One of two things could happen, I could walk out with a really nice setup for average value or no setup at all with little help and bad value! I'm not sure if I can trust anyone but myself!

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Richard_Evanso1K13/06/2019 13:08

@Whitedot Worth checking this one out …@Whitedot Worth checking this one out https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CBPXSLPRIV22/planet-x-pro-carbon-sram-rival-22-road-bike


Cheers, interesting that. I'm after Shimano and aluminium ideally.
Whitedot13/06/2019 14:15

Cheers, interesting that. I'm after Shimano and aluminium ideally.


How does Shimano compare to Tiagra?
Edited by: "Richard_Evanso1K" 13th Jun
Shimano is the brand, Tiagra is one of their tiers of groupset (10 speed, and fourth best if you like). The Planet X bike comes with a SRAM groupset; ie a different manufacturer.
Edited by: "Whitedot" 13th Jun
Are you guys going to be commuting, road riding or racing ?
If commuting I would look for something with disc brakes, you will gain some weight but so worth it for the lower maintenance and winter brake performance.
Otherwise if you’re racing or doing super long summer rides then cantilever is nice and light.
If you’re doing mixed riding then disc is best as you can easily change wheels to suit the terrain.
Find something comfortable, try before you buy if possible, all the different materials and group sets will save you seconds in a race but not fitting properly will cost a lot more !
andrewwedlock12314/06/2019 07:17

Better off with this …Better off with this https://www.merlincycles.com/merlin-cordite-sl-ultegra-r8000-mix-carbon-road-bike-2018-114422.html?source=PHG


Yeah but it's £275 more!
SpamJavelin14/06/2019 07:46

Yeah but it's £275 more!


So much better value and worth the extra
andrewwedlock12314/06/2019 07:51

So much better value and worth the extra



Also another £100 off this weekend, so looks pretty tempting despite the lower grade chainset and brake calipers.
Richard_Evanso1K13/06/2019 17:56

How does Shimano compare to Tiagra?


As someone explained, they are both Shimano.

105 R7000 should be better than Tiagra, details here: en.wikipedia.org/wik…ano


but essentially in order of the most basic to the most expensive:
claris
sora
tiagra
105
ultegra
dura ace

One of the main differences apart from the weight is the number of available speeds they offer, the more expensive they are the more gears you have. This is particularly helpful when you need to cycling through hilly routes. A bike with a claris casette might be take more effort than a tiagra one (for example). Then there are other factors such as 11-34 being easier in climbs than 11-32. It all depends what do you want the bike for =)

Regarding the "high end" ones, sometimes the difference between ultegra and dura ace is mostly the weight. The typical city cyclist wouldn't really need dura ace unless they are really into racing, bike weight, performance and criteriums.

just my opinion!
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