Mekk Poggio – your thoughts please
A mate has a Mekk. Not sure which model. He loves it but it’s had its problems. He’s just had a new one on warranty. Not sure how easy or hard they are to deal with, but he seems happy.
He’s bloody quick too. He had been riding for less than 3 months, took part in a local 10 mile time trial, run what ya brung, smashed the course record. And not just for the amateurs.Posted 3 years agomuddydwarfSubscriber
Had/Have a Mekk Potenza SL5.0 that i snapped in a freak accident.Posted 3 years ago
Not particularly heavy, the frame is 1200grms in a 44cm & the fork is 440grms.
The mech hanger is indeed soft – but thats kinda the point isnt it? Mine sheared when the chain split & jammed the mech, taking it over the cassette & into the seatstay, which then snapped.
Its a comfy ride, different geometry than the Poggio though. I will be getting mine repaired & building it back up into a winter roadie with full mudguards.
I replaced mine with a Dolan L’etape which had similar geometry to the Potenza but is a nicer ride – in fact it’s a nicer frame full stop.
Might be worth loking at the Dolan website before you drop the cash.wonny jSubscriber
Loving mine so far after half a dozen rides. Comfy ride for what is quite a stretched out position. Lovely and quick, plus good value. Got mine from West Coast Cycles in Port Talbot (just by Afan turn off)
About to ride mine 80 miles today (swansea to machynlleth), then 80 tomorrow (mach to Holyhead), then with a group of 16 or so, cycling the 210 miles from Holyhead to Cardiff on Sat.
Raising money for Mind if anyone is feeling charitable 😀Posted 3 years ago
Well I got a Poggio and I’ve barely ridden it due to weather and a couple of problems. The main one was a missing spacer in the bottom bracket which caused it to fail after about 60 miles. The cable routing up front was a bit shonky too; I get the feeling they had the work experience boy build my bike.Posted 3 years ago
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