- Slightly upright position- is very pleasing to me because the position is similar to the P-38. My transition back was virtually painless after only a few rides. There is something about the seat and pedal position that really makes that transition very seamless.
- Simplicity- unlike other bikes that have multiple idlers, this bike has a single fairly heavy duty idler. This makes for fewer parts and fewer noises. The drive train is one of the quietest I’ve ever ridden.
- Comfort- what can I say, this bike is tremendous. Certainly more comfortable than the Vanguard seat and I think a tad better than the Lighting. I belong to a group call the Ultramilers. We like to do distance. 175 miles is normal in a weekend. We also have a few double centuries planned each year. No upright can ever compare.
- Adjustability- also tremendous. No booms to mess with and you can dial this bike in to the inth degree.
- Speed- I slowly lowered the seat angle over the first month. Every time I notched it back, my speed seemed to go up just a bit. I ride two mornings a week with three buddies with lights on a 24 mile route. On my System Six my best average speed over time was about 18.2 mph. Just last week we averaged 19.4 with me pulling a good bit of the way.
If I were to suggest any changes it would simply be to offer this bike in a race version. Come up with carbon forks. Use the lighter bar system. Use carbon cranks. Offer performance wheels and performance cog set. (I know the price will go up….but what a bike this would be.) Again, thanks for all your support. I’ll be talking to you again soon. Regards Tom Standley
Originally posted on bacchettabikes.com on Oct. 8, 2009.