Impressed with Kuota bikes
Kuota are an Italian frame builder and I'll forgive you if you haven't heard of them. They are not among the larger popular and classic Italian brands. But they have managed to sponsor the AG2R French team in the tour with great bicycles. I am really impressed with Kuota bikes. I like their approach to the design of the KOM (king of the mountains) frame and the Kebel. I like the lines and the colours. Pretty sharp looking bikes come from this little factory in Albiate Italy. Their frames have shown well in the spring classics, but more so in the Tour. In 2010, Christophe Riblon of AG2R won a mountain stage in the tour. I like their diversity as well in that they make a women's frame as well. Well worth the money.