The test editors describe the basic characteristics of the San Remo as "rock solid" and "unagitated". Behind these attributes lies a timeless design of the aluminum frame bike, on which reliable, lightweight rim brakes and the proven Shimano Tiagra groupset do their work.
The current generation the of Shimano Tiagra groupset shifts "pleasingly fast and precise" and is thus in no way inferior to the popular 105 component group. Also, with ten sprockets on the 11-32-tooth cassette used on the San Remo, it offers enough transmission range for the vast majority of applications. This makes it the ideal choice for flatland as well as for hilly terrain. Not least thanks to the installed compact crank with 50/34 teeth.
Also from Shimano's Tiagra group come the rim brake. It guarantees "well-dosed deceleration and also plays out its weight advantage", according to the Roadbike editors. It saves a good 800 grams of weight compared to a disc brake system.
The Roadbike editors also praise the wheel set and the tires used. In combination, the lightweight aluminum rims and 25-millimeter-wide Continental Grand Sport tires ensure great agility and low rolling resistance.
In addition to the harmonious specification, the geometry of the lightweight aluminum frame also convinced the testers. Sportily stretched, it gives the rider an aerodynamic seating position. In addition, the frame is "pleasantly stiff", according to the test riders. The result is a direct transmission of the power used and thus efficient progress even on long distances.
In the end, the bike's well-balanced characteristics combined with the advantages of a specialist brand, such as comprehensive on-site service, extensive consultation and test rides, earn the San Remo the Roadbike editorial team's "Specialist Tip".