Best For: Aesthetes and those who know.
The Test: If you’re one of those snobs who will only pilot wispy carbon frames, you’re missing out. Because the lugged-steel SF2 is one of the smoothest, classiest rides we’ve had in a long time. “Feels like a Caddy,” according to one tester. We love that this bike, which looks vintage but rides fully modern, is completely built in Italy. Our tester came equipped with Campagnolo Athena components, which shift fine but are a little wobbly under load and don’t quite fit the aesthetic of the bike. A few minor gripes (the shiny green Tiso skewers are gorgeous but lack bite) aside, this bike is an absolute treat.
The Verdict: Great century ride, even better conversation piece; put on fat tires and take it randonneuring. 20.2 lbs