Tifosi CK7 Disc Review - Cycling Plus
"The disc-braked CK7 should ensure this favourite has a few more years yet"[expand review]
Back in the day, this would have been marketed as an audax bike, but this longstanding favourite has been reinvented as a modern all-rounder complete with excellentShimano hydraulic disc brakes. The tapered carbon fork and front and rear thru-axles deliver impeccable handling and fine braking, while rear rack mounts mean you could take this Tifosi touring.
The kit is mainly from brands supplied by Tifosi’s UK distributor Chicken and Sons, with Shimano’s 10-speed hydraulic Tiagra groupset accompanied by a Deda cockpit, Prologo saddle, Miche wheels and 28mm Michelin Power Endurance tyres. It’s a shrewd setup designed for year-round use.
The ride is slightly upright, ideal for commuting, winter training and long days, and it’s comfortable too, aided by wide tyres; without guards fitted you could go bigger and take in some gravel-friendly rubber.
The geometry is geared towards a more leisurely ride, though its shortish front end did mean there was a little toe overlap, so check this out if it’s is a concern for you. That’s about the only negative on a comfortable, practical and versatile bike with a well-considered build, the external cabling helping the DIY home mechanic. The CK7 Disc is available as a frameset for £399.99 and a Campagnolo Potenza model for £1999.99.