The first task for the new Comet Disc in the TOUR single-bike review in their 11.2017 issue was to hop on the scales: Exactly 7.0 kg (15lbs, 7oz) is what it said on the display. This was the third best weight for a hydraulic disc brake-equipped bike ever measured by TOUR – one of the first positive remarks from the editors. Contributing to this weight was the frame weighing in at 944 grams (2 lbs, 13 oz) including all small parts. For this test the bike had been spec’d with Sram Red e-Tap wireless shifting, lightweight and reliable Ritchey finishing kit and Mavic carbon wheels with 12mm thru-axles.
The test was then taken to the road where the editors noted: ”The Comet Disc is extremely stiff, directionally stable, and the slim Ritchey seatpost noticeably reduces vibration.”
So the Comet is a road bike ”that might instantly win over at least 90 percent of all riders.”
When evaluating the measurements the Comet achieved top marks in head tube stiffness as well as very good results in bottom bracket stiffness and compliance at the seatpost and rear triangle, respectively.
Seating position was moderately race-like, the quite tall head tube literally raised the bar. When you put a suitable number of spacers under the stem it also would qualify as a marathon bike. Handling was perfectly in the middle between ”calm” and ”nimble” while the seating position also was well-balanced.