Sensa Calabria Matt review

The Sensa Calabria Matt is a great looking bike with a really good spec for its price.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

If you're after a top quality race bike that won't break the bank, then the Sensa Calabria Matt is a great option. With a super-stiff frame and an Ultegra Di2 groupset for two grand it's a good value package, although the ride is pretty harsh over rough British roads

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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    Lots of aero features

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    Seriously stiff bottom bracket

Reasons to avoid
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    Harsh ride

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    So-so finishing kit

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Sensa is a Dutch cycle manufacturer that produces an extensive range of road and mountain bikes. Its bikes are sold in the UK by Merlin Cycles who import representatives of its carbon and alloy road ranges, as well as track, time trial and cyclocross bikes. The Sensa Calabria is an aero carbon framed bike and comes equipped with Shimano Ultegra Di2 shifting. At £2000 it’s great value too.

>>> Shimano Ultegra Di2 review (video)

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.