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 Post subject: Fabian Giger Colnago
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:53 pm 
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Shimano posted some cool pictures of Giger new Colnago for the upcoming WC season.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/ ... 4030_o.jpg

The bike looks amazing. Notice the chainguide up front with the new XTR Di2... Also, notice the tires, not quite what I would call top level tires.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:31 pm 
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They painted the letters on the rear tire and not the front?

They seem the same, karma 1.9 or 2.2?

The frame seems qr on the rear axle, a bit retro for 2015.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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I agree with the odd rear QR.

I would think they are karma 1,9 as the 2,2 are very heavy. Perhaps they mounted the rear tire backward?


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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I always think it's funny when I see top level guys riding kenda tires. They have to have the worst QC, and highest weight out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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I loved my SB8 when I used them for a season, great tires, not that fast, but great.

I do prefer the Ikons now, lighter and faster and suitable for more conditions


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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I rode the smb8 in the 26" version, and I must say it was a durable tire and not very heavy. No king of traction, but not bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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Surprised he didn't just grab a NW ring, I'm sure at least one company makes for them for Shimano's crank standard.

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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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Shimano sponsored?


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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stuka666 wrote:
Shimano sponsored?


Just sharpie out the branding, Gee Atherton used to do it with minions when he was on Conti.

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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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29er again?


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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.. 29er again? Don't they need to try to sell a new wheel standard? Like 28"?

That way you have the guys who moved to 29 then 27.5 an option ton to try 28".

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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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You know the Karma 1.9 is actually a pretty decent tire in a 29er. It's been out for ever, works in most conditions, is light, sets up tubeless fine. It's also a bigger volume than the sizing suggests.

I used them a fair bit about 5 years ago :) Then I moved on to various Schwalbe offerings.

Now I'm mostly on Ikons or Fast Traks in 2.2". But, there is still nothing wrong with the old tried and true Karma.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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Briscoelab wrote:
You know the Karma 1.9 is actually a pretty decent tire in a 29er. It's been out for ever, works in most conditions, is light, sets up tubeless fine. It's also a bigger volume than the sizing suggests.

I used them a fair bit about 5 years ago :) Then I moved on to various Schwalbe offerings.

Now I'm mostly on Ikons or Fast Traks in 2.2". But, there is still nothing wrong with the old tried and true Karma.


I haven't used the Karma's yet, but I like my SB8's, 24/7's, and Nevegals. I've used Kenda mtb tires for years, and don't think I've ever had one with the tread glued on straight.

They're cheap, and tubeless up really well though. Just not what I'd expect to see on a top level build.


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 Post subject: Re: Fabian Giger Colnago
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I guess being a sponsored rider means that you might get to pick the lightest tyres if the weight fluctuates quite a lot. This would also help with other QC issues like straight casings etc.


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Much more riders,that riding with shimano gearing,are using chainguide:) With Sram people doesn't have that problem.


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