NEO Hyper

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headwind816
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by headwind816

Hi all,

I have meant to post this wonderful bike months ago, but I never did as it continues to be a work in progress. I have nothing but great things to say about this bike, and since I have got it built up, my CAAD10 has sat unused in its corner. This does it all for me: sharp cornering without the feeling of oversteering that I got from my old SuperSix, solid climber, surprisingly nice on gravel, and a stunner to look at :thumbup:

NEO Hyper
Frame 56cm - 1016 grams with cable route, cage bolts, and RD hanger
Fork - tapered; 371 grams uncut
Headset - FSA UD 15mm (TO BE REPLACED WITH SLAM THAT STEM CAP)
Cranks - FSA SL-K BB30 172.5mm 53/39; 638 grams w/out bearings
Seat post - FSA K-Force NSB
Saddle - Specialized Toupe Pro 130mm 134 grams
Stem - PRO Vibe 120mm; 137 grams (TO BE REPLACED WITH FSA OS-99 110MM / 125 GRAMS)
Handlebar - PRO PLT Compact II 42cm ctc; 168 grams (TO BE REPLACED WITH ??? MAYBE WILLIAMS MAXIM)
Pedals - KEO Carbon; 198 grams
Shifters - SRAM Red
FD - Force
RD - Rival
Chain - 7901
Cassette - 105 12/27
Brakes - Tektro 318 grams / pair with Kool Stop pads
Wheels - W472 BHS rims laced to BHS hubs (20/16:8) with CX Rays and alloy nipples (all black) and Zipp tape and Zipp steel skewers; 1510 grams with skewers
Race wheels - Carbon Fiber Tubulars 50mm laced to BHS hubs (32/32) Laser and alloy nipples (all silver) with Salsa Ti skewers; 1368 grams without skewers or FMB Competitor CX 22mm tires

Sorry for the crappy pics, but I only have my old phone with me today ... I encourage anyone who views this to post the pics in the thread.

https://picasaweb.google.com/1058567346 ... /NEOHyper#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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HeluvaSkier
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by HeluvaSkier

Don't bother with an OS-99 Stem. They are extremely flexy and will negatively affect the handling of your Hyper.

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@headwind, your picture link is not working...
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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headwind816
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by headwind816

@Powerful Pete ... my bad, too new to the internet privacy settings.

@HeluvaSkier ... I have heard both positive and negative things about the stem. Do you have personal experience? Which stack height did you own? From what I gather, the 35mm stack height had the flex issues. Mine is the 40mm stack height so I am hoping for the best. The Hyper's front end is stiff, not as bad as the SuperSix thank goodness, but enough to make my right wrist that is forever damaged from an "unattentive" driver to ache. A little flex will not hurt my performance.

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by HeluvaSkier

Not sure what stack height I've owned in the OS-99, but they were incredibly light... and worthless. They handle like garbage. I swapped them all out for OS115's. I have a Neo Hyper... I have a Syntace F119 stem on it and the bike weighs 14lbs on the dot. It rides like a dream. Weight is great, but don't compromise handling.

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by phallenthoul

I think headwind meant to say OS99 CSI, the carbon wrapped version, which is a lot stiffer than OS99.

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