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craddlepig
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by craddlepig

My 3 bikes, Issac Sonic Ltd, Isaac Force and a GiantTCR Composite (winter bike)
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Issac Sonic Ltd - Weight 6.6kg
Frame - Issac Sonic Ltd 54cm
Wheels - Hyperon Ultra Clincher
Tyres - Veloflex Corsa 22
Shifters - Record Red 10 Speed
Fr Mech - Super Record 11 speed
R Mech - Super Record 11 Speed
Cassette - Record 13-26 10 Speed
Chainset - Super Record 11 Speed
Chain Rings - Rotor Q rings 40/53
Pedals - Campagnolo Record Pro-fit
Brakes - M5 Racer
Bars - FRM Carbon 42cm
Stem - FRM 100mm
Seatpost - Isaac Carbon
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR Teknologika
Bottle Cage - Campagnolo Record

Isaac Force - Weight 7.05kg
Frame - Issac Force 54cm
Wheels - Fulcrum Racing Zero
Tyres - Vittoria Pave 24
Shifters - Record Red 10 Speed
Fr Mech - Chorus 10 speed
R Mech - Record 10 Speed
Cassette - Record 11-23 10 Speed
Chainset - FRM CU2 Evolution Compact
Chain Rings - Rotor Q rings 36/52
Pedals - Campagnolo Daytona Pro-fit
Brakes - Zero Gravity 666 Ltd
Bars - Deda RHM
Stem - Tune Geiles Isaac 105mm
Seatpost - Isaac Carbon
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR Team
Bottle Cage - Campagnolo Record

Giant TCR Composite - Weight 7.5kg
Frame - Giant TCR Composite Medium
Wheels - Bontrager Aeolus 5.0 ACC
Tyres - Bontrager
Shifters - Record 10 Speed
Fr Mech - Record 10 speed
R Mech - Chorus 10 Speed
Cassette - Chorus 13-26 10 Speed
Chainset - Record 10 Speed
Chain Rings - Rotor Q rings 40/53
Pedals - Campagnolo Record Pro-fit
Brakes - Chorus
Bars - 3T Ergosum Pro
Stem - Deda Zero 100mm
Seatpost - Controltech Carbon
Saddle - Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio
Bottle Cage - Campagnolo Record

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Krull
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by Krull

nice, especially the sonic ltd.
are you satisfied with the m5-brakes?
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

gb103
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by gb103

Hi, how do you find the hypernon clinchers compared to the fulcrum zeros, as the hypernons are roughly 3 times the price.

Cheers

craddlepig
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by craddlepig

m5 brakes are ok, powerful but with good modulation, beautifully made and light, only issue is when fitting new pads there isn't much clearance between pad and rim, so take a bit of setting up which isn't easy with the spring clamp adjuster.

I didn't pay full price for the Hyperons they were off a display bike, more like 2x price of Fulcrum Zeros. But even at that price the Hyperons are not twice as good as the Fulcrums. In fact the Fulcrums run the Hyperons close. Its 3rd set of Zeros I've had and I don't think theres a better value wheel for the money (possibly apart from Shamals but I don't like the grouped spokes).

veloman
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by veloman

Very, very nice stable. I'm envious. I like that it's all Campy.

Krull
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by Krull

another two questions, sorry:
-how is the slr teknologica compared to the "normal" slr team
-q-rings: can you notice any difference in use, compared to common chain rings?

thanks, best regards, krull
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

craddlepig
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by craddlepig

Krull, I don't notice much difference between the teknologika and normal SLR, I think its all about the padding in the shorts suiting you. I tried the CX Zero and did notice the difference with no padding at all and a bit slippy.
Q Rings - I tried them on one bike first and noticed a significant difference in muscle ache during a long ride compared with the normal ones, I'm more of a grinder than spinner and as the pedal cadence increases I feel less benefit and notice more accelerating through the dead spot (makes it feel choppy). I'd recommend them if you grind out bigger gears like me.

ultyguy
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Location: Geneva

by ultyguy

Sweet Isaacs!

I bought a Sonic of the same vintage (regular one) of German ebay a while back and am yet to build. I had heard about a recall in regards to the forks/headset arrangement. Are you running the originals or did you get something to compensate?

craddlepig
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by craddlepig

The recall requires fitting of a longer stem plug (expander) to improve the clamping around the top of the steerer, it should be longer than normal like this one:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Isaac-Carbon- ... 4d0041119c

I've never had any problems with mine and it will have done over 15000 miles.

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Great info, thanks. Hopefully I'll have mine built up and on here soon!

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Krull
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by Krull

never have heard of anybody having problems with isaac-forks.
sometimes, i ask myself, if this fork-recall may have been some kind of promotional thing.
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

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