New CAAD10 in Brooklyn

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brooklynbrooks
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by brooklynbrooks

I got my first "real" road bike this spring and have fixed it up a bit. It's a CAAD10 Ultegra. HED Ardennes SL Clinchers with Continental Grand Prix 4000s. Fizik Antares saddle with 3T Dorico LTD carbon seatpost. 3T ARX Team stem and Zipp Contour SL bars. I may upgrade the crank to a hollowgram next summer... In this configuration it weighs 15.75lbs.

Overall I love this bike. I've got a century planned for next weekend. Can't wait.

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jackfburns
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by jackfburns

Just test-rode a CAAD10 today. Great bike. I dig the way you've built yours up - very nice.

Enjoy the ride.

brooklynbrooks
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by brooklynbrooks

Thanks man. I can heartily endorse the CAAD10 if you are considering buying one. Great ride with a reasonable price tag.

simonanks69
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by simonanks69

whats with the aero bottle cage?? :roll:
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brooklynbrooks
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by brooklynbrooks

The bottle cage is an Arundel Chrono aero bottle cage. I think it is pretty light and aero. Are aero bottle cages not cool?

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by munk93

Well, it's not normal on a roadbike, but as long as you don't put any neongreen or yellow colors on your bike just to have "something special", then I think it's nice. You don't have to be traditional, as long as things doesn't get ugly. But if I were you I would take it down on a small road, and take some pictures from "eye-angle" down on the standing bike. (Use a couple of old spokes going up the crankaxle on the none-driveside) Let the crankarms follow the chainstays, and take of the computer for the pictures.

brooklynbrooks
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by brooklynbrooks

Thanks for the photography tips! I'll take some better shots using your advice and upload them later this week. I think I do need to switch to traditional bottle cages. I like the aero one, but I can't fit two of them on my bike so my water supply is limited on a long ride. I'll be better off with two traditional cages instead of the one aero cage. Is it bad form to ride with a camelback hydration pack? :D

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

Yes.....it is bad. Nice ride you got there! Can't wait for the upgraded photographs!

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