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 Post subject: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:21 pm 
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Wanted a new aero(-ish) bike on a tight budget, so I went for a Chinese frame and switched all the components from my (deceased) Canyon.

Frame: Planet X N2A (large)
Groupset: Chorus 11-speed
Crank: Sram Force 22 with 53x39 aero Rotor Q-rings
Handlebar: something Chinese aero carbon 42cm c-c
Wheels: old Zipp rims on American Classic hub with 25mm Vittoria SC tubs (Corima Winium and Ambrosio Nemesis for worse conditions)
Pedals: Look Keo2Max
Sadlle: Selle Italia SLR titanium (may have to switch to something higher from Specialized)

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no scale (shame on me!), so no weight at the moment...


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:23 pm 
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Dat stem :shock:

Nice bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:28 pm 
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nice looking bike! Wow that's a long stem :shock: What are your thoughts on the N2a in terms on build quality? I was thinking of getting one myself


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:00 pm 
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Looks great!


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Nicely build frame, a bit of a hassle to install the cables through the frame, but overall no real setbacks.
The matte paint is not that strong, I allready scratched it a little bit from a pedal from an other bike... :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:06 pm 
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Looks great - but could you have gone for an XL?

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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:43 pm 
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The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:39 am 
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Valbrona wrote:
The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.

^ This


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:26 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:35 am 
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bencolem wrote:
Looks great - but could you have gone for an XL?


The XL's headtube is nearly 2cm higher and I feel I could go even a little lower with this one... It was a close call, but I'm liking the Large now! ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:24 pm 
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When frame makers stop putting in such tall head tubes, us aero guys will buy frames that fit us!

Nice bike.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 1:22 am 
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And what was the budget?


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:06 am 
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I was about to ask the same question. :D

Nice bike btw.


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:21 pm 
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Budget:
Frame: 890
Cranck: 200 + 90 for rotors
Handlebar: 45
Tubs: 95
Total:1320euro

Everything else came from the old bike...


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 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
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Nice job. That looks the business!! :beerchug:


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