New Van Dessel Rivet

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robncircus
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by robncircus

Bought this to train on but Ill likely race it too.

New bike:

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Frame: Van Dessel Rivet SM
Fork: ENVE 2.0
Shifters/RD/FD: Microshift Arsis
Brakes: Planet X
Cranks: Shimano 105
Bars: 3T Compact
Stem: PRO Vibe 110
Pedals: Ritchey WCS
Wheels: Williams System 19
Tires: Continental Force/Attack
Seatpost: KCNC Ti
Seat: Selle Italia SLR
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Rob: weight?
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prendrefeu wrote:Rob: weight?
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Guessing about 15-16. No idea really. I'll try to find out since this is WW after all. Wasn't building a light rig, just something different from my Spooky.
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by blantonator

How does it compare to your spooky?

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by HugoDrax

How is the microshift? I have been interested in the pro's who are required to use it and am interested in someone who might have chosen those components for their bike for their opinion. Looks great!

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HugoDrax wrote:How is the microshift? I have been interested in the pro's who are required to use it and am interested in someone who might have chosen those components for their bike for their opinion. Looks great!


No idea. First ride tomorrow. To be fair, I'm the worst mechanic ever. My LBS thought my Nashbar microSHIFT on my Spooky worked better with DA7800 than the 7800 shifters, but I have nothing to compare to. I got them to shift just fine, so we'll see after some cable stretch and what not. They were cheap that's for sure! And they come in colors :thumbup:
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by btompkins0112

How do you like the Williams System 19's?? I am considering these as they are cheap and pretty light. Great looking build for sure!! :beerchug:

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by xjbaylor

Please update us on the ride, I am curious as the only thing you ever hear about these is that they are "crit frames." Obviously if you are using it for training you can give us an idea of how it feels as you pour on the miles.

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by fvracer72

I am very curious to hear the comparison to your spooky.........I've been considering either a skeletor or a rivet for my next bike.

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Sweet ride!
And for those asking, the Rivet has a really solid, stiff ride quality for a tube-to-tube build.
Nice stout front end with the tapered ENVE fork and pretty aggressive geometry.
For those looking at the usual big brand carbon bikes, I'd seriously consider VD for something just as nice with a better value and less ubiquitous design.
Just my two cents!

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