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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 5:48 pm 
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How do you like the michelin pro4 tires? Are they 23 or 25? I suggest to get a UNO stem to light it up for very cheap.

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Thanks Liggero! I have been keen on sanding down the FSA stuff and making it all matte....but then I do like how they are all matched, and kind of set the bike apart from other stealth builds.

I got rid of the 38s because I had no reason to have both wheelsets. There was a ~200 gram difference between the wheelsets so I kept the most "all around" set. Also, I am going to Colorado in August and wasn't sure about defending on the carbon clinchers.

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Great looking bike!

2 brothers that I ride with, ride that same frame...

So Clean!

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Liggero wrote:
How do you like the michelin pro4 tires? Are they 23 or 25? I suggest to get a UNO stem to light it up for very cheap.


Didn't really ride them long enought to give an honest opinion......they were 23s. I can't say that they wowed me or anythign straight away. Comfort is not on par with my current Veloflex Corsa, but that really wouldn't have been expected.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Nice bike! :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:20 am 
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Hello 11 speed.......thought about going Ultegra 6800, but since I am running Ultegra 6700 now it didn't seem like much of an upgrade. If you're gonna do it, do it right.

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Bought these a few days ago and they came in today:

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Now just need to find some reasonable levers, mechs chain and block and she'll "go to 11".

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:45 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:58 am 
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Hey btompkins0112!
Nice ride u have there, liking the whole idea of black on black bikes :)
Anyway are those Kinlin XC-279 + Dt swiss 350 from fairwheelbikes?
dont mind if u give a small review? because im thinking of getting it too!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Thanks MrHeng


Yes, they are those from Fairwheel.

I will give you a better report when I get some more miles in, but I am impressed thus far. Stiff and nice for climbing despite the weight being high, but still very forgiving on rough roads which was the main reason I went for them besides being cheap and 11 speed. Always wanted a really nice set of handbuilts by a true master wheelbuilder with some solid, nice quality hubs and so far I am very happy with these. Not that I don't like the bitex, BHS, etc. lightweight hubs because I do and they certainly serve a purpose, but these DT's are smooth and very, very nice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:56 am 
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Some goodies came in.....waiting on rear mech and chain to complete the build.

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Looking forward to building this up! Should be a big upgrade in functionality from 5700/6700 mix I had. Will update more weights when I finish the build on Tuesday.

Picking up some different saddles to try and get off that carbon saddle......it's light but not very comfortable for 50+ rides......it always kills me when I weigh another saddle though

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which model is the carbon one BT?


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Not sure. Got it off a local guy....probably just one of the many generic Chinese saddles. It is really very comfortable to be honest and I may end up staying with it. I just want to experiment with different shapes to find something better, if possible.


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Got the rest of the parts in today and will be completing the build this evening!

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