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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:16 pm 
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2009-2012
Vejle Cykel Klub
2013
Team Campus Vejle-Middelfart Junior (U19 UCI Trade Team)
2014
Odder CK Elite (U23 National Category Team)

Current Bikes
Focus Mares AX (Road/winter)
Cervelo R3 w/ Sram Force 22 (Road)

Previous Bikes
Trek 1.2 (Road)
Ridley Orion (Road)
Bianchi D2 (Time Trial)
De Rosa Superking SR (Road)
Pronghorn Race Carbon (MTB)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:17 pm 
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So, here's my De Rosa Superking SR. It's a sponsored teambike, so unfortunately i'll only have it untill primo october.

First,

Specs:

Frame De Rosa Superking SR
Fork De Rosa Superking
Seat post De Rosa Superking
Crank Sram Red 2012
- Chainrings Stronglight 52/39
Front derailliur Sram Red 2012
Rear derailliur Sram Red 2012
Shifters Sram Red 2012
Casette Shimano Ultegra 14-25
Chain Shimano Ultegra 6701
Brakes Sram Red 2012 with Shimano Dura Ace Cork pads
Wheels Vision TC50 (black graphics)
- Tires Continental Gatorskin
Bar FSA SL-K
Stem FSA OS 115, re-painted
Bar tape Deda Cork bartape wrapped with Fi'zi:k bartape for extra comfort
Saddle Specialized Romin (Covered logo)
Pedals Speedplay Stainless
Bottlecages Elite Custom Race De Rosa-edition
Computer Garmin Edge 500

Weight 7,25 kg., with Garmin and timing device

Training wheels Vision Team 30, with Continental GP4000s tires.

And here's a picture:
Image

More pictures here

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Beautiful


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:15 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:10 am 
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Well, at least you won't cry when you crash it!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:33 am 
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Oh, great looking De Rosa. How does it ride?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:01 am 
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It rides well. Though - and that might be the biggest mistake my team made this year - it isn't a proper racing bike.

I read somewhere that De Rosa made it specially for the japenese market, and therefore the 888-name (888 is some sort of lucky number in Japan).

In my opinion it is a frame made for longer rides, and not for tough racing. Im though very satisfied with the Sram Red shifting and not to mention, the Vision wheels!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:20 pm 
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That's a beautiful bike. A few people around here have them - why do you say it isn't a racing bike?

I was looking at the E (electronic) version of this frameset to replace my broken Merek. The bikeshop said it was Campagnolo EPS only and my Di2 groupset wouldn't fit the internal storage for the battery. Does that sound right?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:36 pm 
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Not that it matters, but where is this puppy made?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:45 pm 
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Bregnhoj wrote:
it isn't a proper racing bike.

Given I saw the winner of the 2012 Tour of the Philippines ride this, and give the De Rosa's geo, I'd say you'll be fine.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Well, i'd say it isn't a thoroughbred racing bike because of the thin seatstays. When accelerating out of the saddle you feel too much flex in the seatstays and hammering down mountains with 70 k/ph. it feels a bit unstable. I'm very happy with the bike - don't get me wrong, and it's very comfortable. But if i had to choose a bike myself, i'd rather go with the Merak.

And about the Di2 installation. It sounds about right. De Rosa actually made this frame only for Campa with the "Superking 888 E" being for electronic Campa and the "Superking 888 SR" and "Superking 888 R" for mechanical groupsets - namely the SR-model for Super Record and the R-model for Record.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:14 pm 
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When sprinting the chainstays should be supporting the bulk of the power you are putting down. Thin seatstays are featured on the Cervelo R3 and R5, which are pecfectly capable race bikes. Don't over think things, just enjoy that awesome bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:39 pm 
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Well, my point is, as De Rosa states, it truly is a frame made for longer sportive rides, rather than a thoroughbred racing frame.

I'm not complaining. It's definetly one of the best bikes i've EVER ridden. And i would recommend it to anyone (Because our sponsor tells us to ;-) )

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:08 am 
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Welcome and a very nice bike. If someone steals your wheels are you legally blind? :shock:

Sorry I could not help myself.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:16 pm 
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The wheels are actually my own.

If the bike is stolen or crashed, i'll get a new one through my team/my own insurance with help from our sponsor. So no problemo.

I rode the monster to a 6th. place today, in a Danish juniorrace. A bit disappointing, but my legs just weren't any better today. Maybe i'll find a picture of it in action :-)

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