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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:37 pm 
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Whattup kids,
Here is the rig I rode for the last few months of 2014:

Ritte Vlaanderen
Campy Chorus 2015
3T Rotundo Team Stealth with ARX II
Tune Concorde saddle
Xentis Squad Silver Line 5.8 tubulars
Mavic Zxellium SLR Ti pedals
Handlebra leather

I recall weight being right around 16 lbs and change.

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Old build with clinchers and Brooks Cambium, which I LOVED:
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She is now stripped and back on the wall, but was a good companion!!
Can't wait to test out an Ace in the future as well.

Thanks,
Mike

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:39 pm 
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Very nice build!
brooks is out of place...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 2:07 pm 
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How do you like the Xentis Squad?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:18 pm 
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Aside the spacers tower this is a refreshing ,superb bike. I like it with the new saddle.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:40 pm 
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@Grill - love em. Weight, braking, stiffness and ride quality are top notch.
Only improvement needed is a wider profile for those who run 25-28 mm tires.
Stay tuned on that front....

@bura - thanks. She is not quite the perfect size for me, hence the spacer stack.
My next rig is a custom Scapin Ivor though :)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm 
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Nice ride... and refreshing (as others have said) to see something different.

How are the Mavic pedals, BTW?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:53 pm 
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Love Rittes graphic design!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:04 am 
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Powerful Pete wrote:
How are the Mavic pedals, BTW?


I would think every bit as good as the Time ones.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:14 am 
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Nice looking machine, thanks for posting the metric weights. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:36 am 
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Very nice bike.
I would love to hear a review of the wheels..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:48 pm 
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I am impressed with what Ritte has done, going from reselling open mold frames to their own designs. They seem to have a bit more panache than PedalForce does.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 3:11 am 
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Hey Guys,

Ritte have indeed come a very long way!!!
Great bikes, Vlanderren and Snob included, and the new Ace is damn hot.

As for the Mavic pedals, I love em!!
I'm a long time Look / Keywin / Speedplay user so I have tried em all.
I dig the Mavic's float, low weight, good feel under foot, and easy release.
Veeeery similar to Time, admittedly.

Finally, here is a quick Xentis Squad 5.8 review...
- Weight: at 1390 grams, they are about 150 grams lighter than an ENVE 6.7, 60 grams lighter than 3T Mercurio LTD 60, which is nice - they feel snappy and accelerate really well.
- Stiffness: we have had all manner of rider aboard these, and not one has complained about a lack of stiffness...brake rub has never been an issue for me, and power transfer feels great, especially with the straight pull hubsets on the Squad series.
- Braking: mixed reviews online, admittedly, but I firmly believe it is the best carbon braking surface in the industry, and yes that is even compared to the new Campy and Zipp brake surfaces. You do NOT need carbon specific pads, which is quite incredible, though we do recommend the SwissStop Xentis pad.
- Aerodynamics: The 42 mm wheelset (Squad 4.2) tested number two behind the new Zipp Firecrest in this summer's VeloNews carbon clincher shootout, beating ENVE, Mavic, Reynolds and many others. Enough said.
- Width: Maybe the one downside, they are not super wide profile, so best suited to 23 or 25 mm tires, though I have run 27's on them and don't mind that setup at all. That being said, Active Turbulator aero feature does make the wheelset handle more similarly to a wider wheel in crosswinds.
- Variety: we make the Xentis wheels in 3 series:
XBL - glossy 12K rims, j-bend hubs, removeable decals, priced from $1999 per set;
Squad 12 K - matte 12K rims, straight pull hubs, painted decals, priced from $2399 per set;
Silver Line - UD superlight rims, straight pull ceramic hubs, painted decals, priced from $2799 per set.
- 4 depth options: 25, 42, 58 and 75 mm...so that gives you tons of options based on riding style and your clincher vs tubular preference [75mm is clincher only though].

Where to buy em?
Shoot me a PM or check out either of the links in my signature, and be sure to let me know you are a WW member for a special deal!! Check out the entire range http://www.stage-race.com/xentis-store and worth noting that we have started doing custom builds with Tune, Chris King Extralite, and White Industries hubs!

Best,
Mike

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:46 pm 
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nice bike. seems quite heavy for a modern bike.


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which version Cambium do you have there - C17 or C15 - can't quite tell. Tossing on which way to go myself - the C17 looks wide for a road bike but is only version with cutout

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