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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:37 pm 
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Was using the stock bontrager brakes before this, not sure if pull ratio differs. But now the lever feel is definitely ultegra-standard at least, when previously it felt very spongy on both sides.

Wife wouldn't let me acquire new wheelsets but I'm very happy with Madfiber actually, and despite the stick they are getting now they are still very nice lightweight wheels. Not very interested to build the exact same RNT team bike anyway. I can get the Vittoria SC at the same price as the CX ones so why not.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Kayrehn wrote:
Was using the stock bontrager brakes before this, not sure if pull ratio differs. But now the lever feel is definitely ultegra-standard at least, when previously it felt very spongy on both sides.


Interesting. I'm running Campy Record with the bontranger brakes, and 100% agreed. The feel is pretty spongy and generally not nice feeling. Wasn't that keen on mixing Shimano brakes with Campy, but if the performance is that much better?!

Was there much weight difference between the stock bontranger calipers and DA?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:03 am 
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Let's just say you'll have a smile on your face by the pleasant surprise of getting a positive feel in the brake levers for the first time when you make the switch.

Stock brakes weigh 304g compared to 294g for these, not much difference there. CRC has the best prices for them all this time, I did a lot of web browsing to confirm that so you can save your time and go straight there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:11 am 
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So over the top that I love it

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:00 pm 
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looks really cool, but i have to say you should have kept the bmc

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:18 am 
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Amazing looking Mad-one I posted it to the Trek Madone Domane site on Facebook. I wish mine looked as nice but I dont have the money or the taste to pull it off...yet.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:34 pm 
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Usually I don't like all this bling stuff. Aerobars make a bike look too aggressive. And carbon stems are also too big. But this bike isn't so bad. I would probably have made things a little more simple, but thats just me. Just don't go all Trek-style with it. Yes, Bontrager makes some nice wheels, but if you wan't to have something that others don't have, a Trek with Bontrager parts is just not the way to go. Stick with the Tacx cages. Realiable as it gets. And the match the frame very well. If you ever consider any new wheels, Campagnolo Bora Ultra black edition. Either the normal, or the 35 mm. Lightweight gen. 3 (Meilenstein graphics are too ugly) or Enve 3.4 or 6.7.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:55 pm 
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To those who complains about the bling - I removed the madfiber decals recently, something I really should have done a long time ago because it looks much cleaner this way.

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There was a bit of play in the rear hub recently and when I got the bearings changed apparently the bearing cups wore into the axle leaving a slight indentation on it. Thankfully MF sent me a new axle previously and I put it to good use, no problems at all for now. I am dreaming of a set of Enve 3.4 with alchemy hubs and white spokes when the MF wears out though. Don't want to be a team bike fanboy but the white spokes on the Bontragers looks great.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:20 pm 
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Sounds good. And MF looks much better now.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:17 pm 
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looking pretty good now.

my favourite part has to be the grey bar tape matched up to the frame, it works well in this case.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:56 am 
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That is my favorite Team color bike and I think it looks great with the grey bar tape and the stickerless wheels!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:40 am 
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really looks good that way!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:22 pm 
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My love for the Osymetric rings continues... Here is the newest version of it

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Differing teeth profile and ramp pins makes it look like a polished product finally.

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Apparently they are now even thicker than ever for extra stiffness.

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And they are 26 grams lighter than my current ones at the same size!

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