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Stoo
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by Stoo

Well there we go.... That wasn't so hard was it :)
I wasn't kicking off btw, you just confused me, and then compounded it further.

All you had to say from the outset was ' I think the LOOK logos may clash with the GIANT logos'.

Thank you.

I have a picture of the bike with bars attached, and I don't think it looks to bad tbh.
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We shall see when it arrives on Friday.
I haven't got time to be faffing around with it right now.
I fly to Germany tomorrow AM with work, back Thursday evening.

I collect all the bits on Friday and I have Saturday to build it, in order to ride a 112 mile sportive on Sunday.

Function over form right now :)
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by Stoo

Oh, and what do you suggest to remove the LOOK logos?
White spirit?

I don't want to remove the gel coat/lacquer off the bar...
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by MarkGiardini

Well if you don't wanna remove the clear coat, there's not much you can do mate.
Bar tape up to the stem looks like the cheapest and easiest option short of changing bars...which are cheap enough...
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by Tinea Pedis

I did say it. Whatever the case, the penny seems to have dropped.


And, genuinely, I'm not a fan. Not just because of the 'LOOK' but it's a very 'busy' bar. Your scheme is understated to a fair degree, so I think having that bar detracts from it.

Here are examples (in the Intro section ;) ) of what I think would serve as good inspiration

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(the latter one)
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Bar, rub it back. Repaint. There are threads for that too ;)

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by Stoo

Tomato, tomato...
Either way, their could have been a simpler response.

Back on topic now.
LOVE the look of the last one.
I'm going for a subtle/stealth approach.
Ordered some matt black Elite cages too.

Giant actually do some Carbon bars that are quite subtle so I may look at getting a set of those in the future.
After all, I have to leave something to do, right?
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by MarkGiardini

Some simple alloy Deda bars are only $30 from wiggle.
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by Stoo

Peer pressure ftw huh?

Won a set of giant carbon slr bars on eBay this evening!!
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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Nice. Sell the Look bars, cost neutral change over hopefully.

Some of my mates have found they can be a little flexy. But they are strong boys, big watts.

I had no issue with mine and the bend makes for a nice fit. I only got rid of them to go alloy (and narrower) for racing.

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by Stoo

Look's will go straight for sale.

I've also got a defy advanced too with the contact alloy bars. 440mm

These are 400mm. Slightly less reach and drop.

Slightly concerned about the flex as I do like to do a bit of sprinting from time to time.

I'm 78kg and can put down a fair amount of power.....

I'm sure it'll be ok :s
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by michel2

You guys make me said....

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by Stoo

Sad?
How so buddy?
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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by bura

So LOOK on pedals in combination with other brand bikes is much more accepted by the ww community than on stems,bars.
Seriously: Why?
I may have an answer but I really am interested in possible different opinions.
Thanks.
Kuota Kom Evo
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by Monkeyboy3333

lock it lock it !

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by bura

MB, whats the problem?
Kuota Kom Evo
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by Stoo

SO I have decided against the P2M for now.
Can't justify the extra £1k or so for what I'm using it for right now.

I'll upgrade in the future.

Build parts are all coming together and will make a start putting it all together tomorrow :)

Got the saddle, bars, pedals and bar tape sat waiting.
Grouppo should be delivered today and collect the frame and wheels this evening! :)
'17 Giant Trinity Pro TT - DA9070 - Rotor 3D+ P2Max - Zipp 900T/HED Jet 9+
'16 Genesis Equilibrium - U6800 - FSA SRM - WH6800
'15 Cannondale Super Six Evo HM - DA9000- DA9000 SRM - CC40C
'13 Giant Trinity Composite - U6800 - QuarQ DZero

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