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 Post subject: Velocite Magnus (Gen 3)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:39 am 
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Well have waited a while for this frame and fork but glad I did!!!

Geometry suits me to a tee and love the bonkers stiffness of it :twisted:

Steering Head Stiffness (frame only): 113 Nm & B/B Stiffness (frame only): 156.5 N/mm
Steering Head Stiffness (frame + fork): 107 Nm & B/B Stiffness (frame + fork): 121.7 N/mm

For now just flat "big ring" rides as some bright spark (me) forgot to order the front derailleur band when ordered frame :shock:

Frame - Velocite Magnus Gen 3 (Medium)
Fork - Velocite Boras
Saddle - Saevid 1.2
Seatpost - Velocite TLC S31
Cages - Velocite Alet
Brakes - Dura Ace 9000 with the 9000 cable set & Swiss stop Blue BXP pads added
Pedals - Time RXS
Crank - Quarq Compact FSA SL-K 170mm
BB - Rotor BB30 to BB24 convertor Ceramic version
Chainrings - Praxis 110BCD 52 / 36
Chain - KMC X10SL
Cassette - SRAM 1070
Mechs - Di2 7970
Shifters - Di2 7970
Cables - Di2 7975 internal + the extra climbing rear shifter button
Stem - 3T ARX Ltd
Handlebar - 3T Ergosum Ltd
Spacer - 2mm carbon
Headset - Velocite Ti-N with it's carbon top cap

Wheels....went for a alloy aero build courtesy of a friend and realy happy with them:

Rims - Pacenti SL23
Hubs - Goldtec Pro Competition in Red
Spokes - Black Sapim CX Ray with Red alloy nipples
Inners - Michelin Latex
Tyres - Conti GP400s 23mm fr/25mm Rr

By weight weenie standards "a bit porky" at 7.3kg (allowing for front mech) but much preferred ride to the prior Cervelo S2 all the parts/wheels were on!

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 Post subject: Velocite Magnus (Gen 3)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:38 pm 
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Nice! Who needs a front mech anyways, right?!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:56 pm 
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You're reviewing the ride without front shifting?

umm...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Tinea Pedis wrote:
You're reviewing the ride without front shifting?

umm...


"Experiencing" it on flatter routes for now, of course "reviewing" it would require front mech shifting......WIP....


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:53 pm 
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Would love a mini review of the frame.. What Do you like about it and dislike? stiffness compared to previous frames? Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:26 pm 
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beautiful frame.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:36 pm 
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I like how the seat tube appears to be slotted in so to speak. Smart looking bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:17 pm 
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fastsi wrote:
Would love a mini review of the frame.. What Do you like about it and dislike? stiffness compared to previous frames? Thanks


I've had some time to put some decent mileage on this bike now. As a reference I previously rode Cervelo S2 and a Principia C16t.

I cycling journo I know described sprinting out of the saddle on this as "...like hitting hyperdrive on the Millenium Falcon...", I don't disagree. Hand down this is the most responsive and stiff frame I've ridden, has certainly contributed to my ability to max out my top end power (10secs @ 14w/kg).

With the above wheelset it is still comfortable over longer rides but it is obviously giving up some comfort for all that stiffness.

Any questions on it just ask.

David


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:19 pm 
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That is really stiff!!! i dont think it moved/flexed. usually i can flex a bike with my hands.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdC6z1dkKnU


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:42 pm 
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lactatehate wrote:
fastsi wrote:
Would love a mini review of the frame.. What Do you like about it and dislike? stiffness compared to previous frames? Thanks


I've had some time to put some decent mileage on this bike now. As a reference I previously rode Cervelo S2 and a Principia C16t.

I cycling journo I know described sprinting out of the saddle on this as "...like hitting hyperdrive on the Millenium Falcon...", I don't disagree. Hand down this is the most responsive and stiff frame I've ridden, has certainly contributed to my ability to max out my top end power (10secs @ 14w/kg).

With the above wheelset it is still comfortable over longer rides but it is obviously giving up some comfort for all that stiffness.

Any questions on it just ask.

David


Thanks for the reply. Before pulling the trigger on this frame. Any likes or dislikes worth mentioning? Thanks a mill


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