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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Deda traforado with bar ends, 39g on 44cm bar, wrapped without any extrem weight savings approach :)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:26 pm 
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I thought about the scapula or ax lightness fork but didn't realize your weight and the fact that the rca fork is tapered. Pop-products make some nice things just in case you didn't know.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:22 pm 
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yes the fork was really upsetting since i heard that on the R5CA the fork was made by THM and came in uncut at like 285, so i was not happy to see the 310 on this one. I love to see the lighter bar tape. I will have to see if THM could make a fork with the RCA graphics and see what they say. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:36 pm 
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The reason for the increase in weight is the Nanovate coating. It makes a huge difference in impact resistance from what I've heard


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:39 pm 
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This thread is a little weird, but I guess on point for weight weenies. I just would go with the rca fork and accept the " big" weight.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:15 pm 
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:oops: :) i know i am going a little overboard and i do not think the look of the fork can change i just wish Cervelo stuck with THM on the for in the first place. I do not even know if it is possible but i will check into it just incase you want to change yours down the road.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:46 pm 
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OK. Good luck :grin:


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:53 pm 
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how tall are you by the way?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:05 am 
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5' 11.5". I rode a size 58 2006 original R3 ( old geometry). This 56 is perfect. Same stack as before, almost the same reach. I'm using a 120 stem. Perfect fit.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:51 am 
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just got some deda tape, will post picks of weight when it comes in.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:44 pm 
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justkeepedaling wrote:
The reason for the increase in weight is the Nanovate coating. It makes a huge difference in impact resistance from what I've heard


well it is a smooth ride and my hands no longer go dead on long rides, which is nice


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:33 pm 
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how tall are you ?

i was thinking, at 210 lbs (which i believe is 95 + kilos) ,and not being able to go lower, you must be over 2 meters (78 inches) tall and/or have thighs the size of michael hübner's


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:16 pm 
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i am 6'2" and i just googled that name and have a very similar build.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:07 pm 
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well i ordered parts back on Nov 1 and they just came in and could not be more please with the shipment. I am still waiting on a couple pieces but here is what came in


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:02 pm 
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new parts looks good, might as well change the seatpost and handle to ax lightness as well, and maybe switch the crank to M3 with SRM significant weight difference than the quarq.


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