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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:02 am 
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Just built up this Carrera for customer Eric S who had been eyeing her for a while.

Frameset: Carrera Phibra 2
Group: SRAM Force 22
Cockpit: Ritchey WCS Carbon stem with Superlogic bar
ISP cap: FSA 2-bolt
Saddle: S-Works Toupe (not my choice;)
Wheels: Easton SLX with upgraded ceramic 11-speed freehub
Tires: Conti Competition Tubular 25mm
Pedals: Looks Keo Blade 15nm

I took her for a quick spin and man is this a cool combo of stiffness and vibration absorption.
Not insanely quick off the mark, but seems to get more comfortable at speed and settles in to long days in the saddle like most monocoques could only dream of.

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Thanks for checking...we have a few more photos up on the website as well.
Oh, and weight was almost right on 15 lbs with pedals and cages!

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Mike / Cip

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:24 am 
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very interesting frame and nice build...would love to hear how it rides if/when you get a few more miles in... and how much it weighs...Cheers :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:27 pm 
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I Think that looks great. I would be interested in hearing more about the ride. I read two very mixed reviews in regard to stiffens. One said stiff and one used a noodle to describe it. This is not a brand I have seen in the U.S. and I like riding something that isn't common as long as it performs well.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:22 pm 
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For context, what size frame is that Mike?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:57 pm 
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To each his own......

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:11 am 
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erm, no thanks. Mondrian can be done tastefully (see Look 586/595) but I've always thought the Phibra is an odd looking frame...


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I actually liked it, even if it is a very, very odd fish (in fairness I like Dogmas too... so that's probably saying nothing), but where is the blue?!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:10 am 
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I will try to get some direct feedback from Eric, but I know our two prior Phibra customers were very pleased.
One in particular was coming off a Dogma and R3SL and said the Carrera was almost as stiff as the Dogma but way more comfortable than both of his other rigs.
As for the color, it is pretty out there...apparently the Japanese market demanded it.
New schemes are pretty sweet for 2014, actually: http://www.carrera-podium.it/bikes/phibra-evo

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:42 am 
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Mike: SIZE, please.

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