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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:39 am 
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Decided to purchase the Z5i successor from Madcow - the new Altum and built it up this past weekend, basically just swapped everything over. For now keeping my MCFK post instead of the recommended Parlee post that came with the frame, hopefully will hold up. First ride impressions are very favorable, noticeably more strength in headtube area, but overall a smooth ride. Cabling was interesting, although significantly easier than Z5. Still want to get some more rides in before deciding on anymore spacer elimination.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:12 am 
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Nice build!


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Super aero, super light, super stealth AND super sexy? My friend you've achieved the holy quadumverate.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:25 am 
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Classy build! :podium:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:57 am 
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Nice build but just not a fan of the new frames shape. The Z5 looked must better IMO.

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That looks amazing. :thumbup: But that rear derailleur housing looks too long to me.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:23 pm 
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Beautiful!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:31 am 
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I was really surprised by the weight, how come it weighs so much when its kitted with a lot of exotic parts? Is the frame really heavy? I assume those are clinchers, but nevertheless, when you've got Claviculas, EE-brakes, McfK bar and post I would have assumed sub-6 kg per default.

Anyway, nice bike! If you imagine that headtube bulb wasn't there, it would be downright awesome ;)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 3:33 pm 
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:noidea: Sub 6 Kg ? funny, that's what someone posted on my last build also. I imagine the clinchers are a little more - especially since I swapped the Tune hubs for DT Swiss 240 not long ago - was having issues with Tune Hub. Also, probably just bits here and there - saddle, pedals, etc.

Overall I'm pretty happy with the build and at a low weight don't feel like I'm sacrificing any durability or strength with the components.

Just got some of the new Tune 2.0 bottle cages - so I'll see how they hold up. Might pop for the MCFK stem soon also.

Thanx for comments - bike rides really well, have enjoyed it this past week.


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