My 2013 S-Works Venge

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rijndael
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by rijndael

I agree about power trumping most other things.

FWIW: Power2Max has a Campy PM for $2K.

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ProfessorChaos
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by ProfessorChaos

Why not just get an S-Works crankset with a Quarq?

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Still because of funds.

The Campy is leaving any way. Back to SRAM.
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Some more recent photos. I've added 40cm Zipp SL-70 aero bars and swapped the stem to a -17 SCSL. Also just picked up a set of FLO 30s to play with.

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nathanong87
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by nathanong87

-17 stem looks awesome. last pic is really good. just enough accents on the wheels and the cranks and stuff. Way better than those 'blacked out 'stealth'' builds going on.

fullrig1795
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by fullrig1795

How did you like the campy on it. Have the same setup including the quarq and am considering swapping to record. Was the shifting up front ok?

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by Imaking20

@nathanong - thanks man! I think the bike is plenty dark - got to have some contrast! The -12 stem I had before was alright but not low enough. For a long while I just couldn't live with the looks of the -17. The new build from professorchaos changed my mind on that. I'm really pleased with the new position.

@fullrig - I hated the Campy. The drivetrain was much noisier than this setup, the cassette made a ridiculous amount of noise, shifting required a lot more force, and the front shifting was a waste. These rings definitely don't work well with Campy front shifting due to their wider spacing. I had a pair of Praxis rings sitting at home for that very reason but did't like the Campy enough to ever make the switch. Ran the Super Record for about a week and sold it. Then returned the Praxis.
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

How are you getting on with the Flo 30s?

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

They roll. I'd been running by 404s exclusively for awhile so going straight from those to the FLOs don't give them the best opportunity to shine. I've got one 5 hour day on the wheels and several 1 hr interval days but don't feel like I've got enough to really form a standout opinion about them so far. The fact that I don't really feel like I've given up much coming off the Zipps to the FLOs should be a testament in itself I suppose.

I'm still trying to settle on tires and pressure. I'm optimistic about the wheels even if that optimism was a bit dented when I noticed the braking surface losing color after one ride. I haven't been uploading anything to Strava for awhile so I can't say if they've proven faster than any of my other setups.
Current:
T2

Retired:
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Darceking
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by Darceking

Are the flo 30 good enough for an everyday training wheel? I currently have zipp 101 and have destroyed 2 hubs on them. So looking at an alternative.

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by Imaking20

I don't see any reason why they wouldn't be. That's my intent with the wheels. I'll go back and forth between these and my 404 tubs all year.
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mnmasotto
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by mnmasotto

I wonder how stiff this frame is compared to the Tarmac?

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