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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:57 pm 
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After only lurking a lot, I think it's time to post my ride. Frame ordered in febr 2013, but only arrived end august. So the frame had to wait winter to be build up. After >3000 miles in a few month, I can only say :"what an incredible bike"!! I come from a Scott CR1 sl that I rode for almost 5 years. Nothing but praise about it, but this one is clearly one step up!

Build list:
-Slx ultimate frame & fork. Size Large
-Lower accros headset cap (instead of I-lock)
-Chorus groupset, with super record ti compact crankset, TA 50-39 or 36 chainrings
-Speedplay Ti
-Ritchey Superlogic seatpost
-Ritchey 4Axis stem (1 1/4) 12cm
-Easton Slx3 handlebar
-Deda perforated bartape
-Sworx toupé saddle
-Shamal ultra wheels with ( almost 10 year old :shock: ) tune scewers
-GP 4000s rear/ GP Attack front
-Michelin Ultra-lite tubes
-Bontrager Race Lite bottle cage sanded
-Garmin 500 with cadance sensor and racewaredirect mount

Total weight is 6,36 complete with above parts. Both tyres were new when weighted :wink:

Future mods:

-Arundel Mandible oil slick matte UD already orderd (beter match than the 3k finish of the Bonty) ==> +10gr
-Record chain and cassette are already laying around and will replace the chorus ones when worn ==> -45gr
-Red or black tune skewers. ==> -10gr

Should bring me close to the 6,3kg mark. Why not a few TI bolts for stem and seatpost to get there?

A few pics taken today. Bike is not 100% level, but in reality, saddle is only very slightly tilted backbards

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:41 pm 
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Gosh!!!! What a bike :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:53 pm 
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:thumbup: Good job! Fantastic looking bike.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 10:02 pm 
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Ace! :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 11:48 pm 
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Awesome, good luck with it


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:21 am 
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sweet holy baby jeebus, I love it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:30 am 
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LOVE it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

may i ask what inseam length you have? i currently have an old trek madone in 58cm size and i am considering getting myself this canyon frame. canyon's PPS recommends a size 56 (medium), while the dimension of the 58 (large) seem more appropriate...

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 11:56 am 
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Daddy yo yo wrote:
LOVE it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

may i ask what inseam length you have? i currently have an old trek madone in 58cm size and i am considering getting myself this canyon frame. canyon's PPS recommends a size 56 (medium), while the dimension of the 58 (large) seem more appropriate...


what is your inseam ?

fwiw, i ride an S with an inseam of 81 cm (saddle height 72)


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:17 pm 
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86 (saddle height 79)

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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:33 pm 
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I don't know my inseam, sorry, but saddle height is 77,5 cm. With your saddle height of 79cm, I would go for a large if you don't need to much drop between saddle and handlebar. I had to order their special headset cap (I-lock is 16mm, this one 4,5mm) in order to get the bar low enough. Drop is +/- 9 cm to give you an idea ;-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:58 pm 
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Daddy yo yo wrote:
86 (saddle height 79)



txs

to me, 79 seems a bit high for an inseam of 86, (i'd rather put it at 76)

but indeed if you really want your saddle at 79, than a large would be the better option


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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:03 pm 
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Nice one. I owned previous slx model, really nice bikes.
The new one with the straight fork looks much better.
You run short on electric tape (right hand side)?

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 10:28 am 
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That's a great lloking bike. Awesome

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:56 am 
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Delorre wrote:
I don't know my inseam, sorry, but saddle height is 77,5 cm. With your saddle height of 79cm, I would go for a large if you don't need to much drop between saddle and handlebar. I had to order their special headset cap (I-lock is 16mm, this one 4,5mm) in order to get the bar low enough. Drop is +/- 9 cm to give you an idea ;-)
brilliant, that is some important info !!!

looking forward to seeing matte arundel mandibles on the bike as those would be my no.1 choice too... :thumbup:

any chance you weighed frame, fork and headset when they arrived?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:06 pm 
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Daddy yo yo wrote:
any chance you weighed frame, fork and headset when they arrived?


yep, I did :wink: . Here some pics.

Fork is uncut. Frame weight includes the der hanger, seatpostcamp, all the liners and headset bearings. So 889 - 16 - (+/-) 50 for the bearings gives +/- 825gr. So completely bare frame should be close to 800gr
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Stem includes the plastic cap that weights 5gr. Bolts are supposed to be steel ones.
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