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 Post subject: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:46 am 
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Hi all

Inspired by Michel's beautiful 2015 Diamante I've finally gotten my act together to put together a thread for my baby.

Here she is:
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Build:
Size 48
Campag Chorus
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbonio saddle
3T Rotundo Pro bars
38mm Boyd carbon clincher wheels
Veloflex Corsa tyres, 23mm
Arundle Mandible cages

Total weight is around 6.9kg.

Some more pics:
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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:28 am 
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That looks great, well done.

The only thing I might change would be a set of Campy Boras instead of the Boyd, but that is just me :)

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 3:30 am 
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Only the second Diamante I've seen, but I'm really loving the lines with that short stack stem.


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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 7:36 am 
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Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:03 am 
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Very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:27 am 
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fa63 wrote:
The only thing I might change would be a set of Campy Boras instead of the Boyd, but that is just me :)

I couldn't agree more. I'd love a set of the new Bora clinchers. I can't fault the Boyds though; they've been awesome wheels, especially as they cost half what Bora Ones would.

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
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steventran wrote:
Only the second Diamante I've seen, but I'm really loving the lines with that short stack stem.

I knew virtually nothing about them until I saw this in a bike shop over a year ago. It was lust at first sight.

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
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Michel wrote:
Love it!

Thanks Michel. How's yours going? And how are the Boras?

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:59 am 
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tbrix wrote:
Michel wrote:
Love it!

Thanks Michel. How's yours going? And how are the Boras?


Went our for a couple of rides. What should I say...I love it :-D and the boras are so smooth to ride and handling - especially in windy conditions - is great. Something that appears quite often in northern germany :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:16 pm 
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Nice. Hmmm, might be time to start saving up for some Boras...

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
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Looks reeeeeeally yummy... but not sure this geometry will fit most of riders due to the stem design, and the bike will be wired if the owner remains some spacers


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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:08 am 
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Review please :)

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
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So so lovely! That front end...man

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:45 am 
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zappafile123 wrote:
Review please :)

It's very stiff through the bb and the front. Power transfer feels very immediate and sprinting out of the saddle and in the drops feels fantastic. It feels fast. Handling is great and the bike is a good descender, unlike its rider. It's stable and has that planted feel. It rides a bit harsher than my bmc team machine, but when I'm riding it a lot (unlike right now) I barely notice any discomfort. It's also aesthetically very beautiful. I love the shapes of the tubes and the way its lines flow, the curve of the fork and the small splashes of colour. Its looks are the main reason I got it; the fact that it's also a brilliant ride is a bonus!

BTW, I weigh 64kg, don't race and don't put out massive power as far as I know, so take my impressions of stiffness with a grain of salt. However, I'd be very surprised if stronger riders found it to be a noodle.

I see from another thread that you're considering buying one. Have you seen Michel's bike? His impressions pretty much match mine.
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What colour are you thinking of getting?

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 Post subject: Re: Basso Diamante 2014
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Miles253 wrote:
So so lovely! That front end...man

Thanks Miles. I know...so sexy.

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