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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:24 pm 
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after riding cervelo, specialized, cannondale, I thought its time for an italian bike :mrgreen:

here we go....

Parts:
Super Record
Zipp SL TB
LW / Ksyrium SLR
Prologo Nago Nack

Weight:
LW 6,5Kg
Ksyrium 6,8Kg

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:35 pm 
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Wow, quite the looker! Nice lines accentuated by the low stack stem.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:44 pm 
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What a harmony of TT/stem. NICE!
I do remember Madonna wearing a T-shirt with "Italians do it better".

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 3:44 pm 
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Beautiful looking bike........I'm always a fan of a traditional look!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:19 pm 
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Super nice! One of the most elegant and sexy frames currently available IMHO.
Give us a review please (I have only heard positive comments on this frame).

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:42 pm 
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kgt wrote:
Super nice! One of the most elegant and sexy frames currently available IMHO.
Give us a review please (I have only heard positive comments on this frame).


thanks!

just went out for my first ride yesterday. In general it feels quite similar to my old s-works tarmac SL4. Stiff, agile, front a bit hard. Hope to be able to tell you more soon. paint looks great!
The frame itself is no lightweight (1040g in size 58), but i guess paint is an extra of 150g at least


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:51 pm 
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That certainly is lovely, I love the profiles of the head tube and both sets of wheels look well balanced.

nice :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:13 pm 
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Beautiful frame, nice and simple but very classy looking.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:16 pm 
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Very very nice! Nice and clean lines and I really appreciate a well thought out internal cabling entry points. It looks very clean. I hate seeing internally cabled bikes where the cables enter the top tube and/or downtube about a 1/3rd of a way down. Enjoy it!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:39 pm 
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Like it a lot!

Such a good mix between modern stealthy look, classy geo and smooth Italian lines!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Great to see another Diamante out there. Mine is the 2014 model in white/red. I absolutely love it. Yours looks magnificent; perfect build.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:10 pm 
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Very nice bike and great components selection.

Wish you to fully enjoy it.
Happy riding


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:13 pm 
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Basso really nailed it with their Diamante and the 2015 iteration of the Astra model.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:14 pm 
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That was one good looking ride!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Awesome, the proportions just seem perfect.

Congrats.


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