Nice bike! Nice color!!
Deciding the pink frame was a bit hard in the beginning, but after I convinced myself (and my girlfriend of course) i pulled the trigger. But I am happy with my decision, because other option was all black. Boring. As my previous bike.
Last Saturday I went a nice, short-steep HC climb with friends. 16.5km, 7.4% average grade. First 12km is 8.7% average, and there are sections that goes up to 18%.
Here is a link of the segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/684378?filter=overall
I really, really enjoyed the climb with my 1050 gram tubulars. Climbing was awesome. That light wheelset reacts just awesome. I was worried that, that light wheelset will be stiff as a chewing gum, but turned out to be alright. My tiny climber legs didn't feel any flex even at the steepest parts.
Descending was also lovely, except I locked the rear wheel on one sharp turn. Managed to stay on bike, but wasn't fun
It was my first real tubular climbing and descending test, and I am fully happy with my decision. Even now I am thinking if I should sell my 40mm clinchers, buy the same profile, 40mm tubulars and glue some training tires.
I also did few more changes since the last photo. Now I have black&white bar tape. White on the drops and black in the few cm of tops.
Tires are all black for my clinchers. 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pro again.
For tubs, still gum-walls.
I also bought Kask Protone to fit my new, more white setup. Here is the photo;
And last, I ordered 2016 Shimano RP9 shoes in white. I guess I will get them till the end of this month.