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 Post subject: Specialized fan
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2006 10:15 am 
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Hello,

I'm Gène, I live in the southern part of Holland. Here we have some hills and a great acces to the Belgian Ardennes. My back yard 8)

I have a 2005 Specialized Allez comp with a Campagnolo Centaur (grey) groupset, Mavic Open Pro's, DT spokes, Specialized carbon seatpost, Fisik Arione, Easton EA 50 stem and handlebars.

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Allong with my race bike, I 've recently build a S-works (2003). The frame is new, it hung for severall years at my lbs.
It has has a XT/ XTR shimano v-brake groupset, Thomson elite setback post, Selle Italia Flite tita saddle, Fox RLT 80mm, Chris King headset, Specialized stem, Easton EA 70 handlebars, Time XS pedals, and a heavy and next upgrade weelset, with Nobby Nic 1.8 tires.

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I ride some small road races and some evening races on a track during the week. But I really love mountainbiking, so I also ride some mountainbike races, and marathons.

I'm not really a weight weenie, I don't spend al my money on lighter parts , and I don't drill holes in my rear mech. Great handling and durability are more important to me. It would be very uncomfortable if some thing brakes or disfunctioned during a race.

What I do like, is checking out some new parts, like the new XTR group or the pro stuff in the pro tour. This site is very quick with revealing some new stuff.

I will weigh my bikes (I haven't done it yet), and give those numbers later on.

Happy trails!!

grtz Gène

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Specialized, M5 & Allez pro
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1088941/
http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1118030/


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 2:21 pm 
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Location: Meerssen, Netherlands
hmm my bikes are not ww material:

road bike: 8 kg
mountain bike: 10,4 kg

The mountainbike has at the moment very heavy wheels, they will be upgraded.

I can get the roadbike a lot lighter, but I am really staisfied with the current set-up. Maybe also a lighter wheelset in the future.

grtz
Gene

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"Innovate or die"

Specialized, M5 & Allez pro

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1088941/

http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1118030/


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