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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:08 am 
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Even though I've been on this forum for a while I've never started my own thread (mostly because I didn't feel like any of my bikes deserved their own thread). Hopefully my emonda is good enough reason. I started with the SLR frameset which I ordered late last year. I built it up with mechanical Shimano 9000 for the drivetrain (I'm a bit of a purist and technophobe that way), eecycleworks direct mounts for slowing down, & custom built stans/BHS/sapim wheels. The remaining build details are below:

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I'm really pleased with how smooth the DA9000 is. I've been a SRAM guy since the first generation rival/force, and before that was just second-hand older Shimano (friction shifters, square taper cranks, etc.) The EE brakes are amazing using one finger to descend everything, they're better than a lot of mechanical disk brakes in modulation and power. This was also my first carbon bike. :thumbup:

I'm pleased with how problem free running tubeless has been, but it comes with a decent weight penalty. Swapping out the tubeless tires and rim strips, and running light clincher tires and tubes I can easily drop half a kilo. At over 1300g they are on the heavy side of being a 'light wheelset,' and I think I'll keep them tubeless and use them as my training wheelset. I do have plans for getting a lighter wheelset - most likely carbon clinchers with extralite hubs, and pillar Ti spokes which will get me in the 1100g range. When paired with a light tire/tube combo like a Bontrager R4 tire (180g) and Vredestein tube (50g), that would be a lighter setup than most tubulars (the decent ones like Veloflex are ~250g a piece). Tubulars do not appeal to me as I have to ride through urban areas too often to get to the nicer roads around the South Bay Area where I live. I ride enough (and not get paid enough :mrgreen: ) that cost is a factor as well - I could buy three pairs of good clincher tires for the cost of one pair of sew-ups. I'd also like to disclose that I work for a Trek dealer, and this build wouldn't have been possible if I had paid retail. :mrgreen:

As far as other upgrades go: the next part I swap will be the SLR 10 seatmast which should drop a few grams. I'm contemplating switching to powercordz for both gears and brakes. If anybody as input on how powercordz fare with DA9000 or EE brakes let me know. Although it won't save weight, some traditional bend carbon bars might end up on this bike. All my other bikes have traditional bend bars. Whenever I'm climbing or sprinting in the drops, nothing else feels quite like them. My ultimate goal for this bike is to get it below 12 lbs (~5.4kg). It's a sensible number that I can reach with a couple more changes.

Enough talk...


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minimum required 5mm spacers top and bottom (for warranty purposes), veloflyte bearing cover:

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Bebop stainless pedal bodies with Ward Ti spindles. Stainless M3 fixing bolts (and custom rubber dust caps):

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EEcycleworks, the reason I won't have disc brakes on my road bike for a long time. :wink:

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Thanks for looking. :beerchug: I'll try to update whenever I make changes.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:46 am 
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Definitely my favorite Emonda so far. Nice!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:15 am 
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Great job, congrats.

Keep feeding us new pictures :D


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:46 am 
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Dude, this Emonda is amazing, your build selections are fantastic.

Do you ride on a super down-tilted saddle or is that just this particular photo?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:05 am 
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The nose of the saddle is pretty level, but tail to nose the saddle has a bit of a down tilt. The location of the photo in that full shot is an abandoned airfield, and along with the bike not being centered between those treelines and the ground not being very level it does exaggerate the angles of the bike a bit.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:10 am 
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Cool build!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:43 am 
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Really good looking build!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:25 am 
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Wow, very nice build!

So light and understated, I like it! :) Your photo of the carbon spacers has me thinking about my own setup as well, good point.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:37 pm 
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hi,
h1-frameset looks really nice, much much better than h2 (ok, question of personal taste, just my opinion).
build is super-nice, as said, wonderfully-understated, without any sensationalism! pure and clean.love it!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:26 pm 
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very nice bike and build! I like it a lot!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:38 pm 
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Good job but slr frame should weigh 690gr (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/performance_race/emonda/). Why your frame (54 H1) is heavier?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:12 pm 
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Awesome looking ride!

Got mine too for a week now, where did you get the info on the need for 0.5mm spacer for warranty? Did not hear this with mine (although its H2).


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That should actually be 5mm, not 0.5mm. I'm not sure if it's applicable anymore but I think it's still in their manual. Think it came about after a few steertube failures some years ago now and they were definitely stating to put at least a 5mm spacer underneath the stem and for a while came with an expander cap that pretty much forced you to use at least a 10mm spacer above the stem as well (it had this funky big spring in it). They even forbid the use of FSA stems for awhile. What they were really trying to avoid was the combination of a sharp edge with leverage against the actual bearing which may have been a cause for some of the failures. But that was a few years back. Haven't heard of any mishaps like that since.

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Great looking bike. Enjoy it!

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BrunoDMS wrote:
Good job but slr frame should weigh 690gr (http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/performance_race/emonda/). Why your frame (54 H1) is heavier?


The SLR frameset comes in a matte black paint finish which is not the super light vapor coat. The vapor-coat paint option is only available on the SLR 10 complete or a project one bike.

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