2010 Neo Ultimate - 5.2Kg -- further updates

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phallenthoul
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by phallenthoul

great job :thumbup:
so the actual ride report is only several cables away :wink:

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by Raxel

Current weight?

Cabling is actually quite fun, unless you use powercordz.

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by ferrarista

uufff that bike is looking really nice!! congrats Gandini.
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by gandini

I posted this at the bottom of the starter post, but in case you don't go back there, here it is.

Initial ride report (60mi this morning): I hate to gush, but this is an *amazing* bike! I can't think of a better descriptor than taught. Stiff, but with all the "dampening" character of CF. The 1.5" headset and Edge fork make for a solid, tight front end. The rear is very stiff also--making for crisp shift and solid braking. The whole bike is direct, connected--no shimmy, flex, wobble, nothing. I can't compare to other SOTA frames like Cervelo, or Scott, or Colnago, or Canyon as I haven't ridden them. But I've owned nearly 20 bikes in a 30 years riding career and this is the BOMB. One observation is just that--and I claim no statistical power to my observations, but I am one happy rider. I stole the diamond with this frame. (Oh, and to all those who claim this is a $400 Chinese frame, then lucky be all those that get something this good for that money...haha.)

Phil

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by AXERA DO7

Great looking bike :thumbup: Kicking myself now :oops: should have ordered one. Well done!

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by KB

Looking good. More pics.

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by welcomdmat

I'm so glad to hear your ride report. Mine can't get here soon enough! There is a saddle that I am waiting on for the final build, but I may have to put a "loner" on if the frame arives early in the week!

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by eigner

Such a superb bike - really nice!
I am 99% sure my next bike will be a Neo Ultimate (in 1k finish though ->50g lighter) with THM Clavicula, Di2, KCNC brakes and edge rims.

but! Please change your Gore cables for something better - Yokozuna reaction perhaps. Your shifting will be SOOOO much better and your (almost) perfect bike will be .. well.. Perfect! :D
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Previous: Scott Plasma 3 premium, Parlee Z3SL, Parlee Z4, Argon18 E112, TREK TTX7.0, S-Works Transition, Pinarello F4:13

phallenthoul
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by phallenthoul

eigner wrote:Such a superb bike - really nice!
I am 99% sure my next bike will be a Neo Ultimate (in 1k finish though ->50g lighter) with THM Clavicula, Di2, KCNC brakes and edge rims.


right I have to mention this, Neo Exile Ultimate is available in Di2 routing.

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by eigner

Yea, I talked to you serval times over email. But i still need to gather more $ before making the dream project true :) (and no! I wont sell my pinarello to raise funds for the new bike I just looooooooooove that bike)
Current: Colnago CX Zero Di2 Disc, Cannondale F29 carbon3
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gandini
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by gandini

I just posted more photos of the final build in the first post at the beginning of the thread.
I invite you to check it out!

I am headed down to the Tour de Tucson later this week for the last big ride of the year, and the first big ride on this bike. Let's hope I tightened all the bolts and adjusted all the cables...

Cheers,

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by CippoForLife

Totally sick build.
I'm considering getting an Ultimate DI2 and this thread is convincing.
Doubt mine will be that light, though!
Any more ride feedback?

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by fletch62

Out of interest gandini, how tall are you and what is your inseam measurement?
I seem to be stuck between the 56 & 58 sizing.

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by Newton

Never seen this frame, but looks great. :thumbup:
What's the weight for the frame only?

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by aerozy

Im lost for words for this build! Everything just looks fabulous! It gets my vote for WW bike of the year :up:
Sunny cycling holidays in Portugal @ Cherry Cottage Vintage B&B

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