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 Post subject: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:41 am 
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I have been a lurker for a while now and I think now is the time to come out of the shell. :D

Currently I ride a copy of a McLaren Venge and now finally putting together a real S-works Venge. It won't be a full blown weight weenies status but I'll try to keep it around 6.8kg.

A little about myself is that I'm still a novice but I am out there training hard week after week and gradually improving.

135lbs
5'7
and American living in Sicily. :thumbup:

I look forward to learning more from the experts in here.

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:21 am 
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Welcome to WW! Stunning bikes ! Do you havemore pictures of the black s works?

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:02 am 
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That copy is my winter bike.


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:43 pm 
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The black venge looks really nice.
How does it compare to the real one?

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:03 pm 
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Both feels identical while cruising but once power is being mashed onto the pedals I could feel a lot of flexing from the copied frame.
Also, down hill rides above 35 mph makes me feel a bit nervous due to instability of the front end.
Quality comparing to the real version I would say 5/10. The difference is totally obvious when you pick up both frames.
Good enough to be used during the winter here in Sicily.


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:04 am 
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Finally done building my Venge.

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:35 pm 
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Very nice paint. Get it dialed and trim that steer tube. Well done!

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:37 pm 
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Thanks guys! I'm awaiting for the ceramic speed dust cap and yes that stem will be slammed. :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:56 pm 
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Only slam if your body can handle it. That bike is far to expensive to kill your joy for riding by having to sit to deep. M
May I suggest that you cange the bar tape to black and remove the logo's from that Ridley oem stem?

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:21 pm 
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I got used to having an aggressive position for about a year from my 49cm frame. Now moved up to 54cm I must say it feels very comfortable even with the bars being slammed. I'm still waiting for a shorter stem to come in as to the carbon s-works that I have is 120mm. Not really sure is that's a Ridley stem, I have to double check. Bar tapes noted.


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:47 pm 
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The bar stem is a forza stratos brand.
Well today I did a shakedown ride to make sure everything is in all working order. I pushed the bike hard like I do with the copied venge and now I'm a true believer of authentic quality frame. I was smiling the entire time. No wasted power unlike the flexible copy. Holy shit!

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:50 pm 
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VengeSWrks wrote:
The bar stem is a forza stratos brand.
Well today I did a shakedown ride to make sure everything is in all working order. I pushed the bike hard like I do with the copied venge and now I'm a true believer of authentic quality frame. I was smiling the entire time. No wasted power unlike the flexible copy. Holy shit!

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Forza (or 4za) is a sub-brand of Ridley, much like Bontrager is a sub-brand of Trek.


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:51 am 
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I would use white bar tape, Im not a big fan of red on the handlebar

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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 7:18 am 
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If you don't mind me asking....how much does the frame and fork weigh?


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 Post subject: Re: The new guy in WW
PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:25 pm 
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jimborello wrote:
I would use white bar tape, Im not a big fan of red on the handlebar

Black bike has been retired in favor of the real Venge.

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