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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:56 am 
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New ride for the year:

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Fastest bike I've ever ridden...

7.4kg/16.4lbs as shown with 2012 Mavic Cosmic Carbone's


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:37 am 
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Very nice...looks fast!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:59 pm 
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stem looks slammed. sweet.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:05 am 
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Nice. Nice ride, nice weight, nice pictures.

Tell us more. The NP is still giving me impure thoughts...

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 3:55 pm 
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It's a no compromise race rocket. Not as comfortable as a skinny tube bike, but certainly no bucking bull. The road feel is amazing, super connected with the road, and does a good job taking away the buzz. Definitely feels stiffer than my Giant TCR Advanced it replaced, the bottom bracket area is huge and wide. I rode it for 50 miles into a cross headwind last weekend as part of a century and could definitely feel some some effect of the "aeroness", although it's hard to quantify. Overall it felt a bit easier to maintain a hard effort depending on where the wind was coming from, which makes you just want to keep mashing those pedals.

Only gripe is the cable routing, which takes some patience to set up, especially with the rear direct mount brake behind the BB. It came with full length brake and shifter cable housing which rattles occasionally, but I can fix that when I recable the bike later this year.

Also looking for some deeper/lighter wheels and a power meter as future upgrades, along with getting the NP Tri-seatpost to have this bike run double duty as a TT bike for the 2-3 time trials I do per year. Will post pics of the TT conversion when that happens.

Let me know if you guys want any more close up pics. I'll post some better quality (read, non-cellphone) pics at some point and feel free to ask me more questions!

I'll be racing this bike in SE Michigan this year so feel free to come up and say hi if you're in the area.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Nice ride.Enjoy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:07 am 
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Nicely Done


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:43 am 
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nice bike, i bet it rides even better than it looks!
Ive just bought a new NP Bura SL to replace my broken Alize, ill post it up here when it is finished :)


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 3:48 pm 
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nice bike, i bet it rides even better than it looks!
Ive just bought a new NP Bura SL to replace my broken Alize, ill post it up here when it is finished :)


Yeah, I pretty much flipped a coin to decide between the Nazare2 and the Bura SL. You probably can't go wrong either way. The Bura will look good with climbing wheels as well as deep rim wheels. Aero bikes kind of need deep rim wheels to not look silly.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 8:11 pm 
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Wow, real nice~! Now, we just need to lighten it up! haha

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Aero bikes kind of need deep rim wheels to not look silly.


What are you talking about?! Aero bike looks the best in rims that does not exceed 20mm. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:27 pm 
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That's a classy bike with a good amount of drop & slam, kudos!

How do you like the wheels in crosswinds? I'm looking for something as sexy as these Mavics but won't get me blown off the road. :-)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:45 pm 
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Tomstr wrote:
That's a classy bike with a good amount of drop & slam, kudos!



And I always thought it has to fit to rider… not be "slammed & dropped" to look "properly" …. :mrgreen:


Great bike- I was searching for it as well, but couldn't find good deal @ the moment, finished with "older and more humble sister" : Alize… with additional "TT" seatpost naturally :)

Generally NP bikes looks great, and ride better than looks . Nice bonus is how perfectly accurate they're made.

Again : Congratulations.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 6:17 pm 
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How do you like the wheels in crosswinds? I'm looking for something as sexy as these Mavics but won't get me blown off the road. :-)


The wheels feel fine to me in the crosswinds. I'm a heavier guy at 190lbs and I feel the wind tugging on the rims a bit, but nothing concerning or erratic that would make me want to adjust my handling of the bike.

I've had the Cosmic's for years and have been reliable and bombproof and I haven't gotten myself to upgrade wheels despite some sexier wheels choices out there nowadays.


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:13 am 
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I've got one just like yours. But with the NP full carbon wheels. I find the Nazare2 an excellent bike whit lots of power if you use it right.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:58 am 
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Just out of interest, how do find the Alize model?


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