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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:42 pm 

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Location: Pittsburgh, PA
jsinclair wrote:
prendrefeu wrote:
Am I the only person openly wondering what the frame's weight will be?

not as light as it could be.

An overweight overpriced tank.

Curt Brown

2016 Cannondale EVO DA1 14.0#'s
2012 Cannondale Supersix EVO SRAM Red 12.5#'s
2015 Cannondale SUPER X 16.0#'s
2016 Cannondale FatCad2 28.1#'s
2011 Cannondale Carbon Flash 1 17.9#'s

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:20 pm 

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strobbekoen wrote:
ms6073 wrote:
Tinea Pedis wrote:
strobbekoen wrote:
Okay, it could be done, risking losing a couple fingers trying..

Part of me hopes we see it during the Dauphine or the Tour...

While I agree that road debris may be an issue, for brake adjustments, from this image I got the impression that there is an inline cable adjuster on the brake cable up front thus no need for the rider to hang onto the team car while mecahnic adjusts the brakes.

Good point. Although, opening the brake with a button a la campa or lever a la shimano is so much easier. Racers usually just flick the brake open after a wheel change or before a sprint etc.. It just doesn't seem practical or offer any benefits in road racing to me.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:03 pm 

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Location: Sydney, Australia
So unless there is another fork with conventional mounting and top clearance, does that make this a dura-ace only bike?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:07 pm 

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Location: Toronto, Canada
it is a shimano only brake bike. You can always run sram or campy other parts

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:36 pm 

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As for the messy front end, maybe they will offer a brake which is designed specifically for this head tube/fork and is very aero.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 3:34 pm 

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Given that they have had to get the 5 and 6 newly certified as well I'd suggest they will be the models that take conventional brakes but have similar Kamm tube shapes

"Step forward the climber and all those who worship at the altar of lightness" - R. Millar

PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:26 pm 

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Little more information here http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/trek-introduces-new-madone-7-series-34392/

Weight is apparently 750 grams for a 56! I think the integrated front brake it quite a good idea, but as said previously the rear one seems like an odd choice. However I bet those brakes are so heavy they negate any advantage of a low frame weight. It is a very clean looking frame at least.

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