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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 4:43 am 
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Hi Guys,

So I just purchased a built up Emonda SLR 9 with Enve's / Di2 / XXX bars and stem and was looking for some options.

As a rider, I do a lot of climbing, but have quite a high peak power for my size (75kg, 1500w = 1 sec, 700w = 60 sec for reference).

I currently have 3T bar/stems which I don't find too flexy. however, after trying my new bont carbon setup it seems VERY flexy.

I came with a 100mm stem (I need 130mm) so I will buy a new one, I was thinking of going the 130mm bont xxx to keep with the theme, but I am having doubts...

I do have a spare 3T alloy stem lying around I could put on, but it might not look right. To remove/reduce the flex, is it more related to the STEM or the BARS?

Regarding the wheels, I currently run 303/404 with the 2015 v9 Hub. How will the 3.4s laced to dt240 compare? I am most concerned with power transfer/stiffness. So far the zipps seem fine to handle 1500w.

cheers,


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:02 am 
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I would highly recommend you having a read of Fairwheels stem/handlebar review :)

http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews- ... em-review/

http://blog.fairwheelbikes.com/reviews- ... ar-review/

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:14 am 
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clipsed wrote:
...To remove/reduce the flex, is it more related to the STEM or the BARS?

cheers,

I think it's a combination of both. Not sure which is more important; if you've got a flexy stem but stiff bars, it's still going to feel flexy. And vice versa. Plus, don't rule out the superlight wheels either. There's a reason they have a 180lb weight limit on the SLR. Even if you are well below 180lbs, it's still not going to be as strong as something without that restriction.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:29 am 
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SLR frame is 275lbs limit.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:30 am 
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Updated topic to include enve vs zipp wheels.

2015 v9 303/404 vs. enve 3.4 SES. I currently use the zipps, seem ok.

Main critera in order.

1. Stiffness
2. Durability/Robustness
3. Aero
4. Weight


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:05 am 
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The XXX stem is probably stiffer than the 3T - which is no slouch, but it's also quite a bit heavier. A bar stem combo like the PRO Stealth is the stiffest option, especially if you're putting weight last.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:33 am 
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clipsed wrote:
SLR frame is 275lbs limit.

I stand corrected. OP does not have the SLR10 with the ultralight wheels etc. That is the model with the weight limit on it, as a complete bike (due in part to the superlight wheels etc). Sorry.... Just double checked and it's the Tune components on the SLR 10 that have the weight limit of 90kg (198lbs), so I was wrong about the 180lb limit as well.

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No worries.

I took the bike up for a few short power climbs (1200w peak) and I noticed some clicking noises, perhaps 3-4 per pedal stroke maybe coming from the front wheel. Could that be the spokes moving around inside the drill holes of the rims? The rear actually felt stiffer than the zipps!


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