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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:34 am 
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I ordered a Emonda SLR frame. Looking to build it up as light as I can afford. I'll probably have about $4000-$5000 budget for all the rest of the parts. Here is some of the things I was think so far.

Wheels: American classic road tubeless
Tire: Atom Galactik
Group: Sram red with bontrager direct mount brakes
Pedals Speedplay titanium (already have)
Stem: Extralite
Handlebar bontrager xxx

Thoughts?
Suggestions?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:12 am 
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I have seen the frame, is great!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:39 am 
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What's the frame weigh?

Parts selection looks good to me. Also think about cables. Bontrager brakes don't have good reputation. EE direct mount brakes would be better, but $$.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:51 am 
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OP, did you spend retail aka $4200 for the Emonda SLR frameset?...or did your local bike shop deal a bit?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:36 pm 
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Surely it's gotta be some Chinese carbon wheels - c950g if you go tub, or c1150g clinchers.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:25 pm 
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I would see if you can swing the DA direct mount brakes as apparently the bontys are pretty bad. Its possible they have made them better but all of the sponsored guys I knew that got the bontrager brakes on their '14 bikes hated them.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:33 pm 
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The frame has been ordered won't be here till November. I will weigh the frame, brakes seatmast all the goodies before i build it. I work at a shop so of course I got a good deal! :beerchug: The bontrager brakes are coming with it and I've read good reviews about these new ones, not sure how some of the older ones fared. I did consider some ee but dayum they are high!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:48 pm 
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520 Dan wrote:
I would see if you can swing the DA direct mount brakes as apparently the bontys are pretty bad. Its possible they have made them better but all of the sponsored guys I knew that got the bontrager brakes on their '14 bikes hated them.


I had a madone last year. The bontrager madone brakes were terrible.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 3:54 pm 
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lilearl75 wrote:
The frame has been ordered won't be here till November. I will weigh the frame, brakes seatmast all the goodies before i build it. I work at a shop so of course I got a good deal! :beerchug: The bontrager brakes are coming with it and I've read good reviews about these new ones, not sure how some of the older ones fared. I did consider some ee but dayum they are high!

In bold above, in that case can you order two and I will split the saving with you? ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:07 pm 
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The Emonda SLR doesn't use the same brakes as the Madone. He's going with the Speed Shop brakes, which come on the bike. I haven't heard any bad reviews on those brakes (yet). I'd love to get his impression.

And yes, the Bontrager brakes on the Madone aren't very good. This is the main reason why I don't want to switch to the new Red Di2, since it means going back to the Bontrager brakes over my DA9000 brakes.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:01 pm 
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Info about questions in several posts:

Frame Weight: 690g for a 56cm frame including the integrated seat mast (but not the mast cap). I'm not sure about other particulars (hanger, chain catcher, etc.) but I expect much of that is left off. And they weight is almost surely with the Vapor Coat paint.

Brakes: As mentioned, these are totally new brakes (not the old ones on the Madone) and they appear to be greatly improved based on early reviews. I seem to remember reading somewhere that EE may have even worked with Trek to design them, but I don't remember the source so I don't know if it was legit.

I have an 56cm SLR8 complete that is slated for delivery 9/29/2014. I will post up pics and weights when is arrives.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:37 pm 
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highdraw wrote:
OP, did you spend retail aka $4200 for the Emonda SLR frameset?...or did your local bike shop deal a bit?


PM me I'll sell you one less than $4200 :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:50 pm 
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The SpeedStop brakes are broadly similar to EEs in design. But they are larger and the spring is in a different place. They also have a different QR and adjuster than EEs.

One of the guys I ride with is a Trek dealer and his new ride is an SLR.


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