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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 4:34 pm 
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....Very close ? Certainly not a Falco then, because it's listed at $895. wich is in the ballpark of the Allez E5 OSBB or the CAAD10 ;) ...



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Holy price hike! I was looking at the Falco site maybe a month ago, and the price of the aluminum frame and fork was like $495 or $595... and the low priced Ti frame was definitely <$900.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:07 am 
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Have you seen the Giant TCR SLR? Complete bike with Ultegra 6800 and Giant wheels supposedly weighs 7.6 kg. http://www.cyclowired.jp/?q=node/110727

I understand it's a new model for 2014. Strangely, the US Giant website shows a different, less appealing frame (and without internal wiring) . And the international website does not seem to be updated for 2014 yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:18 am 
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It also says "ONLINE PRICE -- CONTACT US". LOL. BTW, did you mean $400 including a full carbon tapered fork? That'd be a bit tough.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:37 pm 
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tokyoturtle wrote:
I just got my Selene frame last week. Will be a multi-month project on the build, so not ridden it. You saying the ride is horribly harsh?


Harsh ride is likely due to the full aluminum WCS cockpit and post I have on it... that setup would make any ride harsh. No worries - you have a great frame... much better than the Carrara that I spend most of my time on.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:39 pm 
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Falco frame looks sweet... may be a consideration to replace the Carrara if the price is right...


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:21 am 
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phlip wrote:
Have you seen the Giant TCR SLR? Complete bike with Ultegra 6800 and Giant wheels supposedly weighs 7.6 kg. http://www.cyclowired.jp/?q=node/110727" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Oh mah gawd that is a sweet looking bike. I love that new Ultegra. In fact, I just now ordered a full 6800 group - it's all your fault. :P


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:16 pm 
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This is on my list . Looks a good challenge to the ubiquitous Caad 10 and maybe even the Canyon ultimate AL.
http://www.kinesisbikes.co.uk/products/racelight/aithein

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Claimed weight of 56 =1200g


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:04 pm 
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Hmm, not bad. I like the black one.

Recommended retail: $1014 USD/650 pounds

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:03 am 
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Quick question:

Would you consider a 1300g aluminum frame, 7005 T6, a good weight? (size 53)

(not a CAAD10, and not interested in one at the moment, looking at something else)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:11 am 
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Yep, I do.
While you could obviously get lighter, that's a decent weight, and it'd be tricky to find anything "significantly" lighter


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:53 am 
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CarpetFibre wrote:
Louis, I don't know if this is really what you're looking for but look out on ebay for old Giant TCR aluminium frames. I recently built up a 52cm one for my Dad and I could hardly believe the weight. It was under 1100g including all the hangers and a headset. Fork wasn't that light though, ~400g if I remember rightly. It cost £80.


I have a 2001 TCR and it's both light AND bombproof. It's a bit harsh though... I bought a BMC GF01 for a bit more comfort and I'm using the TCR as a winter training bike now.


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