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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:43 pm 
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morganb wrote:
I'm curious why the disc bike is so far behind the rim in terms of release, I would think groupset availability (especially at the Ultegra level) is an issue. I hope it isn't development problems with keeping the bike light with the disc mounts. There is also the possibility that they are staggering it just so the disc bike doesn't cannibalize sales from the rim model.



The groups thing has to be part of it... some of the ultegra parts still sound like they are a couple weeks out, and the dura ace bits seemed like they were delayed well beyond what dealers were expecting, so prob caution about believing ultegra stuff is going to show up when promised.
Did head from Northeast US dealer a couple weeks ago that he would be surprised if the disc sl6 actually showed up until next year -- and I was all but waving the cash at him -- so OP prob on target.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:18 am 
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I doubt groupset availability has anything to do with it...Nobody else has delayed a bike introduction because of it. Not the rim-brake version, not the Emonda, not the Teammachine, the Foil Disc, etc.

It’s more likely there were additional design challenges or an issue that cropped up that required attention. They missed a window and it doesn’t make sense to introduce the Tarmac SL6 Disc headed into winter.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:08 am 
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Squashednuts wrote:
@TonyM why are you going with Shimano C40 C60?


As the BMC is swiss I would prefer some nice DT Swiss wheels but they make the PRC wheels only in 35mm and 65mm. And I am looking for 45-50mm. DT has the ERC in 47mm but they are optimized for 28mm tires. So if not a DT Swiss, then some wheels which are „neutral“ like the Shimano C40/C60. Good hubs and nice design. Used by the Pro peloton. Good match with the Dura Ace 9170 on my BMC. I am not very keen to have Italian, French or US wheels on my (swiss) BMC. Just my personal taste.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:44 pm 
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TobinHatesYou wrote:
I doubt groupset availability has anything to do with it...Nobody else has delayed a bike introduction because of it. Not the rim-brake version, not the Emonda, not the Teammachine, the Foil Disc, etc.

It’s more likely there were additional design challenges or an issue that cropped up that required attention. They missed a window and it doesn’t make sense to introduce the Tarmac SL6 Disc headed into winter.


Half of the world is heading into summer :noidea:


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:36 pm 
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CBJ wrote:
Half of the world is heading into summer :noidea:

That half of the world is mostly ocean and only contains 10% of the world population.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:37 pm 
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Any updates on the disc release? My LBS (Specialized concept store in Belgium) thinks they will be announced in dec-jan en should be delivered by feb-march.. I hope he's right!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:41 pm 
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TobinHatesYou wrote:
I doubt groupset availability has anything to do with it...Nobody else has delayed a bike introduction because of it. Not the rim-brake version, not the Emonda, not the Teammachine, the Foil Disc, etc.

It’s more likely there were additional design challenges or an issue that cropped up that required attention. They missed a window and it doesn’t make sense to introduce the Tarmac SL6 Disc headed into winter.


teammachine ultegra disc availability is expected in november.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:44 pm 
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TobinHatesYou wrote:
CBJ wrote:
Half of the world is heading into summer :noidea:

That half of the world is mostly ocean and only contains 10% of the world population.


This site needs a "like" button.


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