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Ralphy-boy
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by Ralphy-boy

Hi all WW members, thought I would add a pic of new frameset. It's nothing superlight but it weighs in around 7.6 kg as pictured, I think thats pretty good for a 60cm frame. I like the new Optimo frameset, I went from a CAAD 5 Saeco team frame and transfered all my parts. Like I said it's nothing like the super light bikes featured here, but hey I like it. :D
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by Frankie - B

:welcome:

Nice ride you got there!

I think it will get lighter over time! WWism is an addiction!!!
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by nzkiwiguy

nice ride. I like the color. Looks like a large frame

Ralphy-boy
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by Ralphy-boy

Yup I luv the color as well, as I stated it's a 60cm frame, as I'm a fairly big bloke @93kg, I don't want to get much lighter as this is my training bike and racing bike. I have a set of Cosmic Elites I train on, racing on the "K's" drops 1/2 a kilo and feels more responsive.

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by saletel

did you just order up the frame set? my r3000 is the same color as well and is beautiful

Ralphy-boy
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by Ralphy-boy

Man yours looks like one sweet ride as well, how do you like the Record? did u change over from the DA 10 spd? And yes I ordered as a frame set.
What size frame is yours?
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by saletel

58 cm. got it complete DA10 speed
then sold that on ebay, and bought the record 10 speed (worked out to be equal with my discount)

i love it.

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by Ralphy-boy

Salatel,
I had my first race on it today (40k), I sat up at the end and let some of the younger riders take 1st and 2nd. There was a nice hill in the middle, the bike went fantastic up it, nice and stiff in the BB area, it felt like all the energy you placed into it went to pushing you forward.
I have done this hill in earlier races but this frame seemed to help a little bit (even if it was only in my mind)

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by divve

Got one too from last year.....
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saletel wrote:58 cm. got it complete DA10 speed
then sold that on ebay, and bought the record 10 speed (worked out to be equal with my discount)

i love it.


what was ur frame only weight for the 58cm? I just bought a 58c caad7 too and am waiting for it to arrive--it'd be interesting to see if the frame weights are near equal.

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by Ralphy-boy

My new Optimo 60cm frame and fork weighed in at roughly 1.5kg ish, this was done on a dodgy scale, Thats with the new full carbon fork which weighs 310gm, where as my last CAAD 5 frame and fork sat at 1.7kg on the same scale.
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by saletel

our scale only weighs up to 1000 grams (from work) i dont really have the loot to get a gram scale, but if i do i'll strip it down and weigh it

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by Superlite

My new Optimo 60cm frame and fork weighed in at roughly 1.5kg ish, this was done on a dodgy scale


I'd say. :lol:

You frame and fork weighs closer to 1600g-1650g

I have a 54cm 2004 Caad 7 and the frame alone weighs 1248g. Add 310g for the fork and I'm at 1558g.

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