YES - My Ridley Crosswind frame has arraived today!

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Boogie
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Mads , Pro's have same frame and fork like you. So you can't blame the material when you ride bad.
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Mads Kock
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Damn - I must find a another excuse :lol:

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Color of the handlebar tape - should I go for:
- black (bit boring but still classic),
- white (I would love white but probably needs to be replaced very often),
- silver (could be nice).

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Let me hear what you think - thanks!
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by XTC-Max

def. black! silver tapes aren't cork, white tapes look ugly after the first couple of rides and the black tape matches the STi and bar/stem combo perfectly. would go for too much of a contrast

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Yeah - you're probably right! The black wouldn't mix up the colors too much! Any news about making me a pair of your fine brakes? :lol:

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I would take the white one.

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by simon

hi mads
looking at the bike i haven't got any tips for tuning, maybe some day wheels, but the rest is already very nice.
i would say try white bar tape, but not cork, i use plastic tape(what's that called exactly?)has a more shiny look, and can be cleaned very easily with sponge. if you ride with good gloves, you won't slip too much when holding on the bar.

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simon wrote:i use plastic tape(what's that called exactly?)has a more shiny look, and can be cleaned very easily with sponge.


Isn't that hard on the hands when riding? Do you have a close-up picture of your handlebars?

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by roamer

Mads Kock wrote:Color of the handlebar tape - should I go for:
- black (bit boring but still classic),
- white (I would love white but probably needs to be replaced very often),
- silver (could be nice).
Let me hear what you think - thanks!


Here is an example with silver tape:
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Thanks for the picture, Roamer! I ended up taking the black handlebar tape because I think it looks more classic the black tape. Maybe in the spring I will try and get some white tape which Simon talked about!

The bike is done - first real ride tomorrow so it's going to be exciting!!

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Thanks for all your help, suggestions and comments!
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Hey Mads, enjoy your first ride with the new bike! It looks great.

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Thanks C - glædelig jul til dig :-)

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Have had 2 rides - 2 hours 24th and 2 hours today! The bikes rides fantastic and the geometry fits me perfectly!!! I'm really happy and the cross-riding is so fun and good for the technic!!

My bike is happy and muddy :-)

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roamer wrote:Here is an example with silver tape:
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Haha! It says "Bioracer" on pants and fit seems to be WAY off!!!

Afful and very powerless looking bodyposition...

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Yeah - it actually seems like he's on a too small bike?! Anyway - it's an fantastic ride with the Phyton fullcarbon fork!

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