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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:03 am 
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Thought I'd make a thread to share this:

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It's going to replace the old Giant that I had, which is now going to be used as the bad weather bike (not that I ride in bad weather :lol: )

Weighs in at 7.4kg completely stock, which I'm pretty happy about. I might get some carbon race wheels sometime, but right now I'm going to work on my flexibility to get that slem down!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:07 pm 
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What wheels are on it?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:08 pm 
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Easton ea70

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:20 am 
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Better picture available, from the opposite-side? Thanks,

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:45 am 
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I'll get a pic from the other side once I get this sorted:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:52 pm 
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you tried assembly paste carbon?

http://www.totalcycling.com/de/FSA-Carb ... gn=Germany

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:42 am 
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Yup, I think it was a faulty clamp

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:14 am 
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Got the seatclamp sorted! Turns out I was riding an older design which had similar issues

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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 6:32 am 
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Thought I'd post a litte update:

I've put 6000ks on the bike now and I'm very impressed with the bike. It's very responsive and surprisingly does a better job of dampening road vibrations than the giant, despite an alloy post. Climbs really well (better than the rider :lol: ) and it's a very stable descender. The Giant feels a tad twitchy when you switch between, though it's something you adjust to quickly.

I'm really loving the bike, it's fun to ride and makes getting up early for the group ride that little bit easier. I used to always think its bogus when reading a review on a bike saying it's "inspirational" but now I kinda get what they mean (still think most of it is in the head though :wink: ).

Am thinking of getting some new pedals, thinking about the Ultegra 6800, I'd like to stick to the Shimano system but unsure if I should splash out or just get the "basic" ones. I don't think there's much weight difference :|

Lowered the front a little:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Pic from this morning's ride:

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Also got some new pedals, they're underweight :D (although still heavier than speedplays :lol: )

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 9:29 pm 
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Nice bike!

What do you say about the new pedals compared to the old (5700?) ones?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:10 am 
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Thanks :beerchug:

In anwser to your question: They feel very similar in terms of clicking in and out, its purely a weight/cosmetic upgrade. A bit like the 105 vs ultegra group sets tbh.

I've got the entry level r540 pedals on another bike, I'd say the 105 and ultegra are definetly a step up from that though, the click is much more positive.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 9:03 pm 
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looks good! nice colour scheme. :thumbup:

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Thanks, I've been half thinking of ultegra/ da for a while but don't have problems with 5700 after close 15 k km :p

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