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 Post subject: Trek Madone SSL 6.9
PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 1:09 pm 
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Here's my ride:

2007 Trek Madone SSL 6.9
Chris King Titanium
2003 Campagnolo Record 9-sp
2003 Dura Ace front derailleur, bottom bracket & spd-sl pedals
Syntace F119 + Racelite Carbon + P6 (ud-finish)
FSA SL-K 53/39
Campagnolo Neutron Carbon or Zipp custom wheels (DT Swiss 240S + Aerolite)
Tune skewers & M2Racer skewers
Selle San Marco Aspide
Pariba Revolution w. Michelin Latex or Veloflex Carbon

Weight (please note that even though this website's supposed to be for WEIGHT weenies, weight was not my priority):

7,15kg w. Neutron Carbon
6,78kg w. Zipps


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:08 pm 
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I'm not a Trek fan at all, but have to say that this one looks really great! Dark and stealth looks! I like it!

How do the pariba's perform?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:30 pm 
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Robg wrote:
How do the pariba's perform?
they're great tires! i had continental gp force & attack before but the paribas are much better. also had a ride with a friend's bike on michelin tires which i didn't like as much as my paribas but this comparison is apparently a bad one because i am used to my bike and not to his...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 2:43 pm 
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I always used michelin pro2race, until now. I'm using vitorria's open corsa cx at the moment. Just love these tires, pro2race is very fast, but the corsa's are just a little more comfy at the same pressure. Also cornering feels a little more confident with the corsa's compared to the pro2race.

A friend of mine just started using the pariba revolution and he is also loving this tire. Think I might have to give them a try when the corsa's are worn out!


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Gorgeous, that's how an Madone should look like. A new Recordgroup or just an Ultra Torque crank so. The crankset was the only thing that I don't love.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:10 am 
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Hope you enjoy your ride to. I have one also.
Mine was down to 6.7kg with bonti carbon clinchers, computer etc.
Have really enjoyed it and have put about 4000k's on it without any issues. :D
Regards Mal


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:54 am 
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Robg wrote:
I'm not a Trek fan at all, but have to say that this one looks really great! Dark and stealth looks! I like it!


Me as well. Nicest Trek I've seen. I also think it would look better with the Camapg Ultra Torque. Well done.


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KB wrote:
Me as well. Nicest Trek I've seen. I also think it would look better with the Camapg Ultra Torque. Well done.


It will definitly look better with a campagnolo ultra torque crankset. The FSA crankset is the only part of the bike I don't really like.


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Not a big trek fan here either, I like my kit a little more esoteric, but that is one gorgeous Madone, excellent build, especially the stealth grey look. While a new UT crank might be nice you also have a good smattering of red and white logos, on the Zipp's, seatpost, and crank, so they all fit together nicely for me with the small touches of red on the frame... Top notch job!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:38 am 
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thanks for all the positive comments as to your negative comments about the sl-k crankset, i should have mentioned that i plan to buy a 2008 campagnolo record group including, of course, an ultra torque crankset (probably the ct version). i had the old 2003 9sp record group at home and also the sl-k crankset. those old parts had been on my old ride which i sold last september as sonn as i had ordered this new frameset. here's a picture of the old bike:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:09 am 
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Its a Trek and I love it!!!

Oh, the shame!!! :oops:

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here's a quick update (new crankset, new spacers, vc graphix name sticker). i love every second on this bike!


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That is an awesome Trek.

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That is one sexy bike, Treks with campy do have something to them.

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its not that techy as the new 6,9 but it sure more good looking


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