Neo Exile Ultimate

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petepeterson
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by petepeterson

What's up guys - here's my Neo Exile Ultimate Build. It evolved out of a previous build based on a dengfu china direct frameset that was a fine bike but a bit small for me.

Weight is coming I don't have a digital scale at the moment but I'm as curious as you are.

I'll let the pictures do the talking but I have to say I love this bike. I've ridden high end bikes from plenty of established brands and this is right up there. I also have to thank Patrick for an excellent experience; I would certainly recommend Neo to anyone who is interested.

This is somewhat in progress as I have a few more items planned such as Red Black derailleurs and lighter pedals for sure. Yes I am going to chop the steerer.

Neo Exile Ultimate frame size 60
Vittoria EVO CX's on Yishun 50mm Tubulars
Sram Red/Rival (some sanding/tuning)
iLinks cables
Negative GSL brakes
FSA post sanded
SLR Kit Carbonio
Zipp service course stem (120mm) and 'traditional bend' bars in 46cm

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by prendrefeu

Excellent photography.
Do you have more information about the wheels?
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prendrefeu wrote:Excellent photography.
Do you have more information about the wheels?


They are Yishun YS-NP 50mm tubulars ordered china direct from 'Yishun Stefano'.
Rims are Yishun 50mm tubs in matte 3k
Hubs are novatec w/carbon shells
Spokes are pillar

I think they are around 1300gr

http://www.yishunstefano.com/np.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

No complaints thus far. Time will tell with respect to quality - thus far I wouldn't put them far off the 404s that preceded them...

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by majklnajt

Lovely ride!!! :thumbup:

Did you thought about debadging the stem and putting on black chainrings? ;)

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by Fontana

Very very beautiful bike

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prendrefeu wrote:Excellent photography.


:exactly:

Beautiful build and interesting wheels. I'd love to build a set of Asian carbon-clinchers sometime.
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prendrefeu wrote:Excellent photography.


Really? Looks like a lot of vignetting has been added to the image in photoshop, nothing more.

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majklnajt wrote:Lovely ride!!! :thumbup:

Did you thought about debadging the stem and putting on black chainrings? ;)


Of course I did:) Red Black chainrings or perhaps fiber lytes are on the list. I don't mind the stem logo but ideally I would turn the Z to a dark grey.

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Great idea!!! :thumbup:

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ross wrote:
prendrefeu wrote:Excellent photography.


Really? Looks like a lot of vignetting has been added to the image in photoshop, nothing more.



Context. This isn't National Geographic, this isn't Getty Images, this is Weight Weenies.
Compared to a lot of photographs in the gallery? It is excellent.
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petepeterson
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Ha thanks - you are correct I am not a professional freelance photographer for Nat Geo!

All criticism is all good - so long as it's constructive!

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mind = blown !

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by WillT

Looks great (bike and photos)!

Did you do some tuning on your Rival RD - maybe cage and pulleys? It's a little hard to tell from the pictures.

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ross wrote:
prendrefeu wrote:Excellent photography.


Really? Looks like a lot of vignetting has been added to the image in photoshop, nothing more.


Aren't you the Debbie downer. Geeesh, give the guy a break. Those are great photos and wish I had 1/2 as much talent with a camera/editing.
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Beautiful bike and pictures. Please tell us more regarding the ride characteristics.
Road bike: Cervelo R3, Campagnolo Chorus/Record mix...
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