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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:57 am 
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In a large.

Just arrived yesterday. Really Impressive bike. The Overdrive 2 headset 1.5 to 1/4 looks beef. I'm excited to get on a shorter TT without running 4 cm of spacers. I figured the SL would be stiff as hell and ride like a true race bike. Gonna swap the compact crank and get shorter arms in a standard. Rounder bar, most likely a Pro. & Maybe swap the wheel's for the P-SLR Aero's.

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sorry for the shiz pics. Better ones when done.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:29 am 
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That stem is massive! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:17 am 
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Nice buy!

A set of the P-SLR aero wheels would definately make it nicer. I'm very interested to see how they hold up. I'm guessing they're quite good given the parts by DT Swiss.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 3:20 am 
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Wow that's pretty nice weight for a stock bike... is it an XL size?

It looks freaky but in a good way! :beerchug:

Love the big blocky stem, looks a bit like the Look C-stem...


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:43 am 
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Please do weigh that mighty stem... I'm curious.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:31 am 
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Love that frame, was actually considering it myself! How's the ride?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Very nice, would deserve better pictures though :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:02 am 
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Mine just arrived in an XL. I've upgraded the wheels to the SLR aeros and to a 180mm std crankset instead of the compact. Looks the goods I reckon. How do I upload photos?


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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 3:28 pm 
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How are the P-SLR aero wheels? I'm considering a set myself, they seem to be one of the most reliable aero(50mm) sets around.

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 10:07 pm 
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The fat head tube and seat post area look bizarre next to the tiny seat tube...


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:50 am 
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Update. The SLR aero wheels are great! I've come off fulcrum racing zero 2way fits and these are pretty much the identicle weight +- 100gms once you have tyres on etc. these feel just as stiff but maybe a tiny bit slower off the mark that the fulcrums but don't seem to have a top end. Just want to go faster and faster. Don't really like the dt skewers though. Front is ok but the back lever touches the seat stays so you can't just spin them in like they are designed. Might take a file to them....


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:52 am 
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pmr wrote:
The fat head tube and seat post area look bizarre next to the tiny seat tube...


True but it works sooooo well! Mega stiff through the head tube, downtube, BB but super plush through the saddle. Riding rough roads is so much better (on my back) than on my Madone.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Thanks for your review on the wheels. I think I want a set too now. :)

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:37 am 
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yubbers wrote:
In a large.

Just arrived yesterday. Really Impressive bike. The Overdrive 2 headset 1.5 to 1/4 looks beef. I'm excited to get on a shorter TT without running 4 cm of spacers. I figured the SL would be stiff as hell and ride like a true race bike. Gonna swap the compact crank and get shorter arms in a standard. Rounder bar, most likely a Pro. & Maybe swap the wheel's for the P-SLR Aero's.


What are your thoughts on the bike now that you've had it for a while? This is one of the frames I'm considering so it would be great to get some real world feedback.

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