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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:39 pm 
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Hi guys,

This really isn't a WW build. But I thought I wanted to share.

Background:
Coming of a Cervélo S5 I really liked the way it behaved under power and in the fast straits, but I got annoyed with it's less than average performance in the sidewinds and constant crunch-sound when stones jammed the frame cut-out (what was I expecting :roll: )

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So I wanted a new bike and I wanted it to be more of an allrounder so obviously the Tarmac came to my mind.
A week later and this is what I came up with:

2013 Tarmac Pro frameset 56cm
SRAM RED shifters, chain and cassette
Rotor 3D+ crankset with 53/39T aero chainring
ZIPP SLCV2 Traditional handlebar
ZIPP Service Course SL stem
ZIPP Carbon cages
MAVIC Cosmic Carbone SLR wheelset (Open Pro CD on Hope Pro3 hubs for bad weather)
LOOK Keo Blade 12 carbon pedals
Specialized Romin Expert saddle

Awsome bike!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:41 pm 
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Smart looking build, enjoy 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:29 pm 
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Lovi it!!!!! :thumbup:

Excpet that crank.... black it out ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Is there any noticeable difference in crankset and bb stiffness between the two frames?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Nice I like it very much. Great build :thumbup:

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Slick looking bike. Way better than the S5 in my opinion. Makes me want that Tarmac!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:27 pm 
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Omiar wrote:
Is there any noticeable difference in crankset and bb stiffness between the two frames?


If one were to feel stiffer than the other in the bb, then it would be the Cervélo. But the Tarmac is definitely stiffer overall. Headtube - downtube.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:32 pm 
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majklnajt wrote:
Lovi it!!!!! :thumbup:

Excpet that crank.... black it out ;)

I know dude.. I know :lol:

I will look in to a satin black ano for sure. But it's hard to find a company who will do this is in my area.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Can you please post a pic with the open pro's?
I would really like to see them in this frame!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:52 am 
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Very nice! 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:54 am 
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Nice can't wait to get my 2013 Tarmac. I sold my old one a while ago and is without a road bike.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:58 am 
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@Drea

Check out this link, Firefly built a bike with a Rotor crankset, and according to the builder they used matte black paint. What kind of paint, I don't know, but it sure looks good.

http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=105319&page=18
(scroll down a bit to find the pictures of the bike)

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:02 am 
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I'm not big on BoB bikes...however...

this is very, very nice. And excellent weight!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:52 pm 
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I didn't think I would be this impressed by another Tarmac. Especially another black on black Tarmac, but that thing is beautiful. I agree that the cranks disrupt the look and can't wait to see what you do to tone them down a little.

Well done!


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Mimoza wrote:
Can you please post a pic with the open pro's?
I would really like to see them in this frame!

Thx

Yes. I will fore sure. But I have yet to build them ... hubs are on the way.

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