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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:02 am 
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Hi there, just wanted to share my new bike I just finished building! A little bit about myself... Im 21 y/o, Ive been riding/racing for 4 years. I had my 2012 S-Works SL4 stolen from my house 5 months ago. I spent the last 4 months sharing a bike with my dad until all of the parts came in for my new bike. It was definitely worth the wait!

I rode it for the first time yesterday for an easy hour and a half ride with my dad. Ill start with my first impression of the new DA 9000... I could not believe how easy the front shifting was! The best way to describe it is effortless! I had 7900 on my last bike and 9000 blows 7900 away. The rear shifting is also improved. The hoods feel very good. They are a little different shape than Di2 but not very much. The brake levers have a nice feel, similar to Di2 and seem to have a easier pull than 7900. Tomorrow Ill do a longer/faster pace ride to get a better impression of everything. Overall the bike felt very snappy/responsive when putting power down. Ill share more after I get more time on it.


Frameset: 2013 Specialized S-Works SL4 56cm
Groupset: Shimano Dura Ace 9000
Handlebars: FSA K-Force Light Nano Compact 42cm 189g
Stem: FSA OS-99 CSI 120mm 136g
Top Cap: Tune 5g
Cages: Tune Wasserträger 19g
Chain catcher: K Edge
Seat: Custom Fizik Aliante Carbon 212g
Wheelset: Enve 3.4 rims, Tune Mig45/Mag170 hubs, Sapim CX Ray 20/24 1311g without rim tape 1345g with
Skewers: Enve 61g
Tires: Continental GP4000s 23mm
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless

Complete bike: 14.02


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:19 am 
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Nice nice nice! Think you're one of the earliest to have the 9000 here?

Btw, if you father bought this bike for you, then I wanna see your father's bike(s)..


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:30 am 
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I know someone at shimano who pulled a few strings to get it so early. Haha no i bought it and my dad upgraded from a 2010 Tarmac expert to a 2012 Specialized SL4 Pro Ultegra Di2 since his bike was stolen too. The homeowners insurance definitely took care of us!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:47 am 
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That's one sweet ride young sir. Extra home security required for that, it's stunning :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:56 am 
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Very nice bike. I'm sure it rides like a dream :D

Not to be an arse, but I don't think DuraAce looks that good with the matte black components. That's properly just me.

Awsome bike nevertheless.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:03 am 
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Stunning! Nicest SL4 I've seen :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:13 am 
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Mate has the same SL4, saw it in the flesh yesterday. Absolute winner!

Spec have hit a home run on this scheme.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:57 pm 
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parsing your images.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:07 pm 
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Wow! Truly a beautiful ride.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:38 pm 
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Congratulations - that is a lovely 'purposeful' looking machine!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:48 pm 
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Thanks for parsing the images nathanong87. I tried everything I could think of to do that but nothing worked. I appreciate the nice comments!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:58 pm 
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Drea wrote:
Not to be an arse, but I don't think DuraAce looks that good with the matte black components. That's properly just me.

Awsome bike nevertheless.


That's probably just you bro :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Classy ride! 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:46 pm 
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Lovely!! :thumbup: Would be interested in youre thoughts on the DA 9000 after a few weeks of riding it.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:32 pm 
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That is one stunning bike! :thumbup:

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