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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:35 pm 
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I finished my crit bike yesterday and haven't had a chance to ride it outdoors, just on the trainer this morning. This is my first aluminum road frame, been riding Giant carbon bikes thus far. (other bike is a DA Di2 TCR Advanced SL LTD) Also first Sram bike for me, longtime Shimano guy. On the trainer I couldn't feel any flex in the BB, even when standing and hammering along to Sufferfest videos. Obviously it'll be different out on the road , will report back after a few outdoor rides.

The bike isn't finished yet. It weighs 7.17 kg/15.8 lb (should be 7.05 kg now with lightweight tubes and 3T seatpost) as it stands, with the Garmin cadence sensor and Garmin out front mount, just not the 500 HU. I have a few plans and will try to get the bike under 6.81 kg / 15.0 lb.

Specs:
frame: 56cm Allez Race E5 OSBB
shifters: Sram Red Black
R derailleur: Sram Red Black
F derailleur: Sram Red 2013
crankset: Sram Red Black BB30
brakes: Sram Red Black
chain: KMC X10SL DLC
cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11-25
stem: 3T ARX Team Stealth
handlebar: 3T Ergonova Team Stealth
tape: Cinelli Cork
seatpost: 3T Dorico Stealth Team
seatpost binder: Specialized clamp, also came with frame
saddle: Specialized Romin Pro
pedals: Speedplay Zero stainless
wheels: Zipp 303 FC clinchers
tires: Michelin Pro4 Service Course
tubes: Vredestein Race tubes (80 mm valves)
cables: Jagwire shifter / Shimano brake

Future upgrades:
Alligator iLink (~100 gm) or AICAN Bungarus cables (~83 gm)
Arundel Mandible carbon cages / Blackburn Camber CF cages (~40 gm)
lightweight tubes?
lightweight brakes? Planet-X or Ciamillo?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:22 pm 
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Looks really good!!

Damn Specialized for being out of stock on these right now.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:58 am 
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thisisbenji wrote:
Looks really good!!

Damn Specialized for being out of stock on these right now.


I got lucky. My LBS called the rep and he found one in my size. Their online inventory showed no 56 in stock.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:56 am 
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My LBS is telling March right now. I think I can handling waiting a month, if it gets pushed back much further maybe I'll have them call like you did.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:27 pm 
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Nice bike. I've been wanting one for awhile because it would match my Stumpjumper :twisted:
Why not just go for a 3T Dorico in stealth to match your other parts?
Looking forward to a review from you :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:25 am 
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Very nice Harold! Loving the SRAM Red Black, that's the final step for mine. Well done!


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:07 am 
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tonytourist wrote:
Nice bike. I've been wanting one for awhile because it would match my Stumpjumper :twisted:
Why not just go for a 3T Dorico in stealth to match your other parts?
Looking forward to a review from you :thumbup:


Yeah, that's the route I'm probably going to go. I'll post an update when I have it installed.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:00 pm 
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thisisbenji wrote:
My LBS is telling March right now. I think I can handling waiting a month, if it gets pushed back much further maybe I'll have them call like you did.


My LBS is telling me mid April on a 56.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:04 pm 
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jmh wrote:
thisisbenji wrote:
My LBS is telling March right now. I think I can handling waiting a month, if it gets pushed back much further maybe I'll have them call like you did.


My LBS is telling me mid April on a 56.


Is that from their online inventory or from the LBS' rep?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:52 pm 
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New photos with the 3T Dorico Stealth seatpost and a less busy (boring) background. Recent snow pushes back when the bike will see open road. Sitting on the trainer to the Sufferfest videos is not fun.....

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:13 pm 
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Looks ace, but personally would prefer more color.

Just wonder - have you ever ridden a "normal" Allez with 1.1/8th + 68mm BB?

EDIT: kay i actually read the text before pics. :p

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:45 am 
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this is the most beautiful specialized ever. i love that it doesn't bling bling specialized, s-works, sl, super, mega, bg, tcc, opr, xra, and what not. very cool alu build. beautiful wheels too.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:57 am 
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Very nice build Harold! Hopefully, I will get an opportunity to ride with you again soon. Haven't ridden with you in months!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:37 am 
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Harold post looks really nice fits the bike much better than the Specialized would have. Which Garmin mount is that?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:48 am 
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robertg wrote:
Very nice build Harold! Hopefully, I will get an opportunity to ride with you again soon. Haven't ridden with you in months!


Rob! It's been a while..... I'm hoping the weather improves so that I can actually ride this bike outdoors and not on the trainer. Definitely need to organize a ride when the roads are clean again.

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