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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:15 pm 
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Rear stays and Brake....

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As you can see very litte dirt hits the brakes due to the oversized 90mm BB and is a barrier to most debris from the road.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:09 pm 
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Currently debating Dura-ace 9000 mechanical. The ultegra shifts really well and debated Di2 until figured 9000 mechanical isn't much more.

Just wondering if its overkill for a 5 series madone considering there is 6 and 7 series it be more suited to?

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Color is the thing I like more in this build.

The wheels combines very nice with the bike.

Congrats.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:52 am 
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paradawt wrote:
Color is the thing I like more in this build.

The wheels combines very nice with the bike.

Congrats.



Totally agree, no point going with a neutral colour like you see 9 times out of 10 on the road.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:53 am 
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Picking up my first XXX cage today with claimed weight of 16g. Will get pics tonight.

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54cm frame for someone using a 65cm saddle height seems, big.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:22 pm 
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nathanong87 wrote:
54cm frame for someone using a 65cm saddle height seems, big.


Fits fine, 52 was way to small. dont forget everyones leg and reach is different :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:42 pm 
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Not to mention, you said 65cm to saddle rails; so really saddle height is probably closer to 70cm. Sweet bike by the way.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Not to worry on the sizing its bob on trust me. :lol:

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Great looking bike and I'm also a fan of the cosmics with decals.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Put this on the scales today, impressive weight of 15lb 11. this includes Pedals, Lights AND Garmin GPS device. :shock:

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Beautiful bike! I also have the new Madone... Be careful w/ those XXX cages -- for whatever reason, the pair I had held the bottles really loose and I ended up swapping them out for the RXL or whatever plastic cage Bontrager sells. I believe I also saw this on the pro teams' setup, but I could be remembering incorrectly.

I find the rear brake feel to be awful w/ the stock brakes, what do you think? Have been meaning to purchase the new DA 9000 arm-mounted brakes, but have a thing against mixing/matching Shimano/SRAM (on my bike).


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Beautiful bike! I also have the new Madone... Be careful w/ those XXX cages -- for whatever reason, the pair I had held the bottles really loose and I ended up swapping them out for the RXL or whatever plastic cage Bontrager sells. I believe I also saw this on the pro teams' setup, but I could be remembering incorrectly.

I find the rear brake feel to be awful w/ the stock brakes, what do you think? Have been meaning to purchase the new DA 9000 arm-mounted brakes, but have a thing against mixing/matching Shimano/SRAM (on my bike).


I had issues with the standard bontrager cables, I replaced these for full durace inner and outter cables and made sure they werent crossing inside the frame, now the brakes feel spot on front and rear, best they can be. Have a tweak at the brakes and you will be suprised, its all down to the cables though.

I was also considering the 9000 groupset but am not at that level myself to justify it.

Thanks for the heads up on the cage, I have a camelbak bottle and holds it nicely.

Do you have a build thread of your ride?

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I had issues with the standard bontrager cables, I replaced these for full durace inner and outter cables and made sure they werent crossing inside the frame, now the brakes feel spot on front and rear, best they can be. Have a tweak at the brakes and you will be suprised, its all down to the cables though.

I was also considering the 9000 groupset but am not at that level myself to justify it.

Thanks for the heads up on the cage, I have a camelbak bottle and holds it nicely.

Do you have a build thread of your ride?


Yup, good advice on the cables. Need to do that.

Funny, I had a camelbak bottle also -- maybe they were defects (got off of ebay), but had the latest graphics, etc. Lame.


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Yay or Nay?

Thinking everything DA9000 apart from brakes and pedals for now, keep the aero brakes as they are bloody powerful enough.

overkill or worth it? opinions?

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