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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:13 am 
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Hi to all,

So I’m David, a 29’er half Portuguese/Australian living in Finland. Always loved bikes and cycling but only recently started racing (3 years ago). First reason raced in “cat2//cat3” in Finland. This year maybe looking to make the jump into Elite but always keeping it real and above all things I have to enjoy my self. I only discovered weight weenies 6 months ago and have loved the site. So now to my bikes: I previously raced with a Cervelo SLC with a DA7800 eurus wheels. Have upgraded it during the winter and added another baby to the family, a Canyon CF 

All my bikes have pretty much standard specs. I love weenie weight parts, but I prefer functional. I was surprised though how heavy the Canyon setup turned out to be considering the frame (930gr) and parts.

Main Race Gig:

Cervelo SLC – 6.78 Kg // 14.95 lbs

Bars: 3T Ergonova Team
Wheelset: Reynolds DV46 UL Tubular 2009
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Gruppo: Full Dura Ace 7900
Tires: Veloflex Carbon
Skewers: KCNC
Saddle: Fizik Arione CX
Pedals: DA 7850
Bottle Cages: Profile Design // Pro
Brake Pads: Swisstop Yellow
Computer: Polar CS400 (w/ cadence and speed sensors)


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Krit Gig:

Canyon CF Ultimate – 7.42 Kg // 16.35 lbs

Bars: 3T Ergonova Pro
Wheelset: WH-7850-C50 Tubular
Stem: Syntace F110
Gruppo: Full Dura Ace 7800
Tires: Vittoria Evo CX
Skewers: KCNC
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Pedals: DA 7850
Bottle Cages: Zipp
Brake Pads: Swisstop Yellow
Computer: Polar CS400 (w/ cadence and speed sensors)


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Winter Build (snow & ice!)

Blue CX 6.5 – 8.6 Kg with Jet tires // 9.6 Kg w/ Nokan snow tires

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Tacx Fortius Indoor Trainer + Trek (rain bike during summer)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:40 am 
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Very nice collection. While the Canyon may not be the lightest it sure caught my eye. That bike is a beauty! While your Cervelo is not an ultra light I think being sub 15 lbs counts it as a weenie bike, definitely a climber.

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Nice bikes aerozy! Those studded snow tires must come in really handy.

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I was actually stubborn (stupid?) enough to think that the Michelin Jet tires would pull me through a finnish winter. Two weeks ago I hit the deck three times in one ride... Now me and the studs are best of friends :)

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:55 pm 
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I really like the Canyon. I've never seen one in person, but they look great online!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 9:34 am 
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Nice collection!

Like the Canyon!

Studs look stunning! So you're riding on ice of snow?

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The Canyon is awesome, love it !


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:36 am 
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Studs look stunning! So you're riding on ice of snow?


Bikes paths in Helsinki have too much snow for my taste (>20cm in some areas). So ive been riding mostly on busy roads that have been "cleaned" so its a mixture of snow/ice/salt and alot of stress. I have an average of 2 cars/hour telling me to fu*¨´ off. My middle finger has had a alot of exercice too :) :roll: What can you do?

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aerozy wrote:
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Studs look stunning! So you're riding on ice of snow?


Bikes paths in Helsinki have too much snow for my taste (>20cm in some areas). So ive been riding mostly on busy roads that have been "cleaned" so its a mixture of snow/ice/salt and alot of stress. I have an average of 2 cars/hour telling me to fu*¨´ off. My middle finger has had a alot of exercice too :) :roll: What can you do?


Wave and smile friendly. That makes angry drivers confused :-)


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"Wave and smile friendly. That makes angry drivers confused :-)"...

Yes! That works better (^_^).

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Most of the winter time the roads here are so icy and slippery that is almost impossible to take your hands off the handlebar for waving. But then again, it is also so dark that the drivers would not see anything. :D


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aerozy wrote:
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Studs look stunning! So you're riding on ice of snow?


Bikes paths in Helsinki have too much snow for my taste (>20cm in some areas).


MTB and some Schwalbe snow spikers is what you need......... 25 psi and you can climb (icy) walls!

(not that i remembered to swap over last weekend :oops: sliding down some polished ice on my hands, knees and elbows with a bike on top of me........)

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Thanks for the replies guys! Funny that most of you like the canyon more then the cervelo. I personally have a soft spot for the big flashy logos and the red/black mix.

I bought the canyon for "crashable" purposes mostly to be used for crits but its growing on me :)

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hahaha :lol: I'll definetely try that!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:57 am 
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I also think the Canyon is a much classier looking build. Is that a 07/08 model or a 08/09 version?
Only weird thing about it is the junction of the TT/DT/HT.

Never have seen a canyon in person and have been toying with picking one up. Generally have read good things about them.

How does it deal with bad roads, flex/stiffness and general feeling overall?


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Great looking bikes and I really like the SLC build. How do you like the new 7900 group set?

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