CAAD10 - Force 22

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

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6.8 is going to take some work....or should I say $$

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Nice! Is this with pedals?

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btompkins0112
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Yes. Pedals, two bottle cages and k-edge garmin mount.

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by headwind816

I find the weight to be respectable! Great job!

I am planning to rebuild my CAAD10 Berserker Green over the winter. I keep trying to sell the bike and then balking at the last moment ... I think that means I should just keep it.

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by photocycler

what size tires are you running, they look almost like 28mm

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by btompkins0112

I run 23mm on the front and 25mm on the rear. They look big on the Kinlin XC279 wide rims......I have run 27mm Challenge Parigi-Roubaix on this bike with different brakes. The Force brakes limit the tire size to 25mm on wide rims.

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by photocycler

btompkins0112 wrote:I run 23mm on the front and 25mm on the rear. They look big on the Kinlin XC279 wide rims......I have run 27mm Challenge Parigi-Roubaix on this bike with different brakes. The Force brakes limit the tire size to 25mm on wide rims.


good to know, I would love to try 25m and some pdw fenders..probably wont work but I plan to go with the wider HSon rims

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The frame affords plenty of room; however the SRAM brakes do not. I ran Planet X CNC brakes and it looked like there was plenty of room for 25s and fenders. I personally run SKS race blades.....they do not go through the brake bridge so no clearance issue.

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by xcnick

This looks very smart!

Can I ask about the SRAM 22 shifters.... how does the shape compare to the previous force shifters? None of my local have any in to look at. I like the shape of the 105 5700 with the flat section on top and under the hoods but can't live with the weight of Shimano! Considering the new Force. Thanks!

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The Force levers are super nice! The shape is much more ergonomic than anything I have ridden from Shimano (that said the DA9k levers are very nice). Much prefer these to 105 5700....even if they weighed the same, which they don't! :beerchug:

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by xcnick

Thanks! Maybe I have weird hands!

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Maybe so :noidea:

I never quite got on with the wide levers like 5700...:wink:

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by xcnick

Strangely I have small hands and like the 5700's on my cross bike. I didn't think I would before they were installed. I have the previous version of SRAM on every other bike and after using the 5700's, I'm not sure I like the curvy SRAM hoods anymore!

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by Miller76

Great looking bike - and I do love the Hollowgram cranks on a 'Dale...

Can I ask your opinion on the Parigi tires? I'm tempted to get a pair but have heard differing stories..

Thanks and happy new year!!

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btompkins0112
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I enjoyed them very much...they are super smooth riding (I rode them at around 90psi) and they are faster than you would think. Reasonably long lasting also, and I never had a flat with the exception of a pinched tube due to a rushed mount (latex pinched in the bead). I rode them in varying conditions including gravel, rain, sun, chip-n-seal, etc. and I would recommend them for sure.

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