Third Time's a Charm: Litespeed T3

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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

Can you post your cassette again?

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by Imaking20

And maybe a ride report?
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by campagowlo

I'm using a seqlite cassette 11-27 and 110 grams. It seems more durable than a recon so far and little or no minor jumping which sometimes happened with my recon.

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RyanH wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 4:03 am

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Could you post the same pic , but from the non drive side. How are you running the di2 wire inside the frame? Look very clean!!

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Can anyone that has time on both Campy EPS and 9150 give me a quick rundown between the two? Riding around on SR again reminded me how much I like the ergonomics and the braking feel but I'm also acutely reminded of how mechanical doesn't like to shift under heavy load (yeah, bad habit, but I blame Di2). How's shifting under load with EPS? How's shifting in general (speed and such) since Di2 is impeccable in that regard whereas eTap felt slow. Is there a known reliability issue with the RD? I heard the pin was kind of weak and prone to failure.

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Got some new wheels today, FSE 25 laced to Extralite hubs at 990g:

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by syplam

How does it feel riding on these compared to the Boras you have?


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@delorre

Sorry, I kept trying to remind myself to take photos and kept forgetting. I took some of the crumpton and it's basically the same except the LS looked slightly better since it entered on the HT.

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Junction hidden under the bottom bracket with double sided tape :

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by jdc5r

Keen to hear your review on the FSE wheels/rims.

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by keaton

jdc5r wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 12:40 pm
Keen to hear your review on the FSE wheels/rims.
I will second/third this :)

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I posted some quick thoughts in the Indy Fab thread but I'll repost them here. Overall, I'm very happy with the FSE 25 wheels. They seem to be stiff and responsive, which is something I'm wary of when dealing with rims under 30mm deep. But, whether I'm on a 15% pitch or in a full gas sprint, they have been surefooted and confidence inspiring. Braking is very powerful with Campy Red pads, but I'd say about 80-90% with the recommend BP pads. I think these might be more powerful than Boras. HOWEVER, they're not as refined as the Boras. The Boras are smooth braking all the way down to a standstill. These seem to cause the fork to shudder or generally cause vibration the last 10m of a stop. It's not as bad or as annoying as older Reynolds rims but again, it's not as refined as Boras or Enve.

They survived Tuna Canyon too, which is notorious for destroying rims. I mean, I'd be shocked if I destroyed a carbon tub as I've never had an issue with carbon tubular rims but they didn't squeal or suggest they were being stressed, so overall that was a good indication.

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I ordered a Ritchey Superlogic since I changed my position and need some setback. Weight is pretty respectable at 158g including alloy clamp holders:

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Removing the pieces and replacing the bolt with a Ti one:

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But, I ended up changing my mind when I saw that Fairwheel still had the old setback Mcfk posts. Claimed setback is 20mm but this looks closer to my 15mm setback post. Weight is less than I expected:

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Litespeed is now down to 5.97kg with Gips and Cannondale SRM:

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by Wookski

*f##k* yeah! This bike makes me very happy. Sorry if you’ve already covered this- why Gipfelsturm over Meilensten?

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by Lightweenie

Campy is back!

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Yes, Campy is back, all is good in the world again.

@wooski
No particular reason. My order of want was: Obies, Gips and then Meilenstein due to weight. With that being said, I can't be happier with the ride characteristics of the Gips. The smoothness and responsiveness/stiffness balancing act they pull off is amazing. I had a pair of Reynolds 46s (and the CCU) they felt as stiff and responsive but also beat the utter crap out of you. Actually, CCUs were too responsive. I also like that they're low profile which makes them a little more impervious to wind.

Also, while I have your attention, can you share some feedback on the Schmolke Evo bars vs 3t? I think I inquired on your Bura thread a year ago, lol.

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