S-Works Tarmac 52cm R9100

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by dudemanppl


I had parts laying around so I figured... Yeah I guess I'll build it up. I haven't owned a Tarmac before. Since the last few bikes I've owned have been either not carbon or had a 1" head tube, the BB and HT stiffness on this is a really welcome change. I definitely don't want to stray from modern carbon frames anymore. Something about the geo makes it feel skittish while descending though? All the last few bikes were nice and stable through turns. I feel like with this I have to constantly be aware as any minute changes mid corner will drastically alter the line. Maybe I'll get used to it. Anyway, its like 6.6kg as shown. Full R9100 with Stages L/R, CLX32 with latex tubes and Vittoria Corsa 25mms.

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Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Dura Ace R9100 165mm Stages L/R/Wheels Mfg 24mm Adapters/CeramicSpeed BB30

Exustar EPR200CKTI

Shimano Dura Ace R9100/CS-9001 11-28t/R9100 52/36t/CN-HG901

Shimano Dura Ace R9100

S-Works Shallow Carbon 36cm Stealthed/FSA SL-K 120mm -12d Stealthed Tuned

Berk Lupina 130mm Black/S-Works 27.2mm 20mm Setback

Dura Ace R9100

Roval CLX 32/Vittoria Open Corsa CX 25mm

Arundel Mandible Gloss/Fizik Endurance Black
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by Ghost234

Do you have a parts breakdown?

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by Geoff

Ok, that's nice. It looks very nicely proportioned with that stem.

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by dudemanppl

Ghost234 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:51 pm
Do you have a parts breakdown?
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by bearsdidit

Anyone still having issues running latex tubes with carbon clinchers?

Great, looking bike!

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by micropox

Very nice bike dudemanppl. May i ask about the stem. Is that really an fsa slk with 12 deg angle?

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by Delorre

Did you try the bike with other wheels? My disc equiped Addict with clx32 wheels also feels far less stable as my rim brake addict with Bora 35's. Same frame (+/-), only other wheels and discs. If you could try other wheels and report back, it would be amazing!!

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by spartan

how is the stages l/r working ?

i ordered one this week.
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by dudemanppl

I have other wheels on it now, mostly feels the same.

Stages L/R seems to work fine. Every other PM has me pegged at ~~53/47balance, while this shows me at the opposite leg being dominant, not sure why so. It also wont send data to the headunit unless both pods pick up power, so you can't do single leg drills.

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