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mortirolo
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by mortirolo

The Xpro 15 is the top-level model, coming in at a claimed weight of 174.6g for the pair (compared with 142g for the Xpresso 15)

The Xpro 12 comes with a titanium axle but this time it isn’t hollow, and weighs 188g.

My xpresso 12: 154g and half price vs. Xpro 12.
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by kgt

I have not heard great things about xpresso, that's why I am waiting for the xpro... How's your experience with xpresso btw?

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kgt wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:05 pm
I have not heard great things about xpresso, that's why I am waiting for the xpro... How's your experience with xpresso btw?
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by BikeKingV1r

Beautiful bike KGT!!! The Xpresso pedals are nice, deff had some issues early on when they switched from the iclic name to Xpresso. Super solid for sure and huge comfy platform. My wife has the 12 to and I have a set of the 15’s still going strong. We found them for her since it was so darn easy to get into them vs her Speedplay that she hated lol. Either way I’m sure you can pick up a set of 6’s to try for really cheap before you jump into the 15’s ;)

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by kgt

I had an offer for a pair of NOS xpresso 10 TDF edition I could not resist :)

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by Wormiez

With your Time Stem, have you looked at any other Garmin/Wahoo front mounts that connect to the stem directly?

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by kgt

No, I have not checked. Are there any? Not that I care too much to be honest. K-edge is fine IME.

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by kgt

Just tried the xpresso. Wow! Pedal technology has advanced a lot.

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by Juanmoretime

I had Xppreso 12's for 5 years. Went thru a few cleats and bearings but was light and nice platform to pedal. From there I went to Look Ti Blade 2 and they would never flip up so engaging in the pedal was a PITA for the 8 months I used them. From there, not the lightest, I went to Shimano Dura Ace 9100 and have a great platform, easy to engage and very quiet. The Looks and the Xpresso pedals would sometimes squeak and make noise. Love the Dura Ace pedals!
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by kgt

It's not only the big platform, the low weight etc. The way iclic works is just awesome. Nice engineering.

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by KCookie

Have to agree that the xpressos are great pedals, got the 12s and 15s, lightweight and so easy to engage. You won't be disappointed kgt.

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by pkaro

I'm looking at buying a second-hand 2015 Skylon with Campy Super Record. Any tips on what to look for when test riding the bike? What do you think is a reasonable price for such a bike? And what kind of tire width are you running? Any idea about what the widest tire is you can fit? I would love to run 28 mm tires if possible, though I would settle for 25 mm conti GP's

I would also love some deep section carbon wheels, but am a bit put off because I hear bad things about braking on carbon wheels. Do you suggest a hybrid wheel such as the HED Jets, or is there another viable solution? Some of the passes in my backyard are very steep and I definitely need reliable braking, and a brake track that won't wear too quickly.

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by kgt

I got my Skylon frameset, slightly used, for 1500 euros and I was more than happy.
I am using 23mm front and 25mm rear. There is still space for a bigger rear tire but maybe 28mm is too big. IMO such an aggresive, aero frame as the Skylon is not designed for huge tires, it's a different philosophy.
I am not a fan of deep section wheels but braking on carbon wheels is not a problem. Pros use them all the time. If you don't feel confident then maybe a high quality alu wheelset like Fulcrum zero or similar is a wiser choice. Deep section carbon wheels with alu brake tracks are very heavy usually.

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by pkaro

Thanks for the response. I'll look at some modern carbon wheels with fancy brake tracks. As I would like to ride on the same wheels all the time, I'm afraid of having bad braking performance, especially in the wet, and also wearing out the wheels by using them too much. I wonder what kind of a lifetime they have in hilly conditions (lots of ups and downs where I live)

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