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F45
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by F45

I would have done the same. I hate 1x.

Do you use that 50x11 much? I'm using 46/34 on the gravel bike and I love it. SRAM rings are pretty cheap second hand.

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by ProfessorChaos

F45 wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:09 am
I would have done the same. I hate 1x.

Do you use that 50x11 much? I'm using 46/34 on the gravel bike and I love it. SRAM rings are pretty cheap second hand.
I definitely use it a bit on the road. I live in Texas, so it's pretty flat. If I catch a tailwind on a flat section of road, or a slight downhill I turn that 11t over for sure.

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by ProfessorChaos

Well, I have a confession to make. My weight weenie tendencies can't accept the 23lbs weight of this bike. After the S-Works Toupe saddle, came Enve handlebars, and an Enve stem is on the way as well. Some CL50 wheels from Roval are a likely next purchase. Should I switch to carbon cages as well, or keep the titanium ones to keep with the retro look?

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ProfessorChaos wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Well, I have a confession to make. My weight weenie tendencies can't accept the 23lbs weight of this bike. After the S-Works Toupe saddle, came Enve handlebars, and an Enve stem is on the way as well. Some CL50 wheels from Roval are a likely next purchase. Should I switch to carbon cages as well, or keep the titanium ones to keep with the retro look?
I would keep the Ti, I just like taking the bottles in and out of metal cages better and this is never going to be a bike where you are going to be able to make light enough that cage weight matters, plus aesthetically they will look better.

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by ProfessorChaos

Good points, I'll keep the ti cages on. I'm really amazed at how much better the frontend feels with the carbon bar and stem. I didn't think the difference would be so big, but with the fork being carbon too, it's just like a column of torsional stiffness up front now. It totally changed the ride of the bike. This is now my 3rd bike with a carbon stem, and I feel like the way carbon reacts to twisting forces is really superiour to aluminim.

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Yeah, more people with those nice cages :)

Here is how mine became last winter:
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ProfessorChaos
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by ProfessorChaos

I dig the aggressive setup on your Sequoia. It looks fun.

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by ProfessorChaos

A few pics from the desert last weekend.

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