Canyon Evo. 4.975kg

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da123
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by da123

Johnny Rad wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:03 am
Beauty of a bike. If I didn’t say it earlier, this is impressive.

Quick question about your Jagwire Elite Link brake cables. How do you like them? I’m looking to replace my creaky Aicans. This set lasted a year before creaking. The prev set didn’t last much longer, ugh. Like you, I’m on a S / XS frame and I worry about a Yokozuna Reaction making the tight bend to my rear EE.
Hi, thanks for the kind comments.

Yeah, the Yokozuna’s are a struggle, though I have used them successfully with EEs before on my previous Ultimate CF SLX frame. It was tricky to get them set up so that they didn’t pull on the callipers.

The Jagwire’s have been fine so far, but then I’ve only ridden the bike 300 miles or so - too early to make a proper judgement. I’ve used Nokons and Alligator i-links long term before without any creaking issues. I know a guy in my club who’s had them on his BMC for a couple of years and he doesn’t have any problems.


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NiFTY
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by NiFTY

Great bike and build. In terms of aesthetics I would change the chainring bolts to black and remove the wheel decals (if removable) - otherwise perfect. Very light but also practical.
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da123
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NiFTY wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:08 am
Great bike and build. In terms of aesthetics I would change the chainring bolts to black and remove the wheel decals (if removable) - otherwise perfect. Very light but also practical.
Thanks. I think you may be right on the chainring bolts. I’ve been in two minds about them. I assume you mean the decals on the Schmolke wheels rather than the Lightweights, although I actually like those. They come off very easily however - ie if you use anything other than water, so they probably won’t last long!

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by rexyi1990

FANTASTIC CLIMBING MACHINE! WHY NOT USE A CLIMBING WHEELSET?

guyc
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rexyi1990 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm
FANTASTIC CLIMBING MACHINE! WHY NOT USE A CLIMBING WHEELSET?
Because who'd climb on a pair of 950g tubs..... :roll:

da123
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by da123

guyc wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:18 pm
rexyi1990 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:15 pm
FANTASTIC CLIMBING MACHINE! WHY NOT USE A CLIMBING WHEELSET?
Because who'd climb on a pair of 950g tubs..... :roll:
Damn, I wondered what had been holding me back on the climbs all these years. I’d better rush home and put on my lighter, stiffer, er...

kode54
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by kode54

nice sub 5kg build all around. the Berk saddle you said is a bit flexy...in a comfortable way?
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da123
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by da123

kode54 wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:45 pm
nice sub 5kg build all around. the Berk saddle you said is a bit flexy...in a comfortable way?
It was very comfortable. And then the rails broke. Berk was superb and replaced it without question very quickly. Then those rails broke as well. Not sure if it is a compatibility issue between the seatclamp design and the round rails, although not sure why that would be. I’m 65 kilos, so well under the round rails limit. Not seen any other reports of issues however so I guess it must be compatibility (perhaps the low torque you have to use with the Schmolke post allows some movement perhaps?). Anyway, Berk was again super responsive and replaced it again with the oval railed model. I’ve had no issues with that one at all, and I would definitely recommend. It is noticeably less flexy (and therefore slightly less comfortable) than the round railed version, but still a very comfortable perch. It is between the Berk and the Bontrager XXX saddle I have on my Madone for my personal ‘favourite saddle of all time’ I think. Members all know this anyway, but Jure was great to deal with on the issues I had.

General Bike Update : I’m now running the Evo with the Extralite Hyperclimb wheelset - 754g - which brings the weight down quite nicely again.

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