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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Joining the flock. Decided to find out myself what all the fuss is about. Really, I wanted a little more traditional geometry and some color - with bonus points for something budget-ish. I am inching closer to having a custom frame made so I figure why not sew a few more wild oats.

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I was expecting ~800g for the frame and ~280-300g for the fork. Pleasantly surprised to see both weights come in lower.

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Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

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dudemanppl
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by dudemanppl

wtf your frameset is lighter than mine :(

beanbiken
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Location: Great Southern Land

by beanbiken

Love the colours...............
Ahhh, coffee & carbon

Vuong05
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by Vuong05

Subscribed.
Current Stable. Evo (Storm Trooper) : 5.39kg | Alchemy Eros : Heavy (7.25kg)

Peeza21
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by Peeza21

The best colours! Watching this build with interest.
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coriordan
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by coriordan

Lovely colourway.

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Now I've got some small bits to gather. I thought the frame was coming with the Save seatpost, which would be fine for awhile but a little ugly. I was a bit horrified when I pulled an alloy post out of the box yesterday. So today starts the hunt for a di2 RD hanger, internal battery fixing solution, weenie post, and maybe a couple other small bits. Hoping I can still get the bike together for a ride this weekend.
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2


Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Yeah, that's no problem... :D
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

Imaking20
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by Imaking20

One piece down. I've got to say that lots of little Cannondale pieces are surprisingly slick.
Example, molding a groove into the RD hanger for the e-tube wire...
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The weight of the stock seatpost collar being another...
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And the expander & top cap solution being another...
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

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DOUG
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by DOUG

Imaking20 wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Now I've got some small bits to gather. I thought the frame was coming with the Save seatpost, which would be fine for awhile but a little ugly. I was a bit horrified when I pulled an alloy post out of the box yesterday. So today starts the hunt for a di2 RD hanger, internal battery fixing solution, weenie post, and maybe a couple other small bits. Hoping I can still get the bike together for a ride this weekend.
What seatpost do you think you will end up with? Ive been using the SAVE seatpost for a while and cant complain but the MCFK post looks a lot better and is 45g lighter than my cut down SAVE (which is still a respectful 165g). I like the clamping mechanism on the MCFK as well compared to some other lightweight posts that seem to put a point load on the saddle rails so Im leaning towards that for the time being.

NiFTY
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by NiFTY

Great frame and great colourway. Surprisingly light. Half curious as to what the weight woukd be stripped of paint.
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dak
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Location: Jacksonville FL

by dak

Imaking20 wrote:One piece down. I've got to say that lots of little Cannondale pieces are surprisingly slick.
Example, molding a groove into the RD hanger for the e-tube wire...
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The weight of the stock seatpost collar being another...
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And the expander & top cap solution being another...
Clearly I’m not partial in the matter but your going to really love it. It’s definitely a unique color (never seen another one in my area and we have a lot of Cannondales) and the ride is sublime.

Just a quick piece of advice on the stock seat post clamp. I had the save post and switched to the 2017 MCFK post. When I switched I noticed the seatpost clamp had crimped the carbon on the post. After talking to my LBS the head mechanic mentioned he had the same thing happen to him. I definitely did not torque over 4nm and I know the mechanic was careful on his bike. Anyhow, the lesson learned, I bought a Thompson clamp at a weight penalty but now have piece of mind and it really is a beautiful piece of bling!

Cheers! And enjoy the ride. I posted a couple of shots of mine below for reference of different wheel depths.

P.s. Funny enough I’ve been thinking about building up a T2 as my next bike!!

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My 2016 Evo Hi-Mod
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

The new seatpost will definitely be an MCFK. Appreciate the heads up about the seatclamp!

This is also the first time I've seen this color in person - which is great. I'm not keen on having gear that tons of other folks have. At least in this case, I can settle for it being just a unique paint color. And maybe not a ton of newer gen Evos in the area.

Keep an eye out for the T2, it gets stripped tomorrow...
Current:
T2

Retired:
Blue | Project C6.0 | Felt AR FRD | Colnago C59 NERO | 2014 S-Works Tarmac | S-Works Venge | Wilier Cento Uno SL | Tarmac SL2

KarlC
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Location: San Diego Ca USA

by KarlC

Imaking20 wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 4:13 am
Keep an eye out for the T2, it gets stripped tomorrow...
O noooooo..... Say its not true !
Imaking20;2319825 wrote:Carbon is a lie
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