This thread was such a gem up until now. What happened?dacrazy1 wrote:New Vittoria Tan Tires
That saddle setup just looks all wrong but if that works for you then so be it.
Except your other bikes you present don’t seem to need the saddle jammed all the way forward and tilted downward with what sure looks to be an excessive amount. So why is it needed here?
The wheels... ok, they’re Enve’s. I get it. But those logos against that frame are quite distracting. That frame has more going on graphically than most, so bold graphics on peripherals tend to just muddy things up if not really tied into the whole effect, and in this case I don’t think they are.
Same goes for the “tan” Vittorias, clash. I put “tan” in quotes because I think Vittorias whitewalls are anything but a nice tan color. See Specialized Turbo Cotton for “tan”.
Then the levers on those bars. Prime example of lever/position/bars that just don’t work together. How long do your hands have to be to reach out from the drops to grab some brake. Those levers are out there.
And finally, that horrible oval ring. The aesthetic eyesore is reason enough to get rid of it but aesthetics aside, isn’t SRAM front shifting bad enough without throwing a front ring like that into the mix.
Other than those minor nits, it’s perfect. Now, I’m just going to pretend this last pic just got thrown into this otherwise wonderful thread by accident, and that you’ve sobered up by now. Ha... I know I was hard on ya, but judging by everything before this, I’d expect better. Next project... please...