"BLACK BETTY" 2019 S-works Tarmac Update 9.15.19

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

You really should clean your bike once in a while


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Bianchi10
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by Bianchi10

Well, after some serious time on the Extralight octaramp chainrings I decided to pull them and go with the Praxis. The Extralight rings were on the fence of being able to work but just to inconsistent for what I was able to put up with. I'm sure a majority of you would have either given up a long time ago on them or not tried them at all, but I can at least drop them and know that I gave them a solid effort to work. I have to give another shout out to Jason at Fairwheel bikes for allowing me the chance to try the chainrings out and giving them a true test before deciding if I wanted to keep them or return the used set he sent me. Not many companies (Especially a web based store) would do that.

After putting these Praxis rings back on, I can tell a significant difference in shifting performance and stiffness. Much smoother transition and I feel more peace of mind having them on. I will miss the look of those sexy extralight rings, but no point in having a top shelf performance bike like this that cant shift.

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by martinkartin

Great bike build thread! Sad to see the Extralite chainrings go but performance is important right? Haha Loving the -12 stem on that frame!
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Bianchi10
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by Bianchi10

Every time I get on this bike, it still feels like a dream! SO smooth and comfortable. These bars are simply amazing. So in love with this bike!!!

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Bianchi10 wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:06 pm
Here are some REALLY quick shots. wife was trying to get some things ready for Thanksgiving so I snuck out out lol


steering tube will be cut, I'm just playing it safe to make sure this set up works. Once I get out on a couple rides, it will be cut appropriately. Still need to make adjustments to saddle tilt, but the seat height is dead on and feels great.



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nice work on the bike!
got a question, does that protruding screw on the front eebrake, hit the downtube, if u turn the cockpit to the right? in the event that you are packing the bike or carrying, and the cockpit suddenly turns to the right

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by Bianchi10

Good question. I never thought about that before, so I went out to check. Can confirm that it does not hit at all.

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Bianchi10 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:26 am
Good question. I never thought about that before, so I went out to check. Can confirm that it does not hit at all.
Thats great! Mine does and I got a scratch on the downtube. Darn it

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exctasy wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:28 am
Bianchi10 wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:26 am
Good question. I never thought about that before, so I went out to check. Can confirm that it does not hit at all.
Thats great! Mine does and I got a scratch on the downtube. Darn it
Yeah mine hits on my SL5, I've got a pretty good gauge out of the carbon downtube. If I recall, I thought they redesigned the screw on the newer brakes to try and help with this issue, mine are not the newest EE's.

Bianchi10
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by Bianchi10

Im entertaining the idea of selling the Enve 4.5 wheels and getting something different. I havent had any issues with them, but this whole big thing with Enve recommending not to use open tubular clinchers has gotten in my head a bit.

I want something at the 50mm depth, clinchers, as light or lighter, stiff and about the same price.

What are some options you guys would recommend?

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CLX 50
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The Rovals are very light and have CeramicSpeed bearings but the braking in conditions other than dry are less than stellar, it’s why I sold my CLX32s.

I am currently using Aeolus XXX4s and like everything about them except the partial gloss finish but I can live with it so if that’s something you don’t mind either, I recommend them.



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VTR1000SP2 wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:54 am
The Rovals are very light and have CeramicSpeed bearings but the braking in conditions other than dry are less than stellar, it’s why I sold my CLX32s.

I am currently using Aeolus XXX4s and like everything about them except the partial gloss finish but I can live with it so if that’s something you don’t mind either, I recommend them.



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Interesting. I have nothing against the roval wheel at all. Light and stiff. Obviously, good enough for grand tours, the. Good enough for me. However, while i know it isnt the most important thing. I have buily this bike up with the intention of being very custom. Not sure if i want to give up Enve wheels for a stock specialized wheel. Definitely not out of the question at all, just something i would have to put some thought into.

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by killerrabbit

Enve is hardly custom. Forget about that and try some Boras...

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