"BLACK BETTY" 2019 S-works Tarmac Update 9.15.19

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Bianchi10
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by Bianchi10

And here she is...

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

Great pic as usual.

IMO: back wheel looks heavy, a shallower depth would be more suitable. Stellar build otherwise


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Man I wish I could take photos to capture my bike like you do!

Great photo, and even better bike. Truly amazing
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WOW <3

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proper!

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by Orbital

Looks great!

Bianchi10
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From steering tube
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I still have another 10mm to cut off
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Power expert 155
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New Sworks Mimic 155 (74g savings)
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As it sits with Pedals, cages and garmin 14.21lbs / 6.44kg
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Noctiluxx
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Bianchi10 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:58 pm
And here she is...

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:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
2018 Bianchi Oltre XR4, (Celeste Matt)
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by rsantos450

Looks great! Congrats.

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ProfessorChaos
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by ProfessorChaos

I finally found you on here. I haven’t been on WW for awhile, but obviously following this build on IG. Fantastic I say. Your pictures, discussion, and insights are all top notch. It also rivals my own experience with this bike. I was able to get a Tarmac about a pound lighter, but I didn’t factor my Garmin into the weight, and I had a few notable differences. Mostly Sram mech Red22, CLX50’s, Dura Ace brakes, and a Zipp Sprint stem. I mirror your experience though. The bike is the best all around bike I’ve ridden. The ViAS was faster, but gave up the comfort, and while the finicky brakes worked well, they aren’t these awesome direct mounts. I also put my CLX64’s on, the stiffness, and speed weren’t worth it to me. The bike feels so balanced, and quick with the 50’s. I obviously cannot comment on your wheels, having not tried them. I also love the ee brakes. I had the original design on my 1g Venge, and I loved them, I have yet to use the direct mount version. Big clunky carbon stems are a thing I’ve come to love, for their increased stiffness, and the ride quality contribution. However, I always wanted to try a Hyperstem.

The handling is the best of any bike I’ve ridden. So superior, and stiff. It rivals my ViAS for sure. The softness while seated is a bit of an engineering marvel. The dropped seat stays, sloping top tube, zero stack seat clamp, and more flexible upper 120mm of the post are what makes it all ride like magic. Sorry if my Specialized employee fanboy of the engineering is showing. The new Venge gives that up, about half a pound, and the capability of rim brakes, or a mechanical group. That makes me love the Tarmac more. Sure the new Venge is more aero, but matching 1g Venge aerodynamically makes it the first Tarmac I’d buy. Discs and Electroshift, seem to be the future, but I value the capability of the Tarmac for the ability to go rim brakes, and mechanical. I think people like that stuff still.

Again congratulations on the build, and thanks for making my late night up with the baby entertaining.

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by mvcap

What's the IG handle where this build has been highlighted? Thx

Bianchi10
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mvcap wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:31 am
What's the IG handle where this build has been highlighted? Thx
My ID handle is https://www.instagram.com/nickarend/?hl=en

or just search "Nickarend"

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Bianchi10 wrote: I did one of my favorite route today and PR'd a 5 mile climb by 2 plus minutes without even trying.
That's pretty impressive! How steep is the climb?

Bianchi10
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ProfessorChaos wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:24 am
I finally found you on here. I haven’t been on WW for awhile, but obviously following this build on IG. Fantastic I say. Your pictures, discussion, and insights are all top notch. It also rivals my own experience with this bike. I was able to get a Tarmac about a pound lighter, but I didn’t factor my Garmin into the weight, and I had a few notable differences. Mostly Sram mech Red22, CLX50’s, Dura Ace brakes, and a Zipp Sprint stem. I mirror your experience though. The bike is the best all around bike I’ve ridden. The ViAS was faster, but gave up the comfort, and while the finicky brakes worked well, they aren’t these awesome direct mounts. I also put my CLX64’s on, the stiffness, and speed weren’t worth it to me. The bike feels so balanced, and quick with the 50’s. I obviously cannot comment on your wheels, having not tried them. I also love the ee brakes. I had the original design on my 1g Venge, and I loved them, I have yet to use the direct mount version. Big clunky carbon stems are a thing I’ve come to love, for their increased stiffness, and the ride quality contribution. However, I always wanted to try a Hyperstem.

The handling is the best of any bike I’ve ridden. So superior, and stiff. It rivals my ViAS for sure. The softness while seated is a bit of an engineering marvel. The dropped seat stays, sloping top tube, zero stack seat clamp, and more flexible upper 120mm of the post are what makes it all ride like magic. Sorry if my Specialized employee fanboy of the engineering is showing. The new Venge gives that up, about half a pound, and the capability of rim brakes, or a mechanical group. That makes me love the Tarmac more. Sure the new Venge is more aero, but matching 1g Venge aerodynamically makes it the first Tarmac I’d buy. Discs and Electroshift, seem to be the future, but I value the capability of the Tarmac for the ability to go rim brakes, and mechanical. I think people like that stuff still.

Again congratulations on the build, and thanks for making my late night up with the baby entertaining.
Hey buddy! Yes, it is an absolutel dream to ride. I seriously thought about selling my Enve wheels and getting a set o CLX32 as it would save me 200g, but I love my Enve wheels. I know that they aren't the lightest set of wheels but they are great. I love how they look and feel on the road and aside from getting the personal satisfaction when it is hanging on a scale, I couldn't be happier with the build and how it performs. I have yet to find one thing about this bike that I dont love. I'm super grateful that I was able to make this happen and look forward to years of joy with it! :beerchug:

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Bianchi10
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RyanH wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:17 am
Bianchi10 wrote: I did one of my favorite route today and PR'd a 5 mile climb by 2 plus minutes without even trying.
That's pretty impressive! How steep is the climb?
Not sure. I'd have to look it up, but its nothing epic. Might be an average of 3% overall as it has a couple rolling sections, but its one of those steady climbs with some fun falsy flat sections that you can ramp up your speed a bit. That segement is more fun that grewling :thumbup:

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