Firefly 894 - Ti Road Disc

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Tamu8104
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New addition to replace the Gaulzetti that had an unfortunate tussle with a Honda.

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Build is:
Firefly Ti Road Disc
ENVE fork
ENVE seatpost
ENVE aero stem
ENVE aero bars
SRAM eTap HRD group (not WiFli)
SRAM 140 rotors
SRAM 1190 cassette (11/26)
Rotor cranks
XTR pedals (most of my riding is gravel or MTB so this bike will have SPD pedals)
ENVE 4.5AR wheels
Schwalbe Pro One 700x28s
Chris King headset
King Ti cages
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

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MiloAS
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by MiloAS

Exciting, that looks awesome. When can you begin building it?

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Juanmoretime
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by Juanmoretime

Liking it! Post on. Do you have a weight for the frame?
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Tamu8104
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@MiloAS - the build has started, be able to get it complete and get some good shots in a week

@Juanmoretime - got excited and started putting bits on it before I weighed it. I'll weigh the complete bike which should give a close approximation of the frame
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

Tamu8104
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It's been busy but was finally able to get some photos. The scale seems to have died during the move or after.....need to get a new one to confirm the weight but would guess it's around 8.0kg. The ride exceeds my expectations, handles as well or better than my previous Ridley Noah or Pinarello, responsive thanks to the oversized CS, but still a smooth ride with the Ti and 28s tires.

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Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

Tamu8104
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by Tamu8104

ImageUntitled by Nathan Harding, on Flickr
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

floppyb
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by floppyb

What's the tire clearance? Looks stunning.

rollinslow
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by rollinslow

Great bike! Congrats on the build.

Tamu8104
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floppyb wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:05 pm
What's the tire clearance? Looks stunning.
It currently has Schwalbe Pro One 28s which measure about 31 on the ENVE ARs. There's still room so I think I could get a 32-33 true measured tire on without clearance issues
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

welchy
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by welchy

This looks awesome, keen to see the weight. How does it handle off road?

MiloAS
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by MiloAS

That's really really stunning, the big tires especially - the look great. Tubes look perfectly oversized to not swallow the rest of the bike, but not look too skinny either. If that makes sense....

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jbaillie
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by jbaillie

Gorgeous anodizing, and really excellent build.

Tamu8104
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welchy wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:17 pm
This looks awesome, keen to see the weight. How does it handle off road?
It's a true road geometry meant for fast road riding so the handling is on the twitchy side. This especially evident if I come from riding my steel gravel geo Rock Lobster. The Firefly handles great in fast group rides, on chip-seal, or smooth dirt roads. Because of its faster handling, it's not as good on gravel roads with really heavy rock/chunk. In those types of rides, I'd still prefer the Rock Lobster. In just about everything else, I grab the Firefly.
Firefly Ti Road Disc
Rock Lobster Team Tig SL Disc
Santa Cruz Hightower CC
Gaulzetti Cabron Disc (Retired to the Kickr after an accident)

phillyt1988
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by phillyt1988

That's lovely!

LeMomo
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by LeMomo

That is outstanding, Chapeau sir!

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