Back to rim brakes: another Tarmac SL6

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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

I've been falling out of tolerance (since 'love' never quite happened) with disc brakes. Seeing fewer and fewer rim brake bikes even being an option, I decided to act while I could still get a rim version of the SL6 - which is still the best bike I've ridden.

Cannot wait to build this up over the next couple days.

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Current:
Acid Mint Tarmac
Hakka MX

Retired:
Boone |Wilier Wonka|The Dentist|The Bucket List|Specialissima|Evo|T2|Blue|Project C6.0 | elt AR FRD|Colnago C59|S-Works Tarmac SL4|S-Works Venge|Wilier Cento1 SL|Tarmac SL2

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NiFTY
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by NiFTY

But how will you brake without having your rims explode?
Evo 4.9kg SL3 6.64kg Slice RS 8.89kg viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110579" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

ome rodriguez
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by ome rodriguez

Nice!
What didn't you like with discbrakes?
I have an sl6 rim and LW disc, different brands but only weight separates them. Very curious since you both have same sl6 rim and disc

maxim809
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by maxim809

I'm with you on the disc vs rim. Likewise, I've been trying to find an SL6 rim frame set (in 52cm) but it's been tough pickings. Nice find and looking forward to your build!
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Some weights:

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Barely lighter than the disc version; which is not actually much of a surprise to me. But lighter nonetheless!
Current:
Acid Mint Tarmac
Hakka MX

Retired:
Boone |Wilier Wonka|The Dentist|The Bucket List|Specialissima|Evo|T2|Blue|Project C6.0 | elt AR FRD|Colnago C59|S-Works Tarmac SL4|S-Works Venge|Wilier Cento1 SL|Tarmac SL2

grnrcr
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by grnrcr

You are ridiculous, in a way I can really identify with. Sending you cyber head nods. The ride of a SL6 plus a sick paint job is really, really hard to beat.

KCookie
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by KCookie

Gorgeous colour.
Any exotic parts going on or DI2.
When you get bored of it let me know, your old Lightweight Ventoux can go on it.

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wolfesquire
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by wolfesquire

I think direct mount brakes is the best option. I don't ride in bad weather, I don't live near any steep mountains, etc. so disc are pretty squeeky and heavy.

Maddie
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by Maddie

What a gorgeous frame set

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by Vuong05

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

easyv
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by easyv

Nice pick up. Given the parts that you have on your other bikes to build this frame up with, look forward to seeing you complete another awesome lightweight build.
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Imaking20
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by Imaking20

Thanks. It's a little emotional to break down the other Tarmac as I've really enjoyed it and never seen another of the same paint in person. The emotional ache is certainly softened by how much I am LOVING this new color. I have a serious affinity for gray-ish things and this color isn't far from what I'd request if I had a custom bike built.

Weight isn't much of a driver for me these days. I live in a place with a lot less climbing (not that it mattered a ton) and have prioritized comfort over the rough roads and a setup or two to handle the super windy days. With that said, it looks like one wheel setup will have me comfortably under 6kg. The other setups probably not a lot more.

Hoping to finish the build tomorrow. Eeeeeeeeek!
Current:
Acid Mint Tarmac
Hakka MX

Retired:
Boone |Wilier Wonka|The Dentist|The Bucket List|Specialissima|Evo|T2|Blue|Project C6.0 | elt AR FRD|Colnago C59|S-Works Tarmac SL4|S-Works Venge|Wilier Cento1 SL|Tarmac SL2

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C36
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by C36

I previously shared my feeling trying both bikes “as identical as possible” and largely preferred rim brake behaviour, quite more responsive.
Currently the only frame I could take to replace my SS.


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SamD
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by SamD

Very excited to see this one evolve, as well as your opinion on the rim vs disc differences!

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