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MaestroXC
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by MaestroXC

Very classy graphics, very subtle.

Campy components just make a bike look balanced; I'm a big Shimano fan, but in the looks department it's no contest.
Zealots beware.

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Newton
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by Newton

This is reallly minimalist art :D

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by frd

Great photo btw!

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by bencolem

Not a big fan of Trek's (probably because a mate is practically married to his Madones) but that does look special, almost industial-bauhaus. Liking it. A lot. Reminds me of one of those Wally boats (as much as a road bike can!).

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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

bencolem wrote:Liking it. A lot. Reminds me of one of those Wally boats
wow, that is one compliment! :)
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by bencolem

In a kind of angular grey way... (with the zipps on)

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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

btw, weight w. zipps is 6,66kg.
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by KB

I keep pics of the bikes I like on here and this is on my master file of favourites and this is one of the very best.

Treks never appealed until I saw this one, but boy is this one cool.

Chapeau sir.

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cryoplasm
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by cryoplasm

Nice but why do they put xx Time TdF Tour Champion on the paint?? This really puts me off.

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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

cryoplasm wrote:why do they put xx Time TdF Tour Champion on the paint?
cause it sells! :wink:
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Daddy yo yo
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by Daddy yo yo

UPDATE 11/2008

campy record -> sram red
dura ace pedals -> time rxs ulteam ti carbon
veloflex carbon -> vittoria crono evo cs

down to 6,22 kg
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KB
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by KB

It gets better. The only thing I would change with that bike is to go sticker less on the wheels, but I love it. It has an elegance that Lance never brought to Trek.

It's in my top three bikes this year. My other faves Nils' Spin and Rustychain's IF953 steel offering.

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by sawyer

i love it too.

as i've said before, the old madones in the right colours are very handsome frames.

i like the zipp decals as they set off the SRAM red graphics.

Only change i'd make is the bar tape, which i'd replace with black.

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by micky

The Red match very well your bike!

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by Flyingfrenchman

Very nice I like the stealt look
Very classic

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