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black stem.

The white stem will not fit the black scheme well. Don't forget to get Ti bolts for the stem. :thumbup:

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I am leaning toward the servicio corse, rather than the standard zero100 because it comes with the nice ti hardware. For the price difference, I can get enough ti hardware aftermarket to do 3 stems, but I like the peace of mind of knowing that Deda put the bolts in and I won't have to fuss about with finding washers and all that fun stuff.
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Nothing wrong with that logic. I had some after market ti bolts for my Ritchey WCS 4 Axis stem but the washers were not slightly conical like the Ritchey's so I returned them and kept the regular bolts and washers in. Not worth the 10 grams when it comes to wondering whether or not the stem will continue to properly holding your bars while climbing or riding like a madman on descents.
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Ari - I had the same dilemma with the wcs on my mtb, and decided to keep the steel bolts in the end.
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For what it's worth, this is the sexiest bike I have seen made by a 'big' company. I would drool over this over any Trek or Specialized or Hi Mod. For whatever reason I find it incredibly elegant and you personally have me looking at Giants now to replace my carbon Kona/Deda Scuro.

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Thanks man, I didn't set out to build a bike that would impress everybody, just one that I would love and would make me want to ride it. With that said, I needed some color. Here's V.2 of the build. I put some lighter tubes in (80g v 100g), the pro3's were an xmas gift and they weigh exactly the same as the VF's, and I put the deda stem and cinelli tape on. The bike is now sitting @ 15.00lbs with the cages and computer mounts. I have some rox rimstrips to put on, so I am sure that will put me below 15, which will be nice to see on the scale at least.

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NICE bike :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :up: :thumbup:

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That is easily the nicest Giant I have seen. Well done :beerchug: :thumbup:
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Not that the upgraded components are not nice. But I think the all black stealth look was sharper. Now it looks like you forced the bike to have a color/scheme when it did not need one.

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Cheers! wrote:Not that the upgraded components are not nice. But I think the all black stealth look was sharper. Now it looks like you forced the bike to have a color/scheme when it did not need one.


I totally see where you are coming from. The bike definitely lost its class with the orange, but I like it. I'll put the veloflexes back on when the salt is off the roads in a couple of months and I might put my orange antares on here or get this one recovered. I put some rox rim strips in last night which I think will put me at 14lbs15oz which will be a nice goal to reach. If I take off the cages and computer mounts I am probably at 14lb13oz already.
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I'll be going orange for 2010 road season, thanks for the inspiration!

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SWEET!

This bike looks great for sure, but the pics you took make it look super fabulous.
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I like the orange look, then again I married a redhead. Great bike!
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Haha, good job on the redhead. I have to reweigh it, but I suspect I am closer to 14lb13oz now. I changed a couple small things around - 51t ct2 big ring, r4sl red freehub, a couple al. bolts here and there. The freehub alone was nearly an ounce lighter.

All I want to do now is ride it outside. We are in the midst of a blizzard here in lovely NJ and it looks like we have 2 more storms coming through next week, with one on my long ride day.
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