Guru Photon

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RWoodsHVAC
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by RWoodsHVAC

The photo was taken before all final adjustments. The bar is adjusted down now and looks like it should. However i have only ridden it twice and im not sure if i like the Shmolke bars. The drops are really short and at an odd angle. So that may be one item i change.
I am a machinist and i custom made a internal seat clamp. It is aluminum 4" tube. The bore of the tube was reamed and is tapered. + some hardware from a M2 Racer Post. And is 43g with. I have a external clamp that was made in germany that weighs 58.5g
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gumgardner
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by gumgardner

Can we get a ride quality up date? What other bikes have you riden and how does it compare? Thanks.

Also just wondering why did you go with Guru? Magazine advertisement or a recommendation from someone? It's not a brand you see too often.

How did you get fitted? Did you visit the company?

Ok Im done with the questions..for now :wink:

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micky
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Ruds
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by Ruds

Outstanding!

How do you find the brakes?

eth09
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by eth09

are those cables your using nokon ? and are they green and black i cant see from the photo.

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by jvanv8

Great!!!!!!!!! How do you like the wheels? Can you compare them to anything else you've had?
Updates?? I'm also interested in the questions that gumgardner raised.
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eigner
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by eigner

eth09 wrote:are those cables your using nokon ? and are they green and black i cant see from the photo.

Looks like black alligator iLinks.
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gumgardner
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by gumgardner

How's the extralite stem. That's my newest interest :wink:

piGuy
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by piGuy

Sweet sassy molassy, that is a crazy bike!

RWoodsHVAC
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by RWoodsHVAC

Ok update. 5342 miles The build has been great except for one item. BTP Record FD had to come off to flexy shifting not good . Went back with SRAM Red FD all is good. My new wheelset X lite hubs Pillar spokes with AX lightness tubular 703 g have been outstanding. Check out this http://www.cyclingdoubleheader.com/2010 ... nish-times

11000 ft of climbing , this bike is a climbing machine

Bike with present setup is 9.76 lbs with Quark PowerMeter and two bottle cages. I could drop to less than 9.5lbs with my set of THM,s but prefer to ride with the Power.
The Tune bars i have had a ? mark but i continue to ride eith them. The drops are so short!!?
All else is great and bullet proof> to this point
R Woods

FelixIanuzi
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by FelixIanuzi

Absolutely amazing build! under 10 pounds WITH a power-meter?! really nice work dude holy $#!+

flying
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by flying

Very Nice !

Congrats!

you know it is the first time I have seen a clincher clad bike so light & also not have an overly minimalist look. Looks great!

willy
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by willy

awesome build Rick, and congrats on mountains of misery...have always wondered about that century, probably will do it next yr.

Its good that a great build like that is also getting its fare share of road punishment.

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by LiveFastRideHard

I am contemplating what my next road frame will be and the Guru Photon is on my short list. I was looking for some inspiration and stumbled upon your truly remarkable build. I can only hope to be anywhere near your components and weight. Interested in frame stiffness as I am heavier than you and durability of that seatpost clamp you manufactured? Thanks for the inspirado!! :popcorn:
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by Johnny Rad

Ooops!

I think RWoodsHVAC's Guru should've been in the running for '10 WW Bike of the Year contest...

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