My Wave Emotion

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by Gowers

Hi Guys,

I've been lurking for a while before my first post.

Here's my Wave Emotion. I've managed to get it just how I've always wanted it over the last few weeks. Weighed it today with a cheap set of scales and it came to just under 6kg (5.7 on the dodgy scales), or around the 13lb mark which I guess tallies with the 900g frame weight, but I'm taking it with a pinch of salt until I use more accurate means. It included cages, pedals and computer so not too shabby. 8)

I hope you all like it as much as I do although I know some people don't like the naked carbon look. There aren't too many of these around here, well certainly another here in England that I've seen.

It rides like dream (my dream anyway). It’s very direct/stiff with great power transfer and climbs like a mountain goat. (I will take a few pictures of my Di2 equipped TT bike and get it on here soon hopefully.) :)







Frame: Wave Emotion, size small
Fork: Wave
Headset: Wave
Stem: Ritchey WCS Carbon, 11cm
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS Carbon, 42cm
Tape: Cinelli Cork
Brakes: Dura-Ace 7900
Crankset: Dura-Ace 7900, 172.5, 53/39
Cassette: Dura-Ace 7900
Shifters: Dura-Ace 7900
Front Der.: Dura-Ace 7900
Rear Der.: Dura-Ace 7900
Chain: Dura-Ace 7900
Pedals: Dura-Ace
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Saddle: ISM Adamo Ti Racing
Wheelset: Xentis Mk2 TT
Skewers: Xentis Ti
Tubs: Vittoria Corsa Evo CX
Cages: PX Carbon
Cable Housings: Nokon (brakes), Shimano (gears)

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by Taz

Welcome. Looks like you need some help with the image links:

Thanks Taz! I edited out your image links as I had just fixed them in the OP's post (I believe we posted more or less at the same time). Hope you don't mind. PP

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by Powerful Pete

Welcome on the board. I edited your image tags so that they would appear in your post.

That is one nice looking ride, BTW.
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by Taz

No problem Mr. Macktastik Honey Pete Kicks :D

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by range

Nice ride!
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by gandini

Nice looking bike! :thumbup:
That saddle is whack! Is there a theory behind it--would be interested in reading about the design.

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by theStig

absolutely beautiful... this thing looks like a matte carbon shark!

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by Krull

i love it! such a daring, but successful frame-design. nice built, the classic combination with the xentis looks great, one cant go wrong with this! :thumbup:
sorry vor mai bed englisch!

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by steveo

interesting...I'm beginning to like it more and more. great job.

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by Gowers

Thanks for the nice comments guys and to the moderators for making the pics come up better. I love the bike but I'm biased of course. I always felt held back by my bikes before this one and now I'm currently trying to turn my 'V6 engine into a V8' to make up for it.

The Adamo saddle is a love it / hate it thing. Personally I love it and have them on all of my bikes. Although your sit bones take a couple of rides to get used to it, you never get chaffage again, which means no more saddle sores ever. It's particularly good to have on a TT bike, especially long distance races, as it lets you get a long way forward on the saddle ('on the rivet') without it becoming uncomfortable.


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by prendrefeu

Damn, son! Tell us more about this frame.
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by Tinea Pedis

Wow, this is a crazy looking frame.

Would love to hear some more on it. And the wheels too.

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