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danbjpa wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Hell yeah!
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I just did the same thing!! Pretty nervous about such a big purchase to be honest. Got 110bcd matt 172.5

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improvement in packaging, also with new logo.
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^ I like the small font on the new better.... the THM though, I like the old. I just got bubble wrap bag.. so huge improvement.
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Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers. Sorry tubs. ImageImage

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bikeboy1tr wrote:Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers.
Yes, advertised weights don't include skewers. That is pretty good I would say; didn't realize the 35 tubs were that light.

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dereksmalls wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:38 pm
danbjpa wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:56 pm
Hell yeah!
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I just did the same thing!! Pretty nervous about such a big purchase to be honest. Got 110bcd matt 172.5
Your Lightning setup was pretty light already IIRC. How much do you expect to save?
kode54 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:16 pm
improvement in packaging, also with new logo.
Am I the only person that doesn't care about fancy packaging? Make sure it protects the product, but don't waste time, money and natural resources making it look pretty.

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fa63 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:42 am
bikeboy1tr wrote:Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers.
Yes, advertised weights don't include skewers. That is pretty good I would say; didn't realize the 35 tubs were that light.
It is a lightweight wheelset and it gets some good reviews on this site. I was looking at the Enve 2.2 as well but I found the Bora for a better deal and they are deeper than the 2.2 and not much heavier for the wider rims of this era.
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MichaelK wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Am I the only person that doesn't care about fancy packaging? Make sure it protects the product, but don't waste time, money and natural resources making it look pretty.
It is irritating to me too. Assos is huge is using as much packaging and fancy crap in their products. As far as I am concerned, just put it in a ziplock bag and send it. Seriously!!

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dgasmd wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:25 pm
MichaelK wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Am I the only person that doesn't care about fancy packaging? Make sure it protects the product, but don't waste time, money and natural resources making it look pretty.
It is irritating to me too. Assos is huge is using as much packaging and fancy crap in their products. As far as I am concerned, just put it in a ziplock bag and send it. Seriously!!
A friend of mine once worked for a Pinarello store that only sold them and Assos. They had a whole room out back dedicated to the display boxes and packaging for the Assos stuff. Such a waste of space and money. If I'm buying a pair of bibs don't even bother with a bag, I'll use my own reusable canvas bag.

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MichaelK wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:57 pm

Your Lightning setup was pretty light already IIRC. How much do you expect to save?
Not much, but I did it so I can transfer the Lightning to my spare bike which is currently running 175m 52/39 and have the THM on the Cannondale

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MichaelK wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:57 pm
Am I the only person that doesn't care about fancy packaging? Make sure it protects the product, but don't waste time, money and natural resources making it look pretty.
looks pretty minimal in comparisson to Assos. in fact, not much plastic and more recyclable paper.
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- Moots Vamoots Disc RSL Titanium + DA9170 + Enve 3.4AR CK CL hubs
- Factor LS Disc + DA9170 + Enve G23 CK CL hubs <-- incoming
- Allied Able + DA9170 + Enve G27 CK CL hubs --> outgoing

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fa63 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:42 am
bikeboy1tr wrote:Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers.
Yes, advertised weights don't include skewers. That is pretty good I would say; didn't realize the 35 tubs were that light.
My Bora Ultra 35 tubs came in @ 1150g on the dot (rear: 660g, front: 490g). AC3 brake surface.

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robertbb wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:18 pm
fa63 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:42 am
bikeboy1tr wrote:Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers.
Yes, advertised weights don't include skewers. That is pretty good I would say; didn't realize the 35 tubs were that light.
My Bora Ultra 35 tubs came in @ 1150g on the dot (rear: 660g, front: 490g). AC3 brake surface.
Perhaps some Ti skewers are in order to lighten things up a little more. But these Campy skewers are so nicely designed.
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bikeboy1tr wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:39 pm
robertbb wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:18 pm
fa63 wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:42 am
bikeboy1tr wrote:Campy Bora Ultra skewers in. Not sure if the advertised weight (1166) is without skewers.
Yes, advertised weights don't include skewers. That is pretty good I would say; didn't realize the 35 tubs were that light.
My Bora Ultra 35 tubs came in @ 1150g on the dot (rear: 660g, front: 490g). AC3 brake surface.
Perhaps some Ti skewers are in order to lighten things up a little more. But these Campy skewers are so nicely designed.
The part that attaches my wheels to my bicycle are one part I simply won't f*ck with for the sake of grams (another is the stem/handlebar). The campy skewers are great!

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I finally gave into all the Instagram hype... 1st ride with it tomorrow

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