2018 S-Works Tarmac Disc

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Zappano
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by Zappano

Pinguin wrote:there is no need to ride the stock stem on Sl7
at Tour dF. riders are on another stems
Yes I know but it's not as clean imo. I can’t ”attach” the brake cables on my normal stem and theres a different uglier intake cover (upper transition) as well.
S-Works Tarmac SL7
S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc (6.6kg)
S-Works Tarmac SL6 Rim (6.8kg)
S-Works Epic HT (8.8kg)

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RTSM
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by RTSM

Here is my 2018 SL6 bought the frame and built it up, let me know what you think. Red paint added some grams to the frame versus the light version with carbon but happy with this build. Running the Veloflex 25mm black Corsa tires weight is coming in at 6.8kg on the mark.
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spartan
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by spartan

just picked up a sworks sl6 tarmac frameset on closeout. question for the long term shimano crankset users. what bb would you recommend using. the frameset came with the ceramic speed bearings + the dealer supplied the wheels mfg 24 mm adapter. any experience with this setup ? did you use grease or loctite to press in the bearings?

thanks
Current Rides:

2019 S-Works Tarmac SL6 Bora Di2 9150
ex 2018 Trek Madone SLR Disc
ex 2016 Giant TCRAdvanced Sl
ex 2012 Trek Madone7

tommyboyo
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by tommyboyo

RTSM wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:40 am
Here is my 2018 SL6 bought the frame and built it up, let me know what you think. Red paint added some grams to the frame versus the light version with carbon but happy with this build. Running the Veloflex 25mm black Corsa tires weight is coming in at 6.8kg on the mark.
Looks nice.

The spacer above the stem is not recommended though.

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tortor
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by tortor

Zappano wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:42 am

On my new SL7 build I will change the calipers with Trickstuff C21 calipers which should be around 50g lighter in total and the bb should be around 40g lighter aswell, so I'm expecting the same weight (despite the heavy stem).

Is it possible to mix C21 calipers (who need "dot" oil) with Dura ace levers using mineral oil.
On my opinion it could be dangerous.
Except if Trickstuff has a mineral oil version of C21 caliper

Zappano
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by Zappano

tortor wrote: Is it possible to mix C21 calipers (who need "dot" oil) with Dura ace levers using mineral oil.
On my opinion it could be dangerous.
Except if Trickstuff has a mineral oil version of C21 caliper
Yes there’s a mineral oil version.
But I unfortunately couldn’t use them. The rear caliper is too big and doesn’t fit in the frame. We tried 3 different SL7 sizes (52, 56 and 58) and there’s not enough space for the C21 caliper in all sizes due to the dropped seat stays.
S-Works Tarmac SL7
S-Works Tarmac SL6 Disc (6.6kg)
S-Works Tarmac SL6 Rim (6.8kg)
S-Works Epic HT (8.8kg)

Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Hi guys, have any of you experienced any creaking from the rear part of the bike? I am experiencing increasing creaking of the type that comes when I increase the power (it's like having a second power meter installed set to alert me when I hit about the 300W mark.. fairly annoying). Identifying the source of creaking is always difficult, but I think I have narrowed it down to something related to the back wheel. My two first suspects were the dura ace cassette or the crossing carbon spokes of the CLX50s (based on a few threads here and elsewhere), but both torquing the cassette to the maximum allowed torque of 40nm and trying to lubricate the spoke crossings didn't seem to help much. To be precise, torquing the cassette seemed to reduce the creaking at first, but within a ride or two it came back to its usual level. My next try will be to apply some Finish Line Assembly Lube in the freehub/cassette interface, but wanted to ask here if anyone has experienced something similar. Oh, and I will also clean and reapply lube at the thru-axle. Thanks for any advice.

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TheDoctor
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by TheDoctor

Yes I have - also had a creak "somewhere" that came up during higher power efforts. Of course it was one of the last things I tried after the seatpost etc. (it's never the first thing you try :D), but in my case the solution was indeed to grease the outside of the freehub body. I also greased the cogs a bit where they touch, and installed the cassette with decent torque. No noise since.
This was with a DA cassette on a Zipp 404, but since it's quick to do I'd give that a try if I were you.

Torbjorn
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by Torbjorn

Thanks, TheDoctor. I will try the same with the hope it will fix my problems, as well!!

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