Ceramic Speed Oversized Pulleys.

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Picked up a used unit recently and the LBS is installing it. The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least). Thinking of procuring the associated BB.
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2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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MyM3Coupe
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tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 am
The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least).
Lol . . A sucker born every minute.

tabl10s
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MyM3Coupe wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:46 am
tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 am
The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least).
Lol . . A sucker born every minute.
... and the serpent rose it's head and spoke unto me....
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2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

nemeseri
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by nemeseri

tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 am
Picked up a used unit recently and the LBS is installing it. The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least). Thinking of procuring the associated BB.
Yeah spinning bearings with no load is fun. Too bad you have to add load and power to go forward.

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If you buy the whole catalog the bike pedals itself.

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tabl10s
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nemeseri wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:49 am
tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 am
Picked up a used unit recently and the LBS is installing it. The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least). Thinking of procuring the associated BB.
Yeah spinning bearings with no load is fun. Too bad you have to add load and power to go forward.
It is what it is.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

check6
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by check6

they look really cool. A cool looking bike gets ridden more. more riding makes you faster, ergo the pulleys do make you faster.

...and the pros use them so they must be really important.

BdaGhisallo
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by BdaGhisallo

check6 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm
they look really cool. A cool looking bike gets ridden more. more riding makes you faster, ergo the pulleys do make you faster.

There's a lot of wisdom in your statement.

wingguy
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by wingguy

tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:57 pm
nemeseri wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:49 am
tabl10s wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:17 am
Picked up a used unit recently and the LBS is installing it. The head tech spun the top pulley and it seemed like it kept going for about 20 seconds(he was impressed to say the least). Thinking of procuring the associated BB.
Yeah spinning bearings with no load is fun. Too bad you have to add load and power to go forward.
It is what it is.
And if what it is makes you smile - and a free spinning drivetrain definitely makes me smile - then what else are you supposed to spend your spare cash on? 8)

If it saves you a watt or two as well it's just a bonus :P

AJS914
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check6 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm
they look really cool. A cool looking bike gets ridden more. more riding makes you faster, ergo the pulleys do make you faster.
Big pulleys will get you more chicks too!

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

AJS914 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:32 pm
check6 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 pm
they look really cool. A cool looking bike gets ridden more. more riding makes you faster, ergo the pulleys do make you faster.
Big pulleys will get you more chicks too!
I'll test your theory if you pay for the divorce attorney.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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nickf
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by nickf

Ceramic speed has never done it for me. Their stuff wears out and gets crunchy. Pull out plenty of their parts far sooner then the customer expected. Hawk racing bb has been the longest lasting, smoothest, maintenance fee bb I have ever used. For a fraction of the price.

Seedster
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by Seedster

I believe ceramicspeed boast a great warranty, but it's somewhat expected given the significant asking price compared to their competitors in this space.

I am not sure I have seen the ROI on the cermaic speed jockey wheels. Folks can spend their hard earned money however they wish, but $500US to $1700US for their oversized pulley systems with debatable gains is a bridge too far for me. As others have said, watching a drivetrain spin without load doesnt really mean much.

I recently broke down and purchased a ceramic bottom bracket - BB86 to BB30 - because there were few aftermarket options that werent ceramic. Even with a discount, I still opted for Kogel over ceramicspeed because I couldnt justify the price difference.

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Seedster wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:07 pm
I believe ceramicspeed boast a great warranty, but it's somewhat expected given the significant asking price compared to their competitors in this space.

I am not sure I have seen the ROI on the cermaic speed jockey wheels. Folks can spend their hard earned money however they wish, but $500US to $1700US for their oversized pulley systems with debatable gains is a bridge too far for me. As others have said, watching a drivetrain spin without load doesnt really mean much.

I recently broke down and purchased a ceramic bottom bracket - BB86 to BB30 - because there were few aftermarket options that werent ceramic. Even with a discount, I still opted for Kogel over ceramicspeed because I couldnt justify the price difference.
The LBS tech said Kogel is warranted for two years if you have it serviced in the first year at an authorized service center. Have you compared it to the Ceramic Speed?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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