De Rosa Protos 2018 Custom

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Rogeliote
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by Rogeliote

Hello guys,

I would like to share with you my new bike project for knowing your impressions:

Frame: De Rosa Protos Mirror Blue and Volcano Red (1150 grms with all the hardware)
Fork: De Rosa dedicated (400 grams uncut)
Seatpost: De Rosa dedicated (190 grams)
Seat Collar: De Rosa dedicated (20 grams)
Group: Sram Etap
Wheels: Corima MCC+ 32 mm (1120 grams)
Saddle: Beast Components Red Carbon (90 grams)
Brakes: Bontrager Speed Stop Pro (190 grams with brake holders)
Integrated Handlebar: Bontrager XXX Bar (240 grams)
Bar tape: Lizard Skins 1.8 (50 grams)
Headset: FSA (70 grams)
Headset Cup & Expander: Schmolke TLO (15 grams)
Bottom Bracket: Cycling Ceramic Ita threat (80 grams)
Skewers: Tune DC14 (40 grams)
Bottle Cage: Elite Leggero (15 grams)
Pedals: Time Xpro 15 (140 grms)
Tubulars: Vittoria Graphene Corsa Control 25 mms (290 grams).

I have attached some images of the frame. It is impossible to capture the color, it is a mix between navy blue and purple. In my opinion it is very beautiful and the finish is just perfect.

It has 4 layers of paint so I am happy with the final weight of the frame.

I have a Madone 9 P1 that weight 6.7 kgms and a Carrera Sl 730 that weight 6.0 kgms but this Protos it is more beautiful than both. I believe that the final weight is going to be around 6.4 kgms.
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liam7020
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by liam7020

Very nice! What size?
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Rogeliote
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by Rogeliote

53 but is very "big 53" size. The top tube is 55.5 cms

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by Leviathan

Its a beautiful frame. I know there were some issues with the xxx bar/stem but think it was just the first production run?

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Rogeliote
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by Rogeliote

Thank you!
Yes it was with the first model. I have the same bar in my Carrera frame since one year without problems and very happy with it.

mriddle
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by mriddle

Looks great. Is that “Ugo Blue” or more of a lighter shade. Really interested to see this built. Enjoy.

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by wheelbuilder

Beautiful........
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Rogeliote
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by Rogeliote

The official name of the color is Mirror Blue and Red Vulcano but, yes is the same blue of the King frame with the Ugo Blue finish.

In one week I will update the topic with the pictures of the bike mounted!

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by nestornnk

Really nice frame and color is perfect.enjoy it

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Rogeliote
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by Rogeliote

Hi guys,

As promised I have upload some pictures of the final bike.

Very happy with the frame and components combination. The bike is ver responsive like a racing machine but it is also confortable. It is very good for climbing and fast in tje flats. Descending is superb...

By the way, I am in love with the Italian geometry, my Trek Madone 9 is very good but I prefer the angles of the Protos.

The current weight is 6,4 kg with pedals but when I change the tubulars (I prefer 23mm over the current 25mm) and made some minor modifications the final weight will be around 6,250 Kgs with pedals.

Thanks!!
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by kgt

Beautiful weapon!

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by moop

Rogeliote wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:45 am
53 but is very "big 53" size. The top tube is 55.5 cms
Beauty !!! How tall are you ? I am considering this frame
but not sure if 53 or 55 suits me. I am 180cm

Thanks!

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