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The bar tape is Shimano Pro in Digital Carbon. Matches the Di2 Hood material and works so well, I even swapped out the old Cinelli cork tape on my C59 for it. I also wrap backwards, always have. Looks cleaner and no electric tape ends.
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More goodies for the C59...

Tune U20's (they almost floated off the floor)...

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Hope you have better success with tune skewers than I've managed. Have both the AC14 and DC14 and neither set would hold the rear wheel in place.
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I wonder, do yours have the end nuts that seat into the dropouts? I'd never seen that before though mine came with both that and traditional end caps. I will set them up tomorrow and give them a spin. Hopefully the weight isn't the only feature they offer. We'll see... I'll report back after a ride!
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carbonLORD wrote:I wonder, do yours have the end nuts that seat into the dropouts? I'd never seen that before though mine came with both that and traditional end caps. I will set them up tomorrow and give them a spin. Hopefully the weight isn't the only feature they offer. We'll see... I'll report back after a ride!


The levers in your photo are identical to my DC14 skewers except that my pair do indeed have traditional end nuts. The earlier version, AC14, were completely different. No matter how tight I close them neither model seem to hold my rear wheel in place and there's only so much force you're prepared to use, especially with carbon dropouts. Hope you have better luck tomorrow!
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Didn't even get past the front wheel before I realized they are not right for me, bummer.

Not to nitpick but a pair of €200 skewers deserves to get picked on, a little.

Starting with the front wheel, I installed the end cap that seats into the dropout upside down and quickly realized it when the wheel was sitting cockeyed. Flipped it and gave it a second try, the quick release lever didn't line up on my fork. This was not a deal breaker but I do notice the levers on this design fold in further then any other skewers Ive owned. So, I positioned the lever as far inward as possible and gave the front end a bounce test... ((((brrrrr)))) :? !?!?! Well that aint right! Wheel sounds like my hubs preload wasn't adjusted, rattle, vibration, no good.

Alright, let me try the standard end caps then. I liked the idea of a seated ones but the lever doesn't line up so...

Third attempt. By now I'm thinking I wouldn't want to use these in a race, but this isn't my race bike anyway. I read the included instructions and torqued them down no more then the Zipp skewers before them but the rattle and vibration from the front wheel was still there.

Took them off, put the Zipp skewers back on and the C59 is solid once again.

The closing action and workmanship of the TUNE skewers is topnotch. IMO the axle is too thin which may have somehow contributed to the vibration I was feeling.

I bought some Zipp Ti skewers to save 10g last season and had the same problem as you with the slipping rear wheel so I'll just stick to the ones that came with my 404's.

Anyone want a set of TUNE U20's?
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Yeah, I found that even the cheapo carbon/ti skewers off ebay do a much better job than the tune skewers. Considerably cheaper and <10g heavier, and that's bearing in mind that the ebay skewers come with springs which makes changing the wheel much easier. As you say I could never envisage using any of the tune skewers in a race situation.

In general I've found any tune products I've owned to be a tad hit and miss. The skewers we've discussed but also the Gum Gum headset expander which was totally and utterly useless; I've had 3 Mag 180 hubs and on all of them the freehub splines became chewed up after less than 200kms; the Giels (sp?) stem was extortionately priced and as a WW the actual weight was extremely disappointing. I also own a set of Schwarzbrenner 42C wheels and they are indeed a very nice set of hoops but after less than 500kms they needed to be completely re-trued. Luckily I was able to do it myself but working with the internal nipples was a complete PITA. Just glad they weren't tubs!

Anyhow just my 2 cents worth about tune....
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Garmin Vector Pedals
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an explicit WW item

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purchased from prendrefeu - thanks dude!

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A few goodies this week :mrgreen:

New disco slippers:

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Some old stock S2 shorts from the assos factory outlet:

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Ridley EOS winter training frame:

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SLR01 as a training bike and SLR02 as a race bike.

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We just picked up Cervelo as a dealer so I also ordered a S2 to try out for a couple of months.

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ilvwhtgrls wrote:SLR01 as a training bike and SLR02 as a race bike.


Nice! I thought it would be the other way around SLR01 as race and SLR02 as train?

The S2 still looks great as well.

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Chorus cass 11-27t.. the 12-27 will now go on the wahoo kickr

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