'Moment of Madness' Tarmac SL6 Rim

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Imaking20 wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:34 pm
Ah. I just figured I might have since your OP included two quotes from me. My mistake. Enjoy the bike!
Those quotes were from others, although I can see why you'd think they were yours having now read your comments about your two Tarmacs 8)

Forgot to order Shimano-fit brake pads for the EEs so a slight delay in getting the first ride in, but it is now otherwise ready:

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Better pics will follow...

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by MrCurrieinahurry

Looks awesome mate.. Not sure on the bar tape tho :)

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IMHO, you need EPS and black bar tape, then it would be just about PERFECT :thumbup:
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by LewisK

Stunning build but...what an earth is going on with the bar tape? Rear brake cable needs a trim, other than that pretty much spot on :-)

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by RichTheRoadie

Bar tape will always be an ever-changing feast. I keep old tapes when I remove them (usually because I change tapes very regularly and they're often barely used). This purple stuff was the best of a bad bunch until I decide what to get.

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by MrCurrieinahurry

Amazing bike.. Flaaaamed for the tape,

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mrlobber wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:38 am
IMHO, you need EPS and black bar tape, then it would be just about PERFECT :thumbup:
I like the tactility of mechanical too much to bother spending AU$3k+ on an EPS upgrade kit.

Also, FWIW, this bike will *never* wear black tape - it's too dull.

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by Alexandrumarian

Damn, the purple is amazing, just perfect. I debated a lot over it and since official photos made it look a bit too light then decided on a matte black. Your pics kinda make me regret it but whats done is done. Love mine anyway.
There might be a chance a red tape matching the logo could work? Otherwise, a darker purple? But don't let us ruin your fun :D As long as it is not neon green :D
Is that a 56? What saddle is that?

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Alexandrumarian wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:02 pm

There might be a chance a red tape matching the logo could work? Otherwise, a darker purple?
I have some of the Supacaz 'bling' blue that I might try, otherwise the Supacaz oil slick could be worth a try.

The 'Acid Red' logo colour is very much a pink - but it's much brighter than a baby pink yet not quite a neon/fluoro pink!
Alexandrumarian wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:02 pm

Is that a 56? What saddle is that?
Yes, 56. Saddle is an SQlab 612R Carbon.

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by tanghy

pls compare vs your TIME

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by Alexandrumarian

Yeah the blue carbon might be perfect. Think i might order it for my movistar canyon.

How do you like the EEs so far. I have the latest gen campy on mine, very happy with them except the porkiness.

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tanghy wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:23 am
pls compare vs your TIME
Hard to do a direct comparison as they're quite different bikes. The SL6 has a more aggressive fit, more race-like handling (more twitchy in the steering) and generally feels more lively. That said, the SL6 is also no less smooth or comfortable.
Alexandrumarian wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:12 am
Yeah the blue carbon might be perfect. Think i might order it for my movistar canyon.
See below... :wink:
Alexandrumarian wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:12 am
How do you like the EEs so far. I have the latest gen campy on mine, very happy with them except the porkiness.
I've used the EEs before (direct mount and every model of the standard version). I much prefer them over the Campagnolo direct mount brakes, which is why I decided to go with these. I find them easier to setup well than the Campag ones, and more powerful.

Tape changed (Supacaz 'bling' blue carbon) and tyres changed - it's a much better behaved bike on the 28s (Rene Herse Cayuse Pass at the moment) and the lighter, less orange tanwall colour suits the bike much better - and it still weighs in just under 6.7kg:

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Unfortunately the Praxis>Campag BB adapter is creaking, though :evil:

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The below changes drop the weight to 6.55kg without the Garmin and lights. It's only 6.75kg 'ready to ride' now too:

• Top cap changed from metal Cinelli with steel bolt to Carbon-Ti alu bolt with carbon plate
• Bottle cages changed from Arundel Mandibles to Carbonworks v2.1 (probably not much difference)
• Light mount changed from Knog PWR to 'Tidy Light' for Exposure Trace under K-Edge Garmin mount (probably net added weight as there was previously no computer on the bike, but 'ready to ride' weight is probably less with the Exposure)
• Skewers changed from stock Campag to Extralite Streeters (probably the biggest change)

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I also stopped the Praxis BB adapter creaking, but I have a C-Bear replacement on the way anyway.

I'm contemplating a switch to Lightning v2 cranks for weight savings on par with THM Clavicula SE at half the cost. A change of wheels would easily drop another 200-400g (e.g. 49mm Caden 'Decadence' tubs would save 300g *and* be deeper), but I like the WTOs so I'm reluctant to do that.

Also found some bottles that match the logo perfectly!:

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by bruno2000

Nice bike.
If you could get the fir right, you could save 70gr at least with a Darimo seatpost.

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Thanks.

Yes, I'm aware of the Darimo option; and I can get the fit right with one. I'm concerned it'll make the rear end quite harsh compared to the S-Works post, though - and I think I'd feel the need to get a matching stem too, which isn't good given that I've just spent a small fortune ordering an Alpitude Garmin mount to fit my Hyperstem!

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