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For most seatposts models there is a nice weight saving for no setback seatposts. For Ax Lightness the published weight for the no setback model is 75 grams and the setback model that I have is 80 grams. They actually both come in a little heavier. The setback model has more carbon, the no setback has more metal hardware.
I think the 72 degree angle is a good idea, and for many user it will result in a weight savings. And in my case I am close, I will have to spend more time on fitting before I know for sure.
The fact that it could still be a work horse and yet so beautiful and so light is the achievement. The gatorskins are part of that message though a tough pair of Veloflex would give nearly the same message but deliver the ride the bike should have.
Very well done. Fantasic bike
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sedluk wrote:I have not dialed in the saddle position yet. I am surprised that I have not been flamed yet for taking a picture with the gearing 39/12. I do not regularly ride cross chained. I had some good light this morning for a picture and ran out this morning for a quick photo shoot.
The R5ca is especially made in 72° seatpost geometrie so that it can be used with a straight seatpost, so I don't understand that you used a setback insteed of an europa (straight) seatpost ?
sedluk wrote:djconnel, Your photo looks great.
Thanks -- I tried to place the post at the correct angle, but there is some uncertainty there, and I think if I erred it is probable I put the clamp slightly forward of actual.
One of our local shops here in Boulder (Excel) has ones of the R5ca and I noticed it when I was in there the other day. It is a striking looking bike, but they had it hanging up about 8 feet on the wall, so I could not get a good look. It is really nice to see one built up and built up so well!
Enjoy your bike and thank you for posting.
em3 wrote:Sedluk, first let me say that you hands down get the prize for best photog skills…the bokeh effect is great.
Well, he used a camera and lens setup that was somewhat comparable in cost to that of the bike you see there ... !
When you combine one of the top-most tier telephotos out there with a full-frame DSLR, its more likely than not to result in such a bokeh!
Nicely setup bike, that's not only light, but very rideable too. I would think something like the Veloflex Extreme tubs would make for a far superior ride compared to the Conti. Lighter to boot too!
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