carbonsports lightweights on a US Postal trek

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ciclistarapdio
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by ciclistarapdio

dcj9 wrote:Image

What tyres do you use here? Veloflex, Vittoria CS or Challenge?

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by dcj9

veloflex criteriums

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rico
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by rico

It looks nice - good job.

Sadly it will ride like a piece of 2 by 4. If there's one frame I wouldn't spend time on it's a 5200. Sorry.

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by Impulsive1

rico wrote:It looks nice - good job.

Sadly it will ride like a piece of 2 by 4. If there's one frame I wouldn't spend time on it's a 5200. Sorry.


I have a new 2010 Focus Cayo, 2010 Giant TCR Advanced, a Kinesis KR810 and sold my Isaac Impulse recently and I don't find my Trek 5200 "wooden". It is a very stable ride, but not much unlike any of my other carbon rides. They all feel more alike than different.

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by buttrumpus

if anything that sounds like a fun ride to me. if it was mahogany or koa, something with a nice mid-range frequency response. maybe maple or ash for the chainstays.

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by Westifer12

Very impressed :thumbup:
2011 Trek Paragon 29er | Reba XX 120mm Fork | XX Drivetrain | 160mm White/Carbon Exiler CR Brakes | Thomson 90mm Stem & Post | Easton Monkey Lite Bar | X.9 Hubs to DT Swiss X470's | Schwalbe Rocket Rons

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by Fuchspk

what an lovely bike!

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by majklnajt

One of the finest here!
Current bike:
TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

My ex bikes:
TREK Madone 5.9 SL
COLNAGO C50 nl12

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by KB

the bike's great, but please put the chain on the big ring and small sprocket.

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by majklnajt

And change the cages to Arundel mandible - oil slick! ;)

And a shorter sadlle ;)
Current bike:
TREK Madone ~Remastered~ - FOR SALE

My ex bikes:
TREK Madone 5.9 SL
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:shock: everytime i go to buy mandibles online in the uk there is only ever one in stock

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by KB

Get in touch with Barry at Bespoke, he normally has the Mandibles in stock; i've recently bought some from him

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by HillRPete

The tyres go oh so nicely with the black bike. Awesome.

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by Dman

:shock: wow after the first pic , i didn't see that coming at all.

Not sure about the rear mech but i like how the white calipers work with the white decals.

It's all in the details......
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by Timo

Dman wrote:but i like how the white calipers work with the white decals.

They're silver (standard Campa Athena) ;)
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