New machine: Time VXRS Ulteam Translink: Almost finished

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2Fast4U
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by 2Fast4U

No, me & my family are living in Belgium.
Back to topic now :wink:
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by Ruds

Whats your budget then to spend on knocking weight off of your bike :?:

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rapidcarbon
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by rapidcarbon

No pictures? I would like to see your bike with all bling bling component. That's got to be a very nice bike.

I just built an Ulteam too, but I am not to crazy about weight, just built with standard equipment like most guys in here.

Frame: Time VXRS Ulteam
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing zero
Groupo: campy record compact (2007 version) with 11-25
Stem: Time monolink (came with the frame)
Bar: ITM KSword
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Pedal: Keo carbon
Tires: Tufo CS33 Special tubular clincher

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my build is just under 15lbs

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bobbyOCR
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by bobbyOCR

Man, my race bike weighs 8.5kg. I'm U17 though, so still in 42:14 gearing.
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slobodaj
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rapidcarbon wrote:No pictures? I would like to see your bike with all bling bling component. That's got to be a very nice bike.

I just built an Ulteam too, but I am not to crazy about weight, just built with standard equipment like most guys in here.

Frame: Time VXRS Ulteam
Wheels: Fulcrum Racing zero
Groupo: campy record compact (2007 version) with 11-25
Stem: Time monolink (came with the frame)
Bar: ITM KSword
Saddle: Fizik Arione
Pedal: Keo carbon
Tires: Tufo CS33 Special tubular clincher

my build is just under 15lbs



Do you know weight of your Fulcrum Zero wheels?

rapidcarbon
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by rapidcarbon

sorry I did not weight them, and besides, I only have a bathroom scale, not very accurate at all.

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by jipperd

i love the frame, was thinking of buying one, but didn't (went for a colnago extreme-c). your bike looks great, personally i don't like the stem, but most of all i think the red of the wheels are just to much.. i wouldn't do/like it.. but that's my idea..

great bike, congrats, hopefully many great km

rapidcarbon
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by rapidcarbon

you are right about the stem. It's the only thing I hate about this module. Why Time makes them so big?

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if there was a ratio of stiffness/light-weight...that bike would be near the top. Had a chance to test out some Record Ultra-Torques on an Ulteam...and whoahha. Makes the FSAs feel like rubber cranks.

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by STARNUT

Damn...........thats a nice Time. I'm convinced that TIME is a french acronym for "really expensive handmade carbon fiber"

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Do you know weight of your Fulcrum Zero wheels?



they are 1465 grams. Not light enough for the money.

rapidcarbon
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by rapidcarbon

Some sites say 1465gr (bellatisport.com, fulcrumwheels.com), but some say 1425gr (like westernbikeworks.com, cbike.com)

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currieinahurry
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by currieinahurry

love the bike but i also hate that chunky stem. but guess it doesnt flex much!
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rapidcarbon wrote:Image

WOW!
I've seen pictures from Interbike, etc, but those are just... red!
Their intensity is quite shocking!
Ti rules.

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bobbyOCR wrote:Man, my race bike weighs 8.5kg. I'm U17 though, so still in 42:14 gearing.

Holy crap.
52:14 you mean? Or where the @*%( do you race?
Ti rules.

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