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    Tarmac/Venge responsiveness - Looking for feedback from racers

    Hey,

    Just read something I thought was obnoxious. Claim that Venge and Tarmac are unresponsive wood and that custom Guru is more responsive (the custom elitism is what's glaring through to me).

    Still can't get over this, Cavendish riding the unresponsive Venge. WTF?!?!?
    Last edited by zymphad; 05-11-14 at 10:56 PM.

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    Ugh I should have posted that question in the 41 reject thread, so sorry!

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    Google the new Tarmac - it was just released the other day. The new design is size specific.
    Tarmac is a great bike.
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    I just found it astonishing that Specialized was creating bikes for racers that compared to Guru were unresponsive wood.
    Last edited by zymphad; 05-11-14 at 10:51 PM.

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    leakage hard core level up in this thread.
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    The difference in lateral stiffness between a Tarmac and a Guru is exactly 41GPa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zymphad View Post
    Hey,

    Just read something I thought was obnoxious. Claim that Venge and Tarmac are unresponsive wood and that custom Guru is more responsive (the custom elitism is what's glaring through to me).

    Still can't get over this, Cavendish riding the unresponsive Venge. WTF?!?!?
    Do you think the reviewers were fatties? I bet they were.

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    ok maybe it's a tad less laterally stiff but the enhanced vertical compliance more than makes up for it so that by the end of a 40 minute parking lot crit, you've saved enough energy to be 10 minutes ahead of the guy on the Guru.
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