Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - My New Carbon Clyde Machine!
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10-22-11, 04:56 PM
I started accumulating bike bits from ebay over the summer with the idea to build up a carbon bike to run alongside my steel Marinoni Sportivo. Sportivo has a sport geometry and I wanted something a bit lighter and racier.
A Campagnolo Chorus drivetrain (mostly) with Zonda 2-Way fit wheels (with tubeless Hutchinson Intensives) all mated to a XL 2011 Argon 18 Gallium frame set got on clearance and then assembled by my LBS.
First ride is pending a little bit less rain.....
I'm 6'4 and 245 and this is my first carbon bike. More review and pics after a ride tomorrow
10-22-11, 04:59 PM
Congrads! Carbon is awesome and is needed to get a stiff frame for larger guys using larger sizes. U will like!
10-22-11, 06:19 PM
me really like.... me drewling.....
10-23-11, 06:56 PM
Great ride today. Getting over a bad cold so I was not my best but the fall sun was shining.
Bike handles great and is very comfortable with none of the "buzz" I got when test riding a Madone last year. Not as supple a ride as the steel but not harsh at all. Tubeless road tires probably help the overall feel as I am able to run them at 120PSI vice the 135 I normally need to avoid pinch flats (I will try them a little lower next time). The tires are also 25 vice my normal 23's.
Climbs like a goat. Nice long wheelbase so steady but also very keen in corners when you push it a bit. Great all rounder.
10-24-11, 10:46 AM
Nice looking bike! You're right - that's a long wheel base!
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