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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 02-27-10, 10:50 PM   #1
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Meet the Dean

Keep your carbon, I'll take titanium



I finished assembly of my Dean El Diente Utra Light on Friday and took it out for its maiden voyage today...40 miles. Smooth and quick, it the first fast road bike I've had for 5 years or more.





The Brooks Pro Alpe d'Huez is wonderfully comfortable and worth the slight weight penalty.
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Ultra light? Dude whattareya thinking?................Nice bike, looks like a very comfy geo!
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Beautiful bike. Nice job!
Enjoy, enjoy!
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Gorgeous!
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Keep your carbon, I'll take titanium



I finished assembly of my Dean El Diente Utra Light on Friday and took it out for its maiden voyage today...40 miles. Smooth and quick, it the first fast road bike I've had for 5 years or more.

The Brooks Pro Alpe d'Huez is wonderfully comfortable and worth the slight weight penalty.
I do believe that's a Performance carbon fork I see, and are those eBay carbon cages??.. you know you want more carbon!....... got both on my steel bike.

Kidding aside, that's a beauty.
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Nice bike.
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Me like it!!!
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Beautiful! I always wanted a Dean Ti Mtb back in my college days.
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I do believe that's a Performance carbon fork I see, and are those eBay carbon cages??.. you know you want more carbon!....... got both on my steel bike.

Kidding aside, that's a beauty.
Try finding a pretty titanium fork Even Dean's road fork is butt ugly



After what I've put into the bike, I have to hold off on the King titanium waterbottle cages (another fine Colorado product) or I'll be sleeping in the dog house...and we don't have a dog
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