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    Found (and test rode) my new dream bike today



    Base model Volagi - $2900, but built perfectly for me - hard riding clyde who lives in the northwest. Super relaxed geometry, disc brakes, carbon frame and fork w/super cool stealth fender mounts, 32 spoke semi beefy wheelset, lifetime warranty on the frame, etc, etc. The aero seat post can go, but oh well, cant have everything. Oh yeah, the aero handlebars are pretty cool, but "42 cm" wide on a 60cm bike - pretty silly in my opinon.

    My current rode bikes are a Bianchi Infinito and a Specialized carbon 29er set up for the road. I love both bikes and this one pretty much combines the two for me - a very, very relaxed and compliant ride, but also a fast one w/all the carbon and BB30 bracket. I cant justify the cost for a new bike so I told myself when I wear out one of the two I have I'll treat myself to something like this. Thats a lot of riding.
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    That thing is beautiful and disc brakes for Washington (guessing) is a great addition. May I ask what it weighs, is it a cyclocross bike?

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    that is pretty sharp.

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    The website says they're made for endurance riding. They make three models right now - here are the other two:

    Ultegra - $3600 (IMO, this is one of the best looking bikes I've ever seen)
    http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...agiUltegra.jpg

    Dura Ace - $4500
    http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...agiDuraAce.jpg

    The bikes are marketed as endurance bikes like the Roubaix, Infinito, etc., they just take to the next level - more relaxed, etc. The Ultegra and Dura Ace and not as Clyde friendly with lighter weight components, etc. I think this is the wave of the future with bikes. When the bikes can be just as light as bikes without, why wouldnt you want disc brakes?
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    That is a sweet bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maidenfan View Post
    The Ultegra and Dura Ace and not as Clyde friendly with lighter weight components, etc.
    What do you mean?
    Don't believe everything you think.

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    That really is gorgeous. Among all the rest of the glamour, one of the details that really grabbed me was the beautiful shape of those rotors.

    Can you 'splain for me what "Super relaxed geometry" means? Is that something you can see from the pic, or is it only something you experienced in your test ride?

    And why do you say the aero seat post would have to go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    That really is gorgeous. Among all the rest of the glamour, one of the details that really grabbed me was the beautiful shape of those rotors.

    Can you 'splain for me what "Super relaxed geometry" means? Is that something you can see from the pic, or is it only something you experienced in your test ride?

    And why do you say the aero seat post would have to go?
    See how the seat and handlebars are nearly level or maybe level cannot tell from photo that is what is meant by relaxed geometry in a road bike. Most manufactures have a relaxed geo model but most road bikes are geared and marketed at the racer with the seat well above the bars.

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    that's pretty sweet looking, but I'd definitely need wider bars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
    What do you mean?
    Lighter parts, thinner rims, less spokes, etc
    "Others don't understand because I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs." Alexandr Karelin - the most dominating Greco-Roman wrestler - ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
    That really is gorgeous. Among all the rest of the glamour, one of the details that really grabbed me was the beautiful shape of those rotors.

    Can you 'splain for me what "Super relaxed geometry" means? Is that something you can see from the pic, or is it only something you experienced in your test ride?

    And why do you say the aero seat post would have to go?
    I own a relaxed geometry bike and have ridden several others like the Roubaix. This one sits even lower - more towards the ride of say, a racing 29er hardtail mtn bike.
    "Others don't understand because I train every day of my life as they have never trained a day in theirs." Alexandr Karelin - the most dominating Greco-Roman wrestler - ever

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    Nice bike. I agree that most components are ideal except for those handlebars. I have 46s on mine. Still, that's a great ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maidenfan View Post
    Lighter parts, thinner rims, less spokes, etc
    Gotcha. I thought you were talking about shifters and cassettes and stuff like that, when you said Ultegra and DA aren't ideal for Clydes. That would be very confusing...! But these bikes take disc brakes, so they need special wheels anyway.
    Don't believe everything you think.

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