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    Senior Member redvespablur's Avatar
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    My New Carbon Clyde Machine!

    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.

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    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

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Congrads! Carbon is awesome and is needed to get a stiff frame for larger guys using larger sizes. U will like!
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    me really like.... me drewling.....

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    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.
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    Nice looking bike! You're right - that's a long wheel base!
    Don't believe everything you think.

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