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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!
    When I ride my bike I feel free and happy and strong. I'm liberated from the usual nonsense of day to day life. Solid, dependable, silent, my bike is my horse, my fighter jet, my island, my friend. Together we will conquer that hill and thereafter the world.

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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!
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