Last edited by CatSkratch; 09-12-09 at 10:50 PM.
Right around 21 pounds, but I've dropped 18 pounds of body weight since last year, so I figure it'll be like riding a 3 pound bike.
Nice bike, BTW. What's the saddle?
Just a factory Specialized
Phenom is what I was thinking, though at that total weight probably the SL. I've got a Phenom waiting for me at the LBS, which is why this caught my eye.
Its a Phenom. There is now a lighter one from Specialized but I am content with what I have now.
Your tires are on backwards.
really ? how can you tell ?
The arrowheads are supposed to be pointing forwards.
anyone use these tires and know if thats how they are supposed to be ?
Last edited by CatSkratch; 09-12-09 at 12:15 PM.
The front tire/wheel should be flipped around and the rear tire is fine. A lot of people put the rear on backwards to improve grip.
I hate to be a spoilsport, but it looks like you still have clincher tyres on that beast. Tubulars are the best cross return on investment atmo - they make racing more reliable (no pinch flats) and faster (lower pressure) and are pretty light as well.
Tubular tires are the ones that you glue onto rim. There is a tube sewn into what basically looks like a sausage. Clincher tires are the ones that yes, use a tube but "hook" onto the rim and are held in place by friction/air pressure. Almost all bikes out there use clincher tires. Tubeless tires work similarly to your car, in that the tire hooks directly onto the rim to create an air-tight seal but without the use of a tube.
It was an Indiana Jones reference.