Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Napa, California
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Have you ridden either? Beware of a dangerously high stand over if you need any sort of stretch on the tt. It might be slightly more pronounced for me being more torso/arms than legs. But let's just say that if I'm not careful, and wearing flat sneakers, I could have a bad day
since I come from traditional road frames it is no issue to me, so at six foot tall I got the large, and while in the saddle it fits like a dream.
The brakes: take note of what discs the slr ACTUALLY comes with. The sites all say Shimano, the early examples we saw all had trp spyres, yet when mine came in I was disappointed to see bb7 brakes on there. But not the end of the world other than the fact that setting them up as provided is often a lost cause unless you have loose standards
As far as actually choosing goes, the key things are brakes, groupo, and routing. Canti versus disc is a toss up for me, I don't particularly like either. I will choose 105 over sram any day of the week, personal preference. The fully intently rooted can be nice. Or can make certain maintenance issues a bit of a chore, depending on how you look at it. Oh, and this year had the d shaped seat post, I don't think last year did. This was a bit of an issue for me, since I buy bikes for long term and that makes a future accident potentially turn your bike into a paperweight if you can't find a replacement. But my amateur butt tester really likes it, and it does seem to add a bit of shock absorption, but obviously this could just be the frame + tires, and without testing an identical bike which is equipped with a round seat post, I may never know.
I'm in love with my slr2, but I'm pretty sure I'd love the older version too
.m. And as potentially cool as the slr frame build is, the bit of weight savings seems to be lowest on the list of things to vote for.