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    Motobecane Turino Team - Shimano Hydraulic/Mechanical Components

    Hey All,

    I received my Motobecane Turino on Tuesday and have been getting it sorted out and having a great time with it. The bike was a replacement for my stolen bike, a Kinesis Tripster which was a lot like this Turino, so I was looking forward to putting that episode behind me and making some riding comparisons. In terms of differences, the Turino Team is lighter (between 22-23 lbs with my Performance alloy cleats and 1 lb 8 oz Turbo saddle/alloy seatpost combination), it has great brakes (hydraulic vs mechanical disc), and it is 11-sp with Ultegra derailleurs and, of course, the ST-RS685 hydro/mechanical shifters (notable because these are the first Shimano road shifters to combine hydraulic braking and mechanical, not Di2, shifting).

    My son and I rode yesterday around town and shot some pics. With the 28c tires inflated to 100 psi, I hadn't anticipated doing any "gravel" riding. But that didn't stop me from trying! Haha

    After the ride, I checked out the condition of the rear derailleur, which had taken a good thrashing in the gravel (abruptly "put to sleep" derailleur side down), and learned that it has a pretty tough finish.

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    Last edited by cale; 07-24-15 at 12:08 PM.
    I know that half of what I buy I don't need. The problem is, I don't know which half.

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    looks awesome. And to think, the guy who has been debating the Trek Madone 2.1 vs Fuji for days could get this bike for the same money!!!

    The only thing I hate about nearly every BD bike is they put those Ritchey Biomax bars on them. They must have gotten a great close out deal on those bars
    http://www.pedalroom.com/members/rms13

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    Quote Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
    looks awesome. And to think, the guy who has been debating the Trek Madone 2.1 vs Fuji for days could get this bike for the same money!!!

    The only thing I hate about nearly every BD bike is they put those Ritchey Biomax bars on them. They must have gotten a great close out deal on those bars
    I rides pretty awesome too. I'm not surprised. Kinesis made the fame and it is essentially the same frame (different rear drop out setup) as the frame on the bike that was stolen. It's a basic aluminum frame but with fairly upright geometry (73/72 Seat/Head angles in a 55cm size). My previous bike, also made by Kinesis, is only a 1/2 degree slacker in the head angle.

    Agreed on the Ritchey bars. Actually, BD, must have gotten stems, seats, seatposts, and handlebars on sale. There are (3) Ritchey names on the seat post, (4) on the stem, (3) on the handlebars, and (3) on the saddle. That's 13 places that the Ritchey name or logo appears on the bike! (Sarcasm here; I was "concerned" that the Ritchey logo on the stem clamp would get lost so I painted it neon yellow to help it stand out!)

    I hated the bars at first but mostly was put off by their looks. I'm a little less turned-off now after working on my position and riding the bike a bit.
    I know that half of what I buy I don't need. The problem is, I don't know which half.

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    That is a pretty sweet bike, one I am considering, as well as the carbon hydro disc one they also released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garciawork View Post
    That is a pretty sweet bike, one I am considering, as well as the carbon hydro disc one they also released.
    I ordered a day or two before the carbon frame bike you mentioned appeared on the BD website. It would have been very difficult to resist it.
    Last edited by cale; 07-24-15 at 01:17 PM.
    I know that half of what I buy I don't need. The problem is, I don't know which half.

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