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Old 08-22-13, 07:51 AM   #15451
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Handlebar too tall, long head tube, thin seatstays clash with chunky rear derailleur, front end of the bike seems oversized compared to anemic rear...
I don't know. It just does not work for me.
What you mean is "I don't like Cervelo"...that's okay, I don't either, generally...but this R5 is as good as one of them can get IMHO
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I think that older cannondale is smoking hot. The torelli (my phone autocorrected to "tortellini") would be with traditional bars and a race saddle.
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Old 08-22-13, 02:59 PM   #15453
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Also, tons more photos of various cranks with praxis rings on their fb page:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...3018918&type=3
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Old 08-22-13, 03:45 PM   #15454
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What you mean is "I don't like Cervelo"...that's okay, I don't either, generally...but this R5 is as good as one of them can get IMHO
Well said.

Even though I dont like cervelo's, soloist assassins Cervelo still is one of the hottest bikes I have ever seen.
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Old 08-22-13, 06:59 PM   #15455
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2013 Raleigh Revenio 1.0, i am getting back into road biking.
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Not....at all
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Goofy seat, cheap components and wheels, ***** stem, and triple crank
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Old 08-22-13, 08:13 PM   #15459
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Why Not?

can you Look at that bike and HONESTLY tell me it is SIZZLING? It may be a nice bike for you but when you look at it, do you really, I mean deep down REALLY think that bike looks hot???

This is why it is not hot to me.
1-It just doesn't look aggressive.
2-saddle is nearly lower than your bars
3-Triple crank is rarely hot, yours is not the rare case.
4-The geometry of that frame just looks....ehhh boring.
5-components look cheap
6-mismatched cages
7-computer on stem doesn't look good. With all the garmins and "cooler" looking options with out in front bar mounts, computers on stems just look out of date.
8-stack of spacers

overall, the bike just looks boring. There is nothing flashy about it.
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Old 08-22-13, 08:47 PM   #15460
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Why Not?
As I so quickly learned a couple hundred pages ago, the HrN thread is no place for a bone stock bike.
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Old 08-22-13, 09:38 PM   #15461
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can you Look at that bike and HONESTLY tell me it is SIZZLING? It may be a nice bike for you but when you look at it, do you really, I mean deep down REALLY think that bike looks hot???

This is why it is not hot to me.
1-It just doesn't look aggressive.
2-saddle is nearly lower than your bars
3-Triple crank is rarely hot, yours is not the rare case.
4-The geometry of that frame just looks....ehhh boring.
5-components look cheap
6-mismatched cages
7-computer on stem doesn't look good. With all the garmins and "cooler" looking options with out in front bar mounts, computers on stems just look out of date.
8-stack of spacers

overall, the bike just looks boring. There is nothing flashy about it.
You forgot to mention the lazy shifter cable....
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good call!
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You forgot to mention the lazy shifter cable....
The one that looks "floating" between the brake lever and bar drop? Those are either Sora or 2300 brifters with the cables coming out the sides instead of running under the bar tape. I never cared for the look much myself.
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cabling that runs outside the bar tape always looks bad to me.
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Old 08-23-13, 06:20 AM   #15466
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cabling that runs outside the bar tape always looks bad to me.
It looks hot (or cool if you like) on vintage bikes, though.
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cheap components
that being said there are plenty of low cost bikes and older bikes on this thread that are plenty hot. And i'm not even talking about that lame azzz budget hot or not thread. that thread sucks
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It looks hot (or cool if you like) on vintage bikes, though.
yep...with the right "loop" being run...
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Double not.
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cabling that runs outside the bar tape always looks bad to me.
Precisely why I can't stand 2300 and Sora brifters. I think the new 10sp Tiagra brifters have the cables running under the bar tape.
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Precisely why I can't stand 2300 and Sora brifters.

the only thing worse than Sora is when people say "brifters".
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brifters brifters brifters!!!!
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You forgot to mention the lazy shifter cable....
I can't believe everyone missed the spoke protector too. Sheesh.
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I like the word "brifters".
It's a fine example of the way language evolves.
The old brakes have evolved into brifters.
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