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Old 01-06-14, 08:02 PM   #17451
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Its not the amount of companies, its the amount of decals/logos.
I'd take it a step further and say that it's not even the number of decals but how visually distracting they are. The frame is not so bad, but the wheel decals are distracting as hell.
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Old 01-06-14, 08:59 PM   #17452
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I'd take it a step further and say that it's not even the number of decals but how visually distracting they are. The frame is not so bad, but the wheel decals are distracting as hell.
Exactly!
12 decals/logos per wheel is a bit extreme.
Giant is know to go overboard on decals, but this one is fine.

I like the bike, but the wheels are far too busy.
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Old 01-07-14, 04:02 PM   #17453
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here you go...it gets raced:

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Old 01-07-14, 04:16 PM   #17454
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12 decals/logos per wheel is a bit extreme.
and clear coated in, they sure seem determined to get the name out there.
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Old 01-07-14, 04:21 PM   #17455
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here you go...it gets raced:

great looking bike! How's it ride?
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Old 01-07-14, 04:44 PM   #17456
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great looking bike! How's it ride?
Very well...biggest limiting factor is the rider. Plenty stiff for being Giant's entry level carbon. A bit heavy, but then again, so am I.
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Old 01-08-14, 11:43 AM   #17457
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Hot. I had one of these as well. Awesome bike. Hopefully this bumps us to the 700th page...
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Old 01-08-14, 01:58 PM   #17458
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Apologies for the low-light setting. I'll take better photos at some point. Have at it.

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Old 01-08-14, 02:40 PM   #17460
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Apologies for the low-light setting. I'll take better photos at some point. Have at it.
Needs -17° stem for proper hotness, but dang, most beautiful free frame I've ever seen!
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Old 01-08-14, 02:55 PM   #17461
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Hot. I had one of these as well. Awesome bike. Hopefully this bumps us to the 700th page...
Not quite the 700th.

I think the Giant is Hot as well. I don't even mind the wheel logos, but then I've always been on the fringe with that opinion.
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Old 01-08-14, 03:07 PM   #17462
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Not quite the 700th.

I think the Giant is Hot as well. I don't even mind the wheel logos, but then I've always been on the fringe with that opinion.
I like loud logos too, especially when they are in cursive
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Apologies for the low-light setting. I'll take better photos at some point. Have at it.

Retro Hot.
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Old 01-09-14, 11:14 AM   #17464
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Wish I could get better quality but this is all I got.
NOT, the spacers on top of the stem got to go.
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Old 01-09-14, 01:38 PM   #17465
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NOT, the spacers on top of the stem got to go.
I'm sure others have mentioned, but a lot of mechanics say that proper installment requires a spacer above the stem. I'm not a mechanic though.

Oh wooohooo we hit 700 pages.
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Old 01-09-14, 01:42 PM   #17466
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I'm sure others have mentioned, but a lot of mechanics say that proper installment requires a spacer above the stem. I'm not a mechanic though.

Oh wooohooo we hit 700 pages.
It's acceptable to use a 5mm or smaller spacer.
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Old 01-09-14, 01:45 PM   #17467
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I'm sure others have mentioned, but a lot of mechanics say that proper installment requires a spacer above the stem. I'm not a mechanic though.

Oh wooohooo we hit 700 pages.
Depends on the headset...cannondale says no spacers...the "rules" say if one must be used a 5mm is acceptable.

Purple Merckx is so damn sexy!
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I'm sure others have mentioned, but a lot of mechanics say that proper installment requires a spacer above the stem. I'm not a mechanic though.

Oh wooohooo we hit 700 pages.
There is like 20mm, if it was 5mm or less, it would be OK. The bars don't do it for me, NOT hot.
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My bedroom



The bikes have changed since this picture, but the setup remains.
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^^^
So damn hot!!!
I wish I could do that in my bedroom, my bikes are on the other side of the wall, through a door.
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Old 01-09-14, 07:30 PM   #17472
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The bikes have changed since this picture, but the setup remains.
You need more pedals.
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My bedroom



The bikes have changed since this picture, but the setup remains.
I'd wager that you aren't married.
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My bedroom



The bikes have changed since this picture, but the setup remains.
As this thread is entitled "Hot r Not", I'll say this qualifies as Hot! Very cool, and although not my taste in bedroom art, it's definitely one I can appreciate!
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