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Old 03-17-14, 06:40 AM   #18351
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A team mate has this Arion. I do not think it has a boxy seat tube like that one.



[edit] this sort of shows it a bit better, looks like a different seat post too...


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It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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Both hot. I'm not a huge fan of the orange, but it's still a hot bike
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Old 03-17-14, 07:32 AM   #18352
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What's not to like about the Alchemy. Zipp stem, aero seatpost, and a Handmade in Denver label.

I don't mind the colors on the Fondriest, but it just seems they added more gratuitous curves than necessary.
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Old 03-17-14, 07:40 AM   #18353
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It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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I think it is hot. Usually this many graphics and logos make a bike look way weird, but this one does it well.
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Old 03-17-14, 11:11 AM   #18354
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It looks better outside in the natural night, but my photography skills suck and couldn't get a good picture. I just finished building it a few weeks ago, and I'm really enjoying it. So much lighter and a lot more stiff than my old 2004 Fuji Pro.

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Old 03-17-14, 11:43 AM   #18355
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I vote Hot!
Thanks for the feedback, all. I agree with the overly splashy graphics - almost nascar-ish. Unfortunately, they're sealed under a clearcoat, so no way of scraping them off Other than that, I'm really happy with the look of it.
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Old 03-17-14, 12:02 PM   #18356
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Thanks for the feedback, all. I agree with the overly splashy graphics - almost nascar-ish. Unfortunately, they're sealed under a clearcoat, so no way of scraping them off Other than that, I'm really happy with the look of it.
Plus you get points for expending a modicum of effort in staging the picture well...
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Not a road bike, but whatever.

HOTTT... why does it have a front brake if it's not a "road bike"?
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Old 03-17-14, 04:53 PM   #18358
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HOTTT... why does it have a front brake if it's not a "road bike"?
Haha, well it is a bike I ride on the road, just not the traditional geared road bike accustomed to this thread. I tried the no brake thing briefly. I can do it, but I don't really enjoy it, nor do my knees.
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Old 03-17-14, 07:51 PM   #18360
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Fondriest = Hot
Cinelli = Hot
Above Allez = Not
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Old 03-17-14, 08:08 PM   #18361
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Not a road bike, but whatever.
What can I say... colors that break out from the monotony of other framesets. HOT.
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Old 03-17-14, 08:18 PM   #18362
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Old 03-17-14, 08:56 PM   #18363
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I think it is on purpose. Has to be.
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Old 03-17-14, 10:26 PM   #18364
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HOTTT... why does it have a front brake if it's not a "road bike"?
Presumably because the owner is not a fan of the "solid object" stopping technique.
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Old 03-18-14, 08:49 PM   #18365
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Finally got this thing built up and on the road. 14.99lbs on the nose with the deep powertap clinchers.
your bike, and your filter choice are just... feiuiguh4ajeoih4t8whfrjifhq8u4mijf
amazing
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Old 03-19-14, 01:37 PM   #18366
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My 2013 Kestrel Talon.
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Old 03-19-14, 01:46 PM   #18367
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My 2013 Kestrel Talon.


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Old 03-19-14, 02:44 PM   #18368
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The Kestrel looks like it's suffering from an identity crisis.
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My 2013 Kestrel Talon.
Overall, I think it's hot. I'm not a huge fan of the white fork, and the handlebars are also distracting but maybe that's the angle of the shot.
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Old 03-19-14, 05:25 PM   #18370
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Kestrel = not
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^Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like it. Wheels clash a bit. Is the front run of that rear brake cable a little tight?
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I dig it!^^^
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Old 03-20-14, 07:24 AM   #18375
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Too much stuff hanging off the Kestrel. Could be hot, with work.

I like the Ritchey.
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