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    Quote Originally Posted by zatopek View Post
    Hot. Remove that gargantuan headtube extender/spacer and slam the stem. Then, it would be molten.
    I believe Argons have a sort of "active suspension" built into the fork or head tube.
    (Makes the stack look long.)
    Not sure if this is that model, but I did read up on this feature on the Argon webpage a year or so ago.
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    I don't care, about valve stems orientation, or white garage doors, or what gear its in.... but, I'm sorry to say, the white venge looks like it was assembled by a PBS employee ... saddle in tri-like position, front QR wrong side, handlebar rolled up, like old guys do with dt shift bikes. ( from that perspective. )
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    Quote Originally Posted by martinus View Post
    I don't care, about valve stems orientation, or white garage doors, or what gear its in.... but, I'm sorry to say, the white venge looks like it was assembled by a PBS employee ... saddle in tri-like position, front QR wrong side, handlebar rolled up, like old guys do with dt shift bikes. ( from that perspective. )
    Saddle is in a fine position. The Venge seatpost in that position gives a 20mm setback, at least it isn't flipped. QR is on the wrong side, I can give you that. Bars are in line with the stem, which is decently acceptable.

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    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
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    There's something weird on the spacers, it has a big red saddle wedge, to match the red tape and single red bottle cage perhaps? But, even more weird is the cable routing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    There's something weird on the spacers, it has a big red saddle wedge, to match the red tape and single red bottle cage perhaps? But, even more weird is the cable routing.

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    The saddle came like that unless you're referring to the saddle bag and not the plastic guards on the saddle itself, the external cable routing on the bars was because I kept the 105 groupset and in the pics one of the cables simply got caught behind my computer mount when I took it down from the garage, i didn't notice it when I took pic. The weird thing on the spacers was simply my light, I don't usually put it there,its on my bar like in this pic. Most people like the contrasting bottle cages, Anyway, thanks for sharing your opinion. I still love this bike and may upgrade the groups to ultegra this season which may let me route the cables internally in the bar to clean it up a little.
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    Defy not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    2010 giant defy advanced 2 with a few upgrades
    Are you really sure you want your first post on BF to be in the Hot or Not thread? At least stage the bike correctly. For starters, remove the saddle bag. And mismatched bottle cages? Hard to imagine where two different saddle cages would look good on any bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramin View Post
    Are you really sure you want your first post on BF to be in the Hot or Not thread? At least stage the bike correctly. For starters, remove the saddle bag. And mismatched bottle cages? Hard to imagine where two different saddle cages would look good on any bike.

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    Man, this place is harsh, lol. And they're the same cages just different color to match the paint scheme somewhat, looked a hell of a lot better than if they were all white or all red imo
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    The Giant is nicely spec'd and well executed, but not my cup of tea.
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    As much as I think the Defy Advanced is a well-riding & comfortable machine, that one aint dressed very pretty....and this thread ain't for the thin-skinned....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Man, this place is harsh, lol. And they're the same cages just different color to match the paint scheme somewhat, looked a hell of a lot better than if they were all white or all red imo
    Yes, yes we are. If your bike has something on it that screams LOOK AT ME (e.g. those cages), then you're doing it wrong. We prefer understated and refined. Loud and obnoxious is rarely acceptable (such as big arse logos all over the place).

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    Thanks, a kind soul at last. Its my first road bike, when i replace it i want something less....colorful.

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    True, but it was on sale, I'm beginning to see why. Anyway, perhaps replacing the red cage with a matching white one would tone it down a bit. Last time i listen to the dork at the lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    Any simple fixes you'd recommend?
    I'm not digging the red tape. Get an all black saddle and black tape. Match the cages. You might be able to get away with red, white or black cages, just have them the same color. Get rid of the logos on the wheels. And don't forget to stage it correctly... that is, remove the saddle bag, rotate the cranks, valve stems in correct position, etc.

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    The Giant is "Defy'nitely" NOT hot

    See what I did there!!?? Sorry, Not
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    That's good advice thanks, next replacement of tape will be black (originally it was white and I hated it) and I'm definitely replacing the red cage with a matching white one. May wait on the saddle for a bit but when it's time it'll be black. Thanks for the advice, its very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bianchi10 View Post
    They Giant is "Defy'nitely" NOT hot

    See what I did there!!?? Sorry, Not
    your grammar or your clever use of defy, hard to tell.

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    Dont take this thread too seriously though Gus. The bike itself is nice. Really, its the stem angle and shifters for me. If this bike had a Flipped 6 degree and newer generation shifters, it would have a completely different look. As mentioned, swap out that red cage for a white one or black set. Not a fan of the red bartape either, I'd stick with black, but thats just me. This isn't something that I would normally say in this thread, but dont let this thread discourage you at all. If you like it, then ride it like its the hottest bike you have ever seen and be proud of it.

    Yeah, I meant "The" not They. Glad I saw that AFTER I wrote the above

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    Thanks, I did flip the stem that's in the one pic in front of my door. And a new set of brake shifters that use the zipp bars internal routing may be a decent investment to clean it up along with matching my cages and black tape. That should tone it down quite a bit. But taking the stickers of my new wheels is a bit too much, not going to care about that.

    It's all good, I wouldn't have posted my bike here if I wasn't ready for honest critiques. Besides, I know its a little loud and obnoxious.
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    Hey Gus, if you like the way it looks who gives a **** what other people think? You're the one riding it every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gus90 View Post
    That's good advice thanks, next replacement of tape will be black (originally it was white and I hated it) and I'm definitely replacing the red cage with a matching white one. May wait on the saddle for a bit but when it's time it'll be black. Thanks for the advice, its very much appreciated.
    I actually like the red tape; even better if it was the Fizik gloss red tape. IMO, it'll give it the perfect contrast. I'd also match the cages as well, either both black or white.
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    The seat bag on the Giant looks like one of those horse insemination devices used for collection on male horses. You said it was a little loud, so change the bar tape to black, cages to black, and it will probably settle-down the colors a lot.

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    Do most of you carry your repair gear in your jerseys rather than a small bag?

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    Thanks, I've seen that glossy tape before, not a fan though. It's its just too shiny.

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