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Broid 02-18-12 03:39 PM

Evo bling
 
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Boyd 38CC's, Conti 4000's, Zipp Ti skewers, Praxis Works compact chain rings, Richey Super Logic Evo bars, WCS alloy stem and Super Logic seat post. And the new weight is...14.18 pounds! 15.5 the day it rolled out of the store. Lovely ride, unreal acceleration...

Farby 02-18-12 05:41 PM

Nice

fishymamba 02-18-12 06:01 PM

The only thing I like more than thje Black/White EVO is the Team Edition EVO. Awesome bike!

rangerdavid 02-18-12 07:12 PM

dang, that's SWEET!!

echotraveler 02-18-12 07:14 PM

thats super light! now SLAM THAT STEM! lets see that scale go down to 13!! :)

Broid 02-18-12 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by echotraveler (Post 13869715)
thats super light! now SLAM THAT STEM! lets see that scale go down to 13!! :)

Why on earth would I want to do that? I was professionally fitted and my bike is very comfortable to ride, so slamming the stem will only satisfy the BF bike police, not me. Thanks though...

dleccord 02-18-12 07:24 PM

i hate you cuz i aint you.

thats gonna be my next bike.

mvnsnd 02-18-12 07:29 PM

Very nice! :thumb:

WarLordZ 02-18-12 07:30 PM

Superb!

2ndGen 02-18-12 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Broid (Post 13868936)
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Boyd 38CC's, Conti 4000's, Zipp Ti skewers, Praxis Works compact chain rings, Richey Super Logic Evo bars, WCS alloy stem and Super Logic seat post. And the new weight is...14.18 pounds! 15.5 the day it rolled out of the store. Lovely ride, unreal acceleration...

Yeah! Nice! :thumb:

Now I know how my someday-to-be black Hollowgrams will look like with Praxis rings!
How is the shifting compared to the OEM rings? I just dropped a KMC X10SL chain on
mine and it's even smoother than the Dura-Ace 7801 chain. Boyds...lovin' them!

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Originally Posted by fishymamba (Post 13869432)
The only thing I like more than thje Black/White EVO is the Team Edition EVO. Awesome bike!

Not for nothing, but the SuSi started warming me up to Team Colors,
but the EVO put me over the top. I'd have no problem rolling on one.

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Originally Posted by echotraveler (Post 13869715)
thats super light! now SLAM THAT STEM! lets see that scale go down to 13!! :)

Word!

http://gifs.gifbin.com/1234525508_be...er_-_do_it.gif

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Originally Posted by dleccord (Post 13869759)
i hate you cuz i aint you.

thats gonna be my next bike.

Yeah, when I went to go pick up my CAAD at the LBS today,
I noticed they sold my EVO that had been sitting there for months.
It's okay, I'll wait for the next one.
:p

2ndGen 02-18-12 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Broid (Post 13869749)
Why on earth would I want to do that? I was professionally fitted and my bike is very comfortable to ride, so slamming the stem will only satisfy the BF bike police, not me. Thanks though...

Is that a 54cm? How tall are you?
Just looks like a very high stack for such an aggressive race bike.

I just went from a -17 degree stem myself to a -6 degree stem.
More comfortable, but I miss the -17er.
I'll just have to get used to it I guess.

When you get a chance, can you post some close ups of the crankset?

fishymamba 02-18-12 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13869858)
Not for nothing, but the SuSi started warming me up to Team Colors,
but the EVO put me over the top. I'd have no problem rolling on one.

I wouldn't care if I had to ride a pink one! Ok maybe I would....

Specialized2k10 02-18-12 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Broid (Post 13869749)
Why on earth would I want to do that? I was professionally fitted and my bike is very comfortable to ride, so slamming the stem will only satisfy the BF bike police, not me. Thanks though...

blah blah blah.....SLAM THAT STEM!!

2ndGen 02-18-12 08:03 PM

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Originally Posted by fishymamba (Post 13869897)
I wouldn't care if I had to ride a pink one! Ok maybe I would....

F'dat! I'd take a pink one in a jiffy! Then...http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Hobb...pray_paint.gif

http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pub...EQzWg6fmf0119g

X-LinkedRider 02-18-12 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13869940)
F'dat! I'd take a pink one in a jiffy! Then...http://www.gifs.net/Animation11/Hobb...pray_paint.gif

'Spraycan Black'

As part of the cult thread and weight weeinies thread, wouldn't that be sac-religious?

2ndGen 02-18-12 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 (Post 13869922)
blah blah blah.....SLAM THAT STEM!!

http://images.cheezburger.com/comple...bc5dd779ce.jpg

Original height w/ spacers:

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...urday012-2.jpg

1st cut:

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...D9/Stem001.jpg

2nd cut w/Bonty stem:

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...Slammed006.jpg

Final set-up:

http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/...ssaddle003.jpg

2ndGen 02-18-12 08:18 PM

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Originally Posted by X-LinkedRider (Post 13869953)
As part of the cult thread and weight weeinies thread, wouldn't that be sac-religious?

Do you seriously think I'd spray paint it? :p
I'd GLADLY pay a pro to shoot it!
But I wouldn't touch any of the factory colors. They can all stay as-is.

(sorry for the hijack OP! :( I digress. )

X-LinkedRider 02-18-12 08:43 PM

Likewise. Sweet Evo Broid. Are the upgrades really upgrades?

shelbyfv 02-18-12 09:15 PM

Were you fitted before or after you bought the bike? With the amount of seatpost and stem spacers, it looks like you could have used a size larger. Good that they were able to make it comfortable for you. Just aesthetics, though, very nice bike!

2ndGen 02-18-12 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by shelbyfv (Post 13870220)
Were you fitted before or after you bought the bike? With the amount of seatpost and stem spacers, it looks like you could have used a size larger. Good that they were able to make it comfortable for you. Just aesthetics, though, very nice bike!

I was thinking the same thing. Set back "and" hi-stacked stem?
Don't know OP's dimensions, but I'll put him at 5'8"-5'10".

Broid, stop staring at your bike and polishing it for a while and tell us how tall you are dude?

dleccord 02-18-12 10:23 PM

you're gonna need more than yoga classes if you slam that stem. you should consider zumba.

Broid 02-18-12 10:41 PM

You all crack me up! Couple of other things, I also added the Shimano 7900 cassette and chain. With the chain, cassette and chain rings the shifting is very snappy and precise. Sram had already replaced the FD for me because of the well known shifting issues. I'm 5'10" and was fitted twice, first in the buying process to pick the frame size, 54cm, then after when I replaced the saddle and pedals shortly after I bought it. The guy who fitted me the second time was outstanding and really listened to me about how I ride. We discussed slamming the stem and may as I improve my form. The argument was, which do you change first, the bike or my form? Well, obviously, the form. So maybe stem later.

Yes, I'll post more detailed pictures of the cranks, and detailed weights of the wheels on my other thread on wheel weights. Thank you all for your kind words, it as close to a dream bike as I have ever had. Anyone riding at Solvang on March 10th? See you there...

2ndGen 02-18-12 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Broid (Post 13870537)
You all crack me up! Couple of other things, I also added the Shimano 7900 cassette and chain. With the chain, cassette and chain rings the shifting is very snappy and precise. Sram had already replaced the FD for me because of the well known shifting issues. I'm 5'10" and was fitted twice, first in the buying process to pick the frame size, 54cm, then after when I replaced the saddle and pedals shortly after I bought it. The guy who fitted me the second time was outstanding and really listened to me about how I ride. We discussed slamming the stem and may as I improve my form. The argument was, which do you change first, the bike or my form? Well, obviously, the form. So maybe stem later.

Yes, I'll post more detailed pictures of the cranks, and detailed weights of the wheels on my other thread on wheel weights. Thank you all for your kind words, it as close to a dream bike as I have ever had. Anyone riding at Solvang on March 10th? See you there...

:lol: I win! :D

Seriously though, I started out with a high stem.

As you ride more and more, the bike will force you to conform to it and
you'll become more flexible and use those core muscles that are needed
in cycling (if you already aren't at that level yet).

My suggestion, practice riding with the stem in different positions and see how you like it.
When I look at my bike, I can't believe it's comfortable to me, but it is. Much more so than
my first road bike that had a low seat and high stem. FTR, I'm 5'9" and ride a 56cm.

I'm just picking on you because I'm jealous! :p Enjoy it man! I ain't no hater!
I don't know you, but I'm always happy when someone gets a nice rig like that.

alexaschwanden 02-18-12 10:53 PM

Awesome!

Broid 02-18-12 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 2ndGen (Post 13870555)
:lol: I win! :D

Seriously though, I started out with a high stem.

As you ride more and more, the bike will force you to conform to it and
you'll become more flexible and use those core muscles that are needed
in cycling (if you already aren't at that level yet).

My suggestion, practice riding with the stem in different positions and see how you like it.
When I look at my bike, I can't believe it's comfortable to me, but it is. Much more so than
my first road bike that had a low seat and high stem. FTR, I'm 5'9" and ride a 56cm.

I'm just picking on you because I'm jealous! :p Enjoy it man! I ain't no hater!
I don't know you, but I'm always happy when someone gets a nice rig like that.


Thanks dude!


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