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    Smartweld is welded differently than the A1 model...

    Smartweld is welded differently than the A1 model and has E5 aluminum. The rear junctions of chainstay and seatstay are different from the carbon models, as are the hangers. Maybe Specialized thought...
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    2015 Diverge Smartweld?

    The fork uses a 15mm thru axle and the rear uses a 9mm QR skewer. The carbon models have a 15mm TA fork and a 135x12mm rear TA. Why not use the standard 142x12mm rear TA? Aren't the benefits of rotor...
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    Specialized Diverge for 2015?

    I test rode the carbon 105 and the Smartweld 105 yesterday. The carbon bike was 19.1lbs w/o pedals and the Smartweld was 20.1lbs. I couldn't tell the difference. To me the $700 for carbon wasn't...
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    Scott Solace 20 rear brake

    Are the rear brake locations between the chain stays a good thing? Does the brake perform any differently, because of the location, in adverse weather? Is the performance change significant?
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    Thanks. Just googled this from aerospace metals...

    Thanks. Just googled this from aerospace metals handbook. "6069 tensile ultimate and yieldstrengths for the T6 condition are about 40 percenthigher than its sister 6061 alloy ".
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    I haven't looked at CAAD bikes or ridden any, but...

    I haven't looked at CAAD bikes or ridden any, but after reading this,...
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    Actually the bike comes with an 11-32 cassette.

    Actually the bike comes with an 11-32 cassette.
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    Thanks anyway, just interested in 2014 Synapse...

    Thanks anyway, just interested in 2014 Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra riders though.
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    Cannondale Synapse

    Anybody riding a 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra? I'm interested in how it rides on hills like Seattle has.
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    Today I rode a 54cm Roubaix Sport. It had a 172.5...

    Today I rode a 54cm Roubaix Sport. It had a 172.5 crank arm. Never came close to the wheel with my toe. This wheelbase is a few cm longer than the Synapse, Defy I rode the other day. They may have...
  11. The Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra already has the...

    The Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra already has the 11-spd cassette and you can get it in 11-32t for climbing or 11-28t. 2015's will have the Shimano hydraulic discs with Ice Technology as an option.
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    Good point. I've done it on the bike I have now....

    Good point. I've done it on the bike I have now. However, would I have to change the GS derailleur back to the SS and would cost even more?
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    This is a bike I may buy in the future. Thus this...

    This is a bike I may buy in the future. Thus this drivetrain is an option for this model.
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    50/34 Compact. Bike is a 2014 Cannondale Synapse...

    50/34 Compact. Bike is a 2014 Cannondale Synapse Carbon 3 Ultegra.
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    Cogset?

    I'm looking at an 11-speed. I can get it in 11-28 0r 11-32. Since we have a lot of hills in Seattle, I'm thinking the 11-32 would fit better. Is their any downside to an 11-32? I rode both up steep...
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    I ride a medium 54 Specialized Sirrus Elite. My...

    I ride a medium 54 Specialized Sirrus Elite. My size 10 shoe would still hit if my cleats were all the way forward on the road bikes I tested out. The test bikes were also 54 mediums. The LBS said...
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    Going From Hybrid to Road Bike

    I knew that road bikes had a shorter wheelbase than hybrids, but it didn't quite sink in what that meant until I tried to make a sharp turn and I couldn't because the wheel was stopped by my shoe!...
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    Yes, that's about the way I see it too. But it's...

    Yes, that's about the way I see it too. But it's nice to hear others have faced this fork in the road and what they have done about it.

    Lars
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    When you live in a condo, room is at a premium...

    When you live in a condo, room is at a premium plus I can use the resale money for extras too. Yes I agree though, that ideally I should have 2 bikes.

    Lars
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    I thought they would be uncomfortable at first,...

    I thought they would be uncomfortable at first, so I test rode a 2013 Specialized Roubaix Expert Disc C2 with Ultegra group set. I thought I died and went to heaven. At 18lbs too. However, my...
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    Hybrid to Road Bike

    Is it common to switch from a hybrid to a road bike after age 65? I'm tired of the hybrid and want something to keep up with the road bikes on rides.
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    I'm looking at a used 2014 Crux EVO Rival disc...

    I'm looking at a used 2014 Crux EVO Rival disc with the replacement mechanical brakes. I'm wondering if it's better to keep them than have the new hydraulics put back on? I'm also wondering if the...
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    Tire Blowout

    Riding home the other evening about 8pm my Marathon Plus tire blew out with a bang. Luckily I only had a mile to walk home. I looked on the road for something I could have run over and found nothing....
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    Is that 80-90-psi on your Tricross Sport with the...

    Is that 80-90-psi on your Tricross Sport with the 700x32 tires?
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    I do try to cross them that way. These are the...

    I do try to cross them that way. These are the ones where you have no option because they either show up quickly or that they are too numerous you can't ride in a straight line in traffic.
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