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    Simple solution: TRP...

    Simple solution:

    TRP

    Had (have always had) similar problems with generic v-brakes. Installed these ^^ spring 2011 w/XT cables (Avid SD7 levers). One pad change aside, zero issues since -- I...
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    Glad someone pointed out the obvious (that's a...

    Glad someone pointed out the obvious (that's a compliment, btw); I couldn't be a_rsed ... whenever I do, I seem to get in trouble!!
  3. That carbon Sirrus lineup will be replaced in...

    That carbon Sirrus lineup will be replaced in 2015.
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    OK, I'll play for a while longer! 1. True,...

    OK, I'll play for a while longer!

    1. True, many people won't call it a "road bike", but I for one don't care. "Many people" would refuse to call a 2013 or '14 Sirrus Pro carbon a "road bike"...
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    If everyone will forgive me, a few final thoughts...

    If everyone will forgive me, a few final thoughts on this subject.

    I certainly agree that the 2013 Pro at its discounted price is an awful lot of bike for the money. No question about that; as...
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    Exactly my take on the 1x11, dynaryder.

    Exactly my take on the 1x11, dynaryder.
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    Re. the Vita, that is interesting. Did you...

    Re. the Vita, that is interesting. Did you actually measure the 2014, or are you going off the Specialized geometry chart for the 2014? If the latter, as I mentioned earlier to the best of my...
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    Hmmmm ... I think we'll find that that is not...

    Hmmmm ... I think we'll find that that is not quite right (well, I for one hope so!). I think the problem here is that for 2013 and '14 there were two distinct geometries in the Sirrus line-up: one...
  9. The only take-away from this is that different...

    The only take-away from this is that different stuff suits different folk. Pretty simple. I switched to clipless in 2003 -- my second full season after resuming cycling -- and have never ridden w/o...
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    Thanks for posting the pics, 2702. I continue to...

    Thanks for posting the pics, 2702. I continue to look and speculate; it's very hard to tell from a couple of snaps but it certainly does look like revised geometry (as I said above, at long last --...
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    Understood re. Di2; if you have developed a...

    Understood re. Di2; if you have developed a preference for electronic shifting, then that's that. Each to his own.

    However, the geometry is a different thing. I am a dedicated, and now long-time...
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    I'll agree about the colour ... a little 'meh'....

    I'll agree about the colour ... a little 'meh'. On the other hand, could care less about Di2.

    What matters to me is this: if the blurb reference to "fitness geometry" means that Specialized has...
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    Pretty straightforward. Been around BF, and this...

    Pretty straightforward. Been around BF, and this board, a long time.

    When I come across a thread/post(s) that warrant serious response, I provide it. When I come across the same that don't, I...
  14. Quite.

    Quite.
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    Resistance is futile, gcfr1; see just above.

    Resistance is futile, gcfr1; see just above.
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    Oh dear; sigh. I have an idea: why don't you...

    Oh dear; sigh. I have an idea: why don't you start a 'waving' thread? Better than this.
  17. There are no "conflicting reports". There is no...

    There are no "conflicting reports". There is no controversy, save for those manufactured on the interwebz. Sad, for those who want carbon to asplode, but there it is.

    Although, there may have been...
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    Correct. I'm not familiar with the Trek...

    Correct.

    I'm not familiar with the Trek grading, but I am with Giant's and Specialized's. There is a distinct difference between Aluxx and AluxxSL, and A1 and E5 respectively. The higher grades...
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    OP, It all depends on your preferences. Some...

    OP,

    It all depends on your preferences. Some points to note.

    1. AFAIK, the geometry on the 2013, 2014 (certainly) and 2015 (probably) carbon Sirrus models is identical. They are all, without...
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    I dissed on your Merlin conversion, mm, but this...

    I dissed on your Merlin conversion, mm, but this one ... mwaaaah!! It's the aesthetics, and compact geometry (sloping t/t) ... just works.
    The Merlin? Still fugly imho;)
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    You are welcome!

    Based on your responses to the other good replies you've received, my conclusion (I could be wrong, but don't think so) would be that the Medium in this bike is definitely too...
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    Yes, been discussed previously! If this old man...

    Yes, been discussed previously! If this old man were to switch to a front-suspension bike (and I well might the next year or so), I would change out the forks for this (Paragon) at point of sale,...
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    Just a quick heads-up to DS owners: if you...

    Just a quick heads-up to DS owners: if you otherwise love your bike etc., seems to me there's now a very worthwhile solution to the fork issues; not overly-expensive either.

    Paragon | Rockshox |...
  24. Forget measuring anything for a moment, and try...

    Forget measuring anything for a moment, and try this very simple test. I'm taking you at your word that you're new to this!

    1. Looks (from the pic) as though your saddle is more or less centred in...
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    If you can cut through all the bike co. and...

    If you can cut through all the bike co. and magazine marketing hype, and the nonsense you will often read on forums like this, it's really pretty simple.

    Decision 1: drop bars or flat/riser etc....
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