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    Dawes SST AL

    Did plenty of searching and was wondering a few things about the Dawes SST AL frame.
    What is the sizing like? I ride a 53cm Kilo, 54cm custom lugged track frame and just ordered the 56cm SST AL to replace my IRO Mark V as my beater bike. I wanted an aluminum frame to ride in the rain and what not and was wondering who out there has an SST AL, what size it is, and how tall you are (and your inseam and any other help). Also wondering if you guys could post some pics of the SST AL (yours). TIA

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    The top tube length of a 53cm Kilo is 54.8cm and a 56cm SST AL is 53cm; no biggie, just a longer stem and it'll be fine.

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    thanks appreciate it.

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    ive been riding a lightly modified SST AL in a 54cm... im 5'8" with a 30" inseam. i really light it. you cant tell in the photos online but the tube shaping is really cool looking, like rounded diamondish shape. and its light.

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    I ride a 56cm and i'm 5'11" Inseam of about 32''. Totally dig it. Got a new wheelset and a carbon seat post, its down to 17.8lbs. Here is a picture:

    Last edited by Edge_Walker; 03-09-11 at 04:17 PM.

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    ^sounds about my size, thanks for the info guys. how does the tubing seem (strength/lock wise?) I had a few other aluminum track bikes (Cdale and Fuji) that were NOT good to lock up, wondering how this tubing seems in terms of dent resistance and what not

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    Been riding mine for about a month. I ride a 54cm and i'm 5'10 and I love the carbon fork it really feels like it dampens vibrations for a smoother ride. No modifications as of yet, only a htc evo mount that I made so I could track my rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillafull View Post
    ^sounds about my size, thanks for the info guys. how does the tubing seem (strength/lock wise?) I had a few other aluminum track bikes (Cdale and Fuji) that were NOT good to lock up, wondering how this tubing seems in terms of dent resistance and what not
    Just the other day, I was riding down a bike trail, when I realized the whole path was slicked with ice. My bike slipped out from under me, And slid a few feet. I haven't noticed any dents from it yet.

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    ^nice sounds reasonable. more pics anyone?

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    Good looking bikes guys.

    BD did a decent job with the decals on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge_Walker View Post
    I ride a 56cm and i'm 5'11" Inseam of about 32''. Totally dig it. Got a new wheelset and a carbon seat post, its down to 17.8lbs. Here is a picture:

    What size cranks did you get with the 56cm?

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    Wait, wait, wait, wait. You ordered a bike then asked questions about sizing? What is wrong there?
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    Hmm, I am really diggin' this bike... I really like riding year round, but I only have steel bikes and I am waaay to lazy to properly take care of a steel bike in the winter. An Aluminum bike is slightly better in wintry maintenance, and this is a cheap winter beater at its best... assuming you can fit kind of wide tires?
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    i dig the sst al a lot. i wish it came in nude before.

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    You could maybe fit some wider tires if you got a new fork, but the one that comes with it can't fit much more then 25mm.

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    they're sold out, good cause I'm adding this frame to my list to pick from. Aluminum is sounding real tasty.

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    Here are pics of one of my riding buds Paul he rides and races on a Alum Dawes.

    http://cycleangelo.cc/post/3982654601/bp-paul

    At the 2011 Red Hook Criterium

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    I love people who order first and ask second. Risk takers

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    He goes on this forum, doesn't he?

    He's got like 9 sets of wheels for his Dawes.

    EDIT:Found him!



    Nice capture though, I enjoy your flicks Mystic.

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    Well done B&W photo ...
    I am looking at a 2009 Dawes SST AL Frame with a CrMo fork ... any input on this combo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MysticRats View Post
    Here are pics of one of my riding buds Paul he rides and races on a Alum Dawes.
    http://cycleangelo.cc/post/3982654601/bp-paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by Squirrelli View Post
    He's got like 9 sets of wheels for his Dawes.

    EDIT:Found him!


    Makes sense Squirrelli. Buy a reasonably light and strong frame, put the rest of the money into things that really matter like wheelsets. Smart guy. I might do that next!
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    really bummed they are sold out, site says august maybe?

    Just out of curiosity, is there a SS that's at the same price point and equipped the same?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatSix911 View Post
    Well done B&W photo ...

    I am looking at a 2009 Dawes SST AL Frame with a CrMo fork ... any input on this combo?
    Hmm does he happen to live in the greater San Diego area aswell judging from the area code for that restaurant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by foofighter29er View Post
    really bummed they are sold out, site says august maybe?
    Just out of curiosity, is there a SS that's at the same price point and equipped the same?
    The SST is sold out in Black, but is still available in White and Polished AL ...
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/..._al_carb_x.htm
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