Old 02-19-21, 05:39 PM
Ride, Wrench, Swap, Race
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I bought a his/hers set of 4000's for short money about ten or twelve years ago. I think it had by this time been rendered to fully "un-cool" or "has-been" status in the eyes of most roadies!

I still have the man-sized one, it rides ok but seems particulary sensitive to the use of old-school aero rims (as shown) for some reason, makes the bike wander crazily.

The bare frame is reported to be a whomping 3.7lbs, twice that of today's lightweight carbon frames. Mine is old enough to have the big hole in the bb shell used for pulling out the bladders. Later ones deleted the holes, and used much thinner air bladders that were simply left in place after molding.

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