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Old 05-09-22, 09:31 AM
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OP here. A local shop got in a 58 and built it up so I could try it. I think why the reviewers said it was lower up front is because there are 2 different duckbill spacers (not your normal spacers) that shroud the future shock and the smaller is 1.5cm lower than the larger. With the larger and the 3 normal spacers it feels, if anything, slightly taller up front than the old 2017 bike.

What with covid-related shortages and all I decided to buy it. Its Tiagra, I would have preferred 105 or the now discontinued mechanical ultegra like my last bike. The Tiagra is actually just fine, I barely notice the difference in shifting. Also since its using a Praxis crank, that knocks off 1/2 of the weight difference between it and 105. The wheels & tires on this build were serious boat anchors but I still have my Roval Terra's from the old bike so they will just be kept around as spares or for when I sell this bike on. I weighed the fronts with tires installed and it was 360g heavier than the front Terra (tubeless GP5000 with 1.5oz fresh sealant). Didn't want to pull the freewheel to compare the rear wheels but I expect that weight difference is similar if not greater.

So far I have put 100 miles on it and set 27 PRs (plus a bunch of 2nds and thirds). One was on a 3 mile stretch near home that I have ridden 729 times. I'd love to say it is the aero of the new bike, but the reality is that at least for that segment I had a huge tailwind. I do think its made me faster though, mostly from the adrenaline and excitement of the new bike.

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