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Old 11-07-10, 10:19 AM
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Beautiful!
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Old 11-07-10, 12:09 PM
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All New

All New for the Winter...
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Old 11-07-10, 12:58 PM
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All New for the Winter...
rad bike. You running away from home?
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Old 11-07-10, 09:51 PM
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AT: Looks sweet!

2Stroke: Is that the smallest size?
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Old 11-07-10, 10:02 PM
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Hoping to win a couple next year on it!
Great interview with Ernesto in PC this month.
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Old 11-08-10, 06:14 AM
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Great interview with Ernesto in PC this month.
It's one of the best things in PC for ages!
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Ditched the Cervelo S2 as I'd always hankered after one of these frames and got an opportunity to buy that was too tempting to resist... Frame/fork and chorus group/Deda finishing kit for 1100 UKP!
no mudguards?
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Old 11-08-10, 07:51 AM
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Those are on my Litespeed...

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Old 11-13-10, 09:03 AM
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The 2011 model.

It took a while for for to get up the nerve to finally cut the seat mast. I must have measured 30 times.



Hoping for some Joe's Pro/Texas mojo.
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Old 11-13-10, 10:48 AM
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So hot.
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Old 11-13-10, 11:51 AM
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here's mine with some demo wheels on it
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Originally Posted by tsutaoka View Post
here's mine with some demo wheels on it
What's the verdict?
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Old 11-13-10, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tsutaoka View Post
here's mine with some demo wheels on it
Those wheels look scary, like Rev X scary.
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Old 11-13-10, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tsutaoka View Post
here's mine with some demo wheels on it
Very interested to hear about these wheels.
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Old 11-13-10, 09:43 PM
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those spokes scare me.
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Old 11-14-10, 02:22 AM
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I've demo'ed those before. Very cool. Stiff, light and great braking.





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Old 11-14-10, 10:14 AM
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here's my report i posted previously on another forum.

I played a bit of hookie (it was my birthday) yesterday to demo the Mad Fiber (“MF”) wheels.
My goal of demo-ing new wheels is very specific: to subjectively find a "wow" in the stiffness, spin-up, and areo properties over my existing Edge 45c/Alchemy Elf/Orc/high tensioned CX-Ray spokes wheels (“Edge”). My criteria rationale:
* Super stiff: I ride a custom steel/s3 fame with Reynolds UL fork which races best with super stiff wheels;
* Fast spin-up: I race crits and non-hilly road races. Having an advantage to cover breaks and form attacks more efficiently than others is a nicety I seek.
* Aero (as occasionally i'll do ITTs, etc). Having aerodynamics efficiencies over an individual time trial event is another nicety I seek.
Analysis: MF vs. Edge
* Stiffness: I prefer Edge over MF. MF seemed stiff with a very nice ride quality; but the Edges seem much stiffer. My Edges are hand-built to be super stiff based on my body type, bike type and use. The builder spoked it 20/24 with high tension and I weigh 135lbs.
* Spin-up: I believe MF and Edge are similar. MF spun-up nicely, especially when you consider they're 60mm fronts and 66mm rear rim heights; but my edges spin up nicely too.
* Aero: It seems MF has an aero advantage over Edge. MF, with its 60mm front/66mm rear rim profile, were fast considering my power output (via SRM measurements) on the flats and roller section of the ride. If I was an ITT specialist, I believe MFs could make a difference. Now the Edges @ 45mm are aero when compared to my 23mm trainers, but bottom line the MF's win here.
Summary: My choice criteria are ranked 1) stiffness > 2) fast spin-up > 3) areo, and therefore I'll stick with my Edge's for this race season.

What would MF need to do to win me over?
* Increase stiffness! Maybe MF could widen the hub flanges like Alchemy and/or increase the spoke count. Subjectively my trainers less stiff than my Edges. My trainers have white industries hubs (same as on MF), Kinlin xr200 hoops, and same spoke count/type/tension as my Edges. Here again subjectively, I used to have Rolf Elans had a paired spokes similar to MF’s design which seemed a lot less stiff than the trainers I have now.

Who do I think would "love" MF wheels?
* People riding super carbon road bikes: why? MFs are stiff enough to be responsive...but not jaw dropping like my Edges. I could see MFs being a very nice complement to a super carbon/super stiff bb30 bottom bracket, tapered headtubes, oversized down tube, blah blah blah...I bet the combination would ride really really nice. just my two cents.

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I've demo'ed those before. Very cool. Stiff, light and great braking.





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Old 11-15-10, 11:19 AM
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I'll post a report for the madfiber wheels later - but here's the short version.

They are solid, solid wheels.
At the muddy cross race w/ lots of roots and stuff there were 3 guys racing them. It helps that the race was in a park 1/2mile from the factory where they get made... but still, they did just fine. One of the main financing partners is a friend of mine, and he's an influential local business man who isn't in this to lose money, and he's confident that he won't. The wheels are 100% made in Seattle (in the fremont neighborhood, by the old bakery building if you are a local), and I was repeatedly invited to "just come by, we're there every day in the office/factory, & we'd love to show you around and talk to you about the wheels."

The warranty is solid - they aren't kidding about the replacement/warranty coverage. Considering the size of the guys who were riding them in the cross race, and the conditions... I think road racers don't have anything to worry about.

I talked to the CEO/Factory manager and he is planning on letting loose with clinchers mid-point of next year. The weights on those haven't been officially released yet, but I overheard what they are, and the numbers are pretty amazing.
A guy on my team is going to be getting a sponsored pro/promo set, and I should have them to ride for a week or so, hopefully still this month.
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Old 11-15-10, 11:20 AM
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Alex - your bikes continue to impress... you've come a long way since that bike you were on when you joined BF, eh?
Very, very classy.
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Old 11-15-10, 11:21 AM
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Paired spokes=
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Old 11-15-10, 11:46 AM
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Paired spokes=
IMO, there's not much inherently wrong with paired spoking, it's just that there's no benefit (not lighter or more aerodynamic -- just a fashion choice). One of my biggest beefs with paired spoke wheels is that you often have to run much higher tension on them, and that starts to limit your repair/tune options. With the Madfiber wheels, there's no spoke maintenance anyway.
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Old 11-15-10, 11:55 AM
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Just read more about them. So clutch.
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Old 11-15-10, 12:03 PM
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De rasta tape rocks wid de red hoods, mon!
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Just read more about them. So clutch.
Yeah, I've never figured out how they tension an all-carbon wheel like that (LEW, Lightweight). Then I read how on Madfiber's site. Brilliant. So simple and just brilliant.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
IMO, there's not much inherently wrong with paired spoking, it's just that there's no benefit (not lighter or more aerodynamic -- just a fashion choice). One of my biggest beefs with paired spoke wheels is that you often have to run much higher tension on them, and that starts to limit your repair/tune options. With the Madfiber wheels, there's no spoke maintenance anyway.

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paired spoke isn't the devil - it just isn't an improvement.
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