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What road bike do you have?

Old 08-18-10, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
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switch your Ultegra wheels for SOUL S3.0SL wheels (252g/0.55lb. savings) $470
idk what groupset that is, but the SRAM Rival grouppo weighs only 2275g, but also costs $800

even if you just buy the SOUL wheels, itll still bring it down to 17.5lb.
I'm running full Ultegra on the bike now. I have been looking at the SOUL wheelsets and might spring for those after I can justify it (AKA, I get stronger on the bike)
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Originally Posted by VA_Esquire
Brandon:
switch your Ultegra wheels for SOUL S3.0SL wheels (252g/0.55lb. savings) $470
idk what groupset that is, but the SRAM Rival grouppo weighs only 2275g, but also costs $800

even if you just buy the SOUL wheels, itll still bring it down to 17.5lb.
you can get full force for under 900 if you're really wanting to drop weight. i got mine for 890 including shipping
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Old 08-18-10, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by brandonobrien
Just got my new green sided tires to match my frame:



It's coming in right around 18lbs. I need to figure out how to shave some weight off this thing
Yummy.
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Old 08-18-10, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by freeskihp
Record bottle cage, never thought I'd see one on a bike.
Well I just ordered a second one so you will be seeing two on a bike shortly. I am hard core Campy. Always have been. Even though I realize shimano and SRAM are often times just as good. Old dogs don't learn new tricks and I stay loyal pretty much to Camagnolo. The Cage is claimed to be the lightest made, I didnt care as much about that as I did wanting to match out the look of the bike with the theme I was going with and after going full out record I wasn't going to start turning into Mr. Frugal with the water bottle cage. I consider it the cherry on top. And going a step further on this topic- Having Bling on your bike is fine IMO if it makes you happy and doesn't cause you to go into debt. To others maybe its worth "poser points", so be it. I can live with the decisions I have made for my ride because its my ride.

Next on my Wish list is the Camagnolo Bora Wheelset for when I really need speed and style points.


Maybe a Christmas present to me but I also better save for the Kids college. Decisions.

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Old 08-18-10, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wmb5m






The bike is breathtaking, just beautiful...
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Old 08-18-10, 12:08 PM
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That S-Works is gorgeous. I love the matte black. Not loving the wheels, or the picture (seems very low resolution or something) but the bike is hot.
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Originally Posted by wmb5m
What bars did you get? Mines at the shop now and they are trying to get the cables to work with the FSA Kwing because they keep getting pinched running through the bar. I may have to run them on the outside.
That's a great looking ride though.
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Old 08-18-10, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by thegunner
why do i have a hard time believing the trek is 18 pounds?
I don't know how it could be that light either.

Anyway here is my newly finished bianchi (that weighs 21.5lbs)

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Old 08-18-10, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dokterd1
do your wheels cost as much as your bike?
lots of wheels cost more than bikes. If I get a set of zipps they will probably cost more than my bike as well. Is there something wrong with that?
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Originally Posted by jermso
the background....its like Glamour Shots for bikes
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Originally Posted by jermso

Sweet bike. Usually not a fan of all black bikes but the white and red accents really bring it alive.
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Originally Posted by thegunner
why do i have a hard time believing the trek is 18 pounds?
this is right on the button.
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Brand-spanking new to road biking - just bought this 2 wks ago. Once I get some more km's on it I should probably go for a proper fitting. For now I'm just riding as much as I can.

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Old 08-18-10, 09:33 PM
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I know you guys are not the biggest Cevelo fans, but here is mine.

2010 Cervelo R3 with SRAM Red, Easton EC90 Bars and Stem, Dura-Ace Scandium Tubeless Wheels.





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Fuji ACR 2.0 posed below Little Round Top in Gettysburg.



And again off Confederate Avenue.
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Originally Posted by kwakster928
I know you guys are not the biggest Cevelo fans, but here is mine.

2010 Cervelo R3 with SRAM Red, Easton EC90 Bars and Stem, Dura-Ace Scandium Tubeless Wheels.





Nice. The wheels don't go well with the rest of the build but nice bike. You should look into the new white and red 3T Team stuff (bars, stem, seat post). It would go well with the bike (color scheme, fork, groupset).
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Originally Posted by DCnoJ
Nice. The wheels don't go well with the rest of the build but nice bike. You should look into the new white and red 3T Team stuff (bars, stem, seat post). It would go well with the bike (color scheme, fork, groupset).
whatever you do, dont ride it.
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Originally Posted by DCnoJ
Nice. The wheels don't go well with the rest of the build but nice bike. You should look into the new white and red 3T Team stuff (bars, stem, seat post). It would go well with the bike (color scheme, fork, groupset).
Yeah he should definitely throw more money at his bike cause he wants it to all match.
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Old 08-18-10, 11:01 PM
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1989 Bottecchia in red and white livery

Here is my 1989 Bottecchia. Tout Campagnolo (except for the Mavic hubs and wheels).
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don't worry, it will be flogged mercilessly. broke it in today with a 45 mile ride in milford, pa which included a 6 mile or so gravel section we bombed with the cervelo rep.


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Looks nice, but a Cervélo with a BMC fork?
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Originally Posted by zstjohn
Yeah he should definitely throw more money at his bike cause he wants it to all match.
Simply making suggestions. I also believe that the 3T stuff is quite a bit better then Easton. Build quality, options, ingenuity, design, aesthetics, etc. As a Cervelo owner, the 3T products are perfect for the bikes, functionally and aesthetically (see fatallightning's build above). Maybe they work close with 3T given they produce their forks now.

And given such a nice bike, the extra money spent wouldn't be much at all in relation to the R3/Red gruppo build.

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