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FlatSix911 01-13-12 01:23 PM

Hot ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...0&d=1326473673
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Originally Posted by TTULaw (Post 13715118)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=233450

My newest acquisition.
Thanks to Wade at Competitive Cyclist for all the help selecting the parts/size/everything.
(I've never posted a pic before so I hope that worked)


coolmingli 01-13-12 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by JSS (Post 13714890)

This is HOT! Hotter than the white one with MadFiber Wheels

JSS 01-13-12 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by FlatSix911 (Post 13715802)

Great looking bike, nice photo, you could have "photoshopped" out the cup

JSS 01-13-12 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by coolmingli (Post 13715817)
This is HOT! Hotter than the white one with MadFiber Wheels

The only downside is that it is 1.4 pounds heavier

Soloist Assassin 01-13-12 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 13714973)
Sell your car, OCLV.


If I was selling my car for a bike, it would be one of those aero frame Parlees. Either that or I would just stick to my plan and put a Scapula F on my S2.

sbxx1985 01-13-12 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Soloist Assassin (Post 13716218)
If I was selling my car for a bike, it would be one of those aero frame Parlees.

This one?

http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/s...646-masked.jpg

Soloist Assassin 01-13-12 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 13716261)
This one?

Correct, but obviously a different parts group. That selection of parts on such a great bike is just unfortunate.

plpete 01-13-12 04:26 PM

That bike is tits. Like the front brake idea. I assume the rear brake is also integrated in the BB area.

Soloist Assassin 01-13-12 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by plpete (Post 13716594)
That bike is tits. Like the front brake idea. I assume the rear brake is also integrated in the BB area.


Yes on both accounts. It's pretty cool, but I think the Scapula F is even cooler.

http://www.rouesartisanales.com/uplo.../scapula-F.jpg

Rob13 01-13-12 07:33 PM

14lbs 6oz. Did several upgrades.. Specialized Toupe Pro Carbon, Look Keo Ti Blades, Black Chain Rings, New Mavic Ksyrium SL's w/ Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless. S-work Bottle Cages.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...011S-Works.jpg
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...3/IMG_9228.jpg
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...S-WorksSL3.jpg

dgasmd 01-13-12 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by UCIMBZ (Post 13714820)
It seems like they only have L and M. Not small enough for him.

Correct. I ride a SMALL in the LOOK.

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 13714744)
Speaking of Looks, someone should buy this 695 from Excel. EPS is the only option.

I vote dgasmd. He's considering a new bike, already has a Look, and has the money.

So many assumptions there I wouldn't know where to begin. I thought about this LOOK actually, but as much as I like it, I cannot see what in it would be a step up from the 595 Ultra model. I like lugged frames (this is not), I prefer to use the Campagnolo crank (not a choice here), I prefer TIME pedals (could here but frameset already supplied with LOOK pedals), and this is a rather heavy frame comparatively speaking. Also, this frame as an integrated internal cable system like the 595 that would be a royal PITA to get rid of to integrate the internal cables of Di2 or EPS not to mention that it would void the warranty on the frame. NO NO for me as I would go to something that was already read for EPS. Lastly, this frame does nothing for me at all aesthetically. It almost looks like a Specialized frame, which I can't stand the looks of it despite their performance characteristics.

Going from the 595 Ultra to this frame, I see it as a lateral if not slightly downward move.

echotraveler 01-13-12 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Rob13 (Post 13717298)
14lbs 6oz. Did several upgrades.. Specialized Toupe Pro Carbon, Look Keo Ti Blades, Black Chain Rings, New Mavic Ksyrium SL's w/ Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless. S-work Bottle Cages.

http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...011S-Works.jpg
http://i576.photobucket.com/albums/s...3/IMG_9228.jpg

NOT - if you put that seat a bit higher, just for the photo, you may have the hottest specialized ive seen here! FREAKING AWESOME RIDE!!!

Silvercivic27 01-13-12 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob13 (Post 13717298)
14lbs 6oz. Did several upgrades.. Specialized Toupe Pro Carbon, Look Keo Ti Blades, Black Chain Rings, New Mavic Ksyrium SL's w/ Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless. S-work Bottle Cages.

Hot.

Silvercivic27 01-13-12 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by FlatSix911 (Post 13715802)

Nice bike, but not hot. Sorry, if I went Pinarello, I'd go Campy/all Italian parts, not sram and zipp.

sstang13 01-13-12 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by flatsix911 (Post 13715802)

hot!!

Rob13 01-13-12 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by echotraveler (Post 13717556)
NOT - if you put that seat a bit higher, just for the photo, you may have the hottest specialized ive seen here! FREAKING AWESOME RIDE!!!

Well that's how I was fitted, i thought about it for the sake of the pic, but didn't feel like adjusting it.

sbxx1985 01-13-12 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 13717463)
I thought about this LOOK actually, but as much as I like it, I cannot see what in it would be a step up from the 595 Ultra model.

So what are you considering? I'll guess De Rosa or Colnago.

lechat 01-14-12 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by pelotonracer (Post 13713642)
Also picked up a 56cm R3 Rival this week with the deal - 15 lbs as picture
http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/9361/dsc05168k.jpg

got a scale?

surgeonstone 01-14-12 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by FlatSix911 (Post 13715802)

I like but it kind of looks like it's bleeding to death.

WHOOOSSHHH... 01-14-12 01:28 AM

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Originally Posted by sbxx1985 (Post 13716261)

My gosh....that bike has been beaten with an UGLY stick...:troll:

WHOOOSSHHH... 01-14-12 01:29 AM

Now this is a Parlee...
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6157/...6a2a7a5b_b.jpg

MajorMantra 01-14-12 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Rob13 (Post 13717298)
14lbs 6oz. Did several upgrades.. Specialized Toupe Pro Carbon, Look Keo Ti Blades, Black Chain Rings, New Mavic Ksyrium SL's w/ Hutchinson Fusion 3 Tubeless. S-work Bottle Cages.

[Tarmac]

Hot! A more aggressive setup would be even hotter but if it fits, it fits.

JSS 01-14-12 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by dgasmd (Post 13717463)
Correct. I ride a SMALL in the LOOK.



So many assumptions there I wouldn't know where to begin. I thought about this LOOK actually, but as much as I like it, I cannot see what in it would be a step up from the 595 Ultra model. I like lugged frames (this is not), I prefer to use the Campagnolo crank (not a choice here), I prefer TIME pedals (could here but frameset already supplied with LOOK pedals), and this is a rather heavy frame comparatively speaking. Also, this frame as an integrated internal cable system like the 595 that would be a royal PITA to get rid of to integrate the internal cables of Di2 or EPS not to mention that it would void the warranty on the frame. NO NO for me as I would go to something that was already read for EPS. Lastly, this frame does nothing for me at all aesthetically. It almost looks like a Specialized frame, which I can't stand the looks of it despite their performance characteristics.

Going from the 595 Ultra to this frame, I see it as a lateral if not slightly downward move.


If you are really interested here is my personal opinion owning both models, first of all the 595 is discontinued, the current model is a 596. I have a ridden a 595 for a few years before I bought the 695 and currently use it as my winter bike. The 595 is a great all around bike and as you stated provides the ability to customize the stem and cranks. From a performance and handling perspective the 695 is head and shoulders above the 595. The power transfer of the Zed 2 crank set is flawless it is like nothing I have ever ridden (the 595 is full campy super record), the handling and cornering is far superior and the road feel can be dialied in using the different polymer. I average over 1 mph faster on my training rides with the 695 over the 595.
My experience is that the 695 is a tremendous step up like going from a Porsche to a Ferrari but your experience may be different

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/...n/look5951.jpg

thirdgenbird 01-14-12 09:59 AM

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Originally Posted by JSS (Post 13718658)

hot

sbxx1985 01-14-12 10:00 AM

My next bike will be a Time or a Look.


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