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Old 01-31-15, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by kyaYG View Post
Had to look it up what you meant by zero setback seatpin.. Thanks for pointing that out, i had no clue about it.. Ok so what does it do for me? Just a comfortable ride? Or if ill ride at that setback, there will be a higher chance of snaping rails?

Thanks. I cut it myself.. Had to keep adjusting until im comfortable. There is still one spacer there but idk if you can see it..

Ill definitely see if there are zero setback post, since Giants seatpost isnt round, its shaped like the letter D..

It rides great and smooth! I have 1800+ miles on it and im still happy. Its lighter(22lbs) than my old walmart bike which was 35+ lbs. Its heavy compared to the composites and carbons here but im not complaining, i can still ride with the guys around here..
No problem man. Also, a zero setback post is what I would recommend for your particular bike setup because it looks like your reach (your distance between your buttocks and your hands) on the bike seems to be a bit short, and since you have your saddle pushed all the way forward, a zero setback seatpin would center your saddle rails on the post, giving it a more natural appearance, but it wouldn't do anything for performance, unless you went with a lighter weight seatpost *wink nudge* .

TLDR; A zero setback pin would just LOOK better on your bike, and would most certainly solidify its hot-ness. Your only other option for improving it would be to maybe slide that saddle back a bit and maybe try for a more aero position on the bike? Your stem is about the shortest I've seen on a modern stock road bike, or it could be the picture skewing it's actual length. Depends on your flexibility and your torso / leg length in proportion to the rest of your body.

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Old 01-31-15, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by bmcphx View Post
Presence of a frame pump invalidates your advice.

Not
You don't realize a frame pump is pro...? With that said, it's VERY close to hot. Needs more slam and the saddle is sorta far back on the rails.
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Old 03-05-15, 03:04 PM
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Is posting a pair Kosher if they're complementary?


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Old 03-05-15, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
Is posting a pair Kosher if they're complementary?


I like them both and have liked most of the Spooky's I've seen. Although, I will point out before the hardcore posters get here...your staging is all wrong. This is also why I don't post in here very often...it's quite difficult to get it "just right".
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Old 03-05-15, 08:36 PM
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There's a fair number of issues I could point out with them, but I love Spooky and have no complaints with fuschia/pink/purple.
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Old 03-05-15, 08:54 PM
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Other than some unpainted Ti and nude CF frames, I can't think of any solid-color frames that I've lusted after. They just don't do it for me. I do like the general proportions and set up of the road bike but, at the very least, the silver crankset looks out of place ('specially with the black fork, post, bars, stem, a black crankset would visually anchor that area better) and the bar tape is hideous.
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Old 03-06-15, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
Is posting a pair Kosher if they're complementary?


The burgundy colored one is hot. The other one needs to get its act together.
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Old 03-06-15, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
The burgundy colored one is hot. The other one needs to get its act together.

I'm not sure, but I think this is less a color difference but more a lighting difference. I could be wrong, but I think the color is the same.
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Old 03-06-15, 06:42 AM
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Originally Posted by redtires View Post
I'm not sure, but I think this is less a color difference but more a lighting difference. I could be wrong, but I think the color is the same.
Well, the one that looks more burgundy colored in these photos - the top one - the cross bike? Hot.
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Old 03-06-15, 06:46 AM
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Originally Posted by kbarch View Post
Well, the one that looks more burgundy colored in these photos - the top one - the cross bike? Hot.
Is this when I tell you the Army says I'm colorblind********** Perhaps the OP will help us out!
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
Is posting a pair Kosher if they're complementary?


What's up with the gearing on the CX/ Gravel bike? Perhaps it's just the picture but the rear cassette looks weird / tiny?
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Old 03-06-15, 08:34 AM
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The colors are actually pretty similar, just a difference in lighting.
As far as gearing on the CX bike goes, I must have forgotten to put a cassette on that wheelset.
The road frame definitely needs some adjustment in the bar/hood angle and currently has a longer (0* *gasp*) stem on it.
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Old 03-06-15, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by kyaYG View Post
My first proper road bike,, wth, nothing compared to yours here, maybe a participation? hahahaha

What model Defy is that? Alum / CF?
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2001 Aegis Aro Svelte

I recently upgraded my 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte that had a 9-speed Dura-Ace/FSA blend to 11-speed Di2 Dura-Ace/Ultegra/FSA blend. I sprung for old-man's gears (34/50, 11-32) this time around instead of the more standard gearing (39/53, 12-27) I had originally.



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I'm still waiting for the back-ordered D-Fly unit so I can integrate with my Garmin Edge 1000.
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Old 03-06-15, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by the sci guy View Post
What model Defy is that? Alum / CF?
ALU.. Its 23lbs :l lol
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Old 03-06-15, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by khuon View Post
I recently upgraded my 2001 Aegis Aro Svelte that had a 9-speed Dura-Ace/FSA blend to 11-speed Di2 Dura-Ace/Ultegra/FSA blend. I sprung for old-man's gears (34/50, 11-32) this time around instead of the more standard gearing (39/53, 12-27) I had originally.



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I'm still waiting for the back-ordered D-Fly unit so I can integrate with my Garmin Edge 1000.
That TT/HT/DT junction is... yeah, it doesn't do it for me.
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Old 03-06-15, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
That TT/HT/DT junction is... yeah, it doesn't do it for me.
It looks a bit odd mainly because the frame is small. It's a 48cm.
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Originally Posted by kyaYG View Post
ALU.. Its 23lbs :l lol
Which model? #
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Which model? #
Giant Defy 1 105 2015..

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Originally Posted by khuon View Post
It looks a bit odd mainly because the frame is small. It's a 48cm.
What's odd is the way the centerlines of all three tubes seem to intersect at a point, which makes the junction look weak.
I was wondering whether that was a common condition of that particular model, so I did an image search. It revealed a number of other images of the same model with the same condition, but then again, many of those images seem to be yours.
Also, with a little consideration of geometry, it becomes clear that, given a fixed wheel size, this condition becomes practically inevitable with shorter top tubes.

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Kona Red Zone. completely stock with the exception of a WTB Speed V saddle.
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Kona Red Zone. completely stock with the exception of a WTB Speed V saddle.
For a stock machine, I like it. Hot.
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Got my Focus Cayo Evo painted:

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Reflective paint?
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Originally Posted by hailandkill View Post
Got my Focus Cayo Evo painted:

It looks a little weird, XL frame? Anyways its hot. I like the color and also i like Focus so maybe im bias
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