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My new build: Stevens SLR Aero

Old 09-26-09, 05:23 AM
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My new build: Stevens SLR Aero

I just finished building my Stevens SLR. It's a road bike with aero features. The bike is everything I hoped for: Stiff, responsive and agile. Oh, and drop dead gorgeous :beerchug:

The build list:

Frame/Seatpost: Stevens SLR
Fork: Stevens Full Carbon F Bend
Seatpost: Stevens Aero
Seat post clamp: Stevens Aero
Headset: FSA Integrated 44
Wheels: Shimano Dura Ace WH-7850 C50 TU
Tires: Schwalbe Milano
Group: Shimano DA 7900
Stem+Handle bar: PRO Stealth EVO
Handle bar tape: PRO standard
Pedals: Shimano Ultegra PD-6700
Saddle: Specialized Toupé Gel 155
Computer: Blackburn Neuro 5.0
Bottle cage: Elite Pase MTB













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Old 09-26-09, 05:28 AM
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that's a fancy commuter bike.
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Totally Awesome...Looks great and DA 7900 is the best.
Good Job!

I am picking up my Pedal Force RS2, full SRAM 2010 Force group today w/ Thomson Masterpiece seatpost.
More excited than a 10 year old at Christmas time.

Good Luck!!
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that's a fancy commuter bike.
Yes.
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Nice bike! I have a question about it: do you see where the top tube is scalloped out as it meets the head tube? Is there a special headset piece that goes there to make it all seem....tidier?

I love the bike but that scalloped section baffles me, like there is supposed to be a fancy aero....something that should go there. Really pretty though
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By the way.................are Steven frames hand lay'd up in Germany or punched out in China?

Don't see too many here in USA. Same goes for "Focus".
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Originally Posted by PurpleFender View Post
Nice bike! I have a question about it: do you see where the top tube is scalloped out as it meets the head tube? Is there a special headset piece that goes there to make it all seem....tidier?

I love the bike but that scalloped section baffles me, like there is supposed to be a fancy aero....something that should go there. Really pretty though
I totally dig the head tube design. To answer your question: No, the headset arrangement is how it is in the picture, no special bits go there. I'ts derived from their Volt TT bike design, which features the same head tube.
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what a weird looking fork.

the rest of it is hot though!
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Originally Posted by ThinLine View Post
By the way.................are Steven frames hand lay'd up in Germany or punched out in China?

Don't see too many here in USA. Same goes for "Focus".
The box came with all kinds of chinese characters plastered all over it so, layed up by hand in Germany obviously.
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don't ever ride that bike. it looks too nice to ride.
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don't ever ride that bike. it looks too nice to ride.
Sorry mate, already did
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Any insight on that strangely curved fork?

Besides that, you definitely have a sharp bike.
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Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post
Any insight on that strangely curved fork?

Besides that, you definitely have a sharp bike.
It's a stiff fork for sure, but not harsh at all, contrary to what you might expect from the "tusk" shape.
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it looks like it has a negative rake.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
it looks like it has a negative rake.
Rake is 45mm.
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The new moots has a fork like that as well. I really don't like how it curves back...

That being said, that bike is insanely hot! The headtube top tube junction looks funny because of the 'missing' bit. But man, that thing looks sick!
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Very nice.

Weight?
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Man I love the look of aero road frame. Cool bike
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Very nice.

Weight?
15.9 lbs.
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15.9 lbs.
lbs? you're in NL.
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Nice ride!
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lbs? you're in NL.
Goed dan, speciaal voor jou: 7.210 gram
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woah one of the nicest rides ive seen
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That's ****in hot
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Hot. What stand is that? I think I want one of those for post-ride cleanup and storage.
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