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Just ordered my new bike, pics to come soon!

Old 05-14-10, 08:12 PM
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Just ordered my new bike, pics to come soon!

Just ordered my new Motobecane sprint in metallic orange, and when it gets here I will post pics of the bike and what it looks like as its being built.


Specs:

Frame
High Modulus Carbon Fiber SeatStays, Kinesis Double-Butted 7005 Aluminum, 2xH2O bosses, replaceable derailleur hanger

Fork
Aero Kinesis Carbon Fiber TaperBlade with 1.125 inch threadless steerer

Derailleurs
Shimano Ultegra 6703 Triple front and rear for 30 speed

Shifters
Shimano Ultegra 6703 STI 30 speed

Brake Calipers / Levers
TEKTRO R530 Black Polished Aluminum Dual-Pivot Calipers / Shimano Ultegra 6703 STI Carbon-composite Levers

Hubs
Vuelta XRP PRO Precision sealed bearings, Black Anodized Aluminum w/QR

Rims
Vuelta XRP PRO Black Anodized Aluminum, Double wall, Aero Rim/Spokes

Crank
BottomBracket
Truvativ Elita Triple 52/39/30T Integrated / Truvativ GXP External BB

Cassette/Chain
Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 Speed 11-28T / Shimano CN6600 (30 gears)

Saddle
Skye Racing Turbo with comfort slot

Seatpost
Ritchey Comp 280mmx27.2mm Aluminum

Stem
Ritchey Comp Threadless Aluminum, 31.8mm clamp, 1.125 Steerer

Handlebars
Ritchey Biomax Comp Butted Aluminum Ergo Bar, 31.8mm

Pedals
Road Clipless Pedals
Compatible with SPD bolt pattern / 2-bolt sole pattern (cleats are not shoes)

Tires/Tubes Vittoria Zaffiro 700X23c (high pressure) / Presta valve tubes



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Nice!! post some picture once you get it
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I was checking out the LBS, and the top of the line Specialized Allez or Secteur runs around 1500-1600 bucks for full 105's. The Motobecane has full ultegra's, carbon stay, everything better essentially, and it cost me $999. No shipping or tax, 999. Cant beat that price
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Seems like the best bike they offer under $1000. Too bad it comes with a triple.
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Take off that granny ring and you have yourself a large compact dub.
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Originally Posted by Aimulator64 View Post
Just ordered my new Motobecane sprint in metallic orange, and when it gets here I will post pics of the bike and what it looks like as its being built.
Don't they just come in a box from overseas?
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Yeah, they come in a box, but most people dont know how much "putting together" there is. Just throw on the wheels, handlebar, cable housings, and then fine tune the derailleurs.

I prefer a triple. Reason is because im not a racer, and hills give me a problem when more than 10% grade, so i can have some playing room there. The rubaix doubles come with a 34/50 and an 11/28, so the granny gear isnt that much worse.
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Originally Posted by Toddorado View Post
Take off that granny ring and you have yourself a large compact dub.
or just tune my derailleurs so i cant even use it
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Originally Posted by Aimulator64 View Post
Just ordered my new Motobecane sprint in metallic orange, and when it gets here I will post pics of the bike and what it looks like as its being built.


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Skye Racing Turbo with comfort slot
I just bought the Motobecane Vent Noir and I have the same seat. I want a more comfortable seat but I have no idea what's good out there. Anything that's less harsh on the bum. Congrats on your purchase!
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Originally Posted by fluke702 View Post
I just bought the Motobecane Vent Noir and I have the same seat. I want a more comfortable seat but I have no idea what's good out there. Anything that's less harsh on the bum. Congrats on your purchase!
Thanks, and welcome to the forums!

As for saddle comfort.... the best thing you can do is buy a better pair of shorts or bibs with a thicker padding. If you try to have thicker padding on a more comfortable saddle, you will have to much movement. You need some stiffness to keep yourself from becoming sore by having too MUCH padding.

You will eventually get used to the pain in your seat bone area. Within a certain range, you can get some better shorts, but mostly just get yourself numb to sitting pain.
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looks to be a good deal - enjoy.
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pics (if even stock photos).
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http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...ange/index.htm


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cool! i was looking at that myself nice bike, looking forward to hearing your review... have fun!
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Very Cool.. I have a fantom cross cx sitting in the garage still in the box. Hope I can start tomorrow putting it together. Looking forward to the review
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Very Cool.. I have a fantom cross cx sitting in the garage still in the box. Hope I can start tomorrow putting it together. Looking forward to the review
Get on it, man! This thread is shrivelling up in anticipation of any pictures!
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Originally Posted by fluke702 View Post
I just bought the Motobecane Vent Noir and I have the same seat. I want a more comfortable seat but I have no idea what's good out there. Anything that's less harsh on the bum. Congrats on your purchase!
I have one of these on my Windsor and find it very comfortable.
http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product_10053_10052_175172_-1_201502_10000_200413
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Ok.. I put mine together. I made my own thread as not to intrude on this one

Fantom Cross CX with Pictures
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"or just tune my derailleurs so i cant even use [the triple]"

Or just come out to Los Angeles and environs, where you use your triple. Are you up for a couple 20% grades?
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If you get the same pedals that I have, let me know if these come with it. i have no clue what they are or used for. I thought they were cleat covers but they don't fit over them at all!!

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Originally Posted by Aimulator64 View Post
Yeah, they come in a box, but most people dont know how much "putting together" there is. Just throw on the wheels, handlebar, cable housings, and then fine tune the derailleurs.

I prefer a triple. Reason is because im not a racer, and hills give me a problem when more than 10% grade, so i can have some playing room there. The rubaix doubles come with a 34/50 and an 11/28, so the granny gear isnt that much worse.
None of the hills anywhere near hear should be a problem with 53x39. I think you need the HTFU gear.




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