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Old 12-26-13, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by gridplan
Well, it's mostly black...
Nice.
What's the weight?
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Old 12-26-13, 07:15 PM
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Old 12-26-13, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by lechat
Nice.
What's the weight?
Not sure. 16 lbs. Maybe 15 and change.
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Old 12-27-13, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Forza
Awesome! Going today to quote a build on one of these. I am definitely gonna low ball it so it might not come out. I see you have a Quarq PM, what is the BB? BB30 or GXP? How much does it weigh and how do you like it (the bike)?
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Awesome! Going today to quote a build on one of these. I am definitely gonna low ball it so it might not come out. I see you have a Quarq PM, what is the BB? BB30 or GXP? How much does it weigh and how do you like it (the bike)?
Hey there, technically all of the Spesh frames are OSBB, but come with the Delrin cups that make them BB30. I've used Quarqs for years and love 'em. The Quarq you see pictured is the Specialized specific model, combined with the specialized cranks, it comes in at 600 grams. Pretty stinking light. The Pic below has my stock SRAM Red Crankset, the Specialized version on the right, both BB30. My S975 version (also BB30) Quarq weighs like 788 grams.

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Originally Posted by Forza
Hey there, technically all of the Spesh frames are OSBB, but come with the Delrin cups that make them BB30. I've used Quarqs for years and love 'em. The Quarq you see pictured is the Specialized specific model, combined with the specialized cranks, it comes in at 600 grams. Pretty stinking light. The Pic below has my stock SRAM Red Crankset, the Specialized version on the right, both BB30. My S975 version (also BB30) Quarq weighs like 788 grams.

Thank you for the explanation. I currently have a Quar Riken in GXP BB. By being oversized does it mean it will fit both bb30 and english threaded GXP? My PM weighs an pretty hefty 835g but I'm changing the rings on it so it may come down 100g or so.
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Originally Posted by lsberrios1
Thank you for the explanation. I currently have a Quar Riken in GXP BB. By being oversized does it mean it will fit both bb30 and english threaded GXP? My PM weighs an pretty hefty 835g but I'm changing the rings on it so it may come down 100g or so.
Yep, exactly, the frame set comes with the GXP cup adaptors. I don't know how it's different from a complete bike build, or if it is, if you are ordering a complete bike, or just the frame set.

We get our frames from Specialized and our group sets from Shimano, etc...so how we get our stuff is different than if we went into a bike shop and placed an order.
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That November is sexy!
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That November is sexy!
+1, the matte/matte looks cool.
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Nice work. Rails look great. How have they been in the wind?

I have a feeling your 66s don't see much action next season.

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Old 12-27-13, 08:42 PM
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Thank you all.

sbxx, I believe they are better behaved than the Kinlin 300/CX-Ray rims, to be honest. The first day I rode them, there was constant wind, with reported gusts of 40-50. The typical Saturday team ride goes from Golden, up to 128 via Simms. We regroup in a park in Superior, then do Level 3, Candela's, then 93 to Leyden. Again, I was amazed how nicely they handled those gusts. I took it easy down 93, as there are some canyons that seem to amplify the gusts at certain spots. They did just fine, and the cross-tail along Leyden allowed me to open it up, and the noise they made sealed the deal.
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that's a pretty bike!

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Again, I was amazed how nicely they handled those gusts.
Cool. The 50mm sweet spot. What hubs?

Looks like there's a new Wheelhouse.
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Old 12-28-13, 08:23 AM
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Speaking of black bikes, I was in Excel last week. They got some NeilPryde closeouts - Bura SL and Alize. Bura was under $2k and should be around 800g in a 56.
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Originally Posted by SpeshulEd
That November is sexy!
+1, the Rails look very at home there.
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Old 12-28-13, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
Cool. The 50mm sweet spot. What hubs?

Looks like there's a new Wheelhouse.
I went with the November/Novatech hubs. They look rather like the American Classic hubs I seem to crow about. So far, so good. I am interested in the new Wheelhouse, along with the new Rail 34's. So much stuff, so little time. I do agree on the sweet spot though.

Thanks Herbie. I have absolutely no complaints.
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Nice deal on the NeilPryde, but it's got the funky seat stay thing going on.
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