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01-03-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 126,929
Posted By Slick Madone

Just ordered some NEXT wheels for my new (Used)...

Just ordered some NEXT wheels for my new (Used) Slate. Bought all the same trick TRP Di2 stuff I had on my grey Slate that was just given to my GF.

Going to duplicate that build, but thinking of...
11-05-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Slick Madone

I won't be racing so the additional weight makes...

I won't be racing so the additional weight makes no difference to me. If I can ride that much longer, and more comfortably, cost isn't a factor.
11-05-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,559
Posted By Slick Madone

I'm considering one of these......I love my Slate...

I'm considering one of these......I love my Slate and my GF may inherit that one I recently upgraded, and hope to test one of these shortly.
06-15-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,333
Posted By Slick Madone

Great pics! I visit to Vancouver quite a bit for...

Great pics! I visit to Vancouver quite a bit for work, but haven't had a ride anything there yet.
05-20-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,517
Posted By Slick Madone

It "is" the keepsake of the nostalgia crowd, and...

It "is" the keepsake of the nostalgia crowd, and horse and buggy refers to people who can't or won't look at modern technology. Exactly what I said.
05-20-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,517
Posted By Slick Madone

Where did I state it wasn't? I did state its not...

Where did I state it wasn't? I did state its not as advanced as Carbon given its flexibility, but I'm curious to hear how far advanced you think it can still move forward?
05-20-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,517
Posted By Slick Madone

Correct. Nothing wrong with steel at all, but to...

Correct. Nothing wrong with steel at all, but to say it's superior would be incorrect, is all I'm saying.
05-20-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 30,517
Posted By Slick Madone

Steel.....it's the keepsake of the nostalgic...

Steel.....it's the keepsake of the nostalgic crowd. Newer materials and carbon layups allowing you to control inherent flex and rigidity will surpass "Steel ride flex".

Technology advances in...
04-23-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,849
Posted By Slick Madone

I am over 50 and have both S-Works versions of...

I am over 50 and have both S-Works versions of Venge and the Roubaix. Trust me.....the Venge is not a comfortable bike. I can't speak for the just released version though.

I love my Roubaix, and...
04-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By Slick Madone

Very nice write up.

Very nice write up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,739
Posted By Slick Madone

Is the FS 2.0 a direct replacement for the 2018...

Is the FS 2.0 a direct replacement for the 2018 version?
04-14-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,079
Posted By Slick Madone

I like it!

I like it!
04-11-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Slick Madone

Haven't had lots of free time, but I did go for a...

Haven't had lots of free time, but I did go for a short 20mi ride on the road, and comfort wise, this was as smooth as I imagined. The shifting and position of the buttons were better than I thought...
04-01-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 591,687
Posted By Slick Madone

I just bought a few Project 321 components...

I just bought a few Project 321 components including a 1.0 hub to fit the Enve G23 wheels. It's a PITA but I love the ride from the lefty. How's the Fox AX?
04-01-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 591,687
Posted By Slick Madone

I like that setup. I almost went that route, but...

I like that setup. I almost went that route, but found an amazing deal on my Slate.
03-31-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Slick Madone

Here's the original article and what I modeled my...

Here's the original article and what I modeled my bike after as far as the shifter buttons.

TRP Di2 1X Setup (https://www.rodeo-labs.com/2017/06/21/traildonkey-build-xtr-di2-1x/)
...
03-31-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Slick Madone

It's an Absolute Black Oval for the Easton setup.

It's an Absolute Black Oval for the Easton setup.
03-30-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 591,687
Posted By Slick Madone

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0158_01ee0937e7c039c36beedc51a8dc121ec6745fc1.jpg
03-30-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,866
Posted By Slick Madone

Upgraded My All-Road Cannondale Slate

New Enve gravel bars, Easton cranks, Oval chain ring, press button 1x Di2, and TRP brake setup, and Ergon seat post.

Pretty clean setup, love the job the shop did getting it all together. Next up...
03-10-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,971
Posted By Slick Madone

Don't forget that sometimes, higher end products,...

Don't forget that sometimes, higher end products, have been in R&D for awhile, and those setting the higher standards, bear that cost in development. There are costs in improving a product.

The...
03-10-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Slick Madone

My bike has the Lefty Oliver suspension fork. If...

My bike has the Lefty Oliver suspension fork. If you're patient.....you'll find them for half off.
03-09-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By Slick Madone

I bought an Ultegra Slate for $1500. I just...

I bought an Ultegra Slate for $1500. I just dropped it off at the bike shop for some semi-serious upgrades. I'll shoot pics of it next week. I'm going to put some more time on it, but looking to...
02-26-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By Slick Madone

This can happen, BUT........they need to look at...

This can happen, BUT........they need to look at what mode they are in. That makes a substantial difference. Manual Mode will lasts months......it goes down from there.
01-25-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,322
Posted By Slick Madone

I have one of these on my road S-Works, and one...

I have one of these on my road S-Works, and one on my gravel bike.

I went with this which Canyon uses on their upper end bikes since the Ergon is no longer available but quite a few copies are out...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By Slick Madone

They also did a Roubaix S-Works Edition in their...

They also did a Roubaix S-Works Edition in their papaya orange color. They in fact also helped on the Future Shock design.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-18, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,838
Posted By Slick Madone

Bye, Bye Team Sky........Hello McLaren!

Got this through my F1 feed:

https://www.autosport.com/f1/news/140627/mclaren-becomes-partner-of-major-cycling-team

McLaren Teams up with Vincenzo Nibali...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,561
Posted By Slick Madone

I'm hoping someone here can explain in more...

I'm hoping someone here can explain in more detail, but I found that to be true, at least on my S-Works.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-18, 11:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,561
Posted By Slick Madone

I run it pretty much in Manual mode now......I...

I run it pretty much in Manual mode now......I like the Synchro mode, but I found it killed the battery much, much quicker.
11-19-18, 11:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,500
Posted By Slick Madone

Seriously........don't buy it! Why ***** about...

Seriously........don't buy it! Why ***** about it, because YOU don't want to spend the money? It works great and you haven't spent time riding it.

You can always make a few bucks driving for...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-18, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Slick Madone

Here's my setup...... ...

Here's my setup......

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/zwift_setup_4e91e60355e5bb9b95c15793f60948453524fe64.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Slick Madone

I've had the Kickr Climb since it first came out....

I've had the Kickr Climb since it first came out. I was waiting on it to be available for quite awhile.

I spend a large amount of time on Zwift, due to the nature of my job and travel, so I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,620
Posted By Slick Madone

My toes barely touch, and I mean barely......no...

My toes barely touch, and I mean barely......no way I can balance from the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 445
Posted By Slick Madone

Why not the Wahoo TickrX? It shows up right near...

Why not the Wahoo TickrX? It shows up right near the cadence and power output on the screen.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Slick Madone

Why not just adjust to the pedals you have? I...

Why not just adjust to the pedals you have? I use MTB shoes on the road. Much easier walking around with if you have to stop.

Play with the saddle position to alleviate the knee issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,253
Posted By Slick Madone

Test ride a bike with Di2, and you'll never go...

Test ride a bike with Di2, and you'll never go back to mechanical. It's not about the money, or whether it's practical.....its just that much better.

The purists will disagree.....but ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,466
Posted By Slick Madone

Sorry to hear. Too young to go that soon. ...

Sorry to hear. Too young to go that soon. Prayers for his family.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

Nothing wrong with that one. White stands out!

Nothing wrong with that one. White stands out!
08-05-18, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By Slick Madone

I spend some time riding my Harley up there 2-3x...

I spend some time riding my Harley up there 2-3x year. A good friend lives near Cave Springs, and Tontitown. I have wanted to not only do some road riding up there, but I hear the Mountain Biking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

I'm not offended in any way. I thought the stock...

I'm not offended in any way. I thought the stock bike in that chameleon purple was pretty cool with the gum walls until I saw Levi's Gran Fondo bike.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

Speaking of flashy.....I wish I could get my...

Speaking of flashy.....I wish I could get my hands on one of those Red Hook Crit Allez frames when they came out. Those were pretty crazy loud.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,283
Posted By Slick Madone

Did a few hours today on a more elevated route...

Did a few hours today on a more elevated route and I like the small subtle feeling of the changes compared to the previous static setup.

I feel it could be seen as a little pricey for that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Slick Madone

This! Go for a drop bar and get a high rise stem...

This! Go for a drop bar and get a high rise stem to start with........you'll be able to lower it over time, and get way more comfortable then a straight bar bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,126
Posted By Slick Madone

This is such a loaded question. The best advice...

This is such a loaded question. The best advice is try a few saddles and see what works best for you. Most LBS' have test saddles you can borrow for a few days or even weeks. That's what I did.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Slick Madone

It's all good. I've said many times on here, it...

It's all good. I've said many times on here, it would be a very boring world if we all liked the same things. Variety is the spice of life.

I had the older Roubaix, and I found the zertz frame and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/750x750/bad_ass_roubaix_paint_levi_7c226696eac013b8aebe7c79a469ea41eae0c341.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

Disk brakes are wrong? Are you one of those old...

Disk brakes are wrong? Are you one of those old 80's steel bike guys?

I don't see what diff the cages makes, as the seat tube cage makes it easy to grab right handed.....all my bikes have that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

That's great! I never went with the crowd.

That's great! I never went with the crowd.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

You may be correct, but it works for me. I like...

You may be correct, but it works for me. I like the gum wall look.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By Slick Madone

I will always trade function over aesthetics. ...

I will always trade function over aesthetics. This bike I've ridden 3+ hrs many times. Being 52yrs old, comfort is important.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,764,229
Posted By Slick Madone

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1095x821/roubaix_1_d5963bb8d33a9dc2d871da50493d69bf7446755a.jpeg
Most people will hate the red of course, I like it, and that's all that...
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