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Old 10-25-12, 04:16 PM
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Leaders fit like Cervelo's. Long and short.
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Old 10-25-12, 06:54 PM
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They are bringing back the 722TS? (non heritage edition). Wonder if there will be any geo changes.

The hurricane is pretty nice too. Only because chacon rides one, though.
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Old 10-25-12, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by diff View Post
The hurricane is pretty nice too. Only because chacon rides one, though.
Then I think you like the rider, not the bike. You wouldn't like it if he didn't ride it right?

Lots of people wouldn't like Lebron's bball shoes if he didn't wear them.
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Old 10-25-12, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post


Lovin' it; too bad I can't say that as far as the geo goes...
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Old 10-26-12, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post


Lovin' it; too bad I can't say that as far as the geo goes...
That is quite nice looking. what about the geo makes it undesirable?
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Old 10-26-12, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Crandrew View Post
That is quite nice looking. what about the geo makes it undesirable?
See post #1977
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Old 10-26-12, 08:39 AM
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See post #1977
So its "long and short" So am i understanding this right? The geo would be suited for somebody with a short inseam and longer trunk?
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Old 10-26-12, 09:08 AM
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Or longer arms. I find the geo on their aluminum frames to be pretty nice.

The problem is that most people either buy the wrong size based on standover height or set them up all wrong if they do manage to get the sizing right.
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Old 10-26-12, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Or longer arms. I find the geo on their aluminum frames to be pretty nice.

The problem is that most people either buy the wrong size based on standover height or set them up all wrong if they do manage to get the sizing right.
Oh ok, yeah long arms too, got it.
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Old 10-26-12, 09:49 AM
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fwiw: i ride the same size bike as scrod, and i have a long torso and semi short arms, think scrods just got gorilla arms
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Old 10-26-12, 10:09 AM
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That blood orange looks good.
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Old 10-26-12, 10:36 AM
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agreed, I like the blood orange.
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Old 10-26-12, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Crandrew View Post
Oh ok, yeah long arms too, got it.
It's just the trade off of leader having no such thing as pedal overlap among its aluminum offerings.
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Old 10-28-12, 02:14 PM
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I don't like how much space they have between the rear tire and the seat tube cut out in the newer models. My '09 can fit a 23 tire slammed all the way forward but a 25 will rub and the 28 I ride has to be backed off decent bit.
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Old 10-28-12, 02:39 PM
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That "problem" was present on the V2 but was corrected shortly thereafter, as seen on my 2011 frame with a 23c tire:





The new ones are the same.
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Old 10-30-12, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by stryper View Post
I don't like how much space they have between the rear tire and the seat tube cut out in the newer models. My '09 can fit a 23 tire slammed all the way forward but a 25 will rub and the 28 I ride has to be backed off decent bit.
Agreed. I'm riding a 722 Heritage, and I can't get the rear tire to touch the cutout even with a 28. Given, it is reasonably close. But, it'd be cool to be able to get it really tight.
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Old 10-30-12, 10:00 PM
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Whatever. Here's some full frontal.

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Old 10-30-12, 10:02 PM
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Looks good, that fork should be black! It's stealing the bike's thunder.
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Old 10-30-12, 10:04 PM
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Yeah, I keep meaning to buy some paint and go to work on it but I'm pretty lazy about things.

edit- Also want to install brakes so I can freewheel on it sometimes.

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Old 10-31-12, 06:35 AM
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Originally Posted by jaded_fable View Post
Agreed. I'm riding a 722 Heritage, and I can't get the rear tire to touch the cutout even with a 28. Given, it is reasonably close. But, it'd be cool to be able to get it really tight.
I was talking about the aluminum frames. That cutout on the Heritage frame is just pointless.
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Old 10-31-12, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post

I didn't realize what the geo of the 725 was like. Looks like it could have used a setback post?
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Old 10-31-12, 05:30 PM
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I didn't realize what the geo of the 725 was like. Looks like it could have used a setback post?
The longer than standard TT of leader's frames has setback covered for you unless you are running a chode stem or have abnormally long arms.
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The seat tube angle is pretty steep though. I have a little setback in the post on my 721, and still feel pretty pitched forward most of the time.
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Leader "Heritage Lo"
Discuss.
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not digging it.

at all.
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