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zootracer

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10/01/2015 09:06 PM
My opinion should not count as I'm a Campy guy anyway....
Nick A

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10/01/2015 10:12 PM
No worries. I'm used to my wife asking my advice, and doing the opposite.

:-)

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Yo Mike

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10/02/2015 07:54 AM
"you can't run non-Roval disc wheels on the bike without changing the derailleur hangar and possibly sacrificing some shifting performance. "

FAIL. Not that I'm a Roval snob, but this is just to restrictive for my tastes.

Mechanical, of course. Can I still use the break pads, cables, and tires of my choice?

LOL Huck and Nick
Gonzo Cyclist

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10/02/2015 10:30 AM
The MTB'er in me says, do the Ultegra with the hydro discs.........I could care less about the electric aspect
The Roadie in me says, DA Mechanical, it does not get much better than that as far as refinement

Spud

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10/02/2015 01:29 PM
Gonzo, if you're buying, I'll take option #1. Otherwise, mechanical is just fine with me. :-)
longslowdistance

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10/02/2015 08:01 PM
Cranky, remember to get those discs seated properly. I'd love to hear how the perform.
Cranky Tom

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10/18/2015 08:01 PM
Here are links to a couple of photos of the bike (sorry I still need to learn how to embed photos here).

https://www.dropbox.com/s/v4kur6ml0ud2ir5/2015-10-17%2012.16.33.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ewwq83753wddj6x/2015-10-17%2012.15.24.jpg?dl=0

I picked it up on Friday and put in a little over 50 miles on it yesterday. The frame is a 61cm. The first impressions were interesting. Overall the ride is very smooth. The bike I've been riding is a 2010 Tarmac Pro and the new bike is definitely smoother than the old one. But it doesn't feel wooden either. It's really very comfortable. I like the shape of the shifters. I've got big hands and the shifters fit my hands well (they remind me a bit of the DA 7800 shifters). The Di2 is nice, though I wasn't immediately overwhelmed by it. The shifts are precise - especially the front - but it didn't totally blow me away. I did start to like it better the longer I was on the bike though. The braking with the discs is very good and definitely better than the braking on my 2010 Tarmac which has carbon wheels on it. But, again, I wasn't completely blown away like I was when I switched from v-brakes to hydraulic discs on my mountain bike. LSD is right about getting the discs seated property. The shop did a poor job of that but I was able to get it mostly straightened out before my ride.

I think the biggest surprise is the weight of the bike. I expected it to be a little bit heavier than my 2010 Tarmac because of the Di2 and the discs (the old Tarmac has SRAM Red on it). I haven't put the bike on a scale but it feels quite a bit heavier than my old bike. I'm not a gram counter by any means. I'm 6'4" and 200 lbs so bike weight isn't something I've ever worried about a whole lot. I'm just surprised at how big the weight difference feels.

I'll let you guys know how things change as I get the fit dialed in and put more miles on it.

Cosmic Kid

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10/18/2015 09:36 PM
pretty sweet! I love bike pjorn....

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
ChinookPass

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10/19/2015 01:25 PM
The all-black paint job will make up in speed for the added weight.

If nothing else, you are adding data to the disc brake and electronic shift debates.

Enjoy!
SideBySide

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10/19/2015 01:53 PM
Nice! Congrats. I am glad that when you turned it around that you put it on the big ring!
zootracer

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10/19/2015 04:53 PM
Nice...the only white handlebar tape that stayed clean for me was Fizik....
Orange Crush

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10/19/2015 06:26 PM
Sweet looking ride. Was going to say that if it's too heavy for you will gladly take it off your hands but its too small. Dang. Enjoy.
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