That is a nice list of race cars there! Definitely some very nice sounds among them.
I changed to the 3T Ergonova Team bars as they are nice and comfortable with the egg shaped profile on the top. They come in at just over 200g from memory too so they shaved a couple of grams off from the Zipp service course SL bars that were on it.
I'd take a punt and guess, maybe Le Mans 1996? That era till 2000 was awesome... I would have given my left one to go to the 1998 edition. Porsche, McLaren GTR Longtails, R390 (Rev. 2), CLK GTR, GT-One and of course the Panoz GTR-1.. and they were just the GT1's!!
Seen more that my usual quota of Kuotas - they are very nice bikes. Would very much like to try one out.
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Take off the two wheels and place a roller on the wheelie bar and you have one hell of a motor pace vehicle.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
my brother in law lives in london and is heading over to the canyon factory to do a test ride ..he's looking at the cf slx 9.0 but of course im trying to steer him to the 9.0 sl
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Great looking whip.
Where did you manage to get it? A mate of mine wants one and doesn't think he can get one locally in Aus.
Can't beleive I didnt see this question for a long time.
I really loved the KOM, it's a solid bike - mine was the 12' Evo version. Stiff in its power transfer and pretty good on the road buzz. It felt pretty lively and on the ball with steering input. For the money (I got the frame on sale for $1500) it was worth every cent and more. Only thing I was annoyed about with it was the BB which the importer changed to threaded instead of the BB30 as designed - I took it home to do a straight component swap from a Cannondale and that was a nasty surprise.. I Felt that was done quickly with a big chunk of aluminium slammed in there to make it work and the weight of the bike suffered due to it. All in all though the KOM inspired me to pop alot of my bigger challenge cherry's and I reckon it flattered my abilites somewhat. It loves a sprint, too - definately a bike that rewards out of the saddle. I'm a pleb that somehow outsprinted a top C-grader down eastern creek main straight on it!
I sold it because I fell in love with a certain Aero bike and got a great offer went for it. TBH it kinda felt like trading a wholesome girl for a model - The KOM is unabashedly portly in its dimensions but its all in the sake of power - and eventually the sweet lines (and less weight) of a foil got the better of me. I would best say that I did an upgrade to appease my heart with aethsetics - as TBH it was hardly a quantifiable upgrade for performance.
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Not a very flattering pic but I finished building it up and got 1 test ride in before my Knee reco 3 weeks ago. Another 2-3 weeks till I can take it out and try rebuilding muscle mass again
Saved a bit of coin and was able to roll over to superlogic C260 stem and Evo II bars
Weight is 7.4kg as pic'ed.
I have ridden Alu and Carbon. But I guess yours is new production technique Alu (it must be at that weight.) How is the ride? Understand the wheels are a big influence.
I spent a long time looking for the calves in the shot.......til i realised i went all lysdexic and read VALVES wrong.
Thanks! Your SL is already light as a starting point with real world components and Ui2. I've almost maxxed out without going to the really expensive WW stuff -> all the weight loss chasing has been an expensive exercise and I dont really want to think about how much I've spent (and will still yet spend) just to get to 6.8 - although I think slapping on a decent pair of Tubulars will do the job but I've just tried to make my bike practical and durable - I dont really have business going all out as I dont race yet.
My list of to do's:
Maybe Trim seatpost back for 30g
Selle Italia SLR Kit Carbon flow saddle (saves me 20g)
Lighter chain (10g)
& Maybe a full 50mm carbon clincher set in the new year to make it 7.0kg
I own a CF bike a Fuji SL comp and one alloy the Canyon, as well as a few steel bikes.
The Fuji is heavier than the Canyon by over 0,5kg, over 200g of that is the forks on the Fuji with it's the alloy steerer, less than 200g difference in the frame and about 200g in components Canyon heavier stem, Fuji heavier brakes, bars, cables.
I can draw direct comparison between the Fuji and the Canyon as I have raced both bike over the same courses with the same wheels. Surprisingly the alloy Canyon feels more complaint in the rear triangle than the Fuji. The Fuji seems to soak up the road chatter better through the forks. Though that may have to do with the handlebars or both due to Canyon is a size smaller than the Fuji I have a 20mm longer stem on the Canyon and as a result my weight is further over the front wheel when riding the Canyon.
Both frames are stiff with my less than max power output of 1000w Though the Canyon feels more responsive when you put the power down hard, you get a spring back. Where as on the Fuji you just keep soaking up the power.
I bought the Canyon as a crit bike, but after a couple of road races, it will do more that just crit race
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Ooooh! My bank manager will not be pleased with me seeing that list of components (and some others listed above)! I'd never thought of brake calipers. Looks like I can save heaps of weight just on those alone (compared to the Ultegra ones I have). Not too expensive either. Carbon bars and new brake calipers...
Now I'm getting like Xplora with his Quark! It's getting to be a bottomless pit of money.
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If you are brave list all your components and weights, and the nice people here will make suggestions on how to get to a desired weight while spending minimum $
brakes can sae you 100g
cables is another go one along with tyres
I have 3-t ergosum team bars sitting at home - 203 grams
You'll notice a substantial loss in performance compared to your Ultegra brakes if you get lighter ones.
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Broke my TT bike (well the seatpost to be precise) so after 12 months the FM066SL is seeing service.
Yes it has got TT bars, but it is under 7kg (6.98kg) in that setup, 60mm front, 50mm rear with powertap and microshift groupset.
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