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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dan » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:02 pm

Ugly, like an opinion, is relative I guess.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby antipodean » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:07 pm

ni78ck wrote:about $13k for bike all the bells and whistles............


Serious? Looks weren't part of the equation obviously, that thing is seriously hideous imo!
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ni78ck » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:25 pm

I'm more interested in performance than having a bike looking totally bling. I do like it though and I know it's not a pinerello looking bike but after riding the S5 there are not too many comparisons :) just my opinion of coarse.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby wurtulla wabbit » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:29 pm

redcorpsjames wrote:Yo just spent 13k on an ugly bike. I hope it performs better than it looks. Enjoy it and maybe get it painted completly matte black


Harsh !

How much have you spent on your wife or girlfriend (or boyfriend) ? Pics to see if you have invested well ?? ;)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mugglechops » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:31 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:
redcorpsjames wrote:Yo just spent 13k on an ugly bike. I hope it performs better than it looks. Enjoy it and maybe get it painted completly matte black


Harsh !

How much have you spent on your wife or girlfriend (or boyfriend) ? Pics to see if you have invested well ?? ;)


Nice :D
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Morrie » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:51 pm

Some harsh comments on your new bike Nick but I like it! Completely different to anything else I have seen recently. Looks like it absolutely flies :P
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby 15wilsonwu » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:13 pm

wurtulla wabbit wrote:
redcorpsjames wrote:Yo just spent 13k on an ugly bike. I hope it performs better than it looks. Enjoy it and maybe get it painted completly matte black


Harsh !

How much have you spent on your wife or girlfriend (or boyfriend) ? Pics to see if you have invested well ?? ;)


HAAHHAAHAHAHAH, LOL.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby warthog1 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:20 pm

ni78ck wrote:I'm more interested in performance than having a bike looking totally bling. I do like it though and I know it's not a pinerello looking bike but after riding the S5 there are not too many comparisons :) just my opinion of coarse.


+1
But I like the look of them now. Beautiful bike there Nick 8)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby jasonc » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:21 pm

15wilsonwu wrote:
wurtulla wabbit wrote:
redcorpsjames wrote:Yo just spent 13k on an ugly bike. I hope it performs better than it looks. Enjoy it and maybe get it painted completly matte black


Harsh !

How much have you spent on your wife or girlfriend (or boyfriend) ? Pics to see if you have invested well ?? ;)


HAAHHAAHAHAHAH, LOL.


Image

btw - i think it's a great bike
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Lukeyboy » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:46 pm

Nice bike Nick. I don't mind the looks of the Cervelo S5 (almost bought the 2012 team edition but the store and others had supplier issues last year) but that colour scheme they brought out I don't like. They haven't done a team edition livery for the 2013 S5 have they?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby TMjpn » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:56 pm

Svelt bike, that S5. It doesn't look like it's made to go slow, thats for sure.

Congrats on the purchase, I hope it gives you many good miles.

Now I reckon my KOM has about 3x the frontal area that thing has, so If I see you out, I'm sucking on your wheel. If I can catch you, that is :)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby HLC » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:29 pm

I love the S5's, and that looks sweet. I just wish they did a model with a horizontal top tube, i'd buy one tomorrow. Seriously dislike compact geo/long head tubes.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby MarkG » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:30 pm

S5 = win
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dan » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:58 am

What that cervelo needs is more cowbell.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby munga » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:00 am

What everything needs is more walken.

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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ni78ck » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:03 am

lukeyboy, to answer your question there are only 2 models of S5 this year.
the base and the VWD. the team edition has beed deleted.
the base models looks hot i think. its a little darker grey than mine. its more charcoal really and instead of white it has silver.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:42 am

Naw. The black livery Cervelos are always the best :P
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby biker jk » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:41 am

ni78ck wrote:I'm more interested in performance than having a bike looking totally bling. I do like it though and I know it's not a pinerello looking bike but after riding the S5 there are not too many comparisons :) just my opinion of coarse.


Hi Nick. Which features of the bike provide the extra performance you mention? Is it the aero design? It doesn't appear to be frame weight or stiffness according to this report.

http://www.cycletechreview.com/2012/media/carbon-frame-stiffness-giant-bicycles/
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dimma » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:54 am

My opinion only is the red bar tape destroys the entire look of the bike, why?
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:57 am

munga wrote:What everything needs is more walken.

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Oh yeah.

Chilling stuff before Walken, after...
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby stinhambo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:02 am

Dimma wrote:My opinion only is the red bar tape destroys the entire look of the bike, why?


Not sure if it's intentional but I think it's quite clever as it mimics the shape and colour of the 5 on the seat tube.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ni78ck » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:52 am

biker jk wrote:
ni78ck wrote:I'm more interested in performance than having a bike looking totally bling. I do like it though and I know it's not a pinerello looking bike but after riding the S5 there are not too many comparisons :) just my opinion of coarse.


Hi Nick. Which features of the bike provide the extra performance you mention? Is it the aero design? It doesn't appear to be frame weight or stiffness according to this report.

http://www.cycletechreview.com/2012/media/carbon-frame-stiffness-giant-bicycles/

Biker jk, not sure if your after a gee up or what, but aero frames have a proven record. Also the cervelo that they have on that chart is the base model S5 which is 300grams heavier and an inferior carbon layup. To my knowledge the S5 VWD is the lightest aero frame in the world. My size 56 is 960 grams. If I wanted light I would go for the R5 ca or r5 vwd.
There may be a lighter aero bike now as the s5 has been around for two years.
Just some facts for you........
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby ni78ck » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:56 am

stinhambo wrote:
Dimma wrote:My opinion only is the red bar tape destroys the entire look of the bike, why?


Not sure if it's intentional but I think it's quite clever as it mimics the shape and colour of the 5 on the seat tube.

It was intentional and after always having had black bar tape for years I left the decision to the bike builder. I'm happy :) i may go white in afew months :)
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby Dimma » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:05 am

Nick, how does it go climbing? Or is it a specific purpose bike?
I've just ordered a BH Ultralight but did consider a G6 but was worried about comfort/position on long climbs. In a perfect world I'd have both, but given the choice of just one bike I went the Ultralight.
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Re: Bike Gallery

Postby stinhambo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:57 am

ni78ck wrote:
stinhambo wrote:
Dimma wrote:My opinion only is the red bar tape destroys the entire look of the bike, why?


Not sure if it's intentional but I think it's quite clever as it mimics the shape and colour of the 5 on the seat tube.

It was intentional and after always having had black bar tape for years I left the decision to the bike builder. I'm happy :) i may go white in afew months :)


I feel all clever and such now!

Do you race or is it just an expensive present to yourself?
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