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I like the look of the de rosa
I'm with you on that one, those seat stays are just glorious. The only thing I'd change is the crank, I've never liked the look of the red outer chainring. Looks too much like a cheap plastic chainguard tarted up.
they do a shimano model
http://www.derosanews.com/english/DEROS ... _Disk.html
Not a big fan of the modern DA cranks either! Needs one of these I reckon
Love the look of Record cranks. I was disappointed to read that they are dumping the Ultra Torque design next year though.
And even more from Eurobike 13
Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod disc
And then Focus Izalco Max disc
the focus has 142 bolt through drop outs. for the rear. this seems different to everyone else, but otherwise it looked pwetty
It would be interesting to see what the heel clearance is on the Focus, as many were whining about the use of 135mm on a road bike.
At the moment, i don't have any issues on the Liscio, especially since I chnage dthe calipers and was able to route the hose for the rear on the inside of the chain stay
i have issues on my current road bike. big feet/shoes
Indeed. I'm still running my 2009 Centaur UT crank and it's performing majestically.
Older cranks are lovely to look at. The new ones are like alien thing, especially the Dura Ace ones. I love using old SRAM cranksets as they are light with spiders and chainwheels similar to older cranks.
I like my 2013 SRAM Red setup with the Black Praxis works rings.
I too am not in love with the current 6700/7900/6800/9000 series cranks. I still think the DA7800 was a schmick looking unit, esp the Carbon one !!
But back to discs !!
This is where I startd drooling...
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
Centurion! That's a name that's been out of the Aussie market for 20 odd years.
My first roadie was a Centurion (cool story hansel)
2014 Genesis range features a lot of discs. I'll take a new Day One Di2 please
Some pages ago, there were some pics of the Ashima cable/hyd converter that look a bit 'agricultural' as shown at the Taipei show.
Well, it's been a bit more productyionised, and here is some more info
Ashima Hydromech converter
Is apparently very light (80g), and has some interesting features, but isn't available till March 2014 !!
By then, the Shimano 6870 Disc will be available as well as the SRAM 22 disc, so it's a bit late ?
Not for people who want to run what they've got, or prefer the lower cost and/or simplicity of mechanical. Not everyone's got upgradeitis.
I got it for sure, but sadly (also fortuneatly really), the cost to upgrade vs the benefit (to go to Di2 & Integrated Hydraulics or the SRAM integrated hydraulics) is waaaay too much - over $1,200 for either of the versions (and that's sourcing it from the cheapest places )
[sigh] Will have to make do with the dynohub instead as my latest "upgrade"
One of you people with upgradeitis might be interested in the lastest Di2/hydro levers from the big S.
http://www.bikeradar.com/au/road/gear/c ... stem-47604
Its not an overly positive review is it ?
I think those levers are aimed as a direct competitor to the S700 version from SRAM.
Be interesting to see what the end price is
Maybe I read it wrong, but they gave it 5 stars and said it had the same lever feel as the other Di2 levers. They said it was better than SRAM because of this. I think the negatives were the finish and not part of a specific group, but neither of these are a problem for me. I suppose it comes down to what you prioritise.
As for the price of leading edge stuff, as the saying goes, if you have to ask the price...
They rated them 4.5 stars, but how can they without a price ?
As one reader showed the SRP is 600 quid, which is over $1,000, which makes it a pretty expensive proposition, with the SRAM offering cheaper (but they are a mech system).
And if you have a mech system on a bike (as I do), then upgrading to Di2 is already expensive !! And SRAM RD & FD's are expensive as well !!! Wiggle have the S700 levers listed at A$360 a side and trhe Red versions at A$523 per side
Really, they need to be compared head to head with the SRAM system, but I don't have the cash to seriously look at either system, so i guess I'm stuck with what I already have. Oh dear
And another writeup of the Di2 disc version, but on 11sp Ultegra (but using the non series levers)
And also a writeup of the TRP Hylex levers for Singlespeed bikes - USD$159 per side !!
Avid BB7S Mechanical Disc Brake Review
For those seeking that important 30 gram* loss of weight. ( * for front + rear and not including any possible rotor weight reduction)
http://urbanvelo.org/avid-bb7s-mechanic ... ke-review/
The new BB7S brakes ship with the HS1 rotor, which is said to be an improvement over the classic G2 Cleansweep rotor in that it displaces heat a little better and works better in wet weather. It certainly looks the part, and likely weighs a hair less. Speaking of weight, the BB7S caliper weighs just 197 g as opposed to the classic BB7′s which eclipsed 212 g.
always good to see a review based on such a nice orange bike seems that the owner has now swapped from drop bars to flats....
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