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Re: TT Wheels

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:44 pm

Chookman wrote:The Ribble frame is produced (I believe) in the same factory as the new Planet X Exocet 2 which I have on order. Front end is identical, geometry and rear end is different. I have seen a few of the earlier Ribble TT frames and they are well made and fantastic value.


Yes they seem like a bloody good price!... over the last 24 hours looks like I am getting talked into a stage race 1st weekend of May with a 10km TT to start ...70 km stage next day followed by 25km TTT same day and a 100km the 3rd day... might look into a TT bike sooner rather than latter :D .
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:54 pm

That Planet X Exocet 2 frame looks like pretty good value - 899.99 GBP (1,334.93 AUD)

Ribbles offering looks even cheaper at 511.96 GBP (758.65 AUD), but doesn't include the forks and seat pillar, so the price differential is narrowed
Ribble Ultra TT Frame inc Seatclamp

The problem with any purchase such as this is gathering the necessary info, ie aero etc etc to make a decision

Also just for a quick price comparison, I surfed around for look 596 frames and only found pricing onUS ebay
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby Chookman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:36 pm

mikesbytes wrote:That [url=<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXEX2/planet_x_exocet_2_carbon_tt_frame_and_fork]Planet" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1329824104609="1">http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/FRPXEX2/planet_x_exocet_2_carbon_tt_frame_and_fork]Planet</A> X Exocet 2 frame[/url] looks like pretty good value - 899.99 GBP (1,334.93 AUD)

Ribbles offering looks even cheaper at 511.96 GBP (758.65 AUD), but doesn't include the forks and seat pillar, so the price differential is narrowed
[url=<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/triathlon-bike/Frames-TT-Ribble-Ultra-TT-Frame-inc-Seatclamp/RIBBFRAT206]Ribble" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1329824104609="2">http://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/sp/triathlon-bike/Frames-TT-Ribble-Ultra-TT-Frame-inc-Seatclamp/RIBBFRAT206]Ribble</A> Ultra TT Frame inc Seatclamp[/url]

The problem with any purchase such as this is gathering the necessary info, ie aero etc etc to make a decision

Also just for a quick price comparison, I surfed around for look 596 frames and only found pricing on[url=<A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=596&_sacat=98084&_odkw=look&_osacat=98084&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313]US" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1329824104609="3">http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=596&_sacat=98084&_odkw=look&_osacat=98084&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313]US</A> <A class=vglnk title="Link added by VigLink" href="http://www.ebay.com/" rel=nofollow target=_blank vglnk_1329824104609="4">ebay</A>[/url]


The Exocet2 is actually 750 GBP. 899 is the VAT inclusive price.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:04 pm

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Postby toolonglegs » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:14 pm

The ribble frame/ fork/ post is AU$911 delivered to you Mike.
€820 for me.
Very good price for a nice looking frame. Would still be a good price for an alloy frame but for full carbon it is exceptional.
Big thing for me is that they make a XL.
The chief has given the go ahead for the may stage race... And I think we should get a team of 4 no problem.
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:35 am

Did you include the seat post?
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:12 am

Yes... 3 items shipped to oz.
I have to pay the vat here but less shipping.Double checked.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:47 pm

Chookman wrote:The Exocet2 is actually 750 GBP. 899 is the VAT inclusive price.


Thanks Chookman, didn't spot that. 750.00 GBP = 1,109.95 AUD

toolonglegs wrote:The ribble frame/ fork/ post is AU$911 delivered to you Mike.
€820 for me.
Very good price for a nice looking frame. Would still be a good price for an alloy frame but for full carbon it is exceptional.
Big thing for me is that they make a XL.
The chief has given the go ahead for the may stage race... And I think we should get a team of 4 no problem.
Woohoo.


So we are talking just AU$200 between them, but of course that's no a consideration for you cos you need the mega size.

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Re: TT Wheels

Postby ozdavo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:57 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
So we are talking just AU$200 between them...


+GST & possibly duty on the Exocet2 as its over AUD$1000
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:07 pm

Mike I expect I will... But as I am considering 2nd hand at least I will have a chance of warranty with the ribble... That and my ribble winter bike has lasted 3 years so far! :-) .
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:09 pm

ozdavo wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:
So we are talking just AU$200 between them...


+GST & possibly duty on the Exocet2 as its over AUD$1000


Yes for us, but not for TLL

toolonglegs wrote:Mike I expect I will... But as I am considering 2nd hand at least I will have a chance of warranty with the ribble... That and my ribble winter bike has lasted 3 years so far! :-) .


And you won't put as many k's into it as your other bikes
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:14 pm

But it would be nice if it lasted a couple of years!.
I was very pleased to strip down my alloy cx frame the other day and find no cracks...put it away till next winter.
But then I have only done 6 races and 3 or 4 training rides on it... Maybe 15 hours in total.
Anyway price is very tempting even though I haven't got €800 floating around at the moment.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby Chookman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:15 pm

ozdavo wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:
So we are talking just AU$200 between them...


+GST & possibly duty on the Exocet2 as its over AUD$1000


Most likely GST - no duty that i'm aware of. There is also customs processing fee of around $50.
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:17 pm

Chookman... As they are both pretty similar why did you chose the planetx if you don't mind me asking
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby Chookman » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:44 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Chookman... As they are both pretty similar why did you chose the planetx if you don't mind me asking


I've had a Planet X stealth since '06 and it's been faultless - on top of that the PX guys are always very helpful.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:25 pm

Ah, I've just scored an old track disc wheel. I'll convert it to a front wheel as I'm not confident to use it as a rear wheel.

Pity I have no use for it until 2013
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:00 am

In this article, it is showing covers and saying that they are UCI legal

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/2013-vision-wheels-first-look
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:29 pm

Chookman wrote:Mike, As you do some track racing, I'd hang out for the Zipp 900 disc. they can be used for road or track - there is a track axle adaptor which is pretty inexpensive and the conversion is done in a few minutes. Corima also do a track converter but it costs a lot more and is a pain in the arse to convert. The wheel has to be ordered from the factory with the hub set up to take the convertor, and this costs extra. Also, good luck trying to get hold of one!


The Pro-Lite Padova Disc is Road & Track compatible, we include the track & freehub hardware with the purchase so you don't need to buy anything (except some some basic tools so you can swap the axle's over).

They are a very strong and highly regarded product, even suitable for use on a tandem.

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For the front, we sell the Pro-Lite Vicenza which are UCI approved. If you purchased a 50mm front, 50mm rear and a disc and for the price of 3 wheels you are covered for road, track and tt racing.

We also sell a 5-spoke carbon front wheel called the Rome if you want the ultimate tt combo, rome front, padova disc rear. The nice feature of the 5-spoke carbon is that its very manageable in cross winds and is said to have similar aero benefit to a 90mm spoked wheel. The rome also includes track adaptor hardware.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Mar 17, 2012 6:07 pm

I'm not interested in using the same wheel for road and track as I want to run different singles
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby jacks1071 » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:03 pm

mikesbytes wrote:I'm not interested in using the same wheel for road and track as I want to run different singles


Not sure if your road racing is run at a different part of the year to track (ours is seperate) - but if that were the case you could swap the tyres if you really wanted to.

I run tyres on mine that I'm happy to use for both road & track.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:22 am

Swapping them would be a major effort, its not like clinchers

In the long term, I'm happy to have different sets of wheels for the Track.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby Parrott » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:38 pm

Token front and disc saw em yesterday on here, pretty cheap.

I run a disc like jacks posted and an 85 mm token front. The disc is ok but on the heavy side. The 85mm front blows around a bit but once you get used to it you relax, I've never had to swap it out because of the wind. The disc is fine dont notice it in the wind.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:59 pm

What size tyres are people running for tt's?... I will be grabbing a set of planetx 80/100 for the moment in tubular.
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Re: TT Wheels

Postby Parrott » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:17 pm

toolonglegs wrote:What size tyres are people running for tt's?... I will be grabbing a set of planetx 80/100 for the moment in tubular.


Using vittoria in 700x 21. No science behind it just what others in the club recommended. Pretty happy with them.
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:27 pm

Yeah it just that I thought you ran tyres similar to run width so as not to negate some of the deep dishes effect.
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