Mmm tasty new Avanti

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Calvin27 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:22 pm

Ordered!

*Edit - crap, I didn't know it came with rotors - and 140mm is sold out. Too excited haha.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:10 pm

Are the calipers the same between a 140 and 160mm rotor?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:06 am

Yes, just the rotors and caliper adapters will be different, but you won't need either.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 11:30 am

Folks the trigger has been pulled...
Versa srs 11 shifters purchased
Trp spyre brakes ordered from merlin cycles
Jagwire hyper stainless universal brake cables
Giant contact 44cm, 135 drop 90mm reach
Fizik bar tape and 90mm cinelli stem just in case.

Will post photos as i go
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby MattyK » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:37 am

Looking forward to seeing it!

Did you get a new shifter outer cable or did you figure the existing one is long enough?
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby dinga78 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:44 pm

new shifter outer 3m of sp41 shimano. figured it was just easier. got a 60mm race face stem on sale from merlin also so i have the full range covered.....think the current 110mm stem and long top tube will be too much of a stretch for me but we'll see.

will have spare 160mm rotors that i cant use and possibly the riser bars, alfine 11 shifter and avid elixr 1s if anyone needs any gear cheap.
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby the grid » Fri May 02, 2014 4:43 pm

Theres a XL inc 3 on ebay and bike exchange no bids yet at $800
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Biffidus » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:14 pm

I found out today that my Inc3 gets some nasty speed wobbles at ~66kph. I'm very glad it has good brakes!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby find_bruce » Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:36 pm

Biffidus wrote:I found out today that my Inc3 gets some nasty speed wobbles at ~66kph. I'm very glad it has good brakes!

Darn, just short of the legendary fred woo hoo speed of 46 mph

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Biffidus » Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:06 pm

Yeah I was definitely not going woohoo.

More like, if I don't slow down this is going to hurt!
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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby blovquist » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:03 am

Good Morning

I am looking for a new commuting/general runabout bicycle. I have been looking at the Inc 3 and I came across this conversation. I will be riding in regional NSW on the south coast around Moruya.

There are a few things that concern me.
1. Is the bike robust enough for rougher (gravel) roads, fire trails?
2. How well will it cope when I get pushed off the pavement onto the shoulder?
3. What is the maximum tyre width that could be fitted to the bike (with and without fenders)? I asked Avanti but they refused to tell!

If anybody could offer any advice/experiencs I would be grateful.

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Re: Mmm tasty new Avanti

Postby Biffidus » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:34 am

My commute covers dirt paths, some gravel and quite a few rough curbs/ramps. The wheels are solid with lots of spokes. No worries so far!

It comes with 40mm Conti Sports Contacts and there's plenty of room for a wider tyre or 45mm mudguards. I'm running 28mm with 35mm planetbike mudguards. Be aware there's only a single set of fender/rack mount points at the back.
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