The new Domane SLR7 disc

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby jasonc » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:40 pm

Holesy wrote:Is the Di2 Disc version even coming to Aus?

Sadly not :(
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby g-boaf » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:42 am

DG1984 wrote:Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:


So you should basically have two bikes. A nice one that you are only allowed to ride on special occasions, and another one for commuting, etc?

This trek would seem to tick both boxes.

FWIW, I use a Giant TCR for commuting some times. It might be an unfashionable brand name, but that bike is below the racing minimum weight and is very, very fast. It has no troubles being used for commuting. It's a bike, so it'll get ridden. I can keep mine inside our building though, as do a few others who ride racing bikes.

zero wrote:As long as you accept that all weather riding eventually wears out levers, derailleurs, wheels, freehubs, chains, cassettes, chainrings, and that some parts of sporting groupsets (cranksets) seem to have finite fatigue lives, then its all fine


Aww gawd, they are bikes, they are designed to be ridden. :roll: Mine have sporting groupsets (2x Dura Ace 9000, 1x Ultegra Di2, 1x 105) and get ridden a huge amount in all sorts of weather and they survive. You just have to look after them like anything else. I don't want to sound grumpy, but it's not that hard.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby warthog1 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:37 am

g-boaf wrote: I don't want to sound grumpy, but it's not that hard.


You didn't succeed :P

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:19 pm

g-boaf wrote:
DG1984 wrote:Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:


So you should basically have two bikes. A nice one that you are only allowed to ride on special occasions, and another one for commuting, etc?



Yes. That is exactly how I framed my opinion as to why I thought it was excessive. I'm so glad you understand.





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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:35 pm

g-boaf wrote:FWIW, I use a Giant TCR for commuting some times.


Haven't you commuted on the P5? That's hardcore. I keep seeing the little pic on the commuter challenge :oops: :lol:

Meh, ride what you want I say :D

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby g-boaf » Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:18 pm

Uh, yeah I have. It's not nearly as extreme as it looks.

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