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I was riding next to a guy today (in the B2GC) who has one of these frames. They look great. After chatting to him about itI am now very tempted to get one. On the todo list I think. Where's the best place to look at buying one of these frames (FM098???).
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Have a read of this
long read but essentially it is sayig Swisstop Yellow + long mountain descents with carbon rims = no no
http://www.velobuild.com/fm098-group-bu ... ?start=120
Excellent article thanks . Should be a sticky in the safety or road cycling subforums on the correct use of carbon clinchers
Looking at the bike gallery on Velobuild there seems to be at least three different types of FM098 frames going around, the shape of the one in the pictures above looks more like the Mclaren Venge on which it is modelled on than some of the other ones especially the area where the top tube meets the head tube. Are they all from the same manufacturer / seller?
Could have something to do with different frame sizes? Pretty sure it's one manufacturer and several sellers.
I think maybe newer model is the uglier venge style.
As an example, compare this one:
http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... G_9609.JPG
with this one:
http://www.velobuild.com/images/buildAr ... AG0104.jpg
Purt could be right, it may just be the different frame sizes, but the area around where the top tube head tube and down tube meet just looks too different. I prefer the look of the second one, which also looks much more like the original S-Works Mclaren Venge on which it is supposedly based.
That looks hideous
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I think the second one looks terrible :S
You can tell that the second one is a much bigger frame, based on the size of the wheels. Looks like they stretched the whole frame upwards. Aesthetics aren't helped by the stack of spacers and super-up angle stem.
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Gees thanks guys that is my pride and joy
Roadie: BeOne Black, SRAM Force, TWE 50mm full carbon clinchers, Vértebrae ceramic cable housings
MTB: Chin29er, Fox Terralogic, XT, 3T and TWE wheels
ex-MTB now commuter: Cannondale F900 (CAAD 4), Headshok, TWE wheels, XT and Elixr CR
I like this FM098 best of all.
Ok so I've been looking to get a nice set of wheels to replace the Shimano RS-10's that came with my bike. Which led my to these:
Rim: 50mm clincher 20H/24H external 3k Matt finish
Spoke: Sapim CX-Delta black Jbend
Nipple: Sapim Sils red or black
Weight: 1430g+/-30g for one pair
Accessories: 2 pairs brake pads and 1 pair skewers
Going to be my race day wheels, I've only just started racing and I think these are going to be my reward for getting to C grade. Just want to know your thoughts if these are going to make a suitable wheel set for racing? Should I go deeper, there does tend to be a bit of wind around the course most days? The course is flat, no hills there is a small incline but it is nothing, oh and I weigh ~70kg.
I considered tubulars there but these wheels are already pushing my budget, I believe clinchers are less effort to maintain and worry about and I don't mind the ~100g extra.
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