The Elite’s modular monocoque carbon frame construction uses a unique multi weave carbon construction technique. This technique utilises two different types of raw carbon which have their own advantages. When they are precisely laid up in a specific way it allows for much greater control over the ultimate characteristic of each part of the frame whether it be stiffness, light weight or an ability to soak up road bumps.
Looks like a "new" model.. cosmic carbone 40 elite (clinchers).
[url=http://www.mavic.us/wheels-road-triathlon-cosmic-carbone-40-elite#.VDS96xaTGEE]Cosmic Carbone 40 Elite | Mavic - United States[/url]
Based on the specs looks essentially identical to the cosmic carbone 40 clinchers, except the MS ... Read More »
My almost four year old 2011 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact needs shifter drivetrain upgrade. I've been riding 3 to 4 times per week anywhere from 20 to 45 mile rides since I bought it and love the bike, but really wish that I'd bought at least 105 gruppo because the external shifter cables on b ... Read More »
Looking at a closeout on a '13 Roubaix Elite with 105. It is over 19 pounds. Any reason for that? A comparable Caad10 with 105 is 18 pounds in alum.
I don't think the wheels are the only culprit - I'm thinking maybe the frame?
I like the bike but it's a tad pricey for the weight. Unless al ... Read More »