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like many of you i was wondering what happened to all those xmas special bd kestrels. i sat around, fidgeted and decided i couldn't pass up on the evoke frameset so i bit the bullet and it's been sitting around for the better part of 6 months. originally bummed because none of my easton ec90 bits fit, but eventually found the time to drop it off at velotech in palo alto and let tom & mark work the goods.

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Build List

Frame: Kestrel Evoke
Headset: Cane Creek Integrated
Stem: Thompson X2
Handlebar: CarbonLord (Yes I can ride w/o handlebars)
Bar Tape: Cinelli Cork - swapping for deda
Shifters: SRAM Force
Cables: GORE Ride-On
Brakeset: Zero Gravity - Neg Ti
Brakepads: Swiss Stop Yellow - swapping out to green
Seat: Fizik Arione - swapping out for something else
Seatpost: Thomson Elite 32.4
Crankset: CarbonLord Standard
Pedals: Speedplay X5 - swapping out for time rxs
Chain: KMC DX10SC
Cassette: Ultegra 12-23
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force - kcnc ceramic wheels need to be installed
Wheelset: Mavic Ksyrium - adding a carbon set soon w/sram red cassette
Tires: Michelin Pro Race 2 & Pro Light 2
Misc: Bontrager steerer cap, timbuk 2 saddlebag, garmin bits.

initial impressions:

i've only logged about 40 miles on this thing, and i like it. i probably spent more then i wanted on it but something tells me that it and i are going to be spending a whole lot more time together. also don't mind the tire color, those were from a previous bike...didn't feel like swapping tires for aesthetics sake. thinking white seat, bartape, and tires next. you?
 

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thx for the feedback, jhamlin - nice vintage seiko, been a monster fan myself for some time...although love my pams too.

after a few hundred miles, i really do like this bike. enough to put a new wheelset on it.

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