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690MBCOMMANDO said:
Thought you guys might enjoy some pix of my new ride...
This blows! What a horrible ride. Don't let anyone catch you out there riding on it. Here, let me help by taking it off your hands...
 

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wow!!!!!!!11

that's like... my dream bike. when you're done with it, can i have it?
 

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Nice ride.You didn't cut any corners with that thing.

I have to ask,what is the deal with the Cervelo seatposts?I see some like yours and others that have a larger "head" on them.Is yours not a flippable one?
 

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Nice ride.You didn't cut any corners with that thing.

I have to ask,what is the deal with the Cervelo seatposts?I see some like yours and others that have a larger "head" on them.Is yours not a flippable one?

I have this Soloist as well as the Soloist Team. The new Soloist Carbons do not have flippable heads (whcih I never really flipped anyway since I have a Arione and so many saddle positions due to the length.

The new seatpost comes in 2 main finishes, a dull carbon (which I don't really care for since it looks unfinished) and a carbon weave - which I elected for.
 

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amazing ride, but um
why the carbon stem?
aluminum stems are lighter, and with a bike *that* nice, i would think you'd be comfortable pretty much no matter what your stem was?
-estone2
 

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Superb machine

690MBCOMMANDO said:
Thought you guys might enjoy some pix of my new ride...
A really stunning ride that you got yourself.
Can you tell us the components and the weight of this bombshell.
 

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Very short-soiling build, although I wonder why you didn't spend another $1000 or two and get Lightweight wheels as opposed to the low rent, clearance rack Bora Ultras.... ;)
 

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690MBCOMMANDO said:
Thought you guys might enjoy some pix of my new ride...

Nice ride. Welcome to the Bora club... Oh and by the way, your front QR is on the drive side. That doesn't go over so well at the Bora club. ;)
 

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13.21 lbs.
54 cm

Record Carbon Group
Zero Grav Ti Brakes
Arione Carbon Saddle
K-Wing Bar
K-Force Stem
CS200CAD Comp
Speedplay Zero Ti Pedals
Bora Ultra Wheels
 

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I gotta say, of all the bike porn people post around here...this is about as good as it gets.
 

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Wow, that is a pretty sharp looking bike. It looks like you did everything right on the spec (although I must say I really don't love the feel/weight of the FSA bar). Really, there are very few things I would change on it, and that says a lot because I am pretty particular about specs. However, I do have a question for all those Cervelo owners. How is that fork? It is supposed to be sub-300, but I was looking on Alpha Q website and that was for a 1" steerer. How much does it weigh and how does it ride? I have an Easton SLX on my bike and it is 272 cut and rides as well as anything I have been on. Granted, I really have never descended on a Colnago Star and my perception would be skewed because I am pretty light (135lbs.)

Anyway, congratulations, that is a bike that really made me say wow.
 

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Those are both nice Cervelos
I always liked the AlphaQ look on those. The reynolds looks good too.
BrknDreams6 those are the new csc zipp clinchers? Did they come as stock ?

690MBCOMMANDO is that the braided carbon rail Arione?

Lastly where either of you tempted by the R3? ;)

Here is my R2.5
15.7lb work in progress. Mavic brakes, Garcia clinchers, I have a Arione coming too. Pretty sure it can go 14 with brakes, wheels, seat & post change. But it rides fine now too.
 

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I took a look at the braided carbon (held it in my hand and compared it side by side), however I found the braided carbon Arione less preferable to the Arione Carbon for two reasons: the "tape wrap" over the carbon rails is very limited in length and thus I did not have the adjustment length of the Arione Carbon. Secondly, the braided carbon just did not convince me it was going to hold up as well as the Ti on the Arione Carbon - just my $0.02

As for the R3, it really wasn't a consideration for me since I fell in love with the siffness, comfort and aerodynamics of this bike that I did not feel the same for in the R3 but again this is personal preference and a serious buyer should try both b4 buying.
 
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