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Woops... didn't see this thread and posted my own. I just built this one up today. I love it. I have a Cervelo R3 and a Felt F2 and this bike is every bit as stiff, light and handles just as well for a 1/4 of the price. I couldn't be happier. Time on the fram will tell though. I am sure it will be a great bike for a long time.

14.83 lbs with clinchers and not built up so light. 55cm. I am 6foot.

Enjoy.
Frame RS2
Sram Red Groupo
KCNC Ti Post
SLR Gel Flow Team Edition Saddle
FSA OS-115 White Stem 110mm
Ritchey Classic Alum Bar with Specialized S-works tape
Ligero built Niobium 30mm rims, Sapim CxRay spokes, Tune Mig45 front hub and 180 rear hub.
ProRace III tires and thorn proof tubes...LOL!!!!
KCNC Skewers
Dura Ace Pedals
Forte 25gr Carbon Cages









 

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spinwax said:
Woops... didn't see this thread and posted my own. I just built this one up today. I love it. I have a Cervelo R3 and a Felt F2 and this bike is every bit as stiff, light and handles just as well for a 1/4 of the price. I couldn't be happier. Time on the fram will tell though. I am sure it will be a great bike for a long time.

14.83 lbs with clinchers and not built up so light. 55cm. I am 6foot.

Enjoy.
Frame RS2
Sram Red Groupo
KCNC Ti Post
SLR Gel Flow Team Edition Saddle
FSA OS-115 White Stem 110mm
Ritchey Classic Alum Bar with Specialized S-works tape
Ligero built Niobium 30mm rims, Sapim CxRay spokes, Tune Mig45 front hub and 180 rear hub.
ProRace III tires and thorn proof tubes...LOL!!!!
KCNC Skewers
Dura Ace Pedals
Forte 25gr Carbon Cages
I love the white paint and carbon . Did you paint it, or did it offered that way? I bought the red and white/carbon version, but like yours much more.
What do those wheels weigh? They must be crazy light to have gotten your build below 15lbs. 14.83, does that include the pedals?
I'm running Dura Ace 7800, Zipp cranks, AC classic 350 wheels, KCNC brakes, Arione CX saddle, Easton EC90 SLX3 bars, A sort of heavy but really cool looking Control Tech seat post, Keo Sprints. I need to change out my cassette and get some lighter pedals to start getting serious, but right now I'm at 15.1 lbs.

Nice Bike!
 

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AlexCad5 said:
I love the white paint and carbon . Did you paint it, or did it offered that way? I bought the red and white/carbon version, but like yours much more.
What do those wheels weigh? They must be crazy light to have gotten your build below 15lbs. 14.83, does that include the pedals?
I'm running Dura Ace 7800, Zipp cranks, AC classic 350 wheels, KCNC brakes, Arione CX saddle, Easton EC90 SLX3 bars, A sort of heavy but really cool looking Control Tech seat post, Keo Sprints. I need to change out my cassette and get some lighter pedals to start getting serious, but right now I'm at 15.1 lbs.

Nice Bike!
Correction though. It actually weighed out at 14.93 including pedals but no water bottle cages. Still very light. I should shave some weight with a lighter saddle (but I love the one on there), lighter Ritchey 4axis Stem and Carbon bars. I hate to say it, but I will probably just leave it the way it is. The bars are my faves right now with the Sram shifters. They worked horibly with the DA on my other bikes.
The wheels are a few grams under 1400grams.

This is a new version that is not even on the site yet. You can order it, but there are no pictures.

Thanks for the comments.
 

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I bumped this thread to report on the FKR8 fork that I just installed. I replaced an Easton EC90sl. the Easton is a perfectly good fork, and I have it on eBay, but for my purposes it was a bit harsh and transmitted the road to my hands - as in chip/seal. I think for racing, which I don't do, it's great, but for my recreational riding - centuries, etc over the chip seal I have found PF's own fork to be the thing I needed. It is plenty stiff, and compliant, :thumbsup: plus it's a 45 like the bike is designed for. So, good for PF! As an importer, they are tops, and they have a well designed frame in the RS2, and the FKR8 is a very good complement.
 

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close cousin?

I've heard that the Max Lelli Brigante uses the Pedal Force frame as well, I bought mine for $2,300 with 105/FSA components, race-x-lite wheels, it is a glossy clear-coat over the big-weave carbon, with white block letters that look cool (max lelli graphics are pretty cool if you guys want to google it)...

I've added Campy Chorus 11 full group, red keo sprint pedals, and recently came across some Zipp 404 Clinchers (not sure if I should keep the stickers or not)... red grip tape.

I'll try to find a photo to post if anyone is interested...
 

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Here's the pics of my Max Lelli Brigante, cousin of PF? You decide..

Ok like I said before, the Pedal Force when viewed frame-only looks VERY similar to certain Max Lelli models, especially the Tiburza... my bike, the brigante, is very similar in shape to the tiburza/pf, though the seat stays don't come together above the brake, whereas the tiburza/pf do.

Still, view the pics and tell me what you think, I think its basically the same frame, and I think its by the same manufacturer (ADK)... in any case, I'm a new cyclist but love the frame.
 

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Here's the pics of my Max Lelli Brigante, cousin of PF? You decide..

Ok like I said before, the Pedal Force when viewed frame-only looks VERY similar to certain Max Lelli models, especially the Tiburza... my bike, the brigante, is very similar in shape to the tiburza/pf, though the seat stays don't come together above the brake, whereas the tiburza/pf do.

Still, view the pics and tell me what you think, I think its basically the same frame, and I think its by the same manufacturer (ADK)... in any case, I'm a new cyclist but love the frame.
 

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editmire said:
Ok like I said before, the Pedal Force when viewed frame-only looks VERY similar to certain Max Lelli models, especially the Tiburza... my bike, the brigante, is very similar in shape to the tiburza/pf, though the seat stays don't come together above the brake, whereas the tiburza/pf do.

Still, view the pics and tell me what you think, I think its basically the same frame, and I think its by the same manufacturer (ADK)... in any case, I'm a new cyclist but love the frame.
I have a Pedal Force ZX3 which is the same (at least the mold if not the CF grade) as yours. Yes, it is from ADK. And my seatstays do not come together above the brakes. The ones that come together above the brakes are the ones from the RS. For some reason, there's a typo in the PF page that says ZX3 instead of RS. This is a picture from the real ZX3 section on PF.

https://pedalforce.com/online/images/zx3_12.jpg
 

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roadaddict101 said:
what sizes should a 6 foot 1 person get . and are these bikes durable ?
I am 6'1" 156lbs with very long legs and short upper body. I ride a 55 (pictured below) with a 10cm saddle to bar drop.

I absolutely love the bike. It is light, pretty stiff and good looking. I am a serious racer and beat on the bike everyday. It has been good to me and taken me to a top 5 in almost every race this yr. :) Hopefully that is a good enough testimonial.

 

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spinwax said:
I am 6'1" 156lbs with very long legs and short upper body. I ride a 55 (pictured below) with a 10cm saddle to bar drop.

I absolutely love the bike. It is light, pretty stiff and good looking. I am a serious racer and beat on the bike everyday. It has been good to me and taken me to a top 5 in almost every race this yr. :) Hopefully that is a good enough testimonial.

Very cool bike. One question. At 6'1" I would think you would go for a larger frame. What measurement do you have from the middle of the cranks to the top of the saddle?
 
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