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August 27, 2013 at 4:01 pm #94523
How do you like those cork pads?Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?August 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm #94511
54 cm. Interested?Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?August 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm #94510
I have always loved your bike and I will continue to love your bike. Have I mentioned that I love your bike?Have you ever wondered if there was more to life, other than being really, really, ridiculously good looking?August 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm #94499
I used to have one of those bikes. I miss it…August 18, 2013 at 11:56 pm #94491
The style points far outweigh any minimal weight and / or aero penalty.August 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm #94490
<div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>pritchet74 wrote:</div>
Mt Lemmon is a MUST! I was there about 18 months ago. Here was the view from 14 miles up the climb.<br>
The climb isn’t too steep (a steady 5%), but the best part is the descent. All turns are very wide and the pavement is perfect. You can really just bomb the descent and dive into every corner and never touch the brakes. Climbing the 14 miles took me 90 minutes and the descent was 27 minutes. Absolutely the most fun 27 minutes I have ever had on the bike.
That would be about 31 mph average for the descent, yet it is 5% and you never touch the brakes? That doesn’t seem to “add up”, unless you’re not very aero ( to an extreme) or some of the figures aren’t correct. Am I missing something?
Sorry – I hadn’t seen this before.
The descent was done in 2 sections coming down from the 14 mile big overlook area. The 1st 5 miles (10 minutes) I was with someone who didn’t like to descend fast, so I was taking it easy. Then I went at my own pace and once I got up to speed the data from there to the descent (the stretch where I really got to enjoy the descent) is:
14 min 39 sec
99 rpm average
Data for the entire descent (including 1 stop to let the hands thaw out)
26 min 51 sec
31.1 rpm average
The data probably isn’t adding up because the 1st 5 miles were done pretty slow and then we stopped to get the feeling back in my hands. Then it took me about 0.69 miles to get up to speed (the legs were trashed from the climb) – then I really got to have fun for the rest of the way.August 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm #94486
The idea of a great head tube badge seems to have died a fair amount of years ago. I love that this bike has one. Head tube badges are like beautiful women – the world will always need more of them.August 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm #94484
Nope. She will stay at home. I will be at Interbike though. Will you be there this year?August 15, 2013 at 4:41 pm #94483
Those tires have to go. That’s a GORGEOUS bike!August 15, 2013 at 4:40 pm #94482
That head tube badge is awesome!August 12, 2013 at 5:47 pm #94449
Those should be compatible. Very good bearings in those pulleys too.August 8, 2013 at 7:10 pm #94445
RTW – I was kind of shocked too, but it’s just time for a change.
My last race of the year is in a couple of weeks, so the build will be finalized right after that.August 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm #94411
It will be interesting to see how these hold up. I know 2 guys that have had the comparable Reynolds version of these rims (shallow carbon clinchers) that had rim delaminations & tire blowout occur towards the end of a high speed descent. Bad crashes. The guys at Enve surely put a lot of thought into this new design though.July 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm #94380
My question is what does this all really mean? From the flexiest crank in the test to the stiffest – is this something that you can really feel when riding? I am using an older style square taper bottom bracket SRM crankset – would I really feel a difference going to something else? Or is this just a fun math problem – I do like fun math problems.July 25, 2013 at 11:40 pm #94370
Wow. That looks incredible!