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izzaizza Posts: 1,561
edited May 2011 in Your road bikes
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Frame: Specialized S-works SL3
Forks: Specialized S-works SL3
Bars: Pro-Lite ergo
Stem: Ritchey 4-Axis WCS
Headset: Specialized S-works SL3
Bar Tape:

Brakes:: FSA

Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace
Cables: Specialized
Front Mech: Dura Ace
Rear Mech: Dura Ace

Seat: Prologo C.one 30
Seat Post: Specialized S-works Pave

Crankset: Shimano Ultegra
Cassette: Shiimano Ultegra
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon

Wheels: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL's
Tire: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX

Accessories: Focus bottle cages, pump

Weight:About 7.5kg
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  • pitchshifterpitchshifter Posts: 1,476
    Love the stem

    What size is it? Looks tiny, and i was expecting it to be lighter than 7.5kg with all that carbon..
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    Its a 58cm, with 130mm stem. Compared to other cyclists I ride with who are similar size to me (6' 2", 13 st 6lb, inside leg 34 in) the frame always looks small compared to theirs due to sloping nature of top bar.

    If it didn't have the pump then down at 7.1Kg - haven't measured it with the pump so didn't want to falsely brag.
  • DoombrainDoombrain Posts: 360
    Nice pump :-)
    LOL road riding.
  • is it just me or is the seat tube ridiculously sloped?!

    still wouldn't say no though! :)
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Whoah!!!

    I was thinking SL3 for my next frame, I ride a size 58 but the way it looks like someone has squashed the rear end has put me off big time :(:(
  • emxemx Posts: 164
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Whoah!!!

    I was thinking SL3 for my next frame, I ride a size 58 but the way it looks like someone has squashed the rear end has put me off big time :(:(

    to be fair though, the pics are pretty dreadful....
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    Those super sloping top tubes look awful!
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011
    edited April 2011
    double post :oops:
    Manchester wheelers

    PB's
    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    I think the massive headtube just accentuates the sloping top tube. I don't mind the slope - but that headtube just looks mahoosive. Regardless, nice colour-coordination throughout.
  • But andy and alberto liked theirs last year , thats good enough for me :)
  • glasgowbhoyglasgowbhoy Posts: 1,341
    Is that a flagpole in the seat tube?
  • emxemx Posts: 164
    Is that a flagpole in the seat tube?

    what do you mean..?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Cos it's freaking long :shock:
  • I was looking at an HTC SL3 in my LBS today, didn't look anywhere near as squashed at the back. Did look nice though, shame I don't have the cash.

    :(
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I was looking at an HTC SL3 in my LBS today, didn't look anywhere near as squashed at the back. Did look nice though, shame I don't have the cash.

    :(

    That's good to know, I was gutted it looks like that in my size :(
  • emxemx Posts: 164
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Cos it's freaking long :shock:

    is there an acceptable aesthetic length for seatposts then..? Presumably the guy has it that length because it is the right length for him.....
  • The-beastThe-beast Posts: 140
    hoping to get my hands on a tarmac s-works sl3, hope its doesnt slope that much
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    I've only put the Prologo saddle on recently. Due to lack of padding and overall shape, the depth is minimal.

    In order to keep comfortable this meant raising the seatpost height.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    emx wrote:
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Cos it's freaking long :shock:

    is there an acceptable aesthetic length for seatposts then..? Presumably the guy has it that length because it is the right length for him.....

    The issue is the massive slope of the top tube causing you to have that much post.
  • Nap, haven't you got a Colnago? Now a S-Works you flash censored !
    Helmand Province is such a nice place.....
  • christurbochristurbo Posts: 432
    I love this bike.
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    In terms of slopes and angles, my photos were taken quickly on an iPhone o. Sloping ground.

    More professional shots of the bike and me can be seen at http://sportivephoto.thirdlight.com/vie ... d=14695924
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Neil- no, just have am aluminium colnago these days, sold my carbon C50 and bling wheels...

    Plan to return to the land of bling in a year or two...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Izza- any chance of a shot on the level with the camera level too so it's not looking down on it?...
  • izzaizza Posts: 1,561
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Izza- any chance of a shot on the level with the camera level too so it's not looking down on it?...

    Will do.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Ta x
  • NapoleonD wrote:
    Ta x

    Is that a kiss you've put on the end of that post?
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    Yes, why? Xx
  • Oh, no reason. Just thought it was a bit "fruity", but then you are a Police Officer after all...
  • AndyF16AndyF16 Posts: 506
    Does look a bit extreme, but very nice looking bike apart from the dragster-like stance
    2011 Bianchi D2 Cavaria in celeste (of course!)
    2011 Enigma Echo 57cm in naked Ti
    2009 Orange G2 19" in, erm orange
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