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My new Raleigh SP Comp

Steve_b77Steve_b77 Posts: 1,680
edited November 2011 in Your road bikes
Thought I's share my new road bike with you, it's a warranty replacement for my cracked Raleigh Airlite U6 Race. I ended up getting a whole bike as replacement less than 3 weeks after I dropped the old one off at the shop - great service IMHO.

First impressions are after a couple of quick 30km rides, the bike feels great, really responsive and snappy in acceleration.

It feels very stiff when you're out of the saddle and cranking on the bars :D a marked improvement over my old bike.

Hopefully i'll be back out on it again tomorrow if the rain holds off. I reckon the only thing I'm planning on changing is the wheels, I had RS20's on my old bike and the new RS80's have caught my eye - also a cracking way to shed over 300g's from the bike in the most important area.

It's a slightly dodgy iPhone Pic in front of the fire for now :wink:


Frame: Raleigh SP 12k Carbon Frame
Forks: Raleigh SP 12k Carbon
Bars: ITM Wing
Stem: ITM Alutech
Headset: FSA Orbit C40
Bar Tape: Raleigh SP

Front Brake Lever: Shimano 105
Front Caliper: Tektro Quartz R740
Rear Brake Lever: Shimano 105
Rear Caliper: Tektro Quartz R740

Shifters: Shimano 105
Cables: Shimano
Front Mech: Shimano 105
Rear Mech: Shimano 105

Seat: San Marco SKN
Seat Post: ITM Alutech
Seat Post Clamp: ITM Alutech

Cranks: FSA Gossamer Mega Exo Compact
Chainring(s): 50/34
Chain: Shimano 105
Cassette: Shimano 105 12-27T
Pedals: Exustar E-PR101P
Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo

Front Wheel:
Rim: Shimano RS10
Spokes: 16 Stainless Steel Bladed
Hub: Shimano RS10
Tube: Schwalbe
Tire: Schwalbe Durano Race Guard

Back Wheel:
Rim: Shimano RS10
Spokes: 20 Stainless Steel Bladed
Hub: Shimano RS10
Tube: Schwalbe
Tire: Schwalbe Durano Race Guard

Accessories: FSA Carbon headset spacers, 2 x Specialized Rib Cages, Cateye Velo Computer

Weight: 8.45kg


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