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S-Works SL4 Race Black

99thmonkey99thmonkey Posts: 667
edited January 2012 in Your road bikes
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  • Lordy - that is one nice bike!
  • muchos likey very much!

    Can I ask:

    1. have you ridden it yet, whats it like
    2. What did you replace/add too
    3. How much?

    Finally love the fact that it has its own bed
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  • vespariovespario Posts: 228
    Loving the simplicity of the bike. Great wheels. Your mrs is more understanding than mine! Wouldn't have my bike on the bed!
  • alihisgreatalihisgreat Posts: 3,872
    i think i'm in love <3

    ..although i would be torn between keeping it as is, or putting on a black chainset.
  • speshsteve wrote:
    muchos likey very much!

    Can I ask:

    1. have you ridden it yet, whats it like
    2. What did you replace/add too
    3. How much?

    Rode the test bike 100 miles or so and thought it felt stiffer and more responsive, coming off a S-Works SL3 I just got more of the same and 10% on top in terms of performance, but I got 25% in looks. I had both a 56 & 58 SL3 and the 56 always felt the aggressor so I went 56 on this.

    The total retail build would be £6300 as no expense was spared, the Groupset is Full Dura Ace inc Pedals and chain, the S-Works Carbon Cranks beat DA hands down but it costs, and the finishing kit (saddle, seatpost, stem & bars) came in at £800 alone!

    I have the original S-Works SL Pave Seatpost which I did consider selling but will keep incase I ever sell it! I doubt I will as the SL4 is here to stay and wont be replaced for 2-3 years yet, just the colours will change
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,102
    That looks evil, very stealthy 8)
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  • Whats the total weight?
  • With the DA CL50's its just under 15lb and with my DA CL24's its 14lbs dead with pedals
  • Im sure with the weightweenie wheels it could easily hit low 13lbs!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    What's it like for wheelies and skids?
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  • Mate its impossible to get the front end up but them DA stoppers make it slide like a MoFo with big black ones marking up the tarmac like a censored on dry porcelin
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    You can't wheelie it then? You can on my Apollo. I thought it'd be easier on a lighter bike :(
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  • Im not as awesome as you dude, just look at my post count!
  • FransJacquesFransJacques Posts: 2,148
    So did you, like, change the sheets afterwards or what?

    My g-friend woulda freaked had she seen me defile our bed like that :-)

    TBH it ain't no R5 but bikes like that are in the riding, not so much in the lookin'
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  • Very true, itll only be new once and Im looking forward to every mile this year!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    99thmonkey wrote:
    Im not as awesome as you dude, just look at my post count!

    I must be around 60x more awesome than you then.

    Backed up by the fact I'm Cartmel Close skid champion.
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  • If i had a bike like that i would take it to bed also :)
  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    Nice bike, very pro looking. Enjoy!
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  • RowCycleRowCycle Posts: 367
    My for good bike' stays on the bed in the spare room - only as there is no space on the floor due to diy in the rest of the house. But it doesn't stop the amount of digs I get from the mrs about it.

    The joys of having enough money to buy a bike like that, think I'd have to pop the mrs off and claim the life insurance to be able to do that... now there's a thought...
  • NapoleonD wrote:

    Backed up by the fact I'm Cartmel Close skid champion.

    No way! Which Year?
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
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    I beat the other contestant by the length of an Austin Montego.
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  • clarkey catclarkey cat Posts: 3,641
    that looks fast.
  • ashleymp777ashleymp777 Posts: 1,212
    Ahh, I like that! Very stealthy, just my cup of tea.
  • Love the matt black carbonised look on Specialized bikes. That is one mighty fine bike sir!
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  • ave_itave_it Posts: 16
    99thmonkey wrote:
    speshsteve wrote:
    muchos likey very much!

    Can I ask:

    1. have you ridden it yet, whats it like
    2. What did you replace/add too
    3. How much?

    Rode the test bike 100 miles or so and thought it felt stiffer and more responsive, coming off a S-Works SL3 I just got more of the same and 10% on top in terms of performance, but I got 25% in looks. I had both a 56 & 58 SL3 and the 56 always felt the aggressor so I went 56 on this.

    The total retail build would be £6300 as no expense was spared, the Groupset is Full Dura Ace inc Pedals and chain, the S-Works Carbon Cranks beat DA hands down but it costs, and the finishing kit (saddle, seatpost, stem & bars) came in at £800 alone!

    I have the original S-Works SL Pave Seatpost which I did consider selling but will keep incase I ever sell it! I doubt I will as the SL4 is here to stay and wont be replaced for 2-3 years yet, just the colours will change

    Looking at getting one myself, very nice
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  • andy46andy46 Posts: 1,666
    Lovely bike and nice photos.
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  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    your fence needs some creosote.
  • rake wrote:
    your fence needs some creosote.

    Is that a gay Euphemism?
  • rakerake Posts: 3,204
    i dont know.
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