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New steel gate - Condor Acciaio

styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
edited April 2014 in Your road bikes
Fancied something a bit bigger than my last frame so thought I'd give one of these ago. Yet to ride it so saddle position will probably change. The headtube is pretty long so may end up with a -17 stem aswell. Don't know much about these frames so I'm looking forward to a trip out on it.

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  • velogeevelogee Posts: 133
    Yeah, I'm loving that. What the build chap?
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  • andrewc3142andrewc3142 Posts: 906
    edited March 2014
    I've had my Acciaio for about 6 years now. Pretty much the perfect bike for me. Quick, reliable, comfortable, looks good.


    Have fun!
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    That looks…

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    Enjoy!
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    Cheers. Glad to hear they’re a robust, nice riding frame.
    velogee wrote:
    Yeah, I'm loving that. What the build chap?

    Spec is a SRAM Rival groupset, 105 cassette, Zipp Service Course SL stem and seatpost (may require an inline, not sure till I ride it), Specialized Romin Evo carbon saddle, Pro bars, Velocity A23 rims with Hope hubs, Conti GP4000s 23c tyres and Shimano 105 pedals.
  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Still loving the Acciaio. Great frame. Nice build!
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  • andrewc3142andrewc3142 Posts: 906
    Nice build indeed.

    A mate of mine got one with Sram after having a go on mine and I have to say I'm the teensiest bit jealous.

    With you on the GP4000s tyres.
  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Let me know when you decide it's too big............
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  • flintlockflintlock Posts: 105
    What size is that? I've got a fratello and thinking of one of these for summer
  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    Flintlock wrote:
    What size is that? I've got a fratello and thinking of one of these for summer

    It's a size 61, hence the mammoth headtube. I was tempted to go for a custom build since it's £100 more I think, then I could have specced a shorter headtube, but I wasnt prepared to wait since I needed something sharpish.
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Looks great, especially for such a big size. Love the slammed stem. Just shows that most carbon bikes have too short a headtube.
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    Lush, though it does make mine (a 53) look like a child's bike!
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    Lush, though it does make mine (a 53) look like a child's bike!

    Haha, I'm a tall censored . The daft headtube on mine is probably a similar length as your seat tube.
  • flintlockflintlock Posts: 105
    Thanks for that. Im going to go for custom, basically a std 58 with a slightly shorter top tube. That will still come with a 205mm headtube the same as my fratello.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    ride and enjoy...
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    inseine wrote:
    Just shows that most carbon bikes have too short a headtube.

    I would dispute this statement, severely.

    I've got to agree with you there, very few off the shelf bikes nowadays have 'short' headtubes, most people in the know can see the trend has clearly been that headtubes have got taller in general in the last few years.
  • jordan_217jordan_217 Posts: 2,580
    mfin wrote:
    inseine wrote:
    Just shows that most carbon bikes have too short a headtube.

    I would dispute this statement, severely.

    I've got to agree with you there, very few off the shelf bikes nowadays have 'short' headtubes, most people in the know can see the trend has clearly been that headtubes have got taller in general in the last few years.

    Oh, you mean 'sportive' geometry/bikes? (aka marketing b0ll0cks)
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    I agree, I dont think headtubes are too short on carbon road bikes at all. I think it's just the cycling market has changed, these days there's a lot of "leisure" cyclists who probably enjoy a couple of rides per week and that's it. I imagine they don't bother "refining" their position on the bike and are happy to go with how it came from the shop i.e. with a mountain of spacers. And then there's also the assumption that a high stem is more comfortable, which is the opposite of what I've found. I just forces you to sit in an upright position putting strain on your lower back.

    Been out on it five times now and it rides very nicely, I think with a lower stem it'd be spot on.

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  • calumf50calumf50 Posts: 16
    Let me know when you decide it's too big............

    Put me on that list too.

    Nice bike fella!

    Our ride round the lake the other day got me researching acciaio's and found this thread. Very tempted... :mrgreen:
  • ameyamey Posts: 430
    Is this custom geo?
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    :D:D
  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    calumf50 wrote:
    Let me know when you decide it's too big............

    Put me on that list too.

    Nice bike fella!

    Our ride round the lake the other day got me researching acciaio's and found this thread. Very tempted... :mrgreen:

    Well, I havent sold it yet so it must be alrite I guess!
    amey wrote:
    Is this custom geo?

    No, If I couldve been bothered to wait I would have gone for custom I think. Instead I decided to opt for the one with the headtube the size of a small tree.
  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    How tall are you actually? You don't see many big bikes when it comes to press and forum photos.
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  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    Miles253 wrote:
    How tall are you actually? You don't see many big bikes when it comes to press and forum photos.

    Somewhere between 6'2" and 6'3"
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