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Fresh for 2014 S-Works SL4 Di2

Carbon overlordCarbon overlord Posts: 152
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
Recent build. I'll let the pictures do the talking, medium 54cm frame at 14.3lb with bottle cages and pedals! :twisted:









  • upperoilcanupperoilcan Posts: 1,180
    Fantastic effort.

    Im loving the orange.
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  • DHA987SDHA987S Posts: 284
    That looks very nice!

    How does di2 shift with the sworks cranks (not sure which chainrings you have)?
  • Yeah, orange is my favourite colour so it had to be!

    Apparently the colourway was/is a limited import from America according to Specialized UK?!

    Di2 is Di2 - faultless. Chain rings are Strong light CT2 ceramic as per image 1.

    Shifting seems fine up to now. Granted I would hazard a guess it's not Dura Ace 9000 chainset quality but the running is silent and shifting seems impeccable.
  • crescentcrescent Posts: 1,102
    Looks fantastic. And that picture of everything laid out on the workbench excites me more than it should :oops:
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  • papaveropapavero Posts: 57
    Great looking bike

    That road was a bit busier this afternoon!

  • Bike Porn - love this as much as the wig go man love picture thread now where did that go....

    This and an aero orange venge would be heaven
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260

    Specialized are doing some great looking frames at the moment.
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  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    The bottom pic .. is that looking towards Coniston Water from the side of Kirby Moor ? And did
    you take the picture yesterday afternoon ?
  • Yes and yes @cedar404!
  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    I think we exchanged pleasantries around 3pm as I went past on
    my blue ribble.
  • Maybe, although I wasn't up there until around 5pm as I had hung back to help a lad up the hill (I.e. stuck with him as he was suffering) before heading off around the lake. Managed a swift 50 miles solo after work on the beast at 18.2mph avg with 3500+ft climbing.
    Guess it's the bikes fault! ;-)
  • bobbydazzlabobbydazzla Posts: 289
    Very, very nice.
  • cedar404cedar404 Posts: 176
    Ah, no problem. I just passed someone at that point yesterday taking a photo.
    I saw your Strava file on the LRC strava group. It was a great afternoon. Lovely
    bike by the way !
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Looks great except for the penis bars! :D
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  • I saw this colourway in the flesh, its certainly no shrinking violet!
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  • Subtly is something I'm renound for! :wink: Currently on with a couple of pairs of custom garish Bonts to see me through the year - may as well do it properly!

    Penis bars, maybe, depends on on your budget, but they're superb high class Ron Jeremy bars NapD if we're describing carbon in a penis metaphor!

    Don't blow your load on them if you can't stand the £ signs 'n' all that?! :lol:

    Yes @cedar404, I'm a heavily active member of the LRC in fact I am admin/instigator for the Strava page. Give me a shout if you see me on the open roads!
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Heh, it's got nowt to do with cost. I'm quite comfortable with what I spend on bikes! (Although I dread the mrs finding out)

    Good choice of chain rings, although praxis are even better IME.

    I freaking LOVE the colour of the frame!
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  • Nice review on praxis in this months (due to be released) C+. I will get a set of them in the next couple of days and see how they compare but thanks for the heads up. The CT2 are certainly smart aesthetically and so far perfunctory all the same!

    Ditto regarding the cost of stuff. Luckily I'm OK as the Mrs recently asked why I was 'charging' my bike - came back with the response (as the front junction box is under the bar fly mount instead of the stem) that it's an additional charge for the garmin computer!

    No more was / has been / said since... :twisted:
  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 5,990
    Good skills!

    I thought CT2s were good (they are!) but the shifting on the praxis is sublime.
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  • I'm liking this thread NapD to give perspective on both sets of rings... If nowt else, scroll page 4 to see where 'me laddo' has managed to grind the balls out of his rings! :-0 ... =3&t=85619
  • papaveropapavero Posts: 57
    I replaced my FSA rings with praxis 50/34 mainly because I didn't like the silver and black of the fsa rings (ok so I'm shallow). They shift better and the metal seems much harder, very little wear and no gouges when a badly adjusted front mech dropped the chain.
  • roktrokt Posts: 493
    Love the bike and love the colour.....

    Crescent, I know what you mean about the first photo, it also does something for me !
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,081
    Shame these are a different shade eh


    Love your bike, makes me want to go back and buy the tarmac (Gloss Hyper/Asphalt/Neon Blue) cap in hand after being annoyed at the guys and walking out
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  • Yeah it is although maybe that would've been a step too far! I'll be sticking with the 2 tone black when I order some of the praxis.

    Shame about the service you had. You can always order online and negate the customer interaction side of things?!
  • Miles253Miles253 Posts: 535
    Love the orange, nice and different from the usual red and black
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  • the_fugglerthe_fuggler Posts: 1,228
    Fantastic - an absolute corker!
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  • TMRTMR Posts: 3,986
    Oh, censored me backwards that's nice.
  • metronomemetronome Posts: 669
    NapoleonD wrote:
    Looks great except for the penis bars! :D

    Hah! Double donga :shock:

    Lovely bike!
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  • FoldingJoeFoldingJoe Posts: 1,327
    Maybe a "Show me your SL4" post of it's own is needed!! :)
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