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Cube Peloton SL - Now with Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLS!

kon636kon636 Posts: 44
edited April 2017 in Your road bikes
So, I took up mountain biking about a year ago and built up a nice little custom Vitus hardtail.... Work commitments meant that I was using it very seldomly so I purchased a road bike instead (first one about a month ago)

This was it.... 2015 Vitus Razor VRS:

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got a little bargain on this - paid £250 and eventually sold it for £300 :D

I felt it wasn't racey enough so I got this (after a couple of weeks of owning the Vitus)....

2015 Cube Peloton SL Compact:

The guy I got it off hadn't done much on it, hence its condition - like new. It also came with some nice little upgrades such as Lizard Skins bar tape, FSA 44cm bars, FSA stem and Ultegra brakes front & rear.

It's like night and day compared to anything else I've ridden (albeit the modest experience that I have). I couldn't be happier with this little bike.

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Now its just about time to start racking up the miles.

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  • AK_jnrAK_jnr Posts: 717
    Nice. Enjoy
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    So I changed the black lizard skins tape to some yellow lizard skins. (love flo yellow)

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  • INPTTINPTT Posts: 16
    But does the yellow get dirty easily?
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    It does unfortunately - had my first run out with it today. Quick wipe and it was as good as new though
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 995
    Cube Pelotons are great bikes.

    Bar tape is very marmite though
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    So I got myself matching flo yellow Elite bottle cages and some mavic cosmic carbone SLS.

    In love now!!

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    Typically, I got a flat on the mavic's maiden voyage and as a mature 27 year old man, I had to be rescued by my mum :P

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  • AK_jnrAK_jnr Posts: 717
    Hahaha that made me laugh. No tubes with you?
    Looks great though.
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    AK_jnr wrote:
    Hahaha that made me laugh. No tubes with you?
    Looks great though.

    I've five spare tubes and not one of them have valves long enough to fit through the deep section rims....

    Only a trip to the bike shop led to my understanding of 'valve extensions' - GREAT JOB!

    All fixed up and ready for a 40miler tomorrow!
  • mfinmfin Posts: 6,724
    Now it looks very likely you need a bike fit going by the look of the setup, unless you're very old or injured.
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    mfin wrote:
    Now it looks very likely you need a bike fit going by the look of the setup, unless you're very old or injured.

    Can you explain?
  • Mr StampMr Stamp Posts: 58
    kon636 wrote:
    mfin wrote:
    Now it looks very likely you need a bike fit going by the look of the setup, unless you're very old or injured.

    Can you explain?

    I would guess this is reference to the seat height/angle, bar height and angle and stem length/height which to the boy racer looks a little sit up, for me it's what works best for you. Enjoy the bike.
  • Websta24Websta24 Posts: 162
    Personally, i would switch the yellow cages and bar tape back to black. I think they look out of place!

    Love the wheels though
  • kon636kon636 Posts: 44
    Websta24 wrote:
    Personally, i would switch the yellow cages and bar tape back to black. I think they look out of place!

    Love the wheels though

    Couldn't disagree more - I'm a big fan of flo yellow lol
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