Dolan Dual Audax metric munching machine

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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    Bit dark, but stunning spot to stop for a photo up the Great Orme
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  • darkhairedlord
    darkhairedlord Posts: 7,180
    Bit dark, but stunning spot to stop for a photo up the Great Orme
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    service resumed!
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    Finally got round to weigh it.... 8.4 kg, which is 800 grams lighter than the disc bike I had previously with the same groupset. Interestingly the two framesets have the same weight, so the difference is in the wheels + disc brake system... given the wheels only differ by 100 grams, 700 grams is the difference between a rim braked and a disc braked bike, give or take.

    Here with its 11 kg folding sister
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    Sun makes a nice change

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  • meanredspider
    meanredspider Posts: 12,337
    Sun makes a nice change

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    Does it make people crash into the hedge....? :wink:
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • Moonbiker
    Moonbiker Posts: 1,706
    Comfort breaks?

    Who is the artwork by?
  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    230 km in, 170 to go... still smiling... :D

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  • lostboysaint
    lostboysaint Posts: 4,250
    Nice one!
    Trail fun - Transition Bandit
    Road - Wilier Izoard Centaur/Cube Agree C62 Disc
    Allround - Cotic Solaris
  • Touring version, here in Lullington, which wins the prize for the best use of a phone box (defibrillator plus mini library)

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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
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    Ben

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  • bmxboy10
    bmxboy10 Posts: 1,958
    Ugo a mate of mine is after one of these. I assume you still recommend the frame?
  • In terms of quality of the product yes, then it depends what your mate is looking for. There are cheaper winter bikes that take mudguards and there are faster summer bikes that don't but will still take big enough tyres.
    This is a 4 seasons bike, with its advantages and its drawbacks.
    I would recommend it for that use or as a light Audax bike, but I would look at the cheaper Dolan Preffisio as a winter bike.

    Worth bearing in mind that whilst it will take 28 mm tyres (any) without guards, you are limited to 25 (and not all 25 will fit) with guards on. The flip side of the coin is that you can use short drop brake calipers (5800 fit just fine)
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  • carl_p
    carl_p Posts: 989
    Very nice. What top tube bag is that if you don't me asking?
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    Turn the corner, rub my eyes and hope the world will last...
  • Roswheel I think...

    It's alright for the money... wrks best if your top tube is flattish rather than round
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  • Just ordered a Dual frame in Black/white to be built with 105 5800, Askium wheel set, ISM attack saddle, SKS Bluemels and some Deda Bars and stem. I had been looking for some info on the frame and found this thread very informative. Going to use it for winter training and the dirty summer days, also going have a go at an Audax or two.

    Thanks.
  • de_sisti
    de_sisti Posts: 1,283
    This is mine:
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  • I have been a big fan of Dolan bikes and despite being drawn to a Cervelo for fast summer duties my Dual puts in the most miles per year. In full winter mode, mudguards and askiums it brushes the winter grind away. Start heading into better weather and the flaps are off and cosmics on, turns it into a great 200km+ machine. If I wasn’t so vein I would probably use it all year. It’s a shame it doesn’t have internal routing otherwise adding Di2 would make it just about perfect (applies tin hat)....
  • bmxboy10
    bmxboy10 Posts: 1,958
    Where is the Ugomeister these days?
  • solboy10 wrote:
    Where is the Ugomeister these days?

    Doing wheels for beer :mrgreen:

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  • bmxboy10
    bmxboy10 Posts: 1,958
    Oh that's nice to know you are back doing a proper job! LOL.

    Since you went carbon you've got quiet!
  • I ran out of things to say... it just happened, like that...
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,093
    Fitted a Cambium C15...

    This bike will never look good in photos, but it's a very good steed for long rides

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