- Show and tell…… Your road bike……
Wilier La Triestina. Mostly stock, although it came with a Veloce groupset, not the usual Athena stuff, and a couple of carbon upgrades bought off the forum on here.
Quite a smart looking bike, if I do say so myself. Rides nicely, too.
The scabby old Trek water bottle has been replaced by a matching red and black once since this pic was taken.Posted 4 years ago
People often forget it’s ALL ABOUT the drop.
You didn’t notice the stack of spacers above the stem which instantly disqualified it then?
I just assumed he was too busy dealing out masses of pain to anyone who tries to sit on his wheel to get a hacksaw out and trim it down.. I’m an optimist, at heart.
I’m somewhat drooling over taxi25’s bike. Mmmmmmm…Posted 4 years agoesher shoreMember
Specialized Tarmac Comp (USA edition), cracked my Allez, Specialized UK could not source a replacement frame for months and offered me this unusual frame as a “goodwill upgrade” free of charge 🙂
custom build, photo is outdated now running Ultegra HT2 cranks, S-Works stem and CF bar, S-Works turbo tires, etc.
love this bike, rides easily but very quick and responsive, no nasty handling surprises. Easy to maintain. Climbs very efficiently and feels solid when descending on bad roads.Posted 4 years agoTiRedMember
Monkeyfudger, the Stages powercrank is great. However, if you look closely, youll see that the crank on the Defy is covered by an inner tube and the tcr is not. That’s because i’ve broken two Stages units in our attrocius cold wet weather. Stages have been great though and changed the bonding agent after several failures (see dcrainmakers review), and sent me a fedexed replacement each time.
As for the wheels. Well, i wanted to get some C50s as i think Shimano wheels are excellent. But the Defy already comes with p-slr whhels, so i asked to upgrade to aeros (whose only difference is the carbon fairing) for a net cost of only £250. It seemed a great deal, as i already had the Ksyrium Elites. They are stiff, ride well and came top in the comic’s review of £1000 aero wheels. The DT Swiss freewhhel is an acquired taste though. It makes a din! And they fill with water in the rain. But numerous races with others on carbon rims convinced me i really wanted alloy breaking surfaces and am happy woth the weight penalty (about thesame as the Ksyriums).
The bike is fantastic, and feels like cheating. Fortunately the integrated seatpost is all that stops Son1 from riding it offinto the sunset!!!Posted 4 years agoalansd1980Subscriber
Scott Addict HTC Highroad edition
Recently built up with 105
Ksyrium Elite Wheels
Deda Finishing kit
Someone said that Charge Spoon Saddles just don’t look right on road bikes and I have to agree. Will look into switching it out soon.
Kona Zing 2011
Wheels have been changed to Open Pro on 105 hubs
Now has black tape and saddle
If cash allows the 105 will be getting upgraded on the Addict and being donated to this.
This has been used for all road duties over the last 2 years. Clocked up about 10,000 miles on it and was pretty happy until I tried the Addict. Now it feels like a right old duffer.Posted 4 years agomonkeyfudgerMember
Cheers TiRed, yeah I’d read the Rainmaker review and was intrigued (is that you in comments section aye?) but noted in the comments about issues with the bonding. It’s def an interesting product and I emailed ’em a couple of weeks ago asking how they were getting on with a UK distributer. My road bike needs* either a power meter or deep section wheels haha 😉Posted 4 years agogeeMember
Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3, Dura Ace 7900, SWorks carbon cranks, bars etc. King R45 hubs on Stans Alpha rims. The frame is stiff as they come, bordering on uncomfortable, but nice to go for a big road ride every now and again. I think the wheels probably help a little.Posted 4 years agoToastyMember
New Canyon, absolutely loving it. First ride I’ve had in ages where I just accept I’m not trying to cane my records and just pootle, lovely evening!
Slightly gangly looking, but to be honest there’s a lot worse looking 62cm alloy frames about! 🙂
Love how they seem to cut zero corners, really solid wheelset, Ritchey WCS finishing kit, even Ultegra cassette and things. Chuffed to bits.Posted 4 years ago
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