New weapon (2012 Specialized Allez Elite)

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  1. m3ta1head

    m3ta1head 2[H]4U Contributor

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    Just picked her up, and already planning on a new wheelset to shave some grams :p Rides like a dream, complete hill crusher!

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    Nice!! Enjoy! I've always gone with Specialized (mountain bikes) - good gear! :)
     
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    Nice!

    What group are you running, 105, Ultegra?
    That is a great bike, lots of guys at my weekly race are using them and leaving the carbon bikes at home, I use my aluminum bike to race as well.

    Wheels are always best bang for buck, go straight to carbon but don't forget the proper brake pads, also the carbon wheels suck for braking, you need to slow down early and in the rain at least 200 feet extra for a fast stop.
    Go clincher wheels not tubular or tubeless, lots of issues when you have a flat.

    I have 3 sets of wheels, 1 set Mavics for wet weather, 1 set 38mm carbon for training and 1 set Reynolds tubulars for racing. The all have a purpose but if I were you your best bang is the Mavic Kyseriums preferably the SL or with aluminum spokes, super light and damn fast!

    Have fun!!
     
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    Thanks for the comment guys! The bike has Tiagra 4600 components-it's essentially the previous model 105 10spd group. I thought I would upgrade to Ultegra/Red as soon as possible before purchasing the bike, but after using this new Tiagra I see absolutely no need to besides to shave a few precious grams-it shifts quickly and smoothly and the brakes are superb-lots of stopping power (still running stock pads too!).

    If all goes to plan I should be picking up an Ultegra WH-6700 tubeless wheelset later today :D Getting a hell of a deal on them, and they will cut ~2.5lbs of rotating mass-should make quite a difference. Planning to run them as clinchers with Conti GP4000s.
     
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    Change out the rear cassette as the gearing is really spaced wide and big jumps between gears not to mention damn heavy.

    Other than that just ride it and have fun!

    FYI those tires are going to be a bitch to get on the tubless rims, use windex or talcum powder.

    Have fun!
     
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    Really cool bike,even though i am more of a downhill type
     
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    I plan to swap the cassettes+crankset eventually.

    New PR....racking up the mileage. Think I'll be ready for my first century soon :D

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    Will post pics with the new wheels soon.
     
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    Man, that looks nice! Congrats :)
     
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    Some snaps from a climbing session I had this past week in 90 degree heat. Sorry about the poor quality (shot on nexus 4).

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    I'm officially jealous. Nice bike and have fun with it. Way to make me miss the mountains of CO and all the biking I did while living there.
     
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    Thanks man! I love getting out into the mountains, it's becoming a weekly thing for me...no excuse with the foothills only 10 miles from my front door. Such a fantastic feeling to ride from one of the biggest metropolises in the world to complete isolation in fantastic nature up in the mountains :yesway:

    Coup of photos from mt baldy

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    Great bike.

    You have a really aggressive slammed position from the saddle to the drops, love to see that!

    I've ridden Baldy. Came out to CA to follow the '12 tour of California. It's a vicious climb, definitely as tough as the pyrenees and the big alpine climbs that I have done.

    I ride a specialized too.
    Here is my Tarmac sl4...

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    Wish I was into cycling during the '12 ToC. I will definitely be spectating this year, although they haven't included Baldy on the calendar this time around :noway:

    That is quite the steed you've got there, very dialed. :yesway: Full SRAM Red 22? Yours is set up aggressively as well! Very pro.
     
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    Nah man, its actually old 2010 red apart from the crank which is a 2013 exogram crank. The new red stuff is really nice. If I cant get clearance from the wife to fit my next bike with campagnolo super record I will definitely get the new red groupset.

    As 2013 super record is 3000 bucks (yikes!!)... I dont think that will happen !!!
     
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    Damn that's sexy. I just have a city bike but I would love to get something like this
     
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    Finished the build. Final weight is 7974g

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    This thread is so GTAV :lol:
    In a good way :)
     
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    super artsy pics man i dig it :yesway:
     

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