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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:35 pm 
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this is what has replaced the Jones as my playing out bike......apologies for the modern bit.

needed a large light bike (for my dodgy knees) with front suspension (for my dodgy wrists) as im struggling on long rides.

a single speed will be on the cards too, but this will be the main bike i hope......

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:39 pm 
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Lovely bike but i cant see this being more forgiving than the Jones . Those Scotts are racing machines .


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:50 pm 
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Frame: Scott Scale 30 CR1 carbon fibre

Fork: Pace RC39 Carbon fibre legs with remote lockout

Headset: FSA
Handlebar: Scott SL carbon fibre bar/stem combo
Grips: ritchey

Brakes: avid elixir 5 in white - 160mm F&R

Shifters: XTR rapidfire
Front Derailleur: XTR
Rear Derailleur: XTR
Cassette: 9sp
Chain:Shimano
Cranks: XTR

Pedals: SARS flats - 264grams
Bottle cage: carbon fibre


Hub Skewers: titanium - 45grams
Rims: Mavic SLR Crossmax
Hubs: Mavic SLR Crossmax
Spokes: Mavic SLR Crossmax

Tyres: F - Schwalbe Furious Sam 26x2.1
R - Schwalbe Racing Ralph 26x2.1


Saddle: Selle Italia carbon teknologika - 95grams
Seatpost: Ritchey WCS Carbon fibre


Weight: around 20lbs


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cchris2lou wrote:
Lovely bike but i cant see this being more forgiving than the Jones . Those Scotts are racing machines .


i wont be comparing it with the jones, its just replacing it as my main rider.

im not a fan of suspension, but need it, so i compromised with a lighter than normal bike.

i will see how i get on with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:30 pm 
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they are not really designed for long rides , just to go fast .

but a near perfect build there . :D


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:54 pm 
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its had my head battered looking at bikes, this is my wild card, i wanted a modern bike like a cannondale flash carbon or the like.....though i almost had a scale carbon a few years ago.

mt longest rides are 20-25mile (when i do get out that is) though typically 15 miles, thats when my wrists and knee starts to play up........though offroad that turns into 10 miles!

i have been better on mega light weights in the past, and as much as i hate suspension, i almost bought a full suspension, but decided it would only come into its own off road, and 90% of my riding isnt classed as offroad, but cycle ways etc......hence i opted for front suspension.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:20 pm 
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Jesus but that's a flyweight! Sub 20 fully geared is impressive.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:26 pm 
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Using a full race-spec bike for comfort on 15 mile rides makes no sense.

It's a beautiful machine though!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:32 pm 
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Tallpaul wrote:
Using a full race-spec bike for comfort on 15 mile rides makes no sense.

It's a beautiful machine though!


:lol: believe me, aslong as it has something where my wrists are not used as shock absorbers it should be a dream to ride.

looking forward to taking it out tomorrow for a shake down.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 1:29 am 
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saltyman wrote:
Tallpaul wrote:
Using a full race-spec bike for comfort on 15 mile rides makes no sense.

It's a beautiful machine though!


:lol: believe me, aslong as it has something where my wrists are not used as shock absorbers it should be a dream to ride.

looking forward to taking it out tomorrow for a shake down.


Then dump the flats and get risers on it.


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