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 Post subject: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:26 pm 
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Scott CybeR1
2011/2013 Scott CR1 Pro HMF - my new road racing bike build and rides story


For several years I've been searching high and low for a carbon fibre frameset for my
new road bike build, but in vain. At one point, I even very nearly ordered a "Chinarello".
Luckily, good things come to those who wait!

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And all the wait has been worthwhile as in Summer of 2012 my friends from Planet Bike
provided me with an opportunity to purchase a brand-new-in-box 2011 Scott CR1 Pro HMF
frameset. Eventhough I've originally had a vision of a white colour for my new bike,
Scott's minimalistic half-stealth matt black appearance has quickly grown on me.

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I've had a lot of time to figure out the required frame size and since I fall somewhere
between L/56 and XL/58 - in the end I went for L/56, as all manufacturers seem to make
XL frames with very long head tubes.


I was very excited to have started my new road bike build at long last. The very first step
- unpacked and put on the scales, of course.

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The verdict was 967 grams! I was amazed at how much material weighs so little and carries
so much weight and various forces on its "shoulders", while being much stiffer than
an aluminium frame at the same time. Just over 1013 g with the rest of hardware that's
going on the frame.


I was happy with the fork weight as well, at 379 g uncut.

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In the photo gallery, you can find photos of the paintwork, matt UD carbon fibre, details etc.

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Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:45 pm 
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I've initially had a plan to hunt for carefully selected bargains of lightest components I could get,
but ease of servicing and local availability prevailed, therefore I got a complete Shimano Ultegra 6700
groupset, including wheelset, instead.

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For a complete list of components with weight information and my comments about alternative component choice,
please visit my gallery at http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=2

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Then my usual bike builder Nikola (Sokovic Sport) got it all together. That's as much as we could do in 2012,
as I've still had to purchase all the other parts required for the build.

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Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=2


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:42 pm 
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I came back from the winter preparation camp at the end of February 2013 and the remaining parts
were here waiting for me - excellent! Starting with the 268 g (280 g quoted) PRO Vibe 7s 44 cm
(42 c-c) handlebars. Notice the continuous width, for added stiffness.

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The perfect companion for the handlebars - 143 g PRO Vibe 7s 130 mm stem with V-profile for maximum
stiffness of the cockpit.


For the seatpost, the choice came down to Fizik's Cyrano Carbon, 400 mm long for peace of mind
(330 mm version was right at the limit). Slightly heavy at 245 g, however, it will provide
a perfect fit for the carbon oval-railed saddle.

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And here's the said saddle - a 180 g Fizik Arione CX Braided, with 7x9 mm oval rails.
Reasonably light and very comfortable!


My favourite tyres - Continental GP 4000s, 23 mm wide - 209 g each. You can check out photos
and weights of Continental Race 28 inner tubes, Elite Custom Race bottle brackets, Jagwire
inner and outer cables and RSP chain catcher in my gallery.

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I also got a cheap set of all-weather training wheels, in the form of Shimano RS10 wheelset,
1910 g without skewers.


Then it was time to put it all together!

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Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=3


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:38 pm 
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The final touch was adjusting the riding position and wrapping the handlebars in Deda lime green bar tape.
I was originally thinking of going for silver tape, but in the end I decided to personalise it and add a bit
of contrast using my company's trademark colour.

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Scott CybeR1 posing for a photo-shoot session.

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You can check all the photos in my photo gallery: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=4


Final weight (ready to ride) is 7650 grams, with a plan to make it lighter in the future.

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Let the rides begin!


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=4


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:17 pm 
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6/Mar/2013 - The first outing on Scott CybeR1 went superb, with very nice weather
and a bike that fits me like a glove! Amazing power transfer, yet very comfortable
at the same time. The only thing not quite right was my body weight, with extra
10 kilos of fat on top of my race-ready weight! :-o

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Since I had been enjoying riding the new bike so much, it was easy to make myself
do numerous long distance rides, burning lots of fat along the way.


During March and April I kept riding, racing...

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...and riding some more, getting into shape.


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=4


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:50 pm 
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27/Apr/13 - The new daily record! Die Neuen Tagesrekord! Hовые ежедневные записи!
新的每日记录! I've successfully completed a 330 km Randonneur type of solo ride in
adverse weather conditions, but the sense of achievement was definitely worth it.

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1/Jun/2013 - National Hillclimb Championship. A short and not so hard climb.
I was going into the race as the defending champion, but since I was still
not in the best shape, I came in 2nd placed. However, I was not too bothered
about it, as my main objective for this season was winning an upcoming National
Time Trial Championship.

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The training continued with focus on the National Time Trial and Road Race
Championship events, scheduled for the end of June.

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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:08 pm 
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yes thanks cybernk good things certainly do come to those who wait !
and im still waiting for a sub £500 c40 to fly into my open hands 54cm c/c or 55 would do lovely.
im not however convinced that you would be a worthy adversary for any of us lot as we fumble for
the corned beef sarny next to the spare inner ! ha ha


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:12 pm 
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Super-fit and race ready, having lost 11 kg's of unwanted weight in just four months!

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30/Jun/2013 - National Road Race Championship in Bužim, Bosnia & Herzegovina.
Having won the Time Trial National Championship a few days ago, I felt very
relaxed going into the 93 km long demanding and mountainous course.

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The race was dynamic and interesting. I got my chance to break from the leading group
with about 20 km's left and rode flat-out to a convincing solo win, 2:20 mins ahead
of the 2nd placer rider (of any category).


Scott CR1 aka CybeR1 did its job just fine!

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On top of the podium once again.

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Nikica Atlagić - The Champion of Bosnia & Herzegovina for the year of 2013!


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/cyber1?page=5


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:53 pm 
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What a bike and what a result, amazing!

Congratulations on your double National titles, now all you have to do, is keep them. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Scott CybeR1
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Haha, yes, easier said that done!

In 2011, I managed road, hillclimb and time-trial titles - plus a placement in top 10 athletes of the year!

But in 2012, I had an injury, so I couldn't repeat the results - and only got silver in each category. However, I won the league.

I came back stronger than ever in 2013, but I'm yet to see what will 2014 bring us.

Happy holidays!

Thanks.


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