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 Post subject: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Scott Plasmanck 2
2011/2013 Scott Plasma 2 10 HMX - my TT bike gets a facelift


Another year - another Scott! I hadn't really planned it, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity.
This time round it was a brand new and mighty 2011 Scott Plasma 2 10 HMX frameset in size L.

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It's always exciting unpacking brand new stuff :-). It comes with loads of accessories as well.

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To be continued...


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Here it is, in all its glory, sunbathing for the first time :-).

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More photos in my gallery: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2


The frame is quite heavy compared to my old Plasma - 1872 g with full length internal wiring
and uncut seatpost (down to 1800-ish with cable outers shortened and seat post cut to length).

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The fork, on the other hand, is a bit lighter than CR1 fork, at 400 g uncut and 380 g after shortening.


And here it is all together - can't wait to see it fully built up!

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Ritchey WCS seat mast (stubby) weighs 170 g, while Ritchey WCS internal headset with
all the accessories tips the scales at 117 g.

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Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:42 pm 
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hi how much did it cost please ?


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:25 am 
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I got it from a local Scott dealer at a good price, as a part of our ongoing business and sponsorship relations, but I'm not allowed to disclose the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:03 pm 
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11/Jun/2013 - The day of the build.

The original National TT Championship title winning Plasmanck - now a parts donor for its successor.
You can check the detailed component list in my previous story here: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck

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Scott Plasma and Plasma 2 frames, sitting side by side but separated by several years of development.


My bike mechanic Nikola in his usual mood.

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There were several other people working on the bike in order to get the build finished in a single afternoon,
including myself (in the photo) and a friend of mine.


And here it is - 2011 Scott Plasma 2 10 dubbed Plasmanck 2. A blend of modern and retro (with Spinergy Rev-X wheelset)
but looking awesome none-the-less (sorry for misaligned wheels position!). The initial reports are that it is fast,
very fast. Exactly how much faster than the previous Plasma - remains to be seen.

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Track-style rear wheel dropouts allow for perfect wheel positioning, but you need to make a pair of solid spacers
in order to make sure the wheel will remain positioned correctly. The only thing that bugs me about it is the inability
to fit an aero bottle on the seat tube (as intended), so it had to be mounted on the down tube instead.


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2?page=2


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:50 am 
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Having sold my PRO carbon disc wheel, mostly as it was too expensive to own for a single TT event
a year and because the Vittoria Evo CX tubular was quite annoying with its inability to hold air,
I got a cheaper disc wheel instead. Funnily enough, it's also a PRO disc wheel with Dura Ace hub,
just an older 3K carbon model with lenticular profile (in contrast to 12K carbon and flat profile
of the newer model) along with a cheapo Schwalbe Lugano tubular on.

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It is very slightly heavier and not quite as radially balanced as the "old" one, but it seems
to be doing its job well enough. The bike is now fully set up for the race day.


27/Jun/2013 - The National Time Trial Championship race day. Contrary to the last few TT championship
events, when we've had to endure heat wave with temperatures going over 40'C, this time round it was
quite chilly at 23'C.

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I say chilly, as the last few weeks of training were all done in 33-40'C temperatures, so I'd have
actually preferred it slightly warmer.


Spinning up for about 45-50 mins, with interval sections towards the end of the warm-up. I chose to use
the disc for the warm-up in order to make sure everything will function correctly during the race.

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Scott Plasma 2 with Spinergy Rev-X front wheel and PRO disc wheel in the rear, sitting on Elite Crono
SuperFluid turbo trainer and looking gorgeous, while I am getting fully dressed up for the race.


Rolling towards the start line.

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To be continued...


Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2?page=2


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:01 am 
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Looking great anything over 20'C would be too warm here


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:47 pm 
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Even in the brink of Summer? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Unfortunately, this year we didn't have a starting ramp, therefore some extra effort was required in order
to get up to speed. The first lap felt really fast but I was surprised to see it was my personal best lap time
and just 3 secs slower than track lap record (shame we didn't have that starting ramp!).

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The second lap of 3230 meters was just as quick and I comfortably kept the pace throughout
all the other laps, overtaking everyone out on the track, sometimes several people at once.

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The laps went by and I stormed through all 7 of them (22.6 kilometers), beating the all-time
track record by 1:03 mins and doing a clean win, a whopping 2:05 mins quicker than second
placed rider (who's pace was quicker than last year's winning time).

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I was feeling rather fresh after the race, I had never gone into the "red zone".
After having lost the crown last year, I've now regained it - in style!

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Full-size photos: http://photos.cybernck.com/plasmanck2?page=3


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 Post subject: Re: Scott Plasmanck 2
PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:17 pm 
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well done !


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