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Old 04-05-2012, 09:54 PM   #1
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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Scott goes to Craigslist?

Curious to hear how the new frame and bike compares to the Scott.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:37 AM   #3
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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A guy where I park the bike downtown asked if I would consider selling the Scott. So I did. Too small for me. The Giant is a quicker handing bike. Similarly stiff. Not more than 40 k on it so far so I'll tell you more later.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:10 AM   #5
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nice just less spacerssss
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:15 AM   #6
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Are the wheels swapped out? The catalog seems to list the C50s as stock.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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I love the rear triangle design, and the rabobank is really pimpin'. Nice one, cheers.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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Sweet! They had one on display at the bike show... it had to be tied down so it wouldn't float away :p
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:48 PM   #9
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That looks great. I'm all for spacers if that's what your fit necessitates.
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:44 PM   #10
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Nice bike.
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nice ride. the guy who taped the bars needs a slap tho.
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That looks great. I'm all for spacers if that's what your fit necessitates.
Looks to be under the Luciano-spec 4cm maximum!
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Old 04-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #13
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nice ride. the guy who taped the bars needs a slap tho.
Leaving off the little piece is PRO.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:18 PM   #14
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Leaving off the little piece is PRO.
Indeed. Caring about what it looks like versus not having a lump is Pro. Besides that tape will go once I have the fit sorted out. Np point caring about bar tape until I have the lever position set where I want it and that is a process that takes quite a few rides for me. And I love the fact that the bars are round. I despise the flat top bars. I find them uncomfortable.

I have just dropped the stem 1cm. I like the look of a slammed stem but I can't do that much drop for long. Rode from Whistler to the motocross track and back yesterday. It's very good at speed in high winds. I always get suckered going North. 40 kph ave speed going out, not so fast upon the return.

The bike is stock. It's the Defy Advanced SL Rabo version. I wanted the regular one but Giant did not bring any in to Canada. I think this is the only Small that they brought in too. The Defy has the tall head tube which I wanted for fit reasons.

15.5 pounds on the Steed scale. With my Zipp wheels it will be illegal.
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Indeed. Caring about what it looks like versus not having a lump is Pro. Besides that tape will go once I have the fit sorted out. Np point caring about bar tape until I have the lever position set where I want it and that is a process that takes quite a few rides for me.
Exactly. PRO. The little piece has zero functional usage other than to slow up a fresh tape install for an apres-course James Huang bike check photoshoot.

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