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brtwrote a review of on January 27, 2018

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love Tubular wheels, I have 11 sets of wheels all Tubular and most will think that I'm mental but I have been rolling them for so many years that I even like gluing them, one of the biggest positives is that I never get flats, 2 ounces of Stans in each and I don't even think about it.. now my point.. When a Tubular does blow your done, game over, your walking bike on your shoulder thumb out, I needed a set of wheels so I could rescue myself even if it would be super rare. So I started shopping hard for a set of Clinchers that came as close to my favorite set of do it all wheels Zipp 202s and to match 1180 gram set with a clincher would be about 200 grams impossible without finding these wheels, then I stumbled across these Industry 9 35s and bought them immediately. First thing they are not 25mm wide they are 23mm which is identical to the 202 Tubulars which is fine with me but the claimed 1250 gram set weight might be overstating it a bit, with Vittoria latex tubes and Conti 4000s2 tires the set weight for both is almost identical and I cannot tell the difference riding the bike. The best for last is the Hubs, I took the free hub off to make sure it was lubed with DuMont tech hub oil and these hubs are absolutely a thing of hand built beauty, its a 3 pawl hub like a Zipp hub but I think the pawls are even CNC machined with coil springs it is crazy cool.
I have about 500 miles on them (Maui Hawaii) and they are everything I could have wanted if the perfect set of Clinchers would have popped out of my head.. to say that I'm very very happy I bought these wheels is about as big of an understatement as saying the guys at CC are helpful and a real pleasure to do business with..

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brtwrote a review of on November 24, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have 4 11 speed bikes, 2 are Campagnolo super record and 2 are Sram eTap, after spending way to much money on Campy and Sram cassettes I accidentally found out the best shifting, best gear ratio (same ratios as Campy except Shimano gives you a 28 to Campagnolo`s 27 and Sram starts to triple the big sprockets way to early), quietest running, almost the lightest (Sram is a bit lighter) cassettes you can buy and they are the least expensive by far. half the money of the Campy SR. a quality source told me this 2 years ago and I arrogantly didn't listen.. da

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brtwrote a review of on November 3, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I like to read reviews on online products but it`s good to keep them in perspective, and after reading the 1 star review I almost did not buy one of these beautiful seat posts which in my case matches my SL Speed stem so here is my 2 bits. I took it out of the packaging it looked super cool and exactly what I wanted, then I put the post on the frame and now I`m getting excited, I studied the seat binder parts trying to predict where this is going to go bad and finally said heck with it and installed the seat on the post (7X9 carbon rails)... finished..
The end result?.. Gorgeous, very lite, very trick, EZ to install, I rode 25 miles yesterday and when I got home I stared at it for a minute and felt pretty great about the whole thing..

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brtwrote a review of on November 18, 2016

Don't be silly...
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this frame so I could put it in a travel case and not worry so much about scratches or airline damage and I had a unused etap group so for me it was a no brainer, the geometry is perfect for a $5000.00 frame let alone $1g. Speaking of geometry it's about the same riding position as my S-Works tarmac which is why some downsize the frame, think leaning forward haulin ass not a ride around the lake, the tarmac is a 56 and the Storck is a 55, I'm 5ft11.. What is real interesting is everyone that has looked at the finished bike think it is crazy cool, rare and expensive, once this sale is over nobody will know the frame cost less than $1000.00 and I know it was a rip..
Now the edge news, if you are used to real nice frames and you do the close up inspection the fit and finish will not excite the heck out of you, it is not a Colnago C60, but coincidentally it weighs the same finished and my butt says it's faster.. go figure.. If your looking for an inexpensive frame and want stiff great fast race bike don't be silly, plus I want them to sell out so the one I bought will appreciate..

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brtwrote a review of on October 11, 2016

5 5

I noticed there are no reviews for these wheels so far so I thought I would throw in my 2 bits, first off I have not used them yet, I am building a bike and I put the wheels on unfinished and they have 0 miles so far, but having lived in the Zipp world for a long time my first impression was they are beautiful, very modern looking and the pictures do not do them justice at all, they look very expensive, they look real good with the Vittoria Corsa Speed tires mounted with the white tape showing Zipp wheels do not in my opinion. I am very happy that I bought them and if I could afford it I would buy a set of 72s right now...

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brtwrote a review of on April 25, 2016

4 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is my 4th pair of lake shoes, I have 402s and 331s I won't get into the long story but I bought these to have a dual boa shoe that is not as hard core as the 402s and I expected them to be the same quality as the 331s at least but the 237s don't look or feel like real leather, especially the tongue, it looks and feels like it's synthetic. Now that said they are true to size like all Lakes and wide does mean WIDE I would say EE at least. In all fairness I have not liked any pair of lakes when they were brand new (especially the 402s) but after a little time they are the most comfortable cycle shoes I think you can buy. Just do them a favor and do not take them out of the box the first time put them on walk around your living room carpet and judge them (especially the 402s)

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brtwrote a review of on December 31, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I`m a Campagnolo junky, I love the stuff, I have 2 bikes with Super Record and 1 with Chorus, about a week ago I did the math on the weight difference between the 2 that are the new 2015 version and without the cassette it came out to be like 150 grams and they really are the same as far as looks and more importantly operate equally. The cassette (11/27) is I think 75 grams heavier but after a year of hard use looks like new after its cleaned up, the super record TI cogs do not after half the miles, am I going to replace the super record cassette with another when it`s time...? probably, is that smart or will the bike perform better...? no and probably not, factor in the money.. knuckle head comes to mind...

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brtwrote a review of on November 12, 2015

little big things
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I just finished building a very nice Tarmac and I needed a mount for my edge 1000, I did not want to clamp a Garmin mount to my brand new Carbon bars so I ordered this, it looks and works perfect, I did not want aero bars but if you have them this seems like it would be the ticket.
the only 2 drawbacks are it could be longer (I think it was designed for a mountain bike) and you need at least 5mm of steer tube left to mount it.
I have an XL Garmin mount and 2 chain catchers and they all look very trick and work extremely well...

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brtwrote a review of on November 7, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I think these bars are perfect, I just finished building an S Works Tarmac and didn't really want aero bars and did a lot of research and these bars always ended up being the best choice for me and very happy with the way they look and feel.
Now that said there is a couple of conflicting reviews on size, I wanted a 42 size center to center, when I opened the box I immediatley knew they were to small the label said 42 but they measured 42 outside to outside and 40 C to C and on the bars it said 40 C to C, even Zipp told me C to C, at one time I had $900.00 worth of bars in the mail, anyway I ended up with 44s which measure 44cm O to O and 42 C to C...

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brtwrote a review of on August 10, 2015

Rough first impression!
5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

When I first looked at this stand I thought it was a lot of money but it looked high quality so I ordered it, when I got it in my hands I was pretty pumped, looked good and well built but when I put the bike on it I was back to thinking to much money, the bike seemed like it would fall easy.
Now that I've used it for a couple of weeks I finally see it's beauty, after a bit I got good at putting the bike on the stand and it's way more stable than it first appeared very portable when I take my bike out of the truck it goes on the stand while everyone else leans there bikes on there car.. Very cool.
The only work that I've been able to do on the bike is help washing it, it will peddle but carefully and slowly, it is not a work stand at all.. But I'm glad I have it and I really would miss it if it disappeared..

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brtwrote a review of on August 5, 2015

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are great summer shorts that fit true to size, I wear a large in everything and these fit perfect in size large. The Chamois is the best of all my shorts, very comfy for hours,. My only negative is the inseam length is a bit short they fit half way up my leg when riding, I like them to fit just above my knee but very breathable and great for hot weather. Overall I`m glad I bought them and would buy another pair..

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