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Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by -dustin, May 1, 2008.

  1. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    The frames just deadens the feel of a Super Six. Not as smooth as something like a Tarmac, but ridiculously stiff. Regardless, this is the best 'grand tour' frame available. in my opinion. between the BB30, weight, stiffness, it rarely gets better than this in a production frame.



    My riding partner:



    Love 'em. The Gore cables are pretty much crap, in my opinion. And the ferrules creak like little bitches. We've already had 3 complaints about the cables at the shop. We've sold 4 or 5 Red groups. Replaced with standard cables and housing and all is well.



    FSA stem, again, 90mm. The only part that wasn't on my System Six.



    Edge tubies rolling good still. Swiss Stop pads really do perform better. Very impressed with the pads.

     
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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    meh, its okay :) Damn fine looking, and I like the red hoods! How you liking the Edge wheels? You know, Edge uses the "secret process" :p
     
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  3. James

    James Carbon Porn Star

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    That bike is HOT!
    I have always been a big fan of C'Dale frames. I was looking for a CAAD9 when I got the scandium frame last fall.
    Is Edge using a different finish on their new rims?

    Is the headtube pretty short on those bikes? Seems like a ginormous amount of spacers under the stem.
    What post? Thomson?
     
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    Yeah, the HT is kind of short. On these, as well as the System Six frames. The System Six uses a fat ass stem that kind of hides it. Super Six gets a normal stem, as well as an apparently large amount of spacers. I've got about 30mm, I think. The only people down here that I know of that run a short stack are those on larger frames for their size.

    No idea about Edge. I've yet to see anyone else with a pair of their rims, let alone any new ones.

    The secret process is holding up nicely. fast, fast wheels.
     
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  5. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    That's funny. I just had a discussion with my Cannondale rep that the Liquigas riders would use a SystemSix if they had the choice. Mostly those guys want stiffness over any other consideration.

    Nice bike, btw.
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Curious question, why dont you bring your bar tape further in across the top of the bar? Or is it an Optical Illusion I am seeing.
     
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    the System Six is without a doubt, the stiffest frame. perfect crit bike. for 99% of us, we wouldn't notice the difference between the two when it came to pedal power, but would notice the vibration damping differences. people demo the System Six and turn it down because it is too stiff. you will feel the road on that frame, and both frames will jump when you mash the pedals.

    the top of the bar is flattened out...wrapping it makes it feel too fat to me.
     
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    SuspectDevice Turbo Monkey

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    Those are older Edge rims, The new ones ship with a matte finish, at least the ones we have here do.

    That bike looks fun, but I sure hate hate hate wing section bars. 31.8 bars are bad enough for people with small hands, wingged bars pretty much eliminate the tops all together as a reasonable place for me to ride...
     
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  9. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    So my frame got warrantied (misaligned rear triangle), as well as the rims. Fresh build:



    Staring:



    Record hubs onto which I put a Shimano freehub from a Fulcrum wheel. Beautiful. Hubs courtesy of DRB.

    New tape from Fizik. I like it. More comfy than their usual tape, and ribbed:



    As it sits there, it comes in at 15.3lbs, which I think is quite respectable.
     
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    dhmike Turbo Monkey

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    lucky bastard ! congrats on the new ride.
     
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    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Both the rims and the frame were warrantied? Damn....what was wrong with the rims?
     
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    The first batch of rims had some manufacturing issues. I could've replaced them whenever I wanted, but waited until I sent the frame in as they rolled fine. And when I pulled the tires, there was some de-lamination.
     
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    Sorry, Super Six and stiff? I spose so, if you weigh 60kg and struggle to put down a hundred watts...

    Actually I'm jealous, I wish I could have bought one, but it was just too soft and flexy for my weight, so I stuck with the System Six. Only tip is to correctly torque the seatpost collar, as we have seen the stock ones damage the frame on some of our demo bikes. Unfortunately, I'm deviating from the Cannondale, I am waiting on my new Giant to arrive, hopefully later this week...