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Tri_Geek_40-44

Apr 16, 14 7:25

Post #6826 of 6835 (261 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Carl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Ok, thanks a lot, Carl.


DanSzajta

Apr 16, 14 9:46

Post #6827 of 6835 (236 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Carl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I have a 2011 speed concept 9.5 in medium. Just had a fit and I'm looking for pad stack/reach of 650/505. Which stem would work best for me?


Carl

Apr 16, 14 10:12

Post #6828 of 6835 (226 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [DanSzajta] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

the most appropriate one for your new fit #s is the 100/45...part# 420565 includes the cover.


a medium 2011 9.5 could have come with either the 60/45 or the 100/45, so you might already have it. the stem PN is printed on the underside of the stem where it supports the bar/

to answer your bolt question from the other thread, those small setscrews are not available separately. while you can still get the old pad holders (422481 Fr, 422482 Rr), they have the same small setscrew and it's possible you could end up in the same place you are now. good news is, the newer Madones (and SCs) have gone to a pad holder design with a slightly larger cap head bolt. those pad holders are PN 433749.


Carl Matson
Trek Bicycles
Design Engineer - Speed


DanSzajta

Apr 16, 14 10:17

Post #6829 of 6835 (222 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Carl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Awesome, thanks!


brandonblanck

Apr 16, 14 11:34

Post #6830 of 6835 (195 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Apologies if this has been posted before, but as I research into getting a crank-based power meter, I just want to confirm I'm looking at the right things.

I have a 2013 Speed Concept 7.0 with SRAM Apex components. Looking at the Quarq, Power2Max and possibly (used) SRM. Am I correct in that I should be looking at the GXP versions of these power meters? And that they should basically just pop right in after I remove the current crank? Thanks!


Carl

Apr 16, 14 13:33

Post #6831 of 6835 (164 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [brandonblanck] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

correct and correct (assuming you don't change chainring size..which might require a different chain length & moving the front derailleur)


Carl Matson
Trek Bicycles
Design Engineer - Speed


brandonblanck

Apr 16, 14 19:24

Post #6832 of 6835 (139 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Carl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Thanks Carl, appreciate the quick response!


turboferret

Apr 17, 14 4:18

Post #6833 of 6835 (93 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [brandonblanck] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

I've just pretty much finished assembling my 2014 Speed Concept 9 and to say that it's a step up in quality from my previous Chinese frame would be an understatement!

Couple of quick points - firstly could anyone identify these parts - I don't see them in the manual and they bag didn't have a part number. My best guess is that they can go under the bar tape on the top/front of the base bars to add a bit of comfort/stop you slipping forwards:



Also, the screws to fit the arm pads seem to have been missing from my boxes of bits, so could someone confirm the size and length for me?

Another point, on the issue of fitting a BTA bottle, while this may not be the official way of doing things, I reckon I'll do the following:



I'll use a slightly longer bottle cage bolt with a spacer for the back of the cage, and then for the front mount I'll drill and tap a hole which for me corresponds with the centre of the pad wing, unless Carl thinks that this will horribly weaken the structure to the point of being dangerous! In which case it'll be either zip ties or something else...

One further point - when packing the bike up for travelling, I need to remove my bars and fix them alongside my frame. What is the usual way of creating enough slack in the brake cables to do so? I'm running Di2 so I can easily just disconnect one wire for gears. Do people pull the brake wedges out from between the caliper arms to free up some cable?

Cheers, Rich


Carl

Apr 17, 14 6:20

Post #6834 of 6835 (70 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [turboferret] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Hi Rich-

The bar bumps are exactly what you guessed they are.

Pad holder bolts are M4 x 10mm button head...included in bar bolt kit 437027 (also 1st generation SC pad holder kit 420488) if you or your Trek dealer want to get them that way. Side note: it would be very helpful if your dealer makes a quality claim related to the missing bolts. Helps us track & rectify things like that.

Absolutely do NOT recommend drilling and tapping where you indicated. I've used zipties for one end and bolted down to one of the threaded mono details before and it works...you may want to put a spacer of some sort between the mono and your cage at the bolted end though...otherwise the cage ends up at an angle and you risk cracking it.

The packing tip for brake cable slack is exactly as you guessed as well. Definitely helps for the front brake...not always necessary for rear depending on what stem you're running and how much housing slack has been left on the frame from initial assembly.


Carl Matson
Trek Bicycles
Design Engineer - Speed


turboferret

Apr 17, 14 6:34

Post #6835 of 6835 (65 views)
Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Carl] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

Carl,

Thanks for the prompt and comprehensive reply!

The frame came direct from the US to the Indian distributor, no dealers involved.

I did think that drilling in the centre of the bar might not be totally ideal given that the peak bending moment would be there - I'll resort to zip ties instead :)

Cheers, Rich

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