i didnt want to drop additional coin for electric on the AR, even though toptube entry would have been nicer for shift routing. I like the glossy look, easier to keep clean looking and as we all know, red is fast, so I am going to have to dye what little hair i have left red as well. :) bike colors match team colors, lucky me, even though not team sponsor
SD............are those silly seatpost pieces necessary from an aero perspective? I am put them somewhere and not on post as i will use a different saddle come outdoor season and that may result in slight lowering of saddle. i though i saw somewhere that they were not. i guess they might keep sweat out of falling into post
Mist down with some Finish Line bike wash and wipe clean with a microfiber. I've dealt with enough matte finishes in the automotive world to know about the pros and cons of them, i'm quite happy with my AR4. I'll probably do either the DA 9070 or Ultegra 6870 upgrade soon enough however, both to clean up the cabling and to even further improve on the shifting performance.
I also don't use the silicone seat post inserts A) because i'm afraid to cut them only to wind up changing my fit at some point and not having replacements available on the felt site yet, and B) so that people can see that its new and cool. :-)
I also don't see frame plugs available for those who have already changed an AR from mechanical to electric and need to close up the downtube holes.
How does the TriRig stopping power compare to the new 6800 front brake? I hope the prototype Felt front brake makes it out of the skunkworks eventually. Maybe Dave can reach out to local AR riders who pass through Irvine all the time to test them. -_- :-)