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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Onion bhaji] [ In reply to ]
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Do you plan on doing a lot of climbing with a SC? Most triathletes could care less about weight. Aero is way more important.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Onion bhaji] [ In reply to ]
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Onion bhaji wrote:
Why is the speed concept so heavy? I have a 2018 SC and the thing weighs a ton.

I’ve owned a cervelo p2, giant trinity advanced, s works shiv tt, a bianchi and this is the heaviest bike I’ve owned.

Any tips for reducing weight? And I mean tangible changes that I’ll notice.

Thanks

Weight was never a huge concern with an aero bike - in fact, a heavier frame is less likely to sway in crosswinds.

If you're looking to cut weight, you can change things like your saddle, wheels and drivetrain to lighter alternatives. Dura Ace mechanical, a pair of Bontrager XXX wheels, and a Bontrager Hilo Pro saddle come to mind on a recent Speed Concept I built up. It's no Emonda SLR weight spec, but it is lighter than a base model and very fast!

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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I recently discovered there is a carbon seat post available for the SC which begs the question why wasn't it included as standard. Left me wondering what other corners have been cut adding further weight to the bike. Just doesn't reflect well.

Those saying weight doesn't matter aero is more important. Not sure what aero has to do with the weight, the two are not mutually exclusive. You can be light and aero at the same time.

Additionally when you are going at your absolute limit on a tight undualting, multi lap course I can 100% guarantee weight will make a difference. Yeah the bike goes fast when up to speed but getting up to speed takes a little longer, especially with multiple 180 degree turnarounds.

The wheels, saddle, and crankset have all been changed on mine. Still weighs a ton. I even swapped out the stock stem which was also heavy.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Onion bhaji] [ In reply to ]
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The carbon post was offered when we had the 9 series model. But we kept it in stock and now spec it with our Project One models, just not the factory model - which has the 7 series alloy post.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Onion bhaji] [ In reply to ]
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Onion bhaji wrote:
I recently discovered there is a carbon seat post available for the SC which begs the question why wasn't it included as standard. Left me wondering what other corners have been cut adding further weight to the bike. Just doesn't reflect well.

Those saying weight doesn't matter aero is more important. Not sure what aero has to do with the weight, the two are not mutually exclusive. You can be light and aero at the same time.

Additionally when you are going at your absolute limit on a tight undualting, multi lap course I can 100% guarantee weight will make a difference. Yeah the bike goes fast when up to speed but getting up to speed takes a little longer, especially with multiple 180 degree turnarounds.

The wheels, saddle, and crankset have all been changed on mine. Still weighs a ton. I even swapped out the stock stem which was also heavy.

Sure weight makes a difference, but its likely smaller than you think. There are (were?) some good websites that allowed you to plug in numbers to see what real world diffs would be, for, for example, lighter wheels, etc. The differences are very very small when comparing different weights.

All that said, I've never before heard of the SC being described as a heavy tri bike. Compared to a road bike? Sure. But as a tri bike, its lighter than a lot of other top end models, like the Felt IA series, cervelo beam bikes, etc.
Here is a chart pt out by QR that shows the trek SC in there as pretty darn competitive. I previously owned a Felt IA which was way heavier, and I never felt the weight slowed me down. On a very hilly mont tremblant bike course, my fastest bike split is actually on the Felt.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [SBRcanuck] [ In reply to ]
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I just ordered a Project 1 SC from my LBS. I have the opportunity to purchase a Enve 7.8 wheelset, but I’ve read on a couple different places that the front wheel might be too wide for the speed concept brake. Can anyone confirm?

Thanks!
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [PayneM85] [ In reply to ]
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I ride Enve 7.8 on my SC and they work perfectly fine.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Celerius] [ In reply to ]
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Just got my Speed Concept! Super excited to get everything setup! A few minor questions that I had and figured you guys would have a quick answer:

1.) Where do you mount your Garmin 945? The setup is different than my old bike so I am a little unsure.

2.) Do they offer a front water mount? I had the XLab Torpedo on my other bike and noticed it won't fit to this bike.

Thanks in advance!

Matt
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [TriHardMatt] [ In reply to ]
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TriHardMatt wrote:
Just got my Speed Concept! Super excited to get everything setup! A few minor questions that I had and figured you guys would have a quick answer:

1.) Where do you mount your Garmin 945? The setup is different than my old bike so I am a little unsure.

2.) Do they offer a front water mount? I had the XLab Torpedo on my other bike and noticed it won't fit to this bike.

Thanks in advance!

Matt
For question 2, yup, they offer a mount that will fit on top of the mono extension, which you can then put a normal cage on. Then you can use any bottle in it you want, including a torpedo. I just use a normal bottle as I hate drinking from a straw....

https://www.trekbikestore.com/...unt-kit-242045-1.htm
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [SBRcanuck] [ In reply to ]
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SBRcanuck wrote:
TriHardMatt wrote:
Just got my Speed Concept! Super excited to get everything setup! A few minor questions that I had and figured you guys would have a quick answer:

1.) Where do you mount your Garmin 945? The setup is different than my old bike so I am a little unsure.

2.) Do they offer a front water mount? I had the XLab Torpedo on my other bike and noticed it won't fit to this bike.

Thanks in advance!

Matt

For question 2, yup, they offer a mount that will fit on top of the mono extension, which you can then put a normal cage on. Then you can use any bottle in it you want, including a torpedo. I just use a normal bottle as I hate drinking from a straw....

https://www.trekbikestore.com/...unt-kit-242045-1.htm

Thanks for that. When I clicked on that I found this: https://www.trekbikestore.com/...er-cage-242043-1.htm

Looks like this would be perfect. Anyone had any luck? Not sure exactly where it gets installed though.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [TriHardMatt] [ In reply to ]
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Yup, but you are paying an extra $60+ for their specific bottle cage, which might be worth it if you want to use that top mount piece which I assume is for a garmin head unit (not sure if a 945 will go on it?)...
I'm happy just using a $15 bottle cage on it, and I wear my garmin on my wrist.

Cheers
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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What is the easiest link to purchase different Sped Concept aerobar parts? Risers, extensions and what not. Thank whomever answers.


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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [FindinFreestyle] [ In reply to ]
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I use local Trek store. Price is the same and you get exactly what you need. There are some parts you can only get through them too.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [FindinFreestyle] [ In reply to ]
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What do you need. I have lots of spare parts

http://www.TriScottsdale.org
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [FindinFreestyle] [ In reply to ]
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FindinFreestyle wrote:
What is the easiest link to purchase different Sped Concept aerobar parts? Risers, extensions and what not. Thank whomever answers.

Your local Trek dealer is the best resource since these parts we do not list online.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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 Just came in today, my first bike since college, cough, late 90’s...newbie here. Thought I’d share a picture. Can’t wait to train and start riding.
Last edited by: Oaktree: Feb 18, 20 14:43
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Oaktree] [ In reply to ]
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Approve of your color choice, just like mine. :)
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Oaktree] [ In reply to ]
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Looks sharp! I've always been a fan of the high vis colors.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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Is anyone running continuous housing all the way back to the rear derailleur. Just not using the cable stop under the bottom bracket.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Fishbum] [ In reply to ]
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And does anyone have a pic of the front brake cable stop set up on a 2020 ? It's different from my 2014 frame.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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Hi all. Will HED 6+ wheels with 25mm tires fit on a Speed Concept from a clearance perspective? I know the wheels push a bit wider on the HEDs so wanted to ask.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [icabob] [ In reply to ]
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This is what I run on the rear. It’s fine.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Flanders] [ In reply to ]
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Flanders wrote:
And does anyone have a pic of the front brake cable stop set up on a 2020 ? It's different from my 2014 frame.

Are you running the integrated cockpit? The '14 and '20 would share the same setup. Drop me a DM with your email and I can send you some documents.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [Mitch@Trek] [ In reply to ]
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I am looking for the Trek Instructions on how to install di2 on a speed concept. Everywhere I turn on the interweb seems it has been taken down. Thanks!
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [turningscrews] [ In reply to ]
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turningscrews wrote:
I am looking for the Trek Instructions on how to install di2 on a speed concept. Everywhere I turn on the interweb seems it has been taken down. Thanks!


I'll attach some helpful photos for you. Basically, you'll mount your junction box to the stem cover by doing the following:
  1. Take the stem cover off
  2. Drill out the indentations marked for Di2
  3. Mount as shown in photo. 2 cable ties.

Then you can move to running your wires connecting to the shifters to junction and derailleurs+battery to junction. You will need part number listed in the image as well (W332400, W317292, and W327327). The routing itself is fairly simple, but to get the wires through the basebar, you can use a cable or housing with the wire taped to it to help push it through to the opening depending on where you place your buttons.




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Last edited by: Mitch@Trek: Feb 28, 20 11:51
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