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Re: Black downtube bottle [Duncan74] [ In reply to ]
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Some fluid as a result of bumps or filling, which is generally expected, is not the same as a lot of fluid, because the moment you turn the bottle upside down with the valve open, the liquid starts flowing freely. Which is a result of flawed design and a lack of a self-sealing valve.

Your issue is not the opposite, it is unfortunately just an additional issue, which proves that this bottle was designed as an afterthought.
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First Tri Bike [ In reply to ]
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Just ordered my first tri bike.... a Trek Speed Concept. Went for a fitting and should have my bike in hand in a couple weeks.

Im still relatively new to tri/cycling and so the question is basically, I don't know what I don't know! It seems like the majority of users have put on a number of aftermarket items aero bars, hydration, saddles etc. I understand to some extent its probably personal preference but are there any suggestions beyond that? highly suggested changes? It seems like aero bars are the biggest difference I notice that almost invariably are not stock, are the OEM bars just not that great?

Any words of wisdom / suggestions are much appreciated
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Re: First Tri Bike [KC_All_Day] [ In reply to ]
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contact points are very personal. And over time (20 years now for me) then you find what works, and then kinda get resistant to change.

So on mine, I didn't get on with the stock saddle, and was keen to replicate my old saddle. The bars, personally based on a fair bit of trainer and 3 outdoor rides (sadly a medical event has curtailed my outdoor riding for a the year) then the stock bars I'm finding very comfortable. Now this was compared to a 2008 era set of straight ski poles on my Argon, and doesn't speak to the potential additional aero benfits. I did swap the pads for the cushy pads, again as I did that on the argon and it made a huge positive difference to control and comfort.

I guess you can think of this as the same as aftermarket wheels/tyres and spoilers on sporty cars. The stock cars are good, but in some cases people like to change things to have a unique version of the car, some to adapt to their specific use case.

As this is your first tri bike, there's a good chance that you will want to adapt your position a few times, so the stock bars are pretty good for this. The saddle, that's a case of only change if it doesn't work for you. You can quickly spend a lot of money in pursuit of a saddle that works for you in new saddles and adjusting the fit around that.
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Re: First Tri Bike [KC_All_Day] [ In reply to ]
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Saddle and cups/pads are the biggest things. You will figure out over time what saddle will work for you.

I would tell anyone to change the stock cups/pads to something with more surface area and better padding (eg; 51 speedshop). I don't know how anyone rides the stock cup/pads unless you enjoy being uncomfortable.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [RandyDanger] [ In reply to ]
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Hi guys,

Quick question here I’m receiving my speed concept in June.

I would like to fit some speedshop51 aerobars, I saw an adapter from wattshop that would allow me to fit any tubed extension on the bike. Is there any angled shim that I should be looking at that I can install on the bike’s risers ? Ideally looking at a 20° angled shim.

Thanks !
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [TBR] [ In reply to ]
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There's another thread on the current SC with photos and discussion on that. Sorry, on mobile otherwise I'd link, but fairly easy to find.
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [TBR] [ In reply to ]
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You will have file/grind off the “nubs” off of the trek tower base or their risers/spacers to fit any after market clamps or angled spacers.

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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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Still the bane of my existence this front end lol. I don’t have the funds for an aerocoach type set up…. To quote Joey swoll, trek, ‘u need to do better ‘
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [IamSpartacus] [ In reply to ]
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Just replying to myself here :

Anyone have any hacks of sorts, tips, any products that can extend the ski tips at all or is this a bit of a lost cause ? Had a fit done recently and the fitter wants my hands higher up the ends and I’d love more to grip. Anyone heard of aftermarket extensions or a sleeve type of thing, even something like track hook ends which allow di2 installation would be appreciated.

Photo attached to indicate hand position
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [IamSpartacus] [ In reply to ]
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IamSpartacus wrote:
Just replying to myself here :

Anyone have any hacks of sorts, tips, any products that can extend the ski tips at all or is this a bit of a lost cause ? Had a fit done recently and the fitter wants my hands higher up the ends and I’d love more to grip. Anyone heard of aftermarket extensions or a sleeve type of thing, even something like track hook ends which allow di2 installation would be appreciated.

Photo attached to indicate hand position


I ran into a similar problem with my medium 2nd gen SC - I needed more reach, but the front end was already maxed out.
Inspired by Controltech handlebar extensions, I fabbed up my own carbon extensions. Bought 2 different sizes of carbon fiber tubes, cut them to the desired length, epoxied them together, and finally epoxied the extensions into the ends of my aerobars. Worked like a charm!

Here’s a pic of one …



I love rim brake bikes!
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [DavidNeu] [ In reply to ]
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Another one…


I love rim brake bikes!
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Re: Official Speed Concept Owners Thread [DavidNeu] [ In reply to ]
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That is brilliant ! Not sure I’m as savvy as that but I’ll see what I can find with tubes local to me

Do you remember the size that fit straight into standard 22.2 extension?
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