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I didn't like the stock one also.so this is zipp evo 70 extensoins.
The pads are cee jee.
The base bar is the stock one but its flipped like SD suggest to get more stack.and for me its right on.
how much of a difference does flipping the base bar make? i feel really stretched and low when using the base bar. i don't have a position on the bike that let's me just relax for a minute
The other glaring issue is the rear brake. It sucks. It may be able to be adjusted but it gives me a weird feeling when you hammer on the brake....the bike seems to straighten and stiffen. It just feels odd. This is my first time with a bike that has the brake hidden on the bottom , so that may be it.
I did notice the end of the cable which has a flexible metal end for the last 2-3 inches is resting up against the frame at the rear opening. Seems that would become an issue over time, with vibration and cable movement. Also, I am thinking the odd feeling I am experiencing upon hard braking due to the cable tightening and the contact with frame. I am wondering if that is correct orientation of the cable end. I am pretty sure it is gonna go anyhow in favor of a direct mount shimano and maybe tririg on front.
I question the set up due to some of the cabling I have seen on here and also upon flipping the bike upside down there was something loose and rattling around inside the frame. Ends up it was an inline barrel adjuster that they apparently lost on set up.....
Anyhow, going to get the "official" fit today and see what's up.
Edit to add that...... even with my complaints, it is an awesome bike! I hope to get some things resolved at LBS , but honestly the slowtwitch hive mind is much more informative and entertaining!
Ok, so all of this is probably fine, but I figured before my fitting today that I would see if there are any additional issues I should have addressed.
Is the cable to back brake positioned correctly?
And even though the barrel adjuster is present on the left, for the front derailleur , I got nothing for the back which is the one that I usually need to tweak as cable stretches etc. Crappy pic , not showing right side cable but it ain't there.
And lastly the aforementioned rattle that turned out to be my missing barrel adjuster, looks a little skinned up.
Sorry for big pics!! Thanks for looking!!
Anyway, first 50 mile ride today, just cruzing along. It's a joy to ride, no surprizes, comfortable, much stiffer than my Kestrel 4000, handles wind well. Fast, fast, fast!
''Sweeney - you can both crush your AG *and* cruise in dead last!! ð '' Murphy's Law
Not a bad idea. Know of any other (possibly cheaper) reversible base bars? My google-fu is weak today