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Old 03-11-2017, 08:17 PM
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LOW// Factory Racing team issue MKi Road

New team and new team bike for me this year!

I just got it built up and dialed in this week, and I couldn't be more excited to race on it... stiff and planted are the first words that come to mind to describe it. After a long time on my beloved old TCR Advanced SL, I can say that this is definitely an upgrade in terms of handling pedaling response.

Full Ritchey build with mixed Sram group and handbuilt training wheels has it weighing in at exactly 17.00lbs as pictured... not bad for a 58cm metal bike with ginormous tubes.

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Old 03-11-2017, 10:51 PM
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looks cool
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:11 PM
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Saw that in king kog the other day and couldn't stop looking at it. I want to get a LOW// track bike even more now.
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Old 03-12-2017, 08:04 PM
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gorgeous.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:10 AM
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That a 27.2 or 31.8 post? The tube sizes are throwing me all off.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:50 AM
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That a 27.2 or 31.8 post? The tube sizes are throwing me all off.
27.2. The DT on this thing is just about the size of my neck.
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Old 03-13-2017, 11:15 AM
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More photos from that day






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Old 03-13-2017, 11:21 AM
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That is excellent! Love how subtle as well as how decked out it is. Well done!
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Old 03-13-2017, 03:24 PM
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Crazy big dumb aluminum tubes are best tubes.
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:01 PM
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Looks very cool. What's the story with the frame's maker? I haven't heard of Low frames before. Have I missed something??
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:31 PM
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Have I missed something??
You could say that haha

These rigs all just look S O F A S T.
Enjoy the ride dude.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:13 PM
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I love aluminum race bikes.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:45 PM
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Thanks guys!
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:58 PM
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Looks very cool. What's the story with the frame's maker? I haven't heard of Low frames before. Have I missed something??
Andrew Low handmakes aluminum race bikes out of a small shop in SF. He has 3 fixed models, this road model, and a disc cross bike with a few new concepts in the works.

His stuff is amazing-- designed to be pure race bikes with aggressive geo, shaped tubes, minimalist details, and very clean looking smoothed out welds... And, he just won the NAHBS Best Track Bike award in SLC!

So far I am SUPER impressed with the handling and ride quality. Stiffer pedaling platform than my TCR Advanced SL (even with the BSA BB on the Low vs BB86 on the Giant) and a bit more stable under me while still being every bit as "maneuverable" as the Giant.

Check 'em out!

http://lowbicycles.com/

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First I've heard of Low, but I'm impressed.

Very nice, all business, build.
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