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EdK
07-11-2006, 11:34 AM
Anyone ridden one? Ride qualities? Torsional stiffness? Any idea if they are Italian or English BB threads? Not really looking for editiorials on translink (why fix it if it isn't broken types)) Thanks in advance

sspielman
07-11-2006, 11:49 AM
I have had a VXRS for almost two years now; it is not the ULTEAM, but my understanding is that the only difference is that the Ulteam has carbon dropouts. I will summarise that it is the best bike that I have ever owned. It does everything so well, and has the greatest neutral handling. great balance in a light bike. The BB threading is British.
Some more discussion is here:
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=6004&highlight=vxrs

Keith A
07-11-2006, 12:02 PM
EdK -- Second hand information here, but Jack Brunk recently purchased one of these and he really likes it so far. His is the ULTEAM version and you might contact him directly if he doesn't reply to this thread.

Climb01742
07-11-2006, 01:14 PM
I have had a VXRS for almost two years now; it is not the ULTEAM, but my understanding is that the only difference is that the Ulteam has carbon dropouts. I will summarise that it is the best bike that I have ever owned. It does everything so well, and has the greatest neutral handling. great balance in a light bike. The BB threading is British.
Some more discussion is here:
http://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=6004&highlight=vxrs

i also had a VXRS and it, too, was the best bike i've ridden. but perhaps more telling... an ex-pro is now riding my old VXRS, a guy who has been a rep for some very high end u.s. and euro bike brands... and_he_says it's the best bike he's ridden... for what it's worth.

Keith A
07-11-2006, 02:45 PM
i also had a VXRS and it, too, was the best bike i've ridden.Just curious -- so why aren't you riding another one now?

Climb01742
07-11-2006, 03:37 PM
Just curious -- so why aren't you riding another one now?

good question. wanderlust, a weakness of mine. plus, they're wicked expensive.

Bill Bove
07-11-2006, 06:02 PM
[QUOTE=Climb01742
wicked expensive.[/QUOTE]
Certain things make me homesick, wicked, only in Boston.

Wicked Pissa Awesome*


That's Duane Glasscock for good.

jjb
07-12-2006, 09:58 PM
I just got a VXRS (not Ulteam) this past winter I had originally looked at a VXR but had problems getting it delivered in my size, so the shop I was working with gave me a break on the VXRS. I really love this bike, I'm a bigger rider too (around 200 lbs but dropping :rolleyes: ) and I find it to be stiff enough but also compliant. It handles the local climbs around Boulder well, and the handling is great on the descents. I also have a Litespeed Tuscany and the VXRS is vastly superior in terms of both comfort and performance. If there is any thing in particular you would like people to comment on there are a lot of helpful people on the board .

-jjb

obtuse
07-12-2006, 10:05 PM
the bike's awesome is everyway except its toptube is too wimpy and its flexy from side to side because of that. great headtube stem and fork assembly; perfect drivetrain rigidity; nice road feel; fine geometry but it needs a different top tube to be perfect; at least in the bigger sizes and for an obtuse idiot who's too lazy to spin a gear above 90rpm unless he's sprinting....(and that my friends is a pretty hurting sight not as hurting as this though.

obtuse

oracle
07-12-2006, 10:20 PM
the bike's awesome is everyway except its toptube is too wimpy and its flexy from side to side because of that. great headtube stem and fork assembly; perfect drivetrain rigidity; nice road feel; fine geometry but it needs a different top tube to be perfect; at least in the bigger sizes and for an obtuse idiot who's too lazy to spin a gear above 90rpm unless he's sprinting....(and that my friends is a pretty hurting sight not as hurting as this though.

obtuse

is that bbdave?

BumbleBeeDave
07-12-2006, 10:45 PM
I would, of COURSE, also have a matching mask! :eek:

BBD

CalfeeFly
07-12-2006, 10:57 PM
If that is the one that is white and costs about 4500 to 5000 or so it must be one awesome frame. The head wrench in my store puts it above his C-50 and he doesn't put that many frames in that category. They just sold one.

Jack Brunk
07-12-2006, 11:30 PM
I will NEVER NEVER get rid of my Ulteam.


Jack

flyingscot
07-13-2006, 04:29 AM
Climb
How did your Parlee compare to the Time?
Are we splitting hairs here, or was the Time clearly the best?

Climb01742
07-13-2006, 07:42 AM
Climb
How did your Parlee compare to the Time?
Are we splitting hairs here, or was the Time clearly the best?

yeah, it's a hair-splitting difference for me. the parlee climbed just a bit more easily, while the time was a better all-arounder, especially for powering big gears (for me anyway!) on the flats. but both are A+; it's a vanilla or chocolate choice. gotta say, the white boonen model is very tempting, especially if it came with a boonen engine!

bostondrunk
07-13-2006, 08:36 AM
GVH has some of the Time 'assos' version frames in stock, not cheap though.