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Old 12-20-2020, 12:23 PM
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interesting carbon crank. great shape, fugly graphics.



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Looking good !

Check this little guy out at 4.65 kg / 10.25 lbs .....

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/8MHrgOQYMu0BqOLeIryC6Q

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Old 12-20-2020, 09:08 PM
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Looking good !

Check this little guy out at 4.65 kg / 10.25 lbs .....

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/8MHrgOQYMu0BqOLeIryC6Q

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Dang. That's crazy light! Wispy even.
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Old 12-31-2020, 07:50 AM
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Congrats on the new bike! first one I've seen in that color looks so good!!!
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Old 12-31-2020, 08:20 AM
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Looking good !

Check this little guy out at 4.65 kg / 10.25 lbs .....

https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/8MHrgOQYMu0BqOLeIryC6Q

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lol 20mm tires. I am gonna start weighting my bikes with rubber bands around the rims
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Old 12-31-2020, 04:39 PM
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Specialized Aethos

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Congrats on the new bike! first one I've seen in that color looks so good!!!


Gracias. It really is cool...even better in the flesh (or carbon I guess).



I've really been enjoying getting to know the bike. My latest impression is on the precision of the handling/driving. I moves so perfectly with the lightest touch. Very rewarding....but also could be not great for someone who is heavy handed. I just think and lean a little and the bike does the rest.



Good times!

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Old 01-03-2021, 05:30 PM
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Awesome bike. Its really wild to see what big manufactuers are doing today when compared to 10 years ago.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:45 PM
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Anyone ride one recently or have any new thoughts? Kind of itching to get one despite how irrational it may be.
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:49 PM
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Anyone ride one recently or have any new thoughts? Kind of itching to get one despite how irrational it may be.
Sorry, chimed in on the wrong thread.
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Old 01-18-2021, 11:54 AM
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Beautiful bike and looks better in person. Hopefully the big S has realized that aero isn't everything for everyone.
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Old 01-18-2021, 12:16 PM
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Beautiful bike and looks better in person. Hopefully the big S has realized that aero isn't everything for everyone.
Thanks. Well, as hopefully most know, those aero gains are quite small. For normal, non-racing (or even amateur racing) folks...it's just another thing. I admit, I dig the look of an aero race rig. I just also know that aero isn't what I'm looking for. I want performance and to be able to play with my kids afterward.

It's a super fun ride.
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Old 01-18-2021, 02:59 PM
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I need to see this someday
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Old 01-18-2021, 09:59 PM
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I need to see this someday
100%...and through a leg over it. When the warmer weather comes, we'll see what's what.

Just got 35ish miles today (a lot for having an 8 mo old)...was soooo nice. Can't wait to get better rubber back on there to really feel some goodness...not that Conti GP5ks are crappy tires.

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Old 01-18-2021, 10:11 PM
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Yeah one of these is pretty much the #1 road bike I want right now.
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Old 01-19-2021, 02:59 PM
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In truth, I prolly could have been ok with the 10R frameset. Likely the very slight weight diff and ride would have been unnoticeable (to me). The only thing I would have opted to have different is a non-pm crank if had the chance to do my own build. This kid's racing/training days are history.

I also may have opted for some different wheels. I'm glad I didn't. The CLX are pretty dang good. I have zero interest in tubeless for road at 90kg.

I thought there may have been some scarcity issues...so Uncle Roman decided blow some coin on a kick-ass drag boat....err bike. I saw it was available, rubbed my eyes, shook the money tree...and clicked "buy".
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Old 01-19-2021, 05:55 PM
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In truth, I prolly could have been ok with the 10R frameset.
If my frame shows up before summer we can all meet in Bend and you can compare. I have all the parts, just waiting for frame; hopefully the anticipated delivery date of end of the month holds.

BTW - I have your former F8 built up now, looking forward to getting some comparison rides one of these days.
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