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Old 06-25-2019, 06:03 PM
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I'm blown away by how well this bike handles and how responsive it is just across the board - sprinting, climbing, motoring flat-out.. The fit is spot-on for me for this style of bike. I'm in horrible shape right now relative to where I've been, but it has me feeling much better than I should be when giving it the gas. I'm pretty impressed by the vibration damping too. I'm running 26c Spesh tires at 90-ish, and it is not the least bit harsh. All in all, I'm pleasantly surprised and happy I gave it a go. This scoot will hopefully be the inspiration I needed to get back to proper training and clean(er) living..
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:51 PM
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I'm blown away by how well this bike handles and how responsive it is just across the board - sprinting, climbing, motoring flat-out.. The fit is spot-on for me for this style of bike. I'm in horrible shape right now relative to where I've been, but it has me feeling much better than I should be when giving it the gas. I'm pretty impressed by the vibration damping too. I'm running 26c Spesh tires at 90-ish, and it is not the least bit harsh. All in all, I'm pleasantly surprised and happy I gave it a go. This scoot will hopefully be the inspiration I needed to get back to proper training and clean(er) living..
I'm stealing this, as its spot on as to how I'm feeling and thinking about my F8 and myself !

That's awesome man hopefully you will keep it and enjoy it for awhile !

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Old 06-26-2019, 05:19 PM
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Third ride, best ride. So composed, light n snappy. Doesn't give the smoothness of my Kirk, but man does it fly up hills and dart around corners. Good times.

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Old 06-26-2019, 05:25 PM
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Third ride, best ride. So composed, light n snappy. Doesn't give the smoothness of my Kirk, but man does it fly up hills and dart around corners. Good times.
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As it should, man its nice when a carbon bike is fun.

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Old 06-27-2019, 05:13 AM
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Nice; very nice. Clean build.
I approve of the drop as well. Stay in shape!

Baller bike. Keep that one in the stable. Get bored? Ride the DK for a while, but don’t let this one go.
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:21 AM
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I'm blown away by how well this bike handles and how responsive it is just across the board - sprinting, climbing, motoring flat-out.. The fit is spot-on for me for this style of bike. I'm in horrible shape right now relative to where I've been, but it has me feeling much better than I should be when giving it the gas. I'm pretty impressed by the vibration damping too. I'm running 26c Spesh tires at 90-ish, and it is not the least bit harsh. All in all, I'm pleasantly surprised and happy I gave it a go. This scoot will hopefully be the inspiration I needed to get back to proper training and clean(er) living..
so its gonna last a few weeks then?

haha. i wasnt sure what to expect from the festka, I was almost ready to be slightly disappointed. Instead i just keep reaching for the festka every ride. its a really really good bike.

looks like maybe you found one of those too, a really good bike.

it sure looks the part
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:17 AM
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Nice; very nice. Clean build.
I approve of the drop as well. Stay in shape!

Baller bike. Keep that one in the stable. Get bored? Ride the DK for a while, but don’t let this one go.
Yep, this one is different enough that it makes sense to have it. And the inspiration to train hard and make the most out of it is definitely there..
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Old 06-27-2019, 11:22 AM
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so its gonna last a few weeks then?

haha. i wasnt sure what to expect from the festka, I was almost ready to be slightly disappointed. Instead i just keep reaching for the festka every ride. its a really really good bike.

looks like maybe you found one of those too, a really good bike.

it sure looks the part
That's the plan.

I already have a conundrum brewing for Saturday - do I take my Kirk on a 100mi solo ride and enjoy the scenery with a more nonchalant pace...? Or do I take the Allied - get chalant AF - and see how hard I can push it...?

It's nice to have the option to switch back and forth and enjoy what each has to offer...

I'm sure you feel similarly about your Festka and the steel rigs in your tackle-box.
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Old 06-27-2019, 12:04 PM
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What go fast wheels is this thing getting ?

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Old 06-27-2019, 12:12 PM
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What go fast wheels is this thing getting ?



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Probably keep an eye out for a decent deal on Bora 35s. Nothing wrong w the Racing Zeros on it now though..

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Old 06-27-2019, 01:07 PM
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Probably keep an eye out for a decent deal on Bora 35s. Nothing wrong w the Racing Zeros on it now though..

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Thats a big frame you could ezaly go Bora 50s. You might like this read by guys in the know.......


Is there a better aero wheel than a Campy Ultra 50 out there?

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/f...f=113&t=157037

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Old 06-27-2019, 04:31 PM
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Thats a big frame you could ezaly go Bora 50s. You might like this read by guys in the know.......


Is there a better aero wheel than a Campy Ultra 50 out there?

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/f...f=113&t=157037

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Dunno, still have yet to ride any carbon wheels that I really liked - but I'm not sure I've given them a fair shake. The AR 4.5 ENVEs I did a couple rides on on my Parlee were pretty dang nice though I guess.. I get a lot of sneaker cross-winds riding in the hills here, so stability is important to me.
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Old 07-01-2019, 10:49 AM
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Another impulsive eBay acquisition ...
Noice.
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:30 AM
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HT length?
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Old 07-01-2019, 11:42 AM
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HT length?
187mm - see my note about maintaining saddle-to-bars when in a more aggressive/aero position...
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