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    Just finished building this bike up. While the discs are overkill I do like them on long fast descents. Overall an amazing bike.
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    Slightly unconventional but effective build for short fast rides:



     

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    Dope.
    I’m building up a NOS SystemSix right now and had originally planned to go 1x11 with a 44T, but in the end I was able to find a complete Rival group for significantly less than it’d have cost to put together a 1x group piece by piece. Probably for the best, given my present location, but if I was still in Chicago, a 1x roadie would have made perfect sense.

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    It's not going anywhere in this state, but I have a Hollowgram SRM on it's way and it will be good to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisn View Post
    Been keen to give Alu another try, some 10 years on from riding a Bianchi with (I now realise) tyres that were too skinny and holding too much psi. Currently in 1 x 11 setup, although I may transfer an eTap groupset across from another bike while its has a respray, as direct mount chainring options limited to lower geared options around 40T maximum. Hence why its a bit unfinished with placeholder brake calipers and bare cable ends etc while I scope it all out. Currently with 25 Veloflex but looks like there is easily space for 28's which is a bonus.





    What's your opinion on 1x for road?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate2351 View Post
    What's your opinion on 1x for road?
    I really like the simplicity although I get it's probably not for everyone:

    Pro's:
    Quick and easy to install. It was really easy to get the rear mech diallied in despite short chainstays on this bike.
    Quiet drivetrain
    A bit lighter
    Fewer cables
    Runs oval chainrings no problem (if you like that sort of thing)
    Zero dropped chains so far
    Reduced maintenance
    I've also found the Rival rear mech as good as Force in shifting quality (albeit with Force levers). I think you can also get Apex soon too.

    Caveat some of the above with the fact that I live in a reasonably flat area, and run fixed wheel all winter, so do not miss the extra spread of gears that much. I rarely run the small ring on my eTap bike. I found the 42t Wolftooth ring I had on the Hollowgram chainset was too low with a 11 tooth at the back. I couldn't find any Hoologram direct mount options with higher tooth count as it s mainly a CX market for Caadx/SuperX riders. When I changed to a GXP Force 1 chainset + C-Bear ceramic bottom bracket due to creaky BB30a bottom bracket syndrome, that also opened up availability of larger chainrings. The oval 48t Absolute Black ring on there now is perfect for me, and SRAM do a 50t (non oval). If you don't need the really large cogs on the back for the mountains you can run a relatively conventional 11-25 or 11-28 and avoid the issue with bigger jumps between ratios.

    If SRAM produce a Force 1 x eTap I'll be in there pretty quickly!
     

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    Parts bin race bike. 55cm CAAD9 Team Issue with threaded BB. Needs a little TLC like new post and stem and a proper strip job. Removed around 200g of paint (black on white on red!) but there is still some red in the grain that needs to come out. Might give it the full groupset treatment with Potenza, but 2006 Centaur that still shifts perfectly so it is hard to justify. Great bike.
     

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    Oh yeah, finally done. Can't wait to ride it.


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    ^^^ Proper.
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    wicked, nice one glam2deaf!

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    That chrome-on-black paint is hot

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    Think this is finally set up how I want it, the final piece having been the stem height.
    Total cost was about $900, though that excluded the wheels which were my backup/winter wheels for my Indy Fab.
    Won’t be racing anytime soon (if ever), but it has sped up my daily commute.


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    I've decided budget go-fast road bikes are my favorite builds. I love the mismatched fork!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dk2ck View Post
    I've decided budget go-fast road bikes are my favorite builds. I love the mismatched fork!
    Ha, thanks.
    I sourced the frame (NOS) separately from the headset and the fork, so was somewhat limited as to color matching/clashing. Decided on this one versus a black and yellow fork.
    Ditto the white saddle, but it's the cheapest Antares I could find, so on it went.
    What matters more to me is that it fits, it's set up nicely, and it's fast.
    It's like my old CAAD9 on steroids.

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    Love this!!
    Just spray that fork black and you're good to go.
    Budget race bikes are great..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    My 4th Cannondale race bike and easily the best road bike I've ever owned.

    I keep coming back to look at this, it's so flippin' cool. Is it a caad or carbon? Mega!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertiewhang View Post
    I keep coming back to look at this, it's so flippin' cool. Is it a caad or carbon? Mega!
    That's carbon.
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    CAAD 12
    Loving this bike!
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