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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    Ride report, please. Particularly regarding comparisons to regular road bikes, vis a vis weight, and how this affects the fun factor. Thanks.
    The ride report is easy: it rides like a road bike which fits me. I'd previously used a Salsa La Cruz but struggled to get the bars low enough and the long wheelbase always felt a bit lethargic on the road. The IF rides like a gentleman's road bike with great manors - given that this wasn't a race bike I asked for the feel to be slightly more stable and reassuring and Jesse nailed it.

    Personally, it's great to see disc brakes finally making the limelight for CX and road use. There is still development to be done to make them more road-specific, but the BB-7s work fantastically well. Think full breaking power in pouring rain by using one finger, from the hoods. On a training ride the other night I rode away from a National Champion mtber on a 10% descent in the pissing rain - I thought I was taking it really easy and when we talked about it at the bottom Stu said he was on the limit and had a few moments trying to keep up. I've ridden with this guy hundreds of times in all weather conditions - the only difference this time was the discs. The primary use for this bike is wet-weather commuting so the discs were a shoe-in, although the bike does have mounts for long-reach callipers so I ever become a Luddite.

    I am a bit of a weight weenie, and like all good weight weenies I keep spreadsheets of permutations. For what I use this bike for the 459 grams (plus frame/fork increases) is well worth it.


    Keen eyes may notice I used Avid 6-bolt rotors (160 front / 140 rear) with DT Swiss center lock adapters (polished silver of course) which saved 25 grams.

    The complete bike, as pictured above with the fenders, is 8.6kg. Certainly not light but a long way from being a boat anchor.

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    I was stoked to wake up to my IF on CycleEXIF this morning. If you don't get the daily cycleEXIF emails containing stunning bikes then you should.



    There are also some studio shots of the bike taken by Joe Kelly. Joe came along to the Tour of Wellington earlier this year and took some stunning photographs.


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    I guess the advance of technology is inexhorable. We will all end up with discs or be confined to the retro-grouch digs.
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    Thanks. Food for thought.
     

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    Tristan, great bike once again. A few months old this one, but little did you know how popular your bike would become. Since last year when you called IF about this, they told me on the phone that they have noticed a spike in people calling about disc brake road bikes. Yes, I may also pull the trigger for one also.

    Your idea was also way before its times Colnago is introducing a hot carbon disc road bike too! And word of a new stee
    Volagi coming out this year with them moving to 135mm rear spacing. And your arguments for it over 130mm rear spacing were logical also. I think your IF bike is a sign of things to come.
     

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    Thanks for the kind words Bigfoot but I'm not sure my bike would have much to do with the spike in disc road bikes. For non-race use discs are on their way and will hopefully be embraced by the market. Exciting times!

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    Tristan - this is one of those special bikes that I find myself wanting to know every detail of. So, what kind of skewers are those? Is that PPG paint?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rimbaud View Post
    Tristan - this is one of those special bikes that I find myself wanting to know every detail of. So, what kind of skewers are those? Is that PPG paint?
    Wow - thanks Rimbaud!

    The skewers are Tune AC16&17...43 grams of German-made titanium goodness.

    I'm not sure what paint IF use but afaik my bike uses whatever standard paint they have. The panels are white (yep, that's the technical term) outlined with silver pinstripes and the blue is 15. Midnight Blue Metallic (190691)
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    Thanks much!
     

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    Okay, just read through this whole post. Absolutely amazing. I have a Salsa Vaya. Like it, but I find myself not commuting on it as much as I imagined - - using my road bike jnstead-- because, as you say, it feels like a boat anchor. Maybe something like this is the ticket! Anyway, gorgeous.
     

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    Delicious.
     

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    Was thinking about your bike all day, and what bikes I would need to sell to finance a similar purchase... I have a problem!
     

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    Gorgeous!
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    Nice work Tristan! A popular bike it seems!!
     

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    Not too often you see fenders and think, "sexy." Love, love, love this bike!
     

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    Wow,
    that ride is pure sex butah
     

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    Amazing bike!

    Quick question, how much room do you have between the edge of your rotors and the chainstay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Wow - thanks Rimbaud!

    The skewers are Tune AC16&17...43 grams of German-made titanium goodness.

    I'm not sure what paint IF use but afaik my bike uses whatever standard paint they have. The panels are white (yep, that's the technical term) outlined with silver pinstripes and the blue is 15. Midnight Blue Metallic (190691)
    _MG_4591.JPG
    _MG_4580.JPG
    _MG_4583.JPG
    Yash Katsumi

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    Quote Originally Posted by yashkatsumi View Post
    Amazing bike!

    Quick question, how much room do you have between the edge of your rotors and the chainstay?
    Thanks!

    About 6mm with a 140mm rear rotor - would be slightly less with a 160.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tristan View Post
    Thanks!

    About 6mm with a 140mm rear rotor - would be slightly less with a 160.
    Thank you, I only have 1 mm with a 140mm rotor. I think I may have a problem.
    Yash Katsumi

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    Another great reason to wait until road disc shakes out. Rotor size for these bikes isn't solidified yet and you need to build with rotor size in mind.
     

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