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      07-10-2017, 10:13 AM   #133
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Any thoughts on the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 ?
It's clearly top notch kit and doubt anyone will poo poo it. But i personally prefer SRAM eTap. I have it on my road bike and the wife's TT bike. Super easy to set up, batteries last a LONG time and when one does go flat, you can swap the front with the rear to finish out your ride while being able to chang gear. As a system, i believe it's a touch lighter than Dura Ace Di2.

I don't think i'll ever had another road bike without eTap on it. The shifting is much more intuitive in my opinion. It takes only about 10 min to become proficient with eTap when riding for the first time. Yet after a few months of riding with eTap, it takes as much or more time to get used to the mechanical shifting of up and down being on the same lever.
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      07-11-2017, 01:26 AM   #134
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      07-13-2017, 01:49 PM   #135
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Any thoughts on the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 ?
I've had it for a year and zero complaints. It's friggen awesome to never have to adjust and to be able to bang through gears while climbing without letting off the gas.

This isn't to discredit etap as I've heard nothing but great reviews. I doubt you could go wrong with either.

If you feel like you want to go the 9070 route then get it from Merlin, I saved a shitload going through them (PS: They won't sell SRAM to the United States, I tried getting my 1x from them last week, didn't work)

https://www.merlincycles.com/groupsets-1-93716/
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      07-13-2017, 04:21 PM   #137
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I've had it for a year and zero complaints. It's friggen awesome to never have to adjust and to be able to bang through gears while climbing without letting off the gas.

This isn't to discredit etap as I've heard nothing but great reviews. I doubt you could go wrong with either.

If you feel like you want to go the 9070 route then get it from Merlin, I saved a shitload going through them (PS: They won't sell SRAM to the United States, I tried getting my 1x from them last week, didn't work)

https://www.merlincycles.com/groupsets-1-93716/
Those prices are so low...how do they do it?
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Those prices are so low...how do they do it?
I didn't question it. I figured the prices would have dropped a bit now that there's a new DA group out. But I got my 9070 upgrade kit through these guys last year, everything new in the box as it should be. I was skeptical with the pricing even blew out the eBay sharks.
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      07-14-2017, 08:21 AM   #141
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^^^^Beautiful bike. Got any info on that stand? Looks simple and efficient.
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      07-14-2017, 01:21 PM   #142
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^^^^Beautiful bike. Got any info on that stand? Looks simple and efficient.
Here ya go.

https://www.amazon.com/BIKEHAND-Moun...xel+bike+stand



I use one of these. I like these because the only contact point is at the tires. I actually have a place for all the bikes, i just have this for when i need to move them around or bike washing. You can get two or more and they interlock. At angles even. Nice if you have more than one bike to store. I like the Bikehand product too, but i've seen some people not realize it has to go on the non-drive side and jam the forks of the stand between the derailleur and frame trying to make it work.

https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Spor...rds=bike+stand

This stand in acton.... Wife's TT bike.




My garage has 10' ceilings so hanging bikes via pulley system is nice because you can walk under without ducking. We keep the mtn bikes and her road bike on the pulleys. Her TT and my road bike are kept on easy access hanging stands.
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      07-14-2017, 01:33 PM   #143
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BTW.... still have this BMS SLR02 for sale. Brand new size 54 (m) stealth black frame, 2017, never ridden. Lightly used 2016 Ultegra component group.

Pretty much a new bike. Super solid and just over 16 pounds as pictured.

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      07-14-2017, 02:07 PM   #144
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I use one of these. I like these because the only contact point is at the tires. I actually have a place for all the bikes, i just have this for when i need to move them around or bike washing. You can get two or more and they interlock. At angles even. Nice if you have more than one bike to store. I like the Bikehand product too, but i've seen some people not realize it has to go on the non-drive side and jam the forks of the stand between the derailleur and frame trying to make it work.

https://www.amazon.com/Feedback-Spor...rds=bike+stand
Yeah, this is pretty close to what I have. Works fine for me, I just like the clean look of the other stand.

I noticed your wife's TT has electronic shifting. Do you have it on your bikes as well? If so, how do you like it? What's the ballpark cost to go that route?
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      07-14-2017, 03:56 PM   #145
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Yeah, this is pretty close to what I have. Works fine for me, I just like the clean look of the other stand.

I noticed your wife's TT has electronic shifting. Do you have it on your bikes as well? If so, how do you like it? What's the ballpark cost to go that route?
Yes, i do. I love it. Would have a difficult time going back. I think my favorite thing is the shifting dynamic of right shifts up, left shifts down. Very intuitive in my opinion. You get all the benefits of cable less shifting with either option. As other have mentioned, no barrel adjusting stretched cables anymore. 2 less rusted sticky cables to deal with. As outlined above, i feel the dual battery set up is ideal. You're far less likely to get stuck out on the road without the ability to shift due to a dead battery when you have two of them.

Just for shifting components.... Shifter, F & R derailleurs, batterie(s) and charger.

Wireless electronic - Red eTap is about $1,600. (not sure if they are coming out with a Force eTap set)

Wired electronic - Dura Ace Di2 is about $1,400.

Wired electronic - Ultegra Di2 is about $800

I would assume set up on Di2 is pretty straight forward and easy. From experience, i can tell you that eTap set up is super simple. No wires to run, no batteries to hide/mount, simple pairing, simple micro adjustments. It's near dummy proof if you watch the SRAM install video.
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^^^^Beautiful bike. Got any info on that stand? Looks simple and efficient.
Thanks man, I appreciate it! ...Mr Tonka hooked it up with that link. Mine looks exactly like that without the brand decal on it.

I use it for photoshoots and display purposes mainly because of its clean, simple design.

Thanks for providing those links bro. I also use the second type of stand you linked that your wife's bike is on (although mine is all black). I like them also for parking the bike quick and/or cleaning or doing light maintenance. They work great and look good as well.
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I think I must've already said Shimano ?
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Looks like someone wants to come ride Demo Forest and Flow Trail and ride in Laguna Beach!
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I just bought a Raleigh Cadent 2 hybrid bike. So far so good. It's quite light and I couldn't say no to the price.

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      07-21-2017, 05:32 PM   #150
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I just bought a Raleigh Cadent 2 hybrid bike. So far so good. It's quite light and I couldn't say no to the price.

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https://www.raleighusa.com/cadent-1659
what kind of miles are you doing when you ride ?
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      07-21-2017, 10:30 PM   #151
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Looks like someone wants to come ride Demo Forest and Flow Trail and ride in Laguna Beach!
Yes. Yes i do.
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what kind of miles are you doing when you ride ?
I got it like 2 weeks ago. I am usually riding for an hour a day. I am not sure about how many miles as I don't have my GPS on.
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New to this thread, but I have to say that is one of the cleanest Kleins I have seen in a long time. Loved those bikes.

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