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swede
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6108 posts since 21/3/09

28 Apr 2017 10:13
rim brakes definitely wont disappear like 26" wheels did. As someone who has ridden both for substantial amounts of time;

pros
unbeatable stopping power in all conditions. makes descending great
no wear to rims so wheels last much longer - excellent with carbon wheels
wheel flex doesn't lead to brake rub
lack of brake surface looks cool

cons
marginally heavier
can be a fucking pain (contaminated pads, hydro leaks etc)
harder to setup
need very good skewers/bolt thru to avoid flex leading to disc rub
Hanto
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1370 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2017 17:12
Thanks all for the advice. Ordered the R2 from Sigma yesterday. Very pleased!

Now onto to buying shoes!Roll Eyes
swede
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6108 posts since 21/3/09

30 Apr 2017 18:02
giro empires Cool
Hanto
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1370 posts since 30/11/09

30 Apr 2017 19:44
I had a pair ages ago in clearance. Were very nice and am looking at the ones with a boa.

I did like the Fizik R1Bs, and can find a very good price on Lake CX402s, but it is a bit of a minefield!
Jesus
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5945 posts since 7/10/08

1 May 2017 04:16





JacktheHat
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1632 posts since 26/2/10

1 May 2017 07:12
Handles well in a cross wind?
oldgregg
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6203 posts since 13/4/02

1 May 2017 19:05
Jesus wrote:

Spicy! You rebel you
swede
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6108 posts since 21/3/09

1 May 2017 19:32
real spicy that jesus Cool

fizik decent alternative to empires too.
Hanto
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1370 posts since 30/11/09

1 May 2017 22:14
swede wrote: real spicy that jesus Cool

fizik decent alternative to empires too.

I do like the fiziks a lot.

I think I may try the lakes again. Wore them in sigma and was really impressed, but felt just slightly top small.

£204 as well seems like too good a bargain to ignore.
Seventyfour
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8245 posts since 6/10/05

posted 2 May 2017 08:44, edited 2 May 2017 08:44
I've been looking for some new shoes too, the Fizik r1b are really nice, little bit more than I want to spend though.
I like Sidi shots too they are supposed to be great, bit lairy for some though and expensive!
I tried the empire SLX recently too I really like them they where really comfortable but have very thin upers so I can't see them lasting very long.
I've actually done a trade with someone for some Rapha hill clibmers but it's dragging on a bit now, I've decided if it falls through I'm going to buy the new Sidi kaos air, they look decent for £150
swede
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6108 posts since 21/3/09

2 May 2017 09:12
Sidis are great. current pair have lasted 4 years. and my commuter mtb ones (dominators) have lasted 2.5 years so far despite being worn every day. they really are made very very well
wembly
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89 posts since 15/1/13

2 May 2017 10:07
Jesus what frame size you running?
Hanto
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1370 posts since 30/11/09

2 May 2017 10:27
Seventyfour wrote: I've been looking for some new shoes too, the Fizik r1b are really nice, little bit more than I want to spend though.
I like Sidi shots too they are supposed to be great, bit lairy for some though and expensive!
I tried the empire SLX recently too I really like them they where really comfortable but have very thin upers so I can't see them lasting very long.
I've actually done a trade with someone for some Rapha hill clibmers but it's dragging on a bit now, I've decided if it falls through I'm going to buy the new Sidi kaos air, they look decent for £150

I did consider Sidi's some time ago, but apparently the fit is pretty tight/italian!

I'm more in the mindset of wanting to buy once, if i can, and replace parts that wear away, hence the lakes. There are others that do replacement parts as well, but i am concious of buying online, with no retailer support.

I'm trying to get a price match with Sigma, and then get them to heat mold the shoes when i pick the cervelo up on saturday. There may be a cost, but it's worth it, and i can then buy them beforehand and try them on at home without feeling i'm messing the sales rep around in store.

On a side note, Sigma were really helpful throughout the whole purchase and did not push me to buy upgrades etc. straight away, so if anyone hasn't shopped there before, I would recommend them!
Seventyfour
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8245 posts since 6/10/05

2 May 2017 10:32
Every part on them is replaceable too
Jesus
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5945 posts since 7/10/08

2 May 2017 11:19
52cm, its great in the crosswinds Cool Cool
JustinCredible
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2209 posts since 11/6/08

2 May 2017 11:50
Rapha doing a 25% discount code if you fill in their questionnaire
Seventyfour
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8245 posts since 6/10/05

posted 2 May 2017 16:12, edited 2 May 2017 16:12
Hanto wrote:
Seventyfour wrote: I've been looking for some new shoes too, the Fizik r1b are really nice, little bit more than I want to spend though.
I like Sidi shots too they are supposed to be great, bit lairy for some though and expensive!
I tried the empire SLX recently too I really like them they where really comfortable but have very thin upers so I can't see them lasting very long.
I've actually done a trade with someone for some Rapha hill clibmers but it's dragging on a bit now, I've decided if it falls through I'm going to buy the new Sidi kaos air, they look decent for £150

I did consider Sidi's some time ago, but apparently the fit is pretty tight/italian!

I'm more in the mindset of wanting to buy once, if i can, and replace parts that wear away, hence the lakes. There are others that do replacement parts as well, but i am concious of buying online, with no retailer support.

I'm trying to get a price match with Sigma, and then get them to heat mold the shoes when i pick the cervelo up on saturday. There may be a cost, but it's worth it, and i can then buy them beforehand and try them on at home without feeling i'm messing the sales rep around in store.

On a side note, Sigma were really helpful throughout the whole purchase and did not push me to buy upgrades etc. straight away, so if anyone hasn't shopped there before, I would recommend them!

The sizing is messed up I'm a UK 8 sometimes 8.5 but needed a 44 I iirc but they felt good on foot and I have wide feet
likephenomenon
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546 posts since 28/2/10

12 May 2017 09:28
What a machine Jesus
carlos
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851 posts since 20/1/08

24 May 2017 08:49
flogging a Rapha Team Sky jersey in the classifieds if anyone's interested.
https://www.fuk.co.uk/threads/rapha-team-sky-cycling-jersey/