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Road Wheels.

July 18, 2006, 11:34 p.m.
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SL's have no problems with bad roads. When I was racing road, I beat those things hard at Harris Roubaix, and the only thing I needed to do after was change the bearings. Too much silt and rain and mud at that race. They accelerate really nicely up to speed, and climb beautifully because they are still plenty stiff for the weight, but have this empeccable ability to deflect road debris and remain comfortable.

The Elites would probably be fine for regular riding, but nothing feels like the SL' when you want to chase down a moving vehicle. Sudden acceleration is one thing I'll remember the SL's for. I had a set of Elites for backup wheels, and they didn't feel the same as the SL's. It's not just the looks that make them special!

Since you have to pay for them, see if you can borrow some for a ride and make up your mind that way. The only person that can decide if it is worth the extra green is you afterall.

When I return to the road next year, I'll be picking up a set of SL's for sure.

Bikes:

2005 Trek Session 77
2004 Specialized P3
2003 Giant TCR ONCE Team Road Bike

For Sale:

2004 Marzocchi DJII - NEW! PRICE LOWERED!

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July 19, 2006, 10:04 a.m.
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check out ebay…i got a set of sl3's for $750cad brand new

ORIGINAL FREETARD
and now I'm CROSSTARDED

July 19, 2006, 10:10 p.m.
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Joined: April 19, 2005

ross is a bike pimp
he gets the deals on the ho's

brokezors

July 20, 2006, 12:27 p.m.
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I get deals on it alll :)

:)

I paid a bit under 500 for both wheels.


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July 20, 2006, 8 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 17, 2005

$500 for the pair of SL's? NICE!

Bikes:

2005 Trek Session 77
2004 Specialized P3
2003 Giant TCR ONCE Team Road Bike

For Sale:

2004 Marzocchi DJII - NEW! PRICE LOWERED!

Tech Geek that likes to Freeride. Visit my stuff at: www.futurelooks.com and for that laptop fetish, www.laptoplifestyle.net.

July 21, 2006, 12:20 p.m.
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Elites. not SL.


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July 21, 2006, 2:05 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 17, 2005

Borrow some. Try them. Love them. Trade up ;)

Bikes:

2005 Trek Session 77
2004 Specialized P3
2003 Giant TCR ONCE Team Road Bike

For Sale:

2004 Marzocchi DJII - NEW! PRICE LOWERED!

Tech Geek that likes to Freeride. Visit my stuff at: www.futurelooks.com and for that laptop fetish, www.laptoplifestyle.net.

July 21, 2006, 7:18 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002

nah. I can get SL or ES models at anytime I want.


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July 21, 2006, 9:06 p.m.
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Can you get me some SL's….

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 21, 2006, 10:07 p.m.
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yes I can. go to mighty riders and buy a set :) hahahah

Dont worry ill sell my elites soon.


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July 21, 2006, 10:13 p.m.
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yes I can. go to mighty riders and buy a set :) hahahah

Dont worry ill sell my elites soon.

Well pfffh. Thanks.

Elites, erm no thanks. I'll stick with my Race Lites.

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 21, 2006, 11:08 p.m.
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hahaha I can get some open pros build onto CK's :)


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July 21, 2006, 11:29 p.m.
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hahaha I can get some open pros build onto CK's :)

And be 1400 grams….. :rolleyes:

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

July 21, 2006, 11:51 p.m.
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hub is like 200grams then get Ti spokes 28 hole of course.. and it will be WAYY under 600 grams all togeher. for the front and under 800 for rear.


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July 22, 2006, 5:47 p.m.
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meh if it was that easy everyone would have them

"X is for x-ray. If you've been bikin' and you haven't had an x-ray, you ain't goin' hard enough." - Bob Roll

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