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Thursday, August 15, 2013

BIKE BUILDING

Treks Crockett CX disc in the house
So yesterday I spent some time looking at new Trek bikes. Some nice stuff. In the past, they always held off releasing new stuff and the show was the first time we would see new equipment. Now, they release stuff as its available and for the most part I have already seen all the good stuff prior to the show. I like that better anyways.
In fact even having some of it in house with my 2014 9.9Sl Superfly.

Then the release of the new Crockett cross bike just two days old. In fact, I already have a frameset in store. When I saw that new disc specific bike on Monday I called Waterloo and begged like a little kid. They had 5 framesets in hand. I got one. So now for the most fun I can have in my store.
The bike build.
The slate is clean. Possibilities endless.

After going thru all options in my head I made up my mind after talking to the Shimano guys yesterday at Trekworld.

Its Ultegra Di2. 11speed. 1 by 11 in fact. The shifters will be programed to shift up the cassette on the left and down on the right. How cool is that.
Brakes? Hydraulic. Yup. Di2 hydraulic levers. Not gonna be here till late November tho.
Totally worth the wait.
In the mean time Im ordering a complete 10 speed Ultegra Di2 compact system. Right now they are pretty cheap. Post, stem and bars are going to be Shimano's PRO lineup.
Easton wheels.
However, I reserve the right to change my mind at any time.
In fact I plan on it.
The parts cannot arrive fast enough.

DLD

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