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    Zone is sold out. Checking on availability for the Liscio.

    I'd probably kill myself riding that 665g Trek frame anyway.

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    Curious to know why you are opposed to getting a second wheelset for your Warbird to put slicks on? Is the geometry too relaxed for what you are looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Curious to know why you are opposed to getting a second wheelset for your Warbird to put slicks on? Is the geometry too relaxed for what you are looking for?
    Wait, are you discouraging her from getting another bike?


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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Wait, are you discouraging her from getting another bike?
    It's fair, I was questioning Sunyata's imminent n+1 purchase just the other day.

    The warbird is great and putting slicks on it is fine for now. But I can feel the difference when I get on it after riding the Supernova (which is less slack) and vice versa. Plus I'm tired of hearing a certain someone tell me that I'd be much much faster if only I were on a "real road bike" with 23s at 120psi*.


    *I'm never riding those tires at that pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    I'd be much much faster if only I were on a "real road bike" with tubeless 25s at 80psi*
    Fixed that for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    Fixed that for you
    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    Plus I'm tired of hearing a certain someone tell me that I'd be much much faster if only I were on a "real road bike" with 30s at 60psi*.
    I fixed it again. Wait, I see a trend.

    Honestly, the bike won't make any measurable difference. Tires will. But I'm not discouraging you from n+1ing. I just wanted to share my experience where I've got one bike that can pretty much do anything from light MTB to road racing with just a wheel swap -- and feels fantastic great doing any of it, and another bike that is feels great doing one thing, riding/racing on pavement. When I broke a spoke chasing Subby up a WedsMorning Hill, I swapped my road wheelset onto my commuter (tubeless 28s on 50mm carbon rims). And I immediately had a thought stream that went something like: "Wow this bike feels fast. Wow, this feels a lot like my road bike, actually, with maybe a little more relaxed steering. Wait, why on earth do I have two bikes that are so similar?"

    I do think going to XD with a little 10 cog would make sense for me, so I would do that if I decided to really consolidate down to just one pavement-or-not bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tania View Post
    Zone is sold out. Checking on availability for the Liscio.
    Susan (Ssm508) and I have a new leftover 50cm Liscio. I'll have to look in the box to see exactly what build it has, but I think its Dura-Ace or Di2 Ultegra.

    Be happy to arrange a test drive if that's your size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anomad View Post
    Susan (Ssm508) and I have a new leftover 50cm Liscio. I'll have to look in the box to see exactly what build it has, but I think its Dura-Ace or Di2 Ultegra.

    Be happy to arrange a test drive if that's your size.
    How does one have a "new, leftover" Liscio? Leftover from what? No wonder you have to sell all those bikes, you got things with Di2 sitting around in boxes??

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I fixed it again. Wait, I see a trend.

    Honestly, the bike won't make any measurable difference. Tires will. But I'm not discouraging you from n+1ing. I just wanted to share my experience where I've got one bike that can pretty much do anything from light MTB to road racing with just a wheel swap -- and feels fantastic great doing any of it, and another bike that is feels great doing one thing, riding/racing on pavement. When I broke a spoke chasing Subby up a WedsMorning Hill, I swapped my road wheelset onto my commuter (tubeless 28s on 50mm carbon rims). And I immediately had a thought stream that went something like: "Wow this bike feels fast. Wow, this feels a lot like my road bike, actually, with maybe a little more relaxed steering. Wait, why on earth do I have two bikes that are so similar?"

    I do think going to XD with a little 10 cog would make sense for me, so I would do that if I decided to really consolidate down to just one pavement-or-not bike.
    This is where I need to go...been staring at craigslist and ebay for cyclocross bikes, but really, I need one bike where I can just swap out wheel sets and get what I want. That said, I'm killing myself for not jumping on this Litespeed Titanium bike I saw on craigslist a couple weeks ago...of course, it's gone.

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