Is it? Starting to think it's all a cunning ploy to extract as many £x cheap alloy spacers out of people! Also annoying as I bought the appropriate mount calipers separately thinking it would do away the need for spacers completely. Sigh.
Do i buy the spacer or a smaller rotor?
Do i buy the spacer or a smaller rotor?
Spacer probably cheaper but a 140mm rotor is more than enough on the rear and probably looks neater too.
i went for no spacers on my mine. its satisfying to setup flat mount at the rear, looks neat, saves weight and complications, and 140mm is plenty enough. its a road bike after all
Cheers... Will opt to go for mismatched rotor sizes and just deal with the latent OCD this inspires.
It makes sense though. My motorbike has 2 disc brakes on the front wheel and one on the rear which is smaller than either of the two fronts.
Yeah I guess. Still making the transition from comparative simplicity of rim brakes, my Soma is designed for IS mount and same size rotors so makes it a pita to fuck around with buying different standards of caliper or adapter every time!
Rotors ordered. Wheels ordered.
Will hopefully be built up for the weekend... With mudguards probably if the summer up here so far is anything to go by 😭
wait ... what ? i was waiting for confirmation, gonna put you in bad traders !
Ha, what... pls tell me you sold your wheels at the weekend.
Gentlemans relish means that if you didn't then I get to crush your bike and burn your house down.
Is this anyone's fugio from here? Anyone know the year of this particular model and if the wheel spacing is 100/135 QR?
Yeah @PhilDAS keeps talking about it like its the second coming
Haha it’s not mine but it was an inspiration to buy one. Thanks @amey
I believe it was a 2014 model, announced in 2013.
It’s 100/135 QR yes
How do you rate it?
Not got too much to say really. It’s nice to ride. Feels fast, takes big tyres
Tiny headtubes though
So not a rave review then. Would you recommend?
Haven’t ridden many similar bikes to compare. I’m no expert.
It’s 10x nicer than my old arkose but feels a bit heavier though I don’t think it is much.
Only other disc bike I’ve had was a caad12 but that felt like it pedals itself in comparison to anything else I rode.
I would recommend it, though it doesn’t have provisions for mudguards being a CX frame. That lets it down for me since I use it only on road and gravel
omg just shut up about it already!
I was asked!
At least I’m not chatting shit about compliance and “life” in the ride
Just bought one, don’t mind about mudguard mounts (had my cdf 4 years and never fitted them) and can always get a different fork to run a rack if needed, might just get a Restrap front roll.
Y u so bitter amy. Such a small man but so full of bitter.
Ah nice yeah I’m sure you’ll like it. Definitely more like a big tyre road bike than a gravel thing or tourer.
I want just that, some sort of small bag for the front but it’s low on the priorities for spending at the minute
Finally finished putting this thing together - first commute in this morning & first impressions are pretty good, needs a bit of tweaking here & there and the front pads need upgraded, badly, but overall not too shabby. Still needs mudguards. The fork / disc mount area looks like it's melted due to the curve of the fork combined with the droopy looking 140 mount - this will annoy me & eventually be replaced with a 160
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Bike looks great!
Just wondering - isn't the point of 140mm rotors to save weight? It seems silly when you have to mount a bigger adapter to make it fit..
The bike industry is a silly place.
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