My first carbon road bike :-))

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby daveb99 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 09:31 am

Very nice indeed....congrats. I've gone carbon recently and it's soooo much smoother than ally.

Is that the new 'stealth grey' Ultegra? I like!

Only one mudguard though?
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Rolf F » Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:38 am

daveb99 wrote:Only one mudguard though?


Indeed - and if I was only going to put one mudguard on, it would be the front one.
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby RoyPSB » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:44 pm

Great looking bike (except for the mudguard).

Practical though they are - mudguards look hideous.

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Rolf F » Thu Nov 24, 2011 16:17 pm

RoyPSB wrote:Great looking bike (except for the mudguard).

Practical though they are - mudguards look hideous.


That's what Crud Racers are for - I reckon my carbon Ribble looks better with them on than without!
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Fri Nov 25, 2011 18:16 pm

Thanks guys, front mudguard fitted today. Trek Madone 3.x have threads front and rear for guards - the front have eyelets that screw into the forks. The LBS didn't have the eyelets in stock so fitted the rear form me and ordered them in along with a carbon seat post. They arrived yesterday and I popped down there today for them to fit them for me.

I'll post updated photos tomorrow.

Thanks to Bridgetown Cycles, Cannock for all their help.

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:59 am

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As promised, an updated photo with both guards. Went out for my first proper ride on it this morning and was quicker everywhere - except at 11 miles when we had to stop to fix a rear puncture! Still, it felt great (not the puncture).

I know guards spoil the look of any bike, but I don't believe in Winter bikes - why would I want to ride anything other than my best? Can't wait to take them off in the spring.

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Rolf F » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:13 am

Gizmodo wrote:I know guards spoil the look of any bike, but I don't believe in Winter bikes - why would I want to ride anything other than my best? Can't wait to take them off in the spring.


This is the thing about Crudracers - they don't spoil the look of the bike. And taking the mudguards off in spring doesn't stop the bike getting cacked up by rain which does still fall all year round. Get yourself some Cruds asap :lol:
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 19:24 pm

Rolf F wrote:This is the thing about Crudracers - they don't spoil the look of the bike. And taking the mudguards off in spring doesn't stop the bike getting cacked up by rain which does still fall all year round. Get yourself some Cruds asap :lol:

Sorry but I'll have to disagree - all guards, including Crud Racers, spoil the look of a bike. But it's nice having a dry bum!

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Rolf F » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:07 am

Gizmodo wrote:
Rolf F wrote:This is the thing about Crudracers - they don't spoil the look of the bike. And taking the mudguards off in spring doesn't stop the bike getting cacked up by rain which does still fall all year round. Get yourself some Cruds asap :lol:

Sorry but I'll have to disagree - all guards, including Crud Racers, spoil the look of a bike. But it's nice having a dry bum!


Naaah, my Gran Fondo looks rather better with the Cruds - but you do need to use the short tail on the rear. The long tail does spoil the look and the only difference is you soak the bloke behind but that doesn't matter!
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby PhilPub » Mon Dec 05, 2011 16:55 pm

Thanks to this thread I bought myself some Cruds - so thanks for the mudguard chat! I agree that they do look pretty smart - in a "fit for purpose" kind of way. And come Spring 2012, when they come off again the bike will look, and therefore BE, faster. Sorted.

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Mon Dec 12, 2011 09:37 am

PhilPub wrote:Thanks to this thread I bought myself some Cruds - so thanks for the mudguard chat! I agree that they do look pretty smart - in a "fit for purpose" kind of way. And come Spring 2012, when they come off again the bike will look, and therefore BE, faster. Sorted.

lol - From "My first carbon road bike" to "Thanks to this thread I bought myself some Cruds" - brilliant, glad to be of service :D

I definitely agree with your last sentence - "come Spring 2012, when they come off again the bike will look, and therefore BE, faster. Sorted."

To go back to the original subject, the Trek Madone 3.5 - BR have just done a review - http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/bikes/road/product/review-trek-madone-35-12-45692

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Tue Mar 27, 2012 17:38 pm

Summer rubber and no guards! It feels like freedom :D

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby MaxwellBygraves » Tue Mar 27, 2012 17:45 pm

Looks proper smart, nice one.
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby andyxm » Fri Aug 17, 2012 16:44 pm

Thinking of getting a Trek, can you answer a quick q, are the mudguards specific trek ones, or will any do and what width tyres do you think you can run with the mudguards on?

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gizmodo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 16:54 pm

andyxm wrote:Thinking of getting a Trek, can you answer a quick q, are the mudguards specific trek ones, or will any do and what width tyres do you think you can run with the mudguards on?

Strange story there - they tried to fit the Bontrager guards in the store, the rear was no problem but the front wouldn't go between the forks. So they tried to fit Giant guards, but the rear didn't have the right bolt holes.

So I ended up with Bontrager rear, Giant front. I am sure that Trek have got them sorted now, I bought the first 2012 model from the store so they were very new.

Tire width, I've only ever used 23mm, never tried anything else.

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby Gabbo » Fri Aug 17, 2012 16:58 pm

Very nice but do yourself a favour and keep that mudguard off the bike. It's a beautiful bike, but a mudguard won't adorn it!

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby djfleming22 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 18:58 pm

I have to agree until its right pissing down keep them off.....very nice bike congrats........ :mrgreen:

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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby p9uma » Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:59 pm

How the flippity blumen blasty 'eck do fit those sodding mudguards?
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Re: My first carbon road bike :-))

Postby jay197 » Thu Oct 25, 2012 18:29 pm

p9uma wrote:How the flippity blumen blasty 'eck do fit those sodding mudguards?


I got my LBS to do it as it looked a wee bit tight fitting........and the LBS agreed but did a great job for me.


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