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Cat With No Tail
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Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu Apr 11, 2013 19:59 pm

My first real foray into road bikes. Spent a while chatting with the guys at Rose about what to go for. Decided to go for an alloy frame, as I'm a bit of a unit, and tend to plough stuff rather than floating over it. This left me with a little extra money which I used to splash out on some Campy Chorus because I've always wanted it.

Stuck with a compact as round here, everywhere is up and I'm not man enough for a full standard double. The climbing is also the reason I stuck with the Ksyrium Elites.

Anywho, got a text from the wife at lunch time today saying it had arrived. What followed was the longest 7hrs of my life.
When I got in, this is what was waiting....

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Opened her up, and it was a very tidily packaged road bike. All good so far then......

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Out comes the front wheel, the seatpost, and the box which contained the pedals and a little document folder complete with every manual from every part, and all the warranty info, spoke keys etc.

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Threw on the pedals, front wheel, turned the bars, inserted the seatpost, and here we are (I'm aware my saddle needs adjusting and bars could do to be angled down a touch more).

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Frame: Rose Xeon RS5000 (Alloy) 57cm
Forks: Rose Xeon RS Carbon
Bars: Ritchey Evo-curve WCS Carbon 42cm
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4axis 90mm
Bar Tape: Xtreme, soft touch, Yellow

Front Brake Lever: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower
Front Caliper: Campagnolo Chorus D-Skeleton
Rear Brake Lever: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower
Rear Caliper: Campagnolo Chorus D-Skeleton

Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower
Cables: Campagnolo Chorus
Front Mech: Campagnolo Chorus
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Chorus

Seat: Selle Italia SLS Monolink XC
Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Carbon Monolink Flex
Seat Post Clamp: Rose

Cranks: Campagnolo Chorus Ultratorque Compact 172.5mm
Chainring(s): 34-50
Chain: Campagnolo Chorus
Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 11-25
Pedals: Speedplay Zero cro-mo
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Chorus

Front Wheel: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Rim: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Spokes: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Hub: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Tube: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Tire: Mavic Yksion Pro Griplink 25mm

Back Wheel: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Rim: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Spokes: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Hub: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Tube: Mavic Ksyrium Elite S WTS
Tire: Mavic Yksion Pro Powerlink 25mm

Accessories: couple of bottle cages, k-edge chain catcher, k-edge garmin mount (all still to be fitted)

Weight: 7.13KG with Pedals

Other info: The guys at Rose were very helpful with configuring this bike. The configurator on their site is also excellent

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cheshire Celt » Thu Apr 11, 2013 20:03 pm

Very nice bike enjoy

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby shamrock134 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 20:10 pm

Nice! Welcome to the Rose club. :)

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby dwanes » Thu Apr 11, 2013 20:27 pm

Very Nice! I like the paint finish.
Would you mind telling us how much?

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Thu Apr 11, 2013 20:55 pm

Was an absolute steal. All this (including the pedals), for around £2k

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Stevo 666 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 16:43 pm

Nice bike Cat, think I said before I quite fancy one myself. Let us know how how you get on with it once you've got a few miles under your belt.
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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Apr 13, 2013 16:47 pm

like it... good pics.

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cookie91 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 16:55 pm

Looks lovely, it looks like such a lush ride. Let us know how you get on!

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby TKF » Sat Apr 13, 2013 17:41 pm

I agonised a long time over a Rose or Canyon (before buying neither)

Cracking looking bikes and sterling vfm

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Sun Apr 14, 2013 14:01 pm

Now the rain has cleared, I'm using it as an excuse for some more pics.

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Went out for a quick test today. Only a quick 40k to make sure everything is working. In spite of the horrendous wind, and the fact I'm still trying to get used to road geometry (after riding the converted rockhopper for the last 6 months) I was shocked when I got back to see some of my segment times. This thing absolutely FLIES!

The Chorus gruppo is absolutely flawless too. Gear changes are just completely seamless, even when shifting up 4-5 cogs at a time.

The fit is brilliant, straight out of the box, which is a credit to the online fitting system Rose use. I am also very happy with the fact that if anything turns out to be less than 100% comfortable, I can send it back for a different size within 1 month, no charge.

Essentially, it's everything I wanted and more. I bought this particular bike because it was the exact spec I wanted. I seriously could not be happier with my choice.

The one tiny gripe I have (and it is a tiny gripe) is that I'd specced 25mm tyres, but they've supplied it with 23s. It's not the end of the world, but I've emailed Rose anyway to see what they say about it.

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Apr 15, 2013 14:06 pm

Rose got back to me this morning to apologize about the mix-up with the tyres, and to inform me that a set of Conti GP4000s in 25mm flavour are now winging their way to me.
It's a bit of a win for me, especially considering how I pointed out to them I was still quite happy with the 23s they supplied.
I'll throw them on when they arrive to see how they stack up against the 23 Mavics on there now. But most likely scenario is the Contis will be put away until winter now.

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Wed Apr 24, 2013 20:03 pm

25mm Tires now fitted.

Clearance is pretty tight, but they do fit.

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I've only done a short ride since fitting them, and not really noticed much difference. I imagine the real difference in both terms of speed (less) and comfort (more) will come into play this weekend when we're looking at a longer ride.

Edit - Difference in weight is about 25g per tyre. Used the same tubes.

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby declan1 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 20:24 pm

25mm tyres are actually faster than 23s in most cases. Also considerably more comfortable.

I love the bike! I can imagine it's like marmite but I'm definitely in the 'love' group. Enjoy!

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby E17Blade » Wed Apr 24, 2013 22:42 pm

Enjoy the bike mate. I love my Rose more and more every time I go out on it.

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby RideOnTime » Thu Apr 25, 2013 06:32 am

E17Blade wrote:Enjoy the bike mate. I love my Rose more and more every time I go out on it.


oh :lol:

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby ianbar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 08:05 am

i absolutely love it!
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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby TakeTurns » Thu Apr 25, 2013 08:14 am

ooooooo. :D

I like this! Love it when I see an extraordinary colour scheme

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby RideOnTime » Sat Apr 27, 2013 06:42 am

:D :D

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby oldredpinarello » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:35 am

not subtle by any means, but a great looking bike, really like it!

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Re: Rose Xeon RS-5000

Postby Cat With No Tail » Mon Jun 17, 2013 16:34 pm

Update: After less than 1,000km the rail on the Monolink saddle snapped the other week. At the front, under the nose. Hadn't had any big impacts or anything, it just went.

I contacted Rose, and they collected it and sent out a replacement immediately. Took less than a week from it snapping to me having a replacement in my hands. Well done Rose!

Tbh, I'm not finding the monolink saddle particularly comfortable. It's VERY much a short ride saddle imo. I want to go back to my charge spoon but getting hold of a replacement standard rail clamp to fit the WCS Link seatposts is a bit of a mare. Ritchey only seem to be selling the clamps to convert your standard rail link post to monolink, not the other way.

LBS are on the hunt for me. Paligap have made a suggestion to use a clamp off a V2 post, but I'm not sure they will be the same fitting.


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