Rose Xeon CRS-3100

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njd37
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Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby njd37 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:07 pm

2 weeks ago tomorrow my new bike turned up. It is a replacement for my summer bike, which was a Bianchi Sempre Athena Ltd.

After several months of looking, I decided to go for a Rose. I had kept changing my mind about what to get. And then i made the mistake of trying a Trek Domaine 5.9 with Ultegra Di2, and fell in love with the gears. But not the £4k price tag. I had looked at Rose on several occasions and liked the fact you could customize them from quite a range of different wheels/components etc. However was concerned about ordering without actually being able to see the bikes, I went to the Cycle Show in Birmingham and Rose had a largish stand there, with the Xeon CRS and the Xeon X-Lite on the stand i got a good look at the 2 different bikes I was interested in. I preferred the matt finish of the CRS so decided to go for it.

The bike is amazing to ride, really really stiff. Ive done about 100miles on it since getting it and have enjoyed every single one. Including over a mile at 10% up a mountain in wales (i hate climbing). It accelerates and handles brilliantly. Im really happy with it, and am now contemplating ordering an aluminium rose through cycle to work to use as a winter trainer instead of my current winter bike - Forme Reflex.

One picture below, will get some better ones taken once ive cleaned it.

Spec:

Groupset: Ultegra Di2 Groupset (53/39)
Wheels: Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL with Vittoria Open Corsa CX
Bars: 3T Ergonova Team Carbon - Black Series, wrapped in Fizik Gel Tape.
Stem: 3T ARX Team - Black Series
Seattube: 3T Dorico Team Carbon - Black Series
Saddle: Fizik Antares Carbon Braided

I have a set of Campagnolo Eurus wheels for climbing/windy days to go on it. And am planning on getting some Mavic Kysirium's as winter wheels.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby njd37 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:10 pm

Heres a question for you all.

Should i remove the cosmic decals from the wheels???

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:31 pm

No... keep them on as they balance the bike.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby ademort » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:48 pm

Great looking bike, was looking at this and a couple of other Rose bikes this week online.As for the stickers, if you want that Stealth look then take them off, but for me it looks great as it is.Whatever you decide enjoy the bike.
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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby gaanrowl » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:14 pm

Keep the stickers. The bike looks sweet!

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby FleshTuxedo » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:20 pm

I've not seen destickered cosmics look good on any bike

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby declan1 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:24 pm

Nice bike, but why on earth did you replace the Bianchi? Was there something seriously wrong with it?!? :O

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby njd37 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 23:14 pm

The bianchi is to small for me, meaning very aggressive riding position and causing bad back after 30 miles. I should never have got it in the first place. But it was too nice to not buy :)

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby njd37 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 23:15 pm

And actually the Rose is a much nicer ride than the Bianchi.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby shamrock134 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 00:41 am

I've actually put a new set of decals back on as I didn't like it without. You can look at my before and after to help you decide:

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby tommo7567 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 08:10 am

Soooo much better with the white graphics

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby njd37 » Sat Nov 10, 2012 08:18 am

Thanks shamrock, those pictures have helped a lot. It looks a lot better with the graphics on the wheels.

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Re: Rose Xeon CRS-3100

Postby NapoleonD » Sat Nov 10, 2012 08:22 am

Destickered carbon wheels with alloy rims look pants. Keep the stickers!
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