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To the guy odering from PedalForce...(11 posts)

To the guy odering from PedalForce...Kreeger
Mar 21, 2001 3:49 PM
This is my new Aeroblade. I just put it together this weekend and rode it profusely. It is such a beautifully crafted carbon frame and fork and rides even better than it looks. I haven't weighed it yet, but it feels REALLY light (like 16/17ish). Just thought I'd let you know of another satisfied customer.
I'm the guy.E3
Mar 22, 2001 5:21 AM
I'm expecting my ZX (the orange and black frame) to arrive today or tomorrow.

Your bike looks great. Have you ridden any other carbon frames you could compare the ride to, or is this your first?

I love that they don't put any stickers or logos on their frames. Minimalism is good.

I'm not sure when I'll get mine put together, as this will my first time to put a complete set of parts on a frame.
My first...Kreeger
Mar 22, 2001 8:24 AM
...carbon frame, that is. I have a Masi steel road bike made with 753. The carbon frame definitely has a better shock absorbing feel and sprinting on it is flawless... the Masi is a great bike, but a little heavier (steel). All in all, I really haven't figured out if there is a HUGE difference between the two, because the only thing I notice is enhanced dampening of road vibrations. No "dead" feel here, man.
So how does the fork feel?bigdave
Mar 22, 2001 6:54 AM
Is it fairly stiff? Man, the prices on their stuff is outstanding... both frames and forks.

--Dave
I have an M4...E3
Mar 22, 2001 7:58 AM
...with a 1" carbon steerer. It is very light, well-made and nice-looking, although not very stiff, mainly in the steerer tube/fork crown area. I think this is arguably typical of any fork with a 1" carbon steerer.
Re: I have an M4...bigdave
Mar 22, 2001 8:04 AM
Yeah, kind of what I thought with that diameter steerer, which is what my headtube is too. Until the day comes that I ball up my frame and can get one with a 1 1/8 headtube, I'm sticking with the all alloy fork I currently have... not real comfy, but it's plenty stiff and handles great.

--Dave
mine has a 1-1/8" steerer...Kreeger
Mar 22, 2001 8:26 AM
...and is plenty stiff. They are all 1-1/8" now, I think.
My ZX frame arrived 30 minutes ago....E3
Mar 22, 2001 9:44 AM
...and I am holding it now. It is beautiful. The paint job is flawless, with a perfect fade from orange to the black carbon weave clearcoat. It appears to be very well made. I suppose time and use will tell the whole story, but for the moment, I'm impressed.

The only thing I'd change would be the headtube size to 1 1/8", but I knew that before I bought it.
Hey Kreeger, about internal cable routing.E3
Mar 22, 2001 9:49 AM
What did you do to facilitate getting the cable through the top tube? Is there an easy method?
Hey Kreeger, about internal cable routing.Dave Hickey
Mar 22, 2001 9:54 AM
I have an KHS all carbon(probably made at the same factory as the pedalforce bikes). I routed the cable housing first and it came right out the back.
No worries...Kreeger
Mar 22, 2001 12:32 PM
...They have created a channel for the cable to pass through... the bad news: the cable housing has to be used. You need to push the entire cable housing through that channel, so don't cut the housing. Oh well, just a few more grams. Oh yeah... I hate to say this but I went to http://www.supergo.com and was browsing around and saw your exact same frame and it is being sold as their (Access) carbon frame... Good news: for $599 ($90 more than you are paying).