Boring but light Specialized Æthos.

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PinaRene
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I was also thinking about the White Sage .. but when there was a great offer on a S Works ( € 200,- more ) I bought it. It's the Maroon Red one, just stock frameset and boring Sram red eTap groupset that came of my Foil. Bought a pair of Sram Red eTAp shifters with disc calipers two weeks ago, and the rest was laying around ( saddle - wheels etc. )

Beautiful red/ purple, with blue and silver shining through 😍.... 6.4 Kg complete ( pedals / bottle cages ) with S Works Shallow handlebar and S Works stem. Top bearing cap has a gap of 1mm with me .. ?? I saw some build YT video and they have the same ... ordered a Ceramicspeed bearing cap. Yesterday evening after the first ride I've noticed a almost flat tire ( Ridenow ... ) - 3 miniscule leaks in them ??? now a Latex Michelin in front.

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Good looking bike Rene 👍

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great ride! love the color and bet it rides great

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by reedplayer

Nice bike, i generally like the Aethos!

The black/red colour scheme looks good.

I although use one of these Sram Red etap groupsets (with Shimano chain/cassette and Rotor p2max Crankset/Stone rings), just-so boring!- works without any problems!

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Thnx ... Saturday I will pick up a 1220 gr. 36 mm wheelset that will bring the weight down a bit...Tires will be the 28mm S Works Rapidair T2/T5, don't know if I should go tubeless on these with 35ml of latex or 55 gram latex innertube. The Van Speijk wheels will go to my gravelbike ( BMC URS ) with 30mm Vittoria Corsa and latex innertubes, and then still usable in the Æthos when it's really windy here.
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Edit : I decided to go for a 42mm Duke SLR2 Ultra wheelset with DT240 SP hubs with brass nipples. Set will come in at around 1300 x 1320 grams. Will be paired with some S Works Turbo tires 28mm T2/T5, with some Ridenow innertubes @32 gram/piece. Here it is with Vittoria's Corsa 30mm and inner tubes ~ 6.5Kg.

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Stunning with the tan walls. I noticed your running the GXP SRAM Red cranks. What BB are you using with it?

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iamraymond wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2024 7:46 am
Stunning with the tan walls. I noticed your running the GXP SRAM Red cranks. What BB are you using with it?
I run a CEMA bearings bottom bracket in the bike. Quit happy with those bearings, also have one on my ATB.

https://www.cemabearing.be/en/shop/bsa- ... ,1318,1316

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Bought a pair of Veloflex Corsa 28mm with Ridenow inner tubes to bring the weight down a bit. It will be - 100 grams I guess and also changed the caliper mounting bolts by titanium ones ( first were Shimano Steel ones :oops: ) that also will help me with 20 grams , cause in the build list there was also a 160mm disc adapter for the rear brake.

Edit : it's around ~ 6.38Kg now, and updated build list ⬆️

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how does the bike ride?

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PinaRene
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It rides much smoother that the BMC , but that no science. I think it's fun to ride in the Alps with this bike ( this summer it will happen ). The BMC is more a bike for rides > 30Km/h and the Spec also likes rides around 25Km/h up to 30 Km/h on windy days, also due to the lower wheels. For my weight ( 68Kg ) it is absolute stiff enough, and standing up @ 700W there is no flex from the bottom bracket area. Just did 4 rides on the bike, because of the really bad spring period here.... and I switch bikes every ride.

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thx looks like a real keeper!

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With 42mm Duke Baccara SLR 2SL -- 6.41Kg.
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