New Look 795 Blade RS

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njleach
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by njleach

7kg as pictured w/ pedals, bottle cage, 28mm tires, computer mount, Garmin edge 840, and 420mm bar:
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ClydesDale
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by ClydesDale

Nice whip!

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feynman
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by feynman

That is the correct color scheme. Beautiful machine.

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Kurt1980
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by Kurt1980

Amazing, enjoy the ride!

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by Kayrehn

Love the return of the iconic Mondrian paint job!

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by MrCurrieinahurry

Hot damn thats stunning

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Ytse
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by Ytse

Very nice looking bike. How does it ride?
2020 Scott Addict RC / 2023 Specialized Tarmac SL8

njleach
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Ytse wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 7:05 am
Very nice looking bike. How does it ride?
Ride is surprisingly comfortable! Coming from a 2nd gen Supersix Evo and more recently Tarmac SL6 Ultralight, I would say it's more comfortable than the S6 and on par with the SL6. Some of that may be due to the tires (28mm vs 25mm). It generally feels faster overall and more stable descending than the SL6. Those are my preliminary thoughts on ride feel/quality.

Some weights:
- Frame: 970g (size M, including bottle cage bolts and derailleur hangers)
- Fork: 416g (uncut)
- Seatpost: 100g (no hardware)
- Stem: 96g (90mm, no bolts)
- Handlebar: 221g (420mm)
- Expander plug: 40g
- Seatpost clamp: 25g
- Headset cap: 12g
- Headset bearings: 43g
- Thru axles: 62g (front and rear)

Some cons: frameset heavier than SL8/gen 4 supersix, framesets come with pre-defined stem lengths and handlebar widths (M = 100m stem, 420mm bar)

Pros: build quality and finishing of the frame seems top-notch, w/ tight tolerances, and everything seems well engineered / thought out. Example: the handlebar has 2 exit ports for the internal cable routing to the shifters - one for Shimano and another for SRAM - so the hydraulic hoses have the shortest, smoothest connection to the shifter. Lifetime frame warranty. Classic Mondrian paint scheme. Horizontal top tube, but w/ dropped stays.

I was on the fence between the gen 4 supersix, SL8, or the new 795 Blade RS as my first 'aero' disc brake road bike. I don't think you can go wrong with any of them, but I'm happy with my decision!

Pugrot
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by Pugrot

Nice, love the proportions and the build. How's the shifting on the Carbon Ti rings? Might have to go that way due to shortages of the Shimano 54T rings.

njleach
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by njleach

Pugrot wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 11:58 am
How's the shifting on the Carbon Ti rings?
Fine on Di2 12sp but make sure you use the stiffer EVO rings: https://youtu.be/Ns2o6K9JqHE?si=tbdQZwkLUXkG4Qvm

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by CustomMetal

Do you have a full build brake down? You could easily go sub 6.8 with just different wheels
Allegra- Steel Lugs TBC
Alya- Ti Climbing TBC
Bertha- TT 9.8kg
Matilda - Ti/Carbon Race TBC
Perdita- Ti Turbo bike 8kg
Serenity- Ti Gravel 9.5kg/8.9kg
Verity- Ti Aero 8.2kg


All weights with pedals,cages & garmin mount

MarkoP
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by MarkoP

WHOA that is absolutely beautiful!
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C36
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by C36

Really a beautiful bike!
Knowing well the SSevo2 and the SL6 (did you ran rim or disc versions) very interested into you ride feedback beyond the confort.

njleach
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by njleach

CustomMetal wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2023 12:51 pm
Do you have a full build brake down? You could easily go sub 6.8 with just different wheels
You're probably right, as the wheelset came in at 1,468g (with tubeless tape but without valves or thru axles).

Build list:

Look 795 Blade RS Frameset (size M, 90mm stem, 420mm bar)
Seatpost: Look Aeropost 4 Carbon, D-shape, 350mm, 13.5mm offset
BB: Ceramicspeed T47 internal
Crankset: THM Clavicula SE power meter, 172.5mm
Chainrings: Carbon-TI EVO 12sp 52/36
Chainring bolts: Carbon-TI X-Fix
Cassette: Dura-Ace R9200 11-30
Chain: Dura-Ace M9100
Front Derailleur: Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
Rear Derailleur: Dura-Ace Di2 R9250, with Ceramicspeed OSPW
Shifters: Dura-Ace Di2 R9270
Brake Rotors: Galfer 140mm Centerlock w/ Galfer pads
Saddle: Berk Lupina Short 132mm
Bar Tape: Supacaz Super Sticky Kush Galaxy – White
Wheelset: DT Swiss ARC 1100 DICUT 50mm DB
Tubes: RideNow TPU Road Light Inner Tube
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Pro Control 700 x 28mm
Pedals: Speedplay Nano
Bottle cage: Carbonworks

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Hapsmo911
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by Hapsmo911

Very nice looking. I am very interested in this frame for the geometry. All they have near me is framesets. I would loove to ride one

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