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My Trek 5200 Bare Carbon Build

Posted April 26, 2015 08:20PM by Skye in the Cycling Forum

Eric
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Great post!

Skye
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@TheStaminist   Skye Nott
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Eric
Great post!

Thanks! I have more bikes now (they do tend to accumulate) but it's still a fantastic bike to ride.

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George
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Joined: 6 weeks ago   Posts: 1

Great documentary! I have the same bike and have fantasies of doing the same type of work but going with that flat military green I see newer bikes sporting.

I happened upon this looking to see if 28cc tires would fit so I could do some gravel riding as my 23’s just seem a bit too narrow. Your experience certainly told me. I appreciated that you came back and updated.

I like the ‘04 5200 and have ridden several Century rides here in Alabama US. I’ve never tried any newer bike as this one seems to fit me well. It does seem to roll a lot slower than others. I sometimes have to pedal going down hill to keep up with others who simply coast.

I do understand that you wouldn’t do it again however you may have inspired me to take the leap.

Skye
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Location: Vancouver, Canada
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Hi George glad you liked it. It's a TdF winning frame after all...

Rolling resistance doesn't have much to do with the frame though, aero effects of frame are negligible compared to aero effects of your body + rolling resistance of your tires and tubes. Wheel bearings last a long long time.

Get some GP4000 tires (sII are on cheap now that GP5000 are out) and latex tubes and work on your tuck and you won't be pedaling downhill!

Skye

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