Friday, 7 May 2010
My new bike is here. Picked it up today and I'm really pleased with it. All the fretting over the colour was worth it. It looks stunning (picture doesn't really do it justice)!
It's a Dolan Ares, a new 2010 frame from Terry Dolan, frame builder to world champion cyclists, whose place is just up the road from me in Ormskirk. I've had the frame custom painted in white/black with a nice spec, which I've detailed below. It comes with hidden cabling and an aggressive race geometry, so it will take a bit of getting used vs. my Specialized Secteur Sport, but hey ho, I've got the bike so that I can grow into it. Can't wait to get out on it!
Full Carbon Frame/Fork
SRAM Red Groupset all Round (Compact)
Brake Blocks - SRAM Swissstops
Wheels (1) - Mavic Ksyrium SL Wheels
Wheels (2) - SRAM S60 Wheels (For best which are featured in the shot).
Bars - 3T Ergonova Pro Bars
Stem - 3T ARX Pro
Saddle - Selle Italia Gelle Flow
Seatpost - Carbon Dolan
Pedals - Look Keo Carbon
Tyres - Vittoria Rubino Pro
Cages - Alpina Carbon
Weight - 14 1bs with the Mavics on.