Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84

    New Ibis Silk SL 2012!

    Just picked up my new Ibis Silk SL. Just beautiful. Of course, it is raining, so I don't want to get her feet wet yet! I'll have to ride my old Lemond. In any event, here are the specs:

    Ibis Silk SL carbon frame size 530
    Easton EC 90 SL fork
    Cane Creek head set
    Edge Design carbon bars
    Ibis stem
    Deda tape
    SRAM Red 2011 shifters
    SRAM Force compact 50-34 crankset
    SRAM Force brakes
    SRAM Force front derailleur
    SRAM Rival rear medium cage derailleur
    SRAM 1070 11-32 cassette
    FSA carbon seat post
    Selle An-Atomica Titanico leather saddle
    Rol Race SL wheels
    Continental Ultra Gatorskin 25 mm tires
    Shimano XTR mountain pedals
    SRAM 1091 hollow pin chain

    With cages and my leather seat she weighs in at 16 pounds. Nice. Should be a sweet ride. Can't wait to get the bike out!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails New Ibis Silk SL 2012!-img_0230.jpg   New Ibis Silk SL 2012!-img_0232.jpg   New Ibis Silk SL 2012!-img_0233.jpg   New Ibis Silk SL 2012!-img_0234.jpg  
    Last edited by dndrich; 03-24-2012 at 04:09 PM.

  2. #2
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    257
    the leather saddle and brown tape don't really fit for me, but I love the new silk design! I had owned an original silk carbon, they sure are nice!

    Congrats!

  3. #3
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    I know just what you mean about the color of the tape and saddle. But, I had the saddle. It is my favorite saddle. I was cheap when I bought it because it was on sale. The other colors are exactly the same saddle, but twice as much money. So, I matched the bar tape to it.

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    Took the bike out today on the maiden voyage shakedown. Looked like rain, and the roads were wet, but I had to get out. Fortunately the rain held. Had to clean the bike after though. The bike ran like a champ. 35 mile roller ride only. I love the Rol Race SL wheels. The SRAM Red shifters are terrific. Double tap takes just a bit getting used to, but it is very good. My initial fit is pretty good. I'm thinking I may need to increase the stem by 10 mm. So that will be the next thing. Really fun though. The Silk just soaks up the uneven pavement here in Sonoma County.

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,685
    Quote Originally Posted by dndrich View Post
    Just picked up my new Ibis Silk SL. Just beautiful. Of course, it is raining, so I don't want to get her feet wet yet! I'll have to ride my old Lemond. In any event, here are the specs:



    Ibis Silk SL carbon frame size 530
    Easton EC 90 SL fork
    Cane Creek head set
    Edge Design carbon bars
    Ibis stem
    Deda tape
    SRAM Red 2011 shifters
    SRAM Force compact 50-34 crankset
    SRAM Force brakes
    SRAM Force front derailleur
    SRAM Rival rear medium cage derailleur
    SRAM 1070 11-32 cassette
    FSA carbon seat post
    Selle An-Atomica Titanico leather saddle
    Rol Race SL wheels
    Continental Ultra Gatorskin 25 mm tires
    Shimano XTR mountain pedals
    SRAM 1091 hollow pin chain

    With cages and my leather seat she weighs in at 16 pounds. Nice. Should be a sweet ride. Can't wait to get the bike out!
    Very nice except for the brown tape

  6. #6
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: svard75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    907
    Quote Originally Posted by dndrich View Post
    Just picked up my new Ibis Silk SL. Just beautiful. Of course, it is raining, so I don't want to get her feet wet yet! I'll have to ride my old Lemond. In any event, here are the specs:

    Ibis Silk SL carbon frame size 530
    Easton EC 90 SL fork
    Cane Creek head set
    Edge Design carbon bars
    Ibis stem
    Deda tape
    SRAM Red 2011 shifters
    SRAM Force compact 50-34 crankset
    SRAM Force brakes
    SRAM Force front derailleur
    SRAM Rival rear medium cage derailleur
    SRAM 1070 11-32 cassette
    FSA carbon seat post
    Selle An-Atomica Titanico leather saddle
    Rol Race SL wheels
    Continental Ultra Gatorskin 25 mm tires
    Shimano XTR mountain pedals
    SRAM 1091 hollow pin chain

    With cages and my leather seat she weighs in at 16 pounds. Nice. Should be a sweet ride. Can't wait to get the bike out!
    Congrats on the bike. Couple of things I would change, Brown saddle and bartape doesn't really go carbon. Not sure I entirely like the graphics of the seat tube and chain stays, lastly but not really that important is the stem and amount of spacers but then again it may have been setup like this for your fit and riding position.

    Anyway get out and ride and enjoy it!

  7. #7
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    Quote Originally Posted by svard75 View Post
    Congrats on the bike. Couple of things I would change, Brown saddle and bartape doesn't really go carbon. Not sure I entirely like the graphics of the seat tube and chain stays, lastly but not really that important is the stem and amount of spacers but then again it may have been setup like this for your fit and riding position.

    Anyway get out and ride and enjoy it!
    I know what you mean! I had the saddle, and really like it. The components were hand picked, and I didn't really consider the look very much. But I agree about the tape. I will change to black. The spacers are for initial fit. Just couldn't cut it too short at first. I will swap for a longer stem soon, and when I do, go for the black tape. But, what a ride!

  8. #8
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: svard75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    907
    Quote Originally Posted by dndrich View Post
    I know what you mean! I had the saddle, and really like it. The components were hand picked, and I didn't really consider the look very much. But I agree about the tape. I will change to black. The spacers are for initial fit. Just couldn't cut it too short at first. I will swap for a longer stem soon, and when I do, go for the black tape. But, what a ride!
    Looks like you need new MTB pedals too. You selling those, hit me up ;)

  9. #9
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    Quote Originally Posted by svard75 View Post
    Looks like you need new MTB pedals too. You selling those, hit me up ;)
    Hey, those are brand new, and the top of the line. They were close to $200! Nah, I'm keeping them...

  10. #10
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    6
    very nice!

  11. #11
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    41
    These wooden wheels should look damn sexy in you bike!




  12. #12
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    84
    No kidding! Of course, when they fail, it is catastrophic!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

INTERBIKE

Contest

Hot Deals

Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest road bike products from these brands!



















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »


Latest RoadBike Articles


Latest Videos

RoadbikeReview on Facebook