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    New Kuota Kredo

    On Friday I picked up a new rig. It's decked out as follows:

    Kuota Kredo Frame - Medium (Kodak Team paint)
    Kuota Carbon Seatpost
    SRAM Force Group (except bottom bracket and cranks)
    FSA K-Force Cranks (172.5)
    FSA MegaExo Bottom Bracket
    FSA K-Force Bars
    FSA Headset
    Easton EC 70 Carbon Stem
    Fulcrum Racing Zero Wheelset
    Shimano PD-7810 Dura Ace Pedals
    Specialized Toupe Saddle (143 width)
    Conti GP 4000 Tires
    Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages

    I came off of a Trek 5500 with Full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SSC's so it wasn't like I was riding a total junker before, however I consider this quite an upgrade. I'm still tweaking my position and have determined that I need to move the bars down slightly and level the seat.

    Here is the link to a pic: http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4272/1001337qk0.jpg

    Thoughts?

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    sweet looking bike. too bad that little green color got in the way ( never like green color ) other wise it's 2 tumbs up for me!!

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the reply. As far as the green, I'm with you but this one just seemed to work.

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    Very nice - enjoy it!

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    Thumbs up What size frame?

    Very nice.. what size is your frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blittle
    On Friday I picked up a new rig. It's decked out as follows:

    Kuota Kredo Frame - Medium (Kodak Team paint)
    Kuota Carbon Seatpost
    SRAM Force Group (except bottom bracket and cranks)
    FSA K-Force Cranks (172.5)
    FSA MegaExo Bottom Bracket
    FSA K-Force Bars
    FSA Headset
    Easton EC 70 Carbon Stem
    Fulcrum Racing Zero Wheelset
    Shimano PD-7810 Dura Ace Pedals
    Specialized Toupe Saddle (143 width)
    Conti GP 4000 Tires
    Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages

    I came off of a Trek 5500 with Full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SSC's so it wasn't like I was riding a total junker before, however I consider this quite an upgrade. I'm still tweaking my position and have determined that I need to move the bars down slightly and level the seat.

    Here is the link to a pic: http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4272/1001337qk0.jpg

    Thoughts?
    Beauty! You're going to love this bike. I had a Kuota Khan and really liked it. They make a great machine. What did this rig set you back?

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    Frame Size

    It's a medium which equates to a top tube length of 53.5.

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    So how about a review now that you have had the bike for awhile? I am deciding between this bike and the more common Cervelo R3

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    Kredo review

    I posted my general thoughts on as a reply to your prior post, however I didn't specifically compare the Kredo to the R3. Let me start off by saying that I'm not the lightest guy on the planet (5'9", 185 lbs) so having the lightest bike was not my goal since I can loose another 20 lbs for free. I say this because the R3 was quite a bit lighter so if you are looking for weight, the R3 is a no-brainer. The R3 also felt stiffer in all respects, which I expected due to it's racing DNA. Given that I don't currently race, I wanted something that was stiffer than what I had (Trek 5500) but something that would also be somewhat comfortable on centuries etc. The Kredo was the perfect mix. However, should I decide to race, I'm 100% confident that the Kredo would be up to the task. Lastly, while we do see a fair amount of Kuota tri-bikes, there are very few Kuota road bikes around here making it a bit unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blittle
    On Friday I picked up a new rig. It's decked out as follows:

    Kuota Kredo Frame - Medium (Kodak Team paint)
    Kuota Carbon Seatpost
    SRAM Force Group (except bottom bracket and cranks)
    FSA K-Force Cranks (172.5)
    FSA MegaExo Bottom Bracket
    FSA K-Force Bars
    FSA Headset
    Easton EC 70 Carbon Stem
    Fulcrum Racing Zero Wheelset
    Shimano PD-7810 Dura Ace Pedals
    Specialized Toupe Saddle (143 width)
    Conti GP 4000 Tires
    Arundel Carbon Bottle Cages

    I came off of a Trek 5500 with Full Dura Ace and Ksyrium SSC's so it wasn't like I was riding a total junker before, however I consider this quite an upgrade. I'm still tweaking my position and have determined that I need to move the bars down slightly and level the seat.

    Here is the link to a pic: http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/4272/1001337qk0.jpg

    Thoughts?

    Beautifull bike. Is it a 2007? I just pick up a frameset, but the bottom bracket cable guide is missing. do you mine taking a picture of what your look like? thanks.

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    Nice...enjoy! I'm imagining you got a nice deal if this is the '07.

    Nytro Sport in Encinitas is blowing out their remaining '08 Kuotas. I've seen 2 Kuotas on the trails in So. Cal but since I got mine, none. That will change, Kings in Seal Beach is a dealer for '09 so I expect to see more.

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