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  1. #126
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    I had an interesting experience on my RM-01 this weekend.

    On Sunday, we had some nice warm weather, and I was looking to do a fairly long flat ride.

    End up doing 70 miles of paved rail trail at a pretty good clip.

    Just about halfway through the ride, the bike developed a fairly loud creak. In or out of the saddle, any time I was applying more than a little power.

    It was loud enough that I was worried something had broken or come loose, so I nursed it back home and took it into the shop.

    I went in today and talked to the mechanics about it. They agreed it sounded like a bottom bracket, so we pulled the cranks and torq tight BB Adapter, re-greased all of the interfaces and re-torqued all of the chainring bolts. None of this helped. The creak was still there.

    At that point one of the guys started going over everything (stem, bars, seatpost, pedals, etc..) just loosening and re-torquing, double checking everything. Again, no improvement.

    Then one of the guys had an ah-ha moment, reached down and grabbed the rear thru axle lever arm and gave it a twist. Sure enough, just turning the bolt made that same creaky grindy noise. So he pulled the rear wheel, and the thru axle adapters from the frame, including the derailleur hangar, and cleaned it all and reassembled it with a thin layer of lithium grease, and sure enough the noise was gone. Just for the heck of it we gave the same treatment do the front axle and interfaces. The bike is perfectly quiet now.

    I had built the bike up myself from the frameset, and just out pure laziness the thru axle bolts and threads were all dry. It was something I had planned to get around to when I gave the bike a once-over after the first ride, and just never did it.

    Anyway, lesson learned. Thru axles are new to me on this bike.

    I'm not sure why the noise came on so suddenly and dramatically (it was loud enough that people were giving me funny looks ). It was the first really warm (80+ degree) day we've had this year. Other than that, no idea.

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    Thankīs for posting this detailed information!!
    Iīm sure that will be interesting for all of us in future when thru axle bolts will be more common as today.

    I still wait for the components of the new Dura Ace 9170 (Di2/Disc) components in oder to build up my new RM.

    My local dealer promised me that the German Shimano-distributor will start shipping the stuff in the beginning of July.

    What about the missing 9170 components in USA?

    Do you have already something on the road or even seen in the shops?

    Best regards

    Frank

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    My local LBS has a 2018 SLR-01 on display in full 9170 Di2 kit. It's technically for sale, but the owner claims it as their personal property at this point.

    Otherwise, i think were hearing July for most of the components as well.

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    How much is he asking for bike?

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    There is no hang tag on that bike. It's the top of the line 2018 SLR-01 in red/gray (gorgeous too!), and full Dura Ace 9170 Di2. I believe MSRP is $12k. That shop is in a part of town where there are plenty of customers willing to pay that kind of money for a bike. It'll be interesting to see if they are willing to sell it to the first person willing to pay full price.

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    I can give you the weight of my RM01, Di2 ultegra, which ist 7,9 kg in 56cm size. weight ist measured with older Dura ace pedals. maybe this will help a bit ;-)

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    So it seems that we all have to wait until mid of July at least.

    But thatīs not so big problem for me; I have something to ride on:






    The frameset and the other components like wheels, bar, saddle and pedals are already in house.

    I will keep you informed

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    So the r9170 finally starts to appear on some eshops in germany. I already ordered shifters on ebay.

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    not a roadmachine, but the new teammachine, fully outfitted with 9170 in a local shop.



    It's a 51cm, and right now, it might as well be made of unobtanium. There is a hang tag on it, but the store manager just chuckles when I ask if it's for sale. "Nope, that one's MINE!".

    I asked about the availability of 9170 components (via their distributor), and got a chuckle. There might be a few odds and ends available, but i don't think you'll be able to get a full component set before early fall (just a guess).

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    I visited my local BMC dealer yesterday and he showed me the 9170 shifters and discs for a first touching.

    My orderd groupset DA 9170 will be delivered next week, but the Dura Ace power crank-set is still delayed. He expect it in second week of July.

    So I have to wait i little bit longer but I will handle it with a feeling of happiness .

    Time to wait is running out.

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    700 miles on my RM01 and zero regrets.

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    So, fially I upgraded my RM to the new electric simano DA. I already did a test and so far Iīm very happy with the new group. Especially the shifters are big leap forward in terms of ergonomics, feel and of course design (compared to the stock rs685 shifters). It met all my high expectations And almost half kg weight reduction compared to mechanical ultegra is another great benefit.
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    Building RM01 with eTap HRD, but don't have the frame yet.
    Wondering if the hoses can be routed through (not under) the stem with the Pro Vibe bars? There is an opening for the cables to exit the the bars (watch the video on the Pro website) inside the bar clamping area, aligned with the hollow section of the stem. Assuming the stem is closed above the top tube?

    https://www.pro-bikegear.com/global/..._HA_VIBECARBON

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    I don't think you can route them inside.

    Even if you could get them inside the front of the stem from the bars, you still have to get back out of the stem along the flat sides of the steerer tube. There is a bit of a gap along each side there, but that gap is taken up by spacers that are necessary to safely clamp the stem to the steerer.

    Here is a link to the instruction manual that shows how it all goes together.

    http://www.bmc-switzerland.com/filea..._Manual_EN.pdf

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    No it would not work. See the picture of inside of the stem.
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    So I finished building my RM with SRAM eTap, the bike looks great, though I am a bit disappointed about the weight, my 58 frame came to 8kg (including pedals and bottle cages), I did hope I could get it down to 7.7-7.8 with this setup, but well ... at least it is a looker (to me at least)

    BTW: I did go for a shorter 110mm stem, so I have a brand new unused 120mm for sale if anyone is interested please send me a PM (only in Europe though).

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    Nice. What wheelset/wheelset weight are you running?

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    I'm curious about that crankset and chainrings. That thing looks huge!

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    I run Enve SES 4.5 AR with Schwalbe One Pro 28mm. I know guys above have had issues putting tires on these hoops, but I had no issues at all. I think the trick here is to use the right tubeless tape . The one that comes from Enve is very thick, I use almost exclusively Schwalbe tape that is much thiner and only one ply will do for road wheels too.

    As for the crankset, I used SRAM S900 175mm cranks with Power2Max spider and Rotor 50T Aero Q-rings in Black limited edition.

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    A bit similar, I just finished my build. Started with RM01 Ultegra mech (58cm) and upgraded to eTap HRD ... and changed everything else. :-)

    According to my LBS, weighs 7.35kg now including PM, pedals, bottle cages and computer mount (integrated mounted from BMC).

    If interested, changes were:
    - eTap HRD: 52/36, 11-32, 175mm plus Dzero PM
    - Enve 5.6's with GP 4000sii 25's & vittoria latex tubes
    - S-works Romin Evo saddle
    - Enve compact road bars
    - Look Keo Blad Ti pedals
    - slammed stem with lower headset cone (that was the geo from a previous fit, glad it worked out to look nice too)

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by xterrastrial View Post
    A bit similar, I just finished my build. Started with RM01 Ultegra mech (58cm) and upgraded to eTap HRD ... and changed everything else. :-)

    According to my LBS, weighs 7.35kg now including PM, pedals, bottle cages and computer mount (integrated mounted from BMC).

    If interested, changes were:
    - eTap HRD: 52/36, 11-32, 175mm plus Dzero PM
    - Enve 5.6's with GP 4000sii 25's & vittoria latex tubes
    - S-works Romin Evo saddle
    - Enve compact road bars
    - Look Keo Blad Ti pedals
    - slammed stem with lower headset cone (that was the geo from a previous fit, glad it worked out to look nice too)

    Paul
    Pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ribbij View Post
    Pics!

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    Nice. Very similar to what i am going for. How do the Enve compact bars, hoses and stem work together? Any detail shots of that would be much appreciated

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xterrastrial View Post




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    Sharp

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