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    Devinci_rider
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    New Empella Bonfire SL

    Well, here's the new race bike for 2006...
    Empella Bonfire SL frame sz 60cm and Carbon fork (from cyclocrossworld.com)
    Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheelset
    Ritchey Speedmax Pro 700x30c tires
    Spooky Carbon brakes
    Ritchey WCS handlebar, stem, headset and seatpost
    Crankbros Candy Ti
    105 Der and Shifter
    Selle San Marco Aspide (in World Champs/Empella colouring)
    Truvativ Carbon Rouleur
    Spooky Carbon Gaurds w/ FSA 42t ring

    all weighing in at approx. 17.5lbs

    Had it out for one ride and so far so good, but I definelty notice the difference in stopping power with the Spooky's compared to the Shimano Canti/Avid Shorty's. Basically the Spooky's work aswell as a U-brake on a kids bike and the Shimano/Avids worked like hydraulic disc brakes. Hopefully the brakes /pads will break in.

    Let me know what you think.
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    Very nice setup. What are you running as a front brake lever?

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    it's an old Shimano Exage lever. Picked a couple of them up at a local used bike shop for like $5.00

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    Can I see a picture of that if you get a chance?

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    What gearing?

    What cassette are you running with the 42 front?
    thanks. Nice bike.

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    Not my bike, but I also run a single ring up front. One bike has a 40 and 12-25, and the other has a 42 with a 12-27 cassette. I haven't used a double chainring for the NW races in 5 years. And before that, I never left the little ring when I was running a 46 outer ring.

    I use the chainring in the inner position, an outer guard on the big ring position, and a third eye inner chainwatcher to keep things in place. I really like it.

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    let us know what you think

    cxworld has them on sale and I've been thinking about them myself.....
    one nation, under surveillance with liberty and justice for few

    still not figgering on biggering

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    here's a pic of the lever. Currently there is 12-25t cass on the rear.
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