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    First I put on some wider tires for the winter ans spring season.
    But I must admit, that the original Mavic tires had remarkable 29,7 mm for a 28c tire.
    I put on some 32 Conti 4 Season, which measure 32,5mm and have still plenty of room in the VR frame.
    Also changed the sprocket from the original specified Deore 105 11-32 to a Ultegra 11-28 and the front rotor from SM-RT70 to a SM-RT99, like in the rear.
    @Felt For a bike at this price I was really disappointed, that the Bike didn't come with full Ultegra (Spoket and Chain Deore 105 and front rotor SLX). Especially two different rotor look weird.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobsn View Post
    I was really disappointed, that the Bike didn't come with full Ultegra (Spoket and Chain Deore 105 and front rotor SLX). Especially two different rotor look weird.
    Shimano doesn't have a crankset with the 46/30 gearing that Felt was looking for to go on this type of bike. Is the rear cassette really from the 105 series (not the same as "Deore", which is actually a MTB driveline group)? In any case, I think that there's not much difference between a 105 and Ultegra cassette, and I personally would not want to go from 11-32 to 11-28 on a bike that will sometimes be used off-road where it could be rough and hilly; I may even switch to a 12-34 depending on what I find when I really start using the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rochrunner View Post
    Shimano doesn't have a crankset with the 46/30 gearing that Felt was looking for to go on this type of bike...
    The 46/30 was one of the reasons for the Bike. ;)


    Quote Originally Posted by rochrunner View Post
    I think that there's not much difference between a 105 and Ultegra cassette, and I personally would not want to go from 11-32 to 11-28 ...
    No, there is not much difference and the cassette and chain are spare parts anyway. But ... at that price.
    I changed the cassette from my girlfriends bike, she got 50/34 11-28 and wanted a gear more. So now I have her cassette and she got mine.
    Maybe the next cassette will be again a 11-32.
    By the way her bike was much cheaper and came with full Ultegra.

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    Next on the list, get rid of the new Shimano J-KIT (Junction-Kit).
    Does junction are nice for the manufacturer, because the disc is easy to install and no bleeding necessary, but they look like a pimple.

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    Shorten the brake hosing is anything I do with every new bike, so it was no big deal.
    With this step I also replaced the Di2 Junction und the stem with a the new EW-RS910.
    To do so I switch to a the carbon version of the 3T Ergonova with internal cable routing.

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    Now it looks much cleaner. Ready to ride

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    Today the weather was perfect for the first long ride.
    The bike is a blast

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    After some serious rides I already feel really comfortable with the VR and now close to final version.
    Did some minor changes like cutting the head tube and so on.

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    But more significant.
    I changed the shifting pattern.
    Updated to Synchronized Shifting and changed the configuration of the shifters. It is now like SRAM eTap, even better.

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