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    Get a pair of these to go with

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    'brifter' is a lame word.
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    Yep...I've put those on a couple of bikes. Ridiculous, but it's not my money.
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    These are one of the best improvements you can make to your bike to gain a purely psychological advantage with no actual performance gain.

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    It could double as a pizza cutting wheel...so it may be worth the price.

    Then again, maybe I can convert this for bicycle use

    https://youtu.be/ZtTK3G9awWk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    It could double as a pizza cutting wheel...so it may be worth the price.

    Then again, maybe I can convert this for bicycle use

    https://youtu.be/ZtTK3G9awWk
    That's brilliant. Imagine how fast we could corner with our "tires" slicing into the asphalt. In addition, it'd stop the whining about sharp disc brake rotors.

    In fact, we could use the wheels as brake rotors!

    Sometimes I even amaze myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rider07 View Post
    These are one of the best improvements you can make to your bike to gain a purely psychological advantage with no actual performance gain.
    Hahaha! Thats awesome!

    I know a gent or two with these and they so want them to make a difference it's just sad.

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    Id say cost effective.

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    I couldn't agree more - it's ludicrous... says the 50-year-old amateur cyclist who rides a $9,000 bike.

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    Wonder what the end plugs are for the handlebars? Or cable ends? ;)

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    But their website says I can save 10W-16W!

    http://www.ceramicspeed.com/sport/wh...ed/save-watts/

    I believe everything I read on the internet!
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    If they had spinners on them that faux spun when I was coasting I would buy in a New York minute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    It could double as a pizza cutting wheel...
    I suppose the lube will be olive oil.

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    I don't think I would use that even if it were free. The whole thing looks way too fragile

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    I'm waiting for the 9-speed Deore version. Should go well with the pedals rideit posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    But their website says I can save 10W-16W!

    http://www.ceramicspeed.com/sport/wh...ed/save-watts/

    I believe everything I read on the internet!
    It may be entirely true (I have no idea, being that I've never measured watts), but does it make a perceptible difference in any way, shape, or form?
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    It may be entirely true (I have no idea, being that I've never measured watts), but does it make a perceptible difference in any way, shape, or form?
    It will re-shape your ego and re-form your wallet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldZaskar View Post
    I couldn't agree more - it's ludicrous... says the 50-year-old amateur cyclist who rides a $9,000 bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_fuji View Post
    It may be entirely true (I have no idea, being that I've never measured watts), but does it make a perceptible difference in any way, shape, or form?
    The gains are in the neighborhood of 1 watt, which by itself is just noise. $600 for a watt of savings makes this one of the last upgrades you should make. A diet plan, apparel, helmet, faster tires, an advanced bike fit, aero chainrings, wheels, frame, etc. all before ceramic bearings and oversize pulley wheels.

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    Cmon people...its hand made in Denmark! That in itself is worth about $300 of the total price.

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    Why sell yourself short with that piece of crap when for a slight up-charge you can get into a 3D printed one? You know you deserve better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    But their website says I can save 10W-16W!

    http://www.ceramicspeed.com/sport/wh...ed/save-watts/

    I believe everything I read on the internet!
    10-16w is for the entire "CeramicSpeed upgrade" (which will cost ~$1700)
    Save 10-16 watts using: Hub Bearings, Bottom Bracket, OSPW System and UFO Chain.

    The OSPW pulley saves a whopping 2.4 watts. $600 for 2.4w. (assuming their tests are accurate)

    A rider in my group just got one of these OSPW's. He apparently has plenty of disposable income and likes to bling out his bike with matching components, gadgets, and clothing. A few of us were checking it out at the stop and getting a chuckle. He still rides in the back of the group and get dropped.
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    I saw one of these or something similar on at least one bike in the Dauphine on TV last week... reminded me of this post. Pros use it, must be the best thing ever :P !

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetdog9 View Post
    I saw one of these or something similar on at least one bike in the Dauphine on TV last week... reminded me of this post. Pros use it, must be the best thing ever :P !
    Haha I saw that too just last night and I lold

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