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    Thumbs up LeChamp Inferno and Heat

    It looks like the new Carbon Fiber LeChamps are up.

    Inferno (SRAM Red) $2195.99
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...mp_inferno.htm

    Fire (SRAM Force) $1,695.99
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...champ_fire.htm



    The Inferno looks good to me. Real good. That said, I'd prefer a Kestrel RT800 or RT900 w/ full SRAM red. Any chance of that happening, Mike?

    I might just buy the Inferno. What the hell, eh? I would swap those pedals out for the red Keo's I have. The spd-style pedals would go on my mountain bike.
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    Wow, I'm drooling. Would carbon bike support someone who's 280? I wonder when the titanium version comes out

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    I am looking at a few other options....but in the end, it will likely be the Inferno. Love the name married with RED!

    Here's my question. I ran the weight numbers with all the listed components. However, I am looking for a frame/fork weight. Mike, can you or anyone on this forum provide?

    Conservativley, even if this frame/fork combo is heavier than many of the latest designs in the 1400-1700 gram range, it should post in at no more than 15.5 w/o pedals.

    Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonkabaydog
    Conservativley, even if this frame/fork combo is heavier than many of the latest designs in the 1400-1700 gram range, it should post in at no more than 15.5 w/o pedals.

    Can anyone help?
    LeChamp FRAME 2.8 Pound Monocoque High Modulus Carbon Fiber Semi-Compact frame.




    For comparison...

    Delta 7 Ascend: 1.80 lbs
    BMC Team Machine: 2.09 lbs
    Look 595: 2.29 lbs
    Pinarello Dogma FPX 2.60 lbs

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    OK, I'm going to do a virtual build on a 2.82 lbs Eddy Merckx. I'll use all the parts from BD's site for the inferno. We'll see how much it weighs.


    Frame Eddy Merckx AXM Black/Red (2007) 54.00 55.00 STD 2.90lbs

    Fork Easton EC70 SL | Carbon | Carbon C 43.00 530.00g

    Brake Set SRAM Red | Silver 265.00g

    Brake Shift SRAM Red 280.00g

    Cable SRAM Stainless | 120.00g

    Housing SRAM Housing | Black 160.00g

    Crank SRAM Red Carbon 175.00 39-53 760.00g

    Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Ceramic | | Silver 95.00g

    Front Derailleur SRAM Red 58.00g

    Cassette SRAM PG-1070 | | 11-28 220.00g

    Rear Derailleur SRAM Red | Silver/Carbon | M 153.00g

    Chain Shimano Ultegra 6700 267.00g

    Wheelset Mavic Ksyrium Elite Aluminum Rim Silver 1550.00g

    Skewer Set Mavic OEM Spec'd | Black | 200.00g

    Tire Set Continental Ultra Race | Black | K | STD | 23.00 440.00g

    Tube Set Butyl Presta 20.00-28.00 | 48.00mm 200.00g

    Headset FSA Orbit Z | Black 78.00g

    Stem Ritchey WCS 4-Axis | Black | 100.00 | -6.00 110.00g

    Handlebar Ritchey WCS | ERGO | Black | Aluminum | 42.00 225.00g

    Handlebar Tape Deda Elementi Soft Touch | Black 15.00g

    Seatpost Eddy Merckx Carbon by Selcof Carbon 330mm Setback 180.00g

    Saddle Selle Italia Flite XC | Black 230.00g

    Bike Weight: 16.92lbs Bike Sub-Total: $7,959.40


    Sub-Total: $7,959.40
    Total Price: $7,959.40
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    Quote Originally Posted by Local Hero
    It looks like the new Carbon Fiber LeChamps are up.

    Inferno (SRAM Red) $2195.99
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...mp_inferno.htm

    Fire (SRAM Force) $1,695.99
    http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...champ_fire.htm



    The Inferno looks good to me. Real good. That said, I'd prefer a Kestrel RT800 or RT900 w/ full SRAM red. Any chance of that happening, Mike?

    I might just buy the Inferno. What the hell, eh? I would swap those pedals out for the red Keo's I have. The spd-style pedals would go on my mountain bike.

    We are working on trying to get RED equipped RT800 for next year; but RED is going up in oem cost therefore prices maybe higher

    New CF Inferno with RED is very nice looking in person
    and I think is an insane value

    Ti Inferno with RED is coming in October
    I think that bike will sell out really quick

    I love the RED group; but for the money NEW FORCE is also really nice
    mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by minhtin
    Wow, I'm drooling. Would carbon bike support someone who's 280? I wonder when the titanium version comes out

    At 280, I might suggect the Force equipped bike for the somewhat stronger wheels

    But you are under weight limit of either

    Ti Red bike in October
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    Why no headtube length measurements on the geometry chart? This is a pretty important one for proper fit.

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    Mike... if you are out there, I really would like a weight of this bike w/o pedals in a 54 or 56cm. frame. The numbers I ran with SRAM Red suggest a bike in the 16 lb range.

    I recalls years ago when you would post you super light Aluminum frame bike weights. The Champion CF frame is about 10-15% heavier than many of the higher end carbon frames these days at 1268 grams. For example LaPierre's are 960grams. I understand the Le Champion is at a different price point ( and grateful to you for it) but would like to know what you are estimating the weight for the full bike... just so I know?

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    If you can wait about a month I'll post some pictures of the Inferno hanging from a scale. But I'm not too worried about the weight. On a personal note, I should probably lose 800-1400grams of body fat before I worry about getting a road bike under 15 lbs.

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    Hey Mike I was wondering if you had any idea what the price of the LC Ti bike with SRAM Apex would be? I'm debating whether I should go with the Rival or wait for the Apex

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