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    How would the shop know what the exact spec is? Meaning where the drilling was to be done on the fork so they could check it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gasman777 View Post
    How would the shop know what the exact spec is? Meaning where the drilling was to be done on the fork so they could check it?
    If they don't know how to figure it out, they shouldn't be in the business.
    They could call their Specialized rep and ask. They could send the fork to Specialized for inspection. They could look up the specs from any of the companies that make brakes. It's published info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasman777 View Post
    I actually brought it to a LBS and the we placed the 105 brake on the bike and it had very little clearance. Needless to say I didn't buy them
    One of my Roubaix is the SWorks SL4. Ultegra Di2 and Ultegra brakes. Conti 4KSii 28 on 17c rims (measure around 32mm either way) fit under the brakes but barely fit under the fork crown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    One of my Roubaix is the SWorks SL4. Ultegra Di2 and Ultegra brakes. Conti 4KSii 28 on 17c rims (measure around 32mm either way) fit under the brakes but barely fit under the fork crown.
    I wouldn't ride that bike.

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    I vote for 4000s ii 25mm front and rear with Latex tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dracula View Post
    I wouldn't ride that bike.
    I wouldn't let you anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    I wouldn't let you anyway
    U have covers for your water bottles, OMG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    U have covers for your water bottles, OMG.
    Trying to keep the horse poop out of my mouth. Amish country.


    ......plus they make the bottles aero......at least 3 watts worth, per bottle 😁
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    Quote Originally Posted by zephxiii View Post
    I vote for 4000s ii 25mm front and rear with Latex tubes.

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    That would be my advice sans the latex tubes. Conti tires run large anyway. Their 23 is about the same as a Michelin 25. Unless you weigh 300 lbs, you don't need Conti 28 tires. Frankly, I don't get the preoccupation here with large, flat tires. I ride 23's and they've worked just fine for decades.

    Latex tubes are a PITA -- they go flat in a day -- and there's no difference in ride quality, at least that I can notice. I gave them a try years ago and was disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    Trying to keep the horse poop out of my mouth. Amish country.


    ......plus they make the bottles aero......at least 3 watts worth, per bottle 😁
    More weight though ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Latex tubes are a PITA -- they go flat in a day
    No they don't. They need to be topped off more frequently, but they don't go flat in a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcgriz View Post
    Trying to keep the horse poop out of my mouth. Amish country.


    ......plus they make the bottles aero......at least 3 watts worth, per bottle 
    Best post ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    No they don't. They need to be topped off more frequently, but they don't go flat in a day.
    Yeah, that's relatively speaking, but you need to top them off every day. A lot of extra pumping for no real benefit IMO.

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    I top my tires off before every ride anyways so I'm not sure what the difference is going to latex.

    To refrase, with tubeless and butyl tubes, I check tires and top off before every ride anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    Yeah, that's relatively speaking, but you need to top them off every day. A lot of extra pumping for no real benefit IMO.
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