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    I have a quick question about the G5. In some pics the bare carbon looks like it has a matte finish and in others it seems gloss. Can anyone who has one or has seen one in person comment on the carbon finish?

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    I have seen both colors at the bike shop. They are both gloss, and they both look very nice indeed. I really think it's the best looking bike out there - in either color. It rides really well too, but I only got to spend a very sort time on it, and not over any really "telling" terrain. It was stiff and comfortable though, with excellent power transfer. Even on such a short test ride, it really stood out to me.

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    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I probably won't have the opportunity to try one out before I order, but it sounds like I won't be disappointed.

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    Carbon on the G5

    The "non painted" carbon areas on the frame are glossy.
    There is a glossy clear coat over the entire frame.

    Hope this is what you were asking?
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    Sorry to hear you won't get to test ride first, but I think you'll be satisfied. Once you get it in, and have a chance to log some miles, I'd appreciate it if you could update me with your thoughts on it. I'd also be curious how it's built up. If I get one I'm going to build it up on my own with SRAM Force, Fulcrum Racing 1's and yet to be determined bars. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelandb
    Sorry to hear you won't get to test ride first, but I think you'll be satisfied. Once you get it in, and have a chance to log some miles, I'd appreciate it if you could update me with your thoughts on it. I'd also be curious how it's built up. If I get one I'm going to build it up on my own with SRAM Force, Fulcrum Racing 1's and yet to be determined bars. Thanks!
    I'll let you know how I like it in a couple of weeks. I just placed the order this morning for an ultegra bike in red. I would have liked to build it up from the frameset, but I'll hopefully be riding a little quicker this way....and I can't wait. Always time for upgrades later.

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    Good luck with it. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it.

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    Mine is sitting at home now, waiting to be built.

    Simply stunning in the flesh!
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    Still thinking

    I'm still considering the BH G5. I was able to test ride one again today side by side with the Orbea Orca, and for me, the G5 is the better bike (boy was it close). I'm now also considering a Cervelo R3, and will be test riding it again tomorrow. Once I make up my mind between the two, it's a matter of putting the money together, figuring out how I want to build the winner up, and actually pulling the trigger. From those of you that now own a G5, I'd still be very interested in your impressions. If anyone out there can provide feedback on the Cervelo R3, I'd also be interested.

    Thanks!

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    My G5 should be here next week. Been a long time coming!

    BTW - has there been any hints to changes for 2011?
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    I've decided on the G5 as well and will hopefully be placing the order within a week. Once I get it I'll post some pictures. Final build looks like it will be the Red and Black Frame with SRAM Red, FSA K Force Crank, Fulcrum Racing 1 Wheels and either FSA Carbon Bars or FSA Plasma if I decide to spend the extra coin.

    As far as changes for 2011, I've heard nothing official, but my guess is that it will be minor adjustments in carbon layup and new paint jobs. It probably won't see any major updates since it's a new design anyway. I sure hope I'm right, or I'll be very disappointed after getting the 2010 model.

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    Here is mine













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    Sweet lookin' bike! What wheels are those? I couldn't tell from the photos. That bike just has such beautiful lines to it. It's very hard not to love! So after having it for a little bit, what are your thoughts on it? As good/better than expected?

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    Wheels are Token's, but there's been an issue with the front so actually have not ridden it yet.

    Not happy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelandb
    As far as changes for 2011, I've heard nothing official, but my guess is that it will be minor adjustments in carbon layup and new paint jobs. It probably won't see any major updates since it's a new design anyway. I sure hope I'm right, or I'll be very disappointed after getting the 2010 model.
    Yeah, same here. I was really more curious about color choices. I always prefer bright colors.
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    Sorry to hear you've had problems and haven't ridden it. What kind of problem are you having? Is it with the front wheel or front of the bike?

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    Front wheel mate.

    And there's an issue with the actual rim. Hoping Token don't dog me on it...
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    Well, glad to hear it's not the bike at least. A wheel problem's much easier to fix, even if it's a pain in the arse. Good luck getting it resolved, and out there riding!

    Just my two cents, but I'd recommend going and getting some Fulcrum Wheels. I have the Racing Ones, and they are simply incredible.

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    I've got Shamal's on my 595, so looking at either Eurus or Zonda's as a replacement (if possible).

    Otherwise may go Fulcrum. Had R5's already, and getting Conti's on and off was almost enough for me to give up the sport for good!
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    And you have a 595? Do you have any pics of that one to post? How do you decide which bike to ride for the day!? Both are very sweet rigs.

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    Been some changes to saddle, QR's and (of course) the wheels since these pic's - as they were taken upon completion last year.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/4170447...7622098391191/

    We'll see how competition goes once the BH is on the road. But as for now I do adore my 595, with part of the reason for buying a G5 being that the geo's are pretty close to those of the Look.
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    On the way - Finally

    The order has been placed, and I should take posession of a fully built up bike middle of next week sometime. Final build will be:

    BH G5 - Red and Black Color
    Sram Red Components
    FSA K-Force Light Compact Crank w/Ceramic BB
    FSA OS-99 Stem
    FSA K Wing Compact Carbon Bars
    Fulcrum Racing 1 Wheels (from my old bike)

    Only thing I'm undecided on is bottle cages. Any recommendations here? I just want some good looking ones that hold on to the bottles well. They could be, but don't have to be carbon.

    I should have her with about a week and a half to go before racing up Mt. Evans. It'll be nice to do that freakish climb with a new rig! I'm really rather curious how much that will help my time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Copelandb
    The order has been placed, and I should take posession of a fully built up bike middle of next week sometime. Final build will be:

    BH G5 - Red and Black Color
    Sram Red Components
    FSA K-Force Light Compact Crank w/Ceramic BB
    FSA OS-99 Stem
    FSA K Wing Compact Carbon Bars
    Fulcrum Racing 1 Wheels (from my old bike)

    Only thing I'm undecided on is bottle cages. Any recommendations here? I just want some good looking ones that hold on to the bottles well. They could be, but don't have to be carbon.
    this will be a beautiful build. as for the bottle cages, i would try to find some matching carbon cages in ud carbon, such as arundel mandibles or even bontrager race xxx lites. other than that, i would definitely go for elite pases. all the cages i mentioned here are parts which you'll forget once you have them on your bike - no problems!

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    I have this ones in my G5 (blue and black). In my opinion the colours combination looks perfect to our bike:
    http://cgi.ebay.es/09-Racing-Full-Ca...#ht_2441wt_654

    My G5:
    http://forums.roadbikereview.com/sho...light=rhgastur

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    Nice looking bike. As far as those cages, they look great on your bike, but with mine being the red/black color the combination wouldn't work all that well. I picked up some Elite Custom Race Bottle Cages in Black/White at a LBS for $20 each. They're not carbon, but I think they'll look good anyway, and they seem to have favorable reviews. If they don't work out maybe I'll invest in some nicer carbon ones. Honestly after the coinage I'm dropping on the bike itself it's nice to save a little money on some of the accessories.

    I'll post some pics next week when I take posession of the bike. I'm really kind of glad I'm not getting it this week - the weather here is crap! It's been storming every evening this week and is actually going pretty heavy right now! It would really be sad to have that beauty sitting just begging to be ridden and not being able to do it.

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