New for this year, Shimano has released their second electronic shifting group, Shimano Ultegra Di2. This 2012 component group includes a host of improvements, which will be transfered over to the next iteration of Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
We’ve also got some 2011 TIME RXR-S Ulteam in white with Shimano Dura Ace 7900 and Zipp 404 tubular wheels for $8,700 USD.
To order yours, send us an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com or visit Asterisk*Cycles.
The TCR Advanced has a conventional seatmast and is supposed to be 15% more comfortable because of this. It is made out of Toray’s T-700 fibers. The dropouts and bottom bracket sleeve is made out of aluminum, and the whole design uses a more modular monocoque construction.
I’ve got a 2011 TIME RXR-S Ulteam in stock right now in size S with Shimano Dura Ace 7900, and Zipp 404 tubular wheels. Price is $7,700 USD. Send me an email at asteriskcycles at gmail dot com to order it. It’s in stock, so once payment has cleared, it will ship. We’ve also got Colnago, TIME, Scott, and Giant bikes in stock.
Ever since I started road biking again last year, I’ve wanted a pair of Fulcrum Racing 0s. I don’t know what it exactly was. It was probably because I had never seen red Fulcrums before, and in my mind, they would look stunning with a matte black frame. For 2010, the rims changed colors. The initial appeal for these hoops is the look. Hoops that are completely red are rare. This is the start of a long term review on these wheels.
At Asterisk*Cycles, we’ve got access to not only great bikes from Giant to Pinarello, but also great components, from Shimano, SRAM, and Campagnolo. This includes full gruppos, from Campy Super Record 11 to Shimano Dura Ace Di2.
I really like the angles and the general shape of this frame, a lot more than some of the other TT frames that I’ve seen. Felt has got an interesting battery placement for the Di2 version of this TT rig. The battery is located on the seat-tube, under the seat. While it looks very clean, I doubt that it’s very efficient. The weight of the battery is best placed as low as possible.
Cyman has hacked his seatpost and his frame to run internal Di2 wiring. His hack is somewhat more complicated than Nathan’s, but it has the advantage of being able to charge the battery inside the seatpost without having to remove it. Read more about it here.
I’ll be receiving a Velocite Geos prototype frame at the end of May. I’ve decided to build it up with Shimano Dura Ace Di2. Here is what my preliminary build list looks like. Since this is a budget weenie and I’m also sourcing parts from the second hand market, I’ve decided for a bunch of reasons to stay away from high-priced German carbon fiber parts. This is a “best bang for the buck” type of build. Ideally, it should have been built up with SRAM Red, since that is the lightest gruppo, but I decided to go with Di2. I’ve been itching to try it out.