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2021 Sensa Giulia GF disc

clearance for 32mm+ tires. due to bike supply shortages, the 53cm was the only size I could get from NL. endurance geometry means the headtube is too tall, so compensating best I can with stem choice.

Frame:
53cm Sensa full carbon

Fork/Headset:
Sensa full carbon 12mm thru axle

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
R7000 170mm, 4iiii R7000 left side power meter

Pedals:
Look keo 2 max

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
R8000 52/36, R8000 11-30

Derailleurs/Shifters:
R8000

Handlebars/Stem:
FSA Gossamer 42cm, Zipp 105mm -25 deg

Saddle/Seatpost:
Specialized Toupe carbon, Supra carbon 27.2 15mm offset

Brakes:
R8020, XT 160mm rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hunt 40mm Aero Carbon, Schwalbe One Raceguard 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Hunt 40mm Aero Carbon, Schwalbe One Raceguard 28mm

Accessories:
K-edge garmin mount, elite race bottle cages

Bike History

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  1. initial
  2. changes
  3. coming soon
  4. lower
  5. 2023

Added by henry510. Last updated about 1 year ago.

As of about 1 year ago, henry510 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

10 Comments

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

get a compact bar,an even more agressive stem, other or no headset cover and become the god of slam that stem movement!

Posted almost 2 years ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Dude, tell me about it. I wanted to completely remove the factory 'aero' headset cover but it works to preload top bearing and sensa doesn't make a shorter stack version. Very annoying.

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

why can't you preload the bearing with the topcap screw like on normal bikes?

Posted almost 2 years ago

henry510

henry510 says:

To be honest, in the beginning I had to take it to a shop to re-run the hoses as merlin (who I purchased the bike from) had run the brakes moto-style for the UK market. Very scary grabbing rear and then pulling front. I asked the shop if we could remove the 'aero' headset top cap and just run a normal cap but according to them it is integral to how the headset is preloaded and the shape is very specific to the frame. The brake hoses run through this cap so it is not so simple to just remove it and inspect what lies underneath, but that is my plan once I do routine maintenance down the road. Another alternative would be to get a lower stack version 3d printed or even mill the current cap down.

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

the shop is right that the cover is important to preload the bearing and that it is specific to the frame but i still believe you could use an other one. Check out my trek crockett. I changed the 30mm oem headset to a flat CC and then even put the stem directly on the bearing. 3d printing could be an option but single piece cnc is only for aerospace budgets. Let me know the final solution

Posted almost 2 years ago

henry510

henry510 says:

I finally got it dialed with the ritchey 30 degree stem inverted. Really happy I didn't have to go for custom.

Posted almost 2 years ago

ianiscaratti

ianiscaratti says:

I looks crazy now but do you even aerotuck bro?

Posted almost 2 years ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

Tall headtubes aren't so bad! Enjoy the extra stack in the hoods and get yourself some deep drops!

Posted almost 2 years ago

henry510

henry510 says:

Funny thing is the hoods are too high but the drops are very comfy at the current stack. Go figure.

Posted almost 2 years ago

qwixoticle

qwixoticle says:

That's a pretty topsyturvy situation! Maybe some classic bend bars would allow you to get the hoods slightly lower, but then I guess you'd loose the smooth ramp from bar to shifter

Posted almost 2 years ago