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Specialized Langster pro 2013

my new bike.

Frame:
Specialized A1 Premium Aluminum, fully manipulated aero-shaped tubing, compact design w/ track geo, integrated headset

Fork/Headset:
Easton EC90 SLX full carbon. carbon steer tube,carbon blades,carbon dropouts. Carbon spacer on top. FSA carbon expansion plug

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sram Omnium / Cr-Mo axle, 68mm x 103mm

Pedals:
Shimano Ultegra SPD-SL

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
17t cog / 52t Sugino / KMC 1/2x1/8" chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Easton Aero Road bar, alloy, compact road drop with track grips n temporary grip tape / Specialized Pro-Set 7075 3D forged alloy, cone head bolt and plastic clip, 12-degree, 4-degree shim, 31.8mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Body Geometry Toupé RBX Sport, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 143mm / Venge Aero, FACT carbon, flippable 20/0mm offset

Brakes:
none

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
American Classic 420 Aero Track / Specialized Turbo Pro, BlackBelt, 127TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
American Classic 420 Aero Track / Specialized Turbo Pro, BlackBelt, 127TPI, aramid bead, 700x23c

Accessories:
serfas thunderbolt front & back lights. serfas EV-3 saddle bag. origin 8 13w cycling computer

More Info:
gained about 1-2lbs cuz of the saddle bag carrying patchkit ,Parktool AWS-11 for my wheel set, 2 steel core tire levers and a serfas mp-4 mini pump and a patch kit. weights about 17.5lbs now. but ill go get it weight it soon. grip solution is only temporary until i get two sets of lizard skin bar tape.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. changed handle bars and spacers.
  3. new fork.
  4. new pedals,bar tape,computer
  5. new ratio

Current Stage Info:

with this KMC chain i was actually able to put the wheel much closer to the seat tube. the wheel is right now all the way to the front of the dropouts. so this is as close as i could possibly get the wheel to the seat tube.

Added by acwg26. Last updated almost 7 years ago.

40 Comments

track_bike_mike

track_bike_mike says:

Would you sell your wheelset to me

Posted over 5 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

Did your bike come with your izumi v chain slammed like that?

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

it came with izumi v but i couldnt slam it. plus it came too short so no mods could be done to the ratio without havin to get a new chain.

Posted almost 7 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

Oh alright I was wondering why you swapped chains. That sucks! The Izumi V is the best track chain out there!

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

yeah they are the best. and i will get another one. im just testin out this ratio. if i do like it ill be gettin new parts. cog,chainring,chain.

Posted almost 7 years ago

edirza

edirza says:

nice !! where did yoe get those wheels ??

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

local bike shop in SoCal. this wheels are hard to find. specially in this color. is unique to this model only. u canonly get this wheels in red with white or black with white.. i love this wheels. hands down the best. for their price

Posted almost 7 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

they come with the black langster pros

Posted almost 7 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

bar angle. womp

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

the bar has a flat top. if i make the bottom of the bars straight to the ground the flat top isnt flat anymore becomes extremly inclined. so its pointless to have a flat comfortable top when u cant use it. just to make it "look" proper to others.

Posted almost 7 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

what easton bars are those? from all the easton aero road bars, none of them seem to have a flat top which isn't flat when the bars are in the proper position. it wouldn't even make sense to make flat top bars that aren't flat if the bars are in the right position

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

http://m.rei.com/mt/www.rei.com/product...


thats the best picbu can see. that the bottom part is straight to the ground and the top isnt flat anymore is actually on an angle.

Posted almost 7 years ago

brembilla

brembilla says:

oh i see it... that's pretty strange.. i guess they implied that you would be gripping the bars in a different angle with these bars when designing them

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

yeah they r weird. i didnt realize they were angled till i put them on and i was too lazy to return them. butbits all good they r not gonna stay there forever. im gettin the easton ec90 aero road bars. i love those. my friend has them and i love the ergodinamics of it.

Posted almost 7 years ago

outofstep

outofstep says:

definitely need to fix that bar angle.
i have a pair of the easton ec90 aeros and i'm planning on swapping em out soon. my experience with them is that they're great bars, and stiff. only gripe is that my wrists hit the flats of top of the bars when riding with my hands in the drops.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Magpul808

Magpul808 says:

Whats the frame size?

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

52cm

Posted almost 7 years ago

AndrewGK

AndrewGK says:

If you want new handlebars try out 3T Rotundo. Its very comfortable and has very long straight drops that are great for sprinting on. It also has straight tops unlike traditional track drops so its comfortable to rest your hands on there. Its a modern bar with the best features of track drops! It's also pretty damn stiff too.

As a personal preference too I would probably get white track grips, 3T Arx Pro stem, white saddle, silver chainring + crankarms. But thats just my inner euro...

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

i wouldnt want to change the whole crankset just for the color. i like the blacked out look on this bike. and i dont see the point on buying a new crankset just for different color. and im going to put black lizard skin bar tape, i use this bike on the road so i wont be havin track grips. i have my specialized track pista drops with track grips for that.

and those 3T bars dont have the flat aero top unless ur thinkin about another model?
also im lookin to get the EC90 aero road bars in the future for upgrading. not much of a fan of 3T even thou i seen couple people use it. i have always used Easton products and i liked them.
and white saddles are just too messy. gets dirty quick and also doesnt go with the blacked out look of the bike.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Kotarbinski

Kotarbinski says:

Dude AC 420 aeros are so nice.

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

yeah they are. so smooth and light. i love them

Posted almost 7 years ago

ArjanB

ArjanB says:

Nice bike! i really like the color on that am classic wheelset, i wish they sold them like that instead of the white/red...

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

yeah i love the color and quality of this wheelset is amazing. ceramic hubs spin for days its so smooth and fast. and flat spokes n light weight

Posted about 7 years ago

jibba

jibba says:

I really digging this bike. The only thing holding me back is lack of front brake. Not sure about drilling the stock fork and not keen on replacing it out of the box either. Looks great man!!

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

well this bike is design for the track so it doesnt come with brakes. and i dont use any so to me its not an issue but im sure the fork can be easily drilled to fit a front brake on there. however in the back u cant drill a whole since there is not enough thick surface in the frame to hold the brake on there.

Posted about 7 years ago

theboss

theboss says:

I drilled the fork out on my 2012 and it works perfect. Just be very careful if you give it a shot haha!

Posted almost 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

i dont really need a brake i can easily skid and control my speed. and i do have experience drillin holes for brakes as i done before in many bikes. but i would like to keep this one as clean as possible.

Posted almost 7 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

so it came with no Specialized decals ?

except three yellow, white and red ugly little stickers right next to the seatpost clamp ?

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

the only branding decal is on the headtube as u might beable to see from one of the pics. those stickers by the seat clamp. yellow is for the torque needed for the seatclamp to be tight. red is to register my bike online. white is the size. theres also couple other stickers down the frame with the serial number and where it was made and stuff. i barely got the bike so i built it took it for a quick ride and took pics. ill be taking off almost all the stickers off.

Posted about 7 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

thanks for the reply, I am just shocked to see a bike with no branding decals ...

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

no problem. and specialized took its time to make this bike as simple as possible. and also have all the parts being black. this wheelset usually only sells in white or red. u could only get black if u buy this bike complete all together from the store. but i dont mind having only one decal for their brand. i dislike bikes that are filled with so much graphics that distract the eyes from the lines of the actual bike.

Posted about 7 years ago

Guillaume

Guillaume says:

don't get me wrong, I love your bike !

Posted about 7 years ago

kreyziest

kreyziest says:

all stock but if you are happy with it don't worry about it... ride the shit out of it! looks fkn awesome dude

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

yeah man, im happy with it. i dont really see the point on changin anything besides my pedals i want some lighter ones. i do have a fizik seat but thats on my other bike. the only thing i would think of ever changin would be stem,bars,seat,pedals, and thats it. everything else is just great.

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Love this, you should switch out some components though, it's all stock now!

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

what components would u think of switchin out?
so far im loving this build. its super light. at 17.2lbs. the next upgrade i want to do its gettin the best clipless pedals there is lol and some new shoes.

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

I'd say the pedals are the only real thing that need to be swapped, other than that Specialized knows how to make a good build haha. Shimano 105s are decent, and then if you can afford it, and race on the track, get some Fizik R1s ($300).

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Oh, also the bars aren't great. Try to get some Easton EC90s.

Posted about 7 years ago

acwg26

acwg26 says:

great thanks i was actually lookin into those shoes right now haha. u got any experience with them??? n ima look into those bars

Posted about 7 years ago

sublime

sublime says:

Yeah I have some experience, but not much. I have friends who swear by them though, as the best shoes they've ever worn on or off the bike.

Posted about 7 years ago