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Project Bike: Cervélo SLC-SL road racer, December 10, 2007

The first of what we hope to be many Project Bikes
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It's a tired cliché
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Lots of surface area
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The Cervélo SLC-SL is the frame of choice
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The SLC-SL nails the light-and-aero theme
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The aero theme continues out back
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Where'd it go?
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The massive down tube
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Cervélo makes good use of every millimeter of real estate
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There's a lot of surface area
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Huge chain stays start out tall at the bottom bracket shell
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Even the head tube necks down in the middle to reduce the frontal area.
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The deep tube profiles makes for
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The integrated headset produces a smooth transition
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The Cervélo Wolf SL fork is made by Alpha Q
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The aero shape continues
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The SLC-SL shares the same aero profile as the Soloist Carbon
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A stout aluminum seat collar…
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…clamps the matching aero carbon seatpost.
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Solid aluminum dropouts anchor the back end…
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…and the derailleur hanger is replaceable.
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Front derailleur tabs are a small detail
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Even the water bottle mounts are reinforced
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Zipp's Zedtech Zed4 wheelset
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Zedtech is Zipp's premium line
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The carbon rims are riddled
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A dedicated brake track
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The Zed4 wheelset
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The front hub recieves a share of dimples, too.
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You'll never see it when the bike is built
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Laser-etched markings
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The hubs feature large-diameter aluminum axles
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An extra-deep channel down the middle
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Zipp claims its dimpled Tangente tubulars
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Belgian-made Sapim bladed stainless steel spokes
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The SRAM Force group
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We started out with Bontrager's cork-based carbon-specific pads
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The SRAM Force rear derailleur
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More ceramic can be found back here
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Nothing but the best for our SLC-SL.
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FSA's new top-of-the-line K-Force Light crankset
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Double-hollow carbon fiber construction
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Ceramic bearings in the bottom bracket
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The Team CSC theme continues
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FSA provides its OS-115 stem
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The K-Force bars also feature
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The extra length on the fi'zi:k Arione
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Cateye's Strada Wireless computer
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The wireless sensor
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Looking for something your friends don't have?
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