Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 130
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27

    Post your Taurine

    Hello, I 'm Steven from Belgium and I 'm new around here. Finally got an account.
    So, as I said: let's post some Taurines!

    Here you can find some pics of me latest bike. It took over 5 months to get the bike...
    http://i3.pinkbike.com/photo/1406/pbpic1406306.jpg
    http://i4.pinkbike.com/photo/1406/pbpic1406307.jpg
    http://i5.pinkbike.com/photo/1406/pbpic1406309.jpg
    http://i1.pinkbike.com/photo/1410/pbpic1410522.jpg

    Some specs:
    Frame: Taurine Carbon SI (framekit)
    Fork: Lefy Speed Carbon SL 110 DLR2
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SLR
    Tires: Schwalbe Nobby Nic
    Pedals: Crank Bros Eggbeater 4Ti
    Crank: FRM CU2 M27
    Chain: Sram PC991
    Cassette: Shimano XTR
    Derailleur front: Shimano XTR
    Derailleur rear: Shimano XTR
    Shifters: Shimano XTR Rapidfire
    Bar: Ritchey WCS Carbon flat bar
    Grips: Ritchey WCS
    Bar-ends: C'dale Ultra Light bar ends
    Stem: C'dale XC3 Team stem
    Headset: C'dale Headshok Si
    Brakes: Hope Mini's met floating discs v:160 - a: 160 mm
    Saddle: Sella Italia SLR Kit Carbonio flow
    Seat post: Ritchey WCS Carbon
    Color: Team Replica
    Size: Medium
    Weight: 9,04 kg
    Last edited by stevenvde; 08-04-2007 at 07:29 AM.

  2. #2
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Looks fast standing still! You have a great, lusty bike... but it's way too clean.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Still working on that...but it 's very hard to find some mud...
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: SlipperyPete's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    360
    No mud in Belgium?

    Nice bike! That thing must fly.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    214

    With the 4Ti's

    Does your heel/shoe ever hit your crank? I am thinking of trying the 4Ti's but due to my leg physiology, I need to have my heel turned in a bit on my right foot and I am concerned that the short spindle on the crank brothers will cause my heel to hit the crank on every revolution.

    My Large Taurine weighs 19.84 with EVERYTHING - bottle cages, etc.. I will post pics soon. It is the best handling bike I have ever owned. I give credit to the incredible lefty and the stiffness of the frame. Hard to justify a dualie when this frame mutes the trail vibration so much.

    ONLY complaint is that the BB is so low I hit my pedals on roots, etc.. (Time ATAC Pedals). Thinking the crank bros would give me a little more clearance. Also, my rear Racing Ralph in a 2.1 size is more like a 1.9 and I only run 31psi - so I think going to a RR 2.25 will raise my BB heigh a bit. Catching your pedals can put you into the trees hard - no fun. So I need to fix this.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: rumshcawheely's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    373
    Steve that bike is nice. But, what's up with the FRM cranks? Seems sac religious to take off the great SI cranks and put those on!! I had a set of those things come apart in a race. Where the spindle is fixed to the driveside crank arm, just pulled right out. I read that many others had the same problem. Some people were threading the spindle and using a fixing bolt similar to the non drive side to fix the problem. Just thought I'd let you know.
    -Chase

  7. #7
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Is it any lower than most racy hardtails? You can't just pedal without taking rocks and roots into account, sometimes you need to slow or stop your pedaling a bit to go through some sections, it's always been one of the skills needed for mountain biking, on full rigid bikes as with skyscraper tall FS bikes. It wont be better with the eggs, they are not that much lower profiled and worse, they often release your foot when they hit something. They are still the best pedals even with that slight negative point but it's another reason to avoid banging them everywhere...

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  8. #8
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    I found the crank choice odd too... I'd get a Hollowgram SL with only two chainrings on that bike...

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    About the crank choice... I 've bought a Taurine frame kit (frame + Lefty); the sublime Cannondale SI-crank is not delivered with the kit. Off course, I wanted that crank, but it costs about 1000 Euros (1300 USD / 680 BP) when bought seperately... Even me C'dale dealer said it was too much... So, it became the FRM.

    @jtc1: there is still a bit space I guess to turn your foot in. I think the biggest problem will be the small space between your heel and the chainstay...
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    459
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Looks fast standing still!
    Thats exactly what I thought when I saw those pics...It looks like it will go ride the trails by itself while you are at work.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    214

    BB height

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Is it any lower than most racy hardtails? You can't just pedal without taking rocks and roots into account, sometimes you need to slow or stop your pedaling a bit to go through some sections, it's always been one of the skills needed for mountain biking, on full rigid bikes as with skyscraper tall FS bikes. It wont be better with the eggs, they are not that much lower profiled and worse, they often release your foot when they hit something. They are still the best pedals even with that slight negative point but it's another reason to avoid banging them everywhere...

    As measured it is a very low BB - and then with the low profile tire and low air pressure, I think my set-up is unusually low. Sure, a race bike will have a low bb to improve handling, but to be at risk for so many small stumps hitting the pedals it can actually cost lap time. I am coming from a Turner Nitrous - so I was a little spoiled in being able to just pedal through everything. I think just going to a larger rear tie will give me just the little bit of height I need.

    Still cant get over what a stiff frame fork combo this bike is - and the carbon mutes the trail buzz so much I just dont feel there is much advantage to a short travel dualie anymore.

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    44
    What chainrings are you running?

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Still original...the FRM's...
    Will be soon replaced by TA Specialités.
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  14. #14
    italian globetrotter
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    91

    stem

    which stem are you using? seems a 100 -5 degrees. it's right?

    ciao
    thanks

  15. #15
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    I also have a question but about your bar ends. Did you weigh them? And are they available from any Cannondale dealer yet?

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Yep, that 's the one. I 'm considering a 120 mm (or 110 mm when possible).
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I also have a question but about your bar ends. Did you weigh them? And are they available from any Cannondale dealer yet?
    No, I didn't weigh them... It should be about 60 gr. I bought these bar ends mid April...
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  18. #18
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by stevenvde
    No, I didn't weigh them... It should be about 60 gr. I bought these bar ends mid April...
    I found out they are rebranded Smica/Post Moderne bar-ends... around 60gr indeed, I found some Smica for super cheap, no Cannondale logo but still, they are the same light bar-ends and they were cheap.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    I found out they are rebranded Smica/Post Moderne bar-ends...
    My C'dale dealer told me the same...
    Great bar-ends: nice design, light and efficient stuff to use. These bar-ends will also be mounted on my GT...
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  20. #20
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by stevenvde
    My C'dale dealer told me the same...
    Great bar-ends: nice design, light and efficient stuff to use. These bar-ends will also be mounted on my GT...
    I personnaly like the fact that, as opposed to most bar-ends, the mounting bolts are toward the back, away from where you actually grab them.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Some updates:
    - Schmolke carbon flat bar SL
    - Schmolke carbon seatpost (in back-order - will be delivered soon)
    - Tune Speedneedle
    - Shimano XTR Shadow



    Road set-up... I often use the bike for the ride to my work...

    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    129
    Nice Taurine, when the weather's good I'll take some pictures of mine. I was thinking of getting an XTR Shadow, but I've read a few posts saying they have problems with the arm spring coming off. Have you had any problems.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    I put the Shadow on the bike about 3-4 months ago and still no problems at all. If adjusted properly, it 's a pleasure to ride with.
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,579
    that seat looks downright painful..."needle" is appropriate. ouch.

  25. #25
    FIRENZE rulez !!
    Reputation: eliflap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,833
    some taurines on www.eliflap.it

    i owned 2 taurine ...

    very well-done frame , a weapon on track

  26. #26
    I rather be cycling...
    Reputation: mtymxdh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    309

    ... and if we just ...

    be careful of high winds, you may see your bike going away like a feather...

    that got to be a light bike...
    <- im sooo jealous
    Languages spoken: bicyclish, spanish and a bit of english
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJy_GDpbRvk

  27. #27
    italian globetrotter
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    91

    New question here. bottom braket

    i love my taurine but there are some minor issues:
    • my taurine Large BB is so low that i hit the crowns almost at every ride!
    • rear brake mount flexes a little bit too much and sometimes squeaks (or even craks -just sound)
    • the steer angle is a little bit too steep (also with lefty) and the bike is a little bit to much nervous.

    feel free to comment this points!!

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Quote Originally Posted by michelefiorentin
    i love my taurine but there are some minor issues:
    • my taurine Large BB is so low that i hit the crowns almost at every ride! Yes, happened already a few times. The 'low' 1.8 Schwalbes are one of the reasons, as well as the positions of the bb.
    • rear brake mount flexes a little bit too much and sometimes squeaks (or even craks -just sound) never noticed it before...
    • the steer angle is a little bit too steep (also with lefty) and the bike is a little bit to much nervous. So, it 's a perfect match...I am a bit nervous as well... Bike can be a bit nervous, that 's true, but still easy to control

    feel free to comment this points!!
    Grtz,

    Steven
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  29. #29
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by michelefiorentin
    i love my taurine but there are some minor issues:
    • my taurine Large BB is so low that i hit the crowns almost at every ride!
    • rear brake mount flexes a little bit too much and sometimes squeaks (or even craks -just sound)
    • the steer angle is a little bit too steep (also with lefty) and the bike is a little bit to much nervous.

    feel free to comment this points!!
    The Taurine is not a trail cruiser, it's a full on XC race bike so a low bb and steep head angle is to be expected. As for the rear brake, I would suspect a mis-align caliper, caliper adaptor before the frame... Might be worth it to take the caliper off, the adaptor off, clean everything including the bolts and re-install.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  30. #30
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Quote Originally Posted by michelefiorentin
    [*]my taurine Large BB is so low that i hit the crowns almost at every ride!

    What does this mean?

  31. #31
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    What does this mean?
    Crowns:


    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  32. #32
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660


    What if I don't have crowns? Will I need them after my bike arrives?

  33. #33
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Nope, you're lucky, you have less chance to hit them on every ride.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  34. #34
    oof
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    22

    lonely


    This is my taurine awaiting me at the shop. I'll pick it up in a week or two. Let's see some more.
    stay calm

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    129

    Taurine

    My Taurine, excuse the mudguards, but I've been doing some commuting lately.
    Hope to get lighter brakes at some stage. These are quick bikes for racing.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    • File Type: jpg T1.JPG (216.6 KB, 2540 views)
    • File Type: jpg t2.JPG (201.2 KB, 2489 views)

  36. #36
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    This link needs to be placed in the "post your ******* sticky.


    Me and the fastest bike I've ever ridden:



    She's a dirty girl.

  37. #37
    italian globetrotter
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    91

    Good job! my english is sooo bad

    hi taurins (who owns a taurine ),
    I think I wongly translated the italian word "corone" into crowns...


    sorry for that, I learned something today... and I get some fun too!!


    as far concerns the BB, the discussion is pretty open as the one regarding the concept of XC: I ride pretty complex trails with tecnical rocks and trees on my way. My old cannondale fx 700 was some way taller and i can clear them easily. Somebody in this discussion talked about this issue so I wanted to give my opinion about...

    then my crowns are broken!!

    have fun
    Last edited by michelefiorentin; 04-05-2008 at 06:32 AM.

  38. #38
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    After going on three rides in 2 days, I must say, this is the fastest bike I've ever ridden.

    It feels faster than my road bike (LOOK 565). Going downhill is helluva fast. Just need a longer stem, as climbing with the front wheel on the ground is harder than you would think.

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    46

    Here's mine

    Just finished building yesterday.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  40. #40
    oof
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    22
    nice. The black looks alot better with the lefty for some reason. There is a black one with a headshok at my shop, but it doesn't look nearly as nice. I think it's the silver of the clamps and the cranks (from another bike?).
    stay calm

  41. #41
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    The bike looks like an '07 paint scheme. Explains the silver cranks.

  42. #42
    oof
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    22
    aah, you're right. I thought they went black with the hollowgram in 07 for some reason.
    stay calm

  43. #43
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    1


    Here's my french taurine 1SL 2008
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1937532/

  45. #45
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Quote Originally Posted by michelefiorentin
    i love my taurine but there are some minor issues:
    • my taurine Large BB is so low that i hit the crowns almost at every ride!
    • rear brake mount flexes a little bit too much and sometimes squeaks (or even craks -just sound)
    • the steer angle is a little bit too steep (also with lefty) and the bike is a little bit to much nervous.

    feel free to comment this points!!
    1. I've never noticed the low BB. If I suspect something might come close to my chainrings, I avoid it like Neverland Ranch, or get off of the bike.

    2. I don't think I've ever used my rear brake to the point where it would flex. It's a Taurine, not a trials bike.

    3. Nervous? The Taurine descends better than most FS bikes I've ridden. The Lefty is the most confidence inspiring XC fork I've ever ridden. I rode my friend's SID after being on the Lefty and felt like I was going to break it.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation: HAL 9000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,774
    Quote Originally Posted by michelefiorentin
    [*]rear brake mount flexes a little bit too much and sometimes squeaks (or even craks -just sound)
    i can't speak for the canondales but the two scott sparks that i've owned had the same issues of the frame making crazy noises when the rear disc brake is applied forcefully.

    it's a lotta stress on those seatstays and the combo of the brake mount pop-riveted to the frame and the brake forces make those carbon tubes put out some weird cracking noises sometimes.

    also keep your bike clean nothing brings out unknown noises like a dirty sweaty bike.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation: baalan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    197
    How long is that seatpost?
    '96 Uber Light
    '00 R3000 TT
    '08 Six13

  48. #48
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Mine is a 350 or a 400. I have 250mm (exactly) sticking out of the frame, and I'm nowhere near the max.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    1
    Hello Steven,

    I'm also new @ this forum
    Here are some pic's:
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1837976/
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1837966/
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1836136/
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1841162/
    http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/1837971/

    latest update specs 09-05-2008 (pic's are older than some specs )
    Frame: Taurine (second frame, first had a crack after 2 month)
    Fork: Lefty Speed Carbon SL DLR 110 (88+ tuned) (1175gr)
    Wheels: Mavic Crossmax SLR (1580gr) + FRM M Team ltd gold (1390gr)
    Tires: Continental Speed King Supersonic (410gr) + Schwalbe Furious Fred (315gr)
    Tubes: Maxxis Flyweight (93gr) + Stan's Notubes
    Pedals: Crankbrothers Candy4Ti (201gr)
    Crank: XTR with Acros BB (ceramic)
    Chain: KNC SL Gold (9spd en 10spd) (221gr + 240gr)
    Cassette: XTR 11-32 + Dura Ace 11-24 (159gr)
    Front der.: XTR topmount
    Rear Der.: XTR shadow mid cage with KCNC gold ceramic jockeys (180gr)
    Shifters: XTR Dualshifters with NOKON der. routing
    Bar: FSA K-Force flatbar 31.8mm (128gr)
    Grips: Fizik Bar:Tape white (17gr)
    Bar ends: KCNC (50gr)
    Stem: cannondale SI one piece stem/steerer 31.8 (with ti bolts)
    Brakes: XTR calipers + Stan's Alu rotors 160mm (61gr) with Hope 6# ti bolts (7gr)
    + Hope floated disc 160mm (90gr) with Hope 6# ti bolts (7gr)
    Saddle: Selle Italia Filte Kit Carbonio white (155gr)
    Seatpost: Syntace P6 31.6x 350mm (215gr)
    Seatclamp: KCNC black 34.9 (15gr)
    Bikecomp: Garmin Edge 705 Cadans/HR (GPS + cadanssensor + stemmount=150gr)
    Bottlecage: Cannondale carbon (21gr) with ti bolts
    Color: black
    Size: Large
    Weight: 8480gr

    New pic's are coming
    Last edited by Futuresoul; 05-10-2008 at 10:35 AM.

  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    27
    Again some upgrades...

    - chain KMC X9L Silver
    - Schmolke Carbon seatpost (31.6 mm - 350 mm)
    - Tires: Vredestein Black Panther 2.0 or Vredestein Tiger Claw 2.0 or a mix of these two...




    Me and the Taurine somewhere in the woods in Flanders...



    During the marathon our club did organize last week...



    Kind regards,

    Steven
    GT Tequesta
    GT Zaskar Race
    C'dale Taurine
    C' dale Rush Carbon

  51. #51
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435

    Let me participate...

    When I got home after work today, this was waiting for me...


    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  52. #52
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Are you gonna keep him? Might be rabid... Send it my way and I'll give it a proper send off.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Just J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    5,562
    Dan that looks cool, I can't wait for my bike to get here, I shoul dbe picking it up in about 2 weeks!

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    118
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    When I got home after work today, this was waiting for me...
    Now that's a strange scalpel...

  55. #55
    FIRENZE rulez !!
    Reputation: eliflap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    3,833
    yes... very strange scalpel frame...

    to go lighter than me , do you eliminate rear shock ?

    ok saved 200 gr , DT and mounting supports

  56. #56
    Stewed Screwed & Tattooed
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    645
    Killer dude. Have fun with that thing!

  57. #57
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    What? It's not a Scalpel? :shock: Well, when I'll sit on it, it will look just like a Scalpel, like a Scalpel with a lot of air pressure in it's shock.

    Jan... I mean Cypress: I'm going to keep it for a while, try to tame the beast. Maybe I'll let it go in the wild eventually...

    Eliflap: even with no shock and a 500gr lighter frame, I don't think it's going to end up lighter than your scalpel.

    Ronald: don't worry, I'll have fun suffering in a few races with it, as soon as I receive a crankset for it.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    42

    My new Taurine

    Here's mine new Taurine in nearly Team replica setup. Rides veeery fast

    But have a question - current 100mm/+5deg stem seems to be a little too short for me, so I was looking for 120mm/+5deg, but couldn't find any, only 120mm/-5deg. Does anybody know if this +5 really exists?

    Vlado
    Attached Images Attached Images

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    95
    Very nice. The C'dale stems can be flipped. Just get the 12005 and flip it up for +05 or down for -05.

  60. #60
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    How does one go about flipping the Si steerer/stem combo?

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    55
    What bar ends do you use? Like those stubby's

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    42

    Barends

    Quote Originally Posted by larsdanielsen
    What bar ends do you use? Like those stubby's
    Ergon GR2 carbon to reduce palm pain - those grips really works, but Ergon just announced lightweight version, available from end June, so probably will switch to this to shave some weight.

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    28
    Quote Originally Posted by stevenvde
    Again some upgrades...

    - chain KMC X9L Silver
    - Schmolke Carbon seatpost (31.6 mm - 350 mm)
    - Tires: Vredestein Black Panther 2.0 or Vredestein Tiger Claw 2.0 or a mix of these two...
    Satisfied about the seatpost Steven? I heard they're very flexie?

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duncan1104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    How does one go about flipping the Si steerer/stem combo?
    If you flip it you can get the ultra aerodynamic position

  65. #65
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    If you flip it you can get the ultra aerodynamic position

    The fork would have to be locked out all of the time. THAT could end badly!

  66. #66
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    The fork would have to be locked out all of the time. THAT could end badly!
    No no no, just build a front wheel with a Lefty hub and a BMX rim and you are good to go.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    95
    What am I missing here? I have a couple older C'dales with headshocks and an older Scalpel with one of the original Lefty's. I just swap the stems all the time and flip them pos and neg whenever.

    Do we have a new definition of "stem" or are the new Lefty's different somehow?

  68. #68
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Bones01
    What am I missing here? I have a couple older C'dales with headshocks and an older Scalpel with one of the original Lefty's. I just swap the stems all the time and flip them pos and neg whenever.

    Do we have a new definition of "stem" or are the new Lefty's different somehow?
    Higher end Lefties now have a one piece stem/steerer tube. The stem is not bolted to the steerer but rather built as one single part. You slide the whole thing through the Lefty clamps, headset and head tube. The result is a slightly lighter combo and a stiffer one too. As an added bonus, it looks slick!

    Last edited by Dan Gerous; 06-19-2008 at 09:51 AM.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  69. #69
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Edit: Dan wins.
    Last edited by Cypress; 06-18-2008 at 09:55 PM.

  70. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    119
    Hi'

    Please find some pictures of my Taurine Carbon Si2

    Link: http://rudemtb.dk/hotwheels.asp?fane...hotwheeltype=1



    Lars (Denmark)

  71. #71
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    117
    Taurine 3, same ace frame, lower end parts.
    Already upgraded shifters and f+r mechs to xtr, dura-ace cassette, X9-SL chain, P6 post, SLR carbonio saddle and KCNC bars.

    Cranks next then I'm onto a decent wheelset and its sorted, love this bike, they ride amazingly well.


  72. #72
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by wiiija
    Taurine 3, same ace frame, lower end parts.
    Already upgraded shifters and f+r mechs to xtr, dura-ace cassette, X9-SL chain, P6 post, SLR carbonio saddle and KCNC bars.

    Cranks next then I'm onto a decent wheelset and its sorted, love this bike, they ride amazingly well.
    Nice, those P6 posts are a popular choice on Taurines, that's my choice too as I figured out the only 31.6 post I had was too short. My build will start real soon, should have all the parts needed next week.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Just J's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    5,562
    Quote Originally Posted by wiiija
    Taurine 3, same ace frame, lower end parts.
    Already upgraded shifters and f+r mechs to xtr, dura-ace cassette, X9-SL chain, P6 post, SLR carbonio saddle and KCNC bars.

    Cranks next then I'm onto a decent wheelset and its sorted, love this bike, they ride amazingly well.

    That's a really nice bike, I'll be picking my Taurine 2 up in about a week or so!

  74. #74
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Edit: Dan wins.
    If only it was that easy in XC races...

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duncan1104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    If only it was that easy in XC races...
    if it were that easy it wouldnt be any fun...

  76. #76
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan1104
    if it were that easy it wouldnt be any fun...
    True.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    554
    Excellent bikes!! What's the cost of a Taurine frame?
    Thanks

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    117
    Cheers, yeh the Syntace P6 may not be the lightest post but their really well made with an excellent clamp design

  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    117
    Thanks, you'llbe over the moon with the Taurine, great to ride

    Forgot to mention, the wheels are actually Fulcrum red metal 5's after the stock ones were shot for some reason the shope gave me these instead, surprisingly good for a cheap wheelset, excellent hubs, I had to de-sticker them though, the stickers are just too much!!

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12
    Hi, from Portugal!

    I'm a double Cannondale owner. Started with a Prophet and more recently got a Taurine. Since I got the Taurine 4 months ago my life changed. It's absolutely an incredible bike, the power sensation is brutal, I can get a lot of fun and pleasure riding on it, abolutely amazing!

    It started as a Taurine 3, european model, and as you'll be able to see, it's almost a Team Replica. The feeling as so amazing that I kept loosing my head and wallet with upgrades.











    And here's me last weekend on a 24h solo race! Not really an official rider from Cannondale, but at events I like to look machting with the bike. The most funny thing is that at most races I'm in people always think I'm an official rider and they get scared and more respectfull.


    Next upgrades will be a CrankBrothers 4ti pedals, wich are currently on there way, and a new custom wheellset, probably with the new DTSwiss 190 ceramic hub on the rear, DTSwiss spokes and a XC717 rims.

  81. #81
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Quote Originally Posted by arquitonto
    Hi, from Portugal!

    I'm a double Cannondale owner. Started with a Prophet and more recently got a Taurine. Since I got the Taurine 4 months ago my life changed. It's absolutely an incredible bike, the power sensation is brutal, I can get a lot of fun and pleasure riding on it, abolutely amazing!

    It started as a Taurine 3, european model, and as you'll be able to see, it's almost a Team Replica. The feeling as so amazing that I kept loosing my head and wallet with upgrades.

    And here's me last weekend on a 24h solo race! Not really an official rider from Cannondale, but at events I like to look machting with the bike. The most funny thing is that at most races I'm in people always think I'm an official rider and they get scared and more respectfull.

    Next upgrades will be a CrankBrothers 4ti pedals, wich are currently on there way, and a new custom wheellset, probably with the new DTSwiss 190 ceramic hub on the rear, DTSwiss spokes and a XC717 rims.
    Where I race, you can only ride a team jersey if you are an actual member of that team, otherwise, the race marshalls can disqualify you. I need to ride undercover... or maybe I should register a Team Dan Gerous next year!

    Nice bike by the way.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  82. #82
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    Build is done: 19.75lbs (8960gr for you Euros) with heavyish Crossmax SLR (my pair weighs 1634gr without rear skewer), true UST tires and a Lefty Terralogic... Now I only need to fine tune the shifting and the Lefty. Pictures to come.
    Last edited by Dan Gerous; 07-04-2008 at 04:54 PM.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  83. #83
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435

    Here it is...

    I may need to switch to a seatpost with more layback and a negative rise stem...







    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  84. #84
    More than somewhat.
    Reputation: Cypress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Siiiiick!

    I guess I need to put my Taurine on a diet. My Team edition comes in at 21.3 lbs with Ergo2 Bar ends, XTR pedals, and Stans in the LUST Monorails.

  85. #85
    mad aussie
    Reputation: Flying Wombat's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    1,129
    Very nice and light bike Dan. Without any stupid light parts to boot. Some Stans wheels and standard tires converted could easily run it under 19lb! It makes me sad that the small Taurine is just too short in the top tube and the medium too long for me. I can only hope they do a US made version with Super Six tech in a full run of their normal sizes.

    Kevin

  86. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    118

    Good job!

    Very, very nice Dan!
    I'm sure it was worth the waiting...!

    Can you let uw know your experience with that KMC chain.
    I don't want to freighten you, but I heard they are not as strong as your Dura Ace/XTR chain and can break under heavy load
    I hope it won't happen to you. I so, I'll buy myself one to (bling bling + low weight: what can a biker want more )

    BTW, I have the same saddle on my Rush Carbon: great weight (120-125 gr) and acceptable comfort! Superb saddle.

    Also great to see German tires under the bike of a North-American (the continent) biker. Are Schwalbe tires easily available in Canada/USA. Secret: the best (racing) All-round tire for Marathon/24h races/All mountain is the German Continental Mountain King Protection (or the lighter but thin walled supersonic version) 2.2... If you have the chance to buy/test that tire, do so. Amazing grip, very easy rolling, dry, humid, mud, etc. It really can do everything. But it's a racing tire: a special soft rubber compound, so the knobs melt like ice before the sun...

  87. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    118
    Here's mine. Pictures are from Nov. 2007. She has got a few upgrades since then... But still looks very blue-blackish :-D








  88. #88
    LA CHÈVRE
    Reputation: Dan Gerous's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    9,435
    I finally went for a ride yesterday, the bike is a real rocket! Light, stiff, it doesn't hesitate when you put the power down, it instantly shoots forward. The Lefty Terralogic is good match for the frame as it feels rock stiff when hammering, even out of the saddle.

    Mister T.: When I first saw the thread of the 2008 Racing Ralphs, I knew I'd like them and I am not disappointed so far. Fast but still with great driving and braking traction, cornering is also very good, they impressed me in loose fast corners. They are not as easy to find locally as say, Maxxis or Hutchinsons but they can be found here and there, pretty expensive though, I actually ordered mine from Germany and it came in much cheaper, around the same price as more North American tires locally. I didn't like older Continental tires but I have heard great things on their recent rubbers. Maybe next tires, I would probably go with the Race Kings though, maybe Mountain Kings when it's muddier. Maybe get those mounted on some Stan's wheels for races, I'm just not sure about the daily durability of Notubes rims and being a bit too close to the Race 7000 weight limit doesn't boost my confidence in them. The Crossmax, while maybe not the best wheels, are light enough but strong so they can be run everyday for a long time, just relube the freehub once in a while.
    Last edited by Dan Gerous; 07-09-2008 at 09:23 AM.

    DAN.GEROUS.NET : MOUNTAIN BIKING : CYCLOCROSS : ROAD :

  89. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    117
    Gorgeous Dan, very nice indeed
    I've changed the fox's to a set of Sids, the fox's ramp up way too much for me and I could never get near full travel, plus they had the dreaded knock which is just annoying.

    I really need a set of the Sid decals from the black sids I reckon, will match the bike perfectly then


  90. #90
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    47
    Quote Originally Posted by stevenvde
    Again some upgrades...

    - chain KMC X9L Silver
    - Schmolke Carbon seatpost (31.6 mm - 350 mm)
    - Tires: Vredestein Black Panther 2.0 or Vredestein Tiger Claw 2.0 or a mix of these two...




    Me and the Taurine somewhere in the woods in Flanders...



    During the marathon our club did organize last week...



    Kind regards,

    Steven
    what's the weight¿? there are beatiful

  91. #91
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    65
    Hi,

    Does anyone know exactly what model of eggbeater pedal the '08 taurine team replica comes with? Is it the 4ti, 2ti, ti, sl, c or mxr?

    Thanks,

    Nick

  92. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    65
    Quote Originally Posted by njleach
    Hi,

    Does anyone know exactly what model of eggbeater pedal the '08 taurine team replica comes with? Is it the 4ti, 2ti, ti, sl, c or mxr?

    Thanks,

    Nick
    The answer from Cannondale USA is eggbeater c

    so you will save 127g by swapping them out and replacing with the 4ti...

  93. #93
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    165
    Quote Originally Posted by wiiija
    I've changed the fox's to a set of Sids, the fox's ramp up way too much for me and I could never get near full travel, plus they had the dreaded knock which is just annoying.
    What method are you using to get a 1 1/8th fork in there? a reducing headset? if so which one?

  94. #94
    taTegOi
    Reputation: ribisl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    58
    Here is my Taurine. Size L, 9,6kg as shown on the pics.
    There are some possibilities to save weight: Really heavy Crossmax SL 1743g , 2,25 tires, bottle cages (I had some from tune but no chance to get the bottle out of them after a rough ride, and the CD carbon bottlecages always loose the bottle ), CD crank instead of the unpretty XTR, heavy xtr pedals, but I love their function and so on..........


    Lg Martin
    pics

  95. #95
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    65

    Smile

    My new baby!

    Sold the prophet mx 2 on ebay and decided to go with a hardtail. Love the speed!
    Attached Images Attached Images

  96. #96
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12
    Update with final upgrades. Here's the result:























    Weight: 9,400 kg / 20,73 lbs

  97. #97
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Duncan1104's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    1,176
    Quote Originally Posted by arquitonto
    Update with final upgrades. Here's the result:
    Weight: 9,400 kg / 20,73 lbs
    How is that DT Swiss Skewer working out for you?

  98. #98
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    55
    And how about those wheels with the DT 240s hub - are they satisfying and durable enough for everyday riding?

    cheers

  99. #99
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    12
    Well, I can answer these both questions in once because these components were monted this week on the bike, so I don't have yet a feedback of how they work on it.

    The DT Swiss Skewer I found more practical to use, just roll clockwise to tight and the opposite to release.

    About the wheels, I came out from a DT Swiss stock mount and switched to these to get lighter and stiffer wheels. I still haven't got the time to really try it on the "jungle" but from the few miles I gave I found them more resistant and much more stiffer. This will be for everyday riding because I ride mostly every day, and I'm expecting to get from these wheels above all a much better compromise specially in cornering, wich was where I wasn´t feeling 100 % on the DT Swiss.
    Last edited by arquitonto; 10-08-2008 at 02:37 AM.

  100. #100
    Razor
    Reputation: RazorHolt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    15

    Cannondale Taurine

    Hi Guys,
    Can someone help me?????????
    I need a rear mech hanger for my Can Taurine frame but my LB does not seem to want to help me. Can you tell me the mech type / number i require for this frame. Also where i can get hold of a BB convertor to enable me to run an XTR crank?
    Cheers, Razor.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •