Everyone...thanks for your comments
…can you please comment on that Adarga leather tape?
I've never had this kind of nice (and waterproof) leather tape, there's a noticeable tactile difference in addition to looking awesome. My preference is for minimal padding as well. It went on easy, and stays put so far. Haven’t had it long enough to comment on durability, but someone who recovers saddles with leather told me this kind of treated leather tape can last for years.
Pifft!! Looks awesome I don't like the velo orange bar plugs.. So much ww gear then those boat anchors and the mcfk seat clamp is so nice that all parlees should come with em as standard! I would describe it as a must have item
Have to agree on the seatpost clamp, it is a super nice item. I wanted some to add a little class in the bar cap area, silver “permanent” bar end caps and the Velo Orange were readily available even though they do indeed weigh over 20 grams the pair. I may try the Purely Custom type but they are not light either. This one was never going to make super weight weenie territory anyhow.
I think it looked nicer with the Veloflex masters.
^^ Can't help but agree - too 'stealth' now, and 'stealth' has been done to death!
I thought they looked great too, up until the time the rear failed on me at the seam…and to be honest, I thought the gumwalls might clash with the unavoidably silver DA 9000 cranks.
I’m thinking about a few more silver accents around the headset, but can live with this for now.