OK, last one for the day and I'll try to get back to more regular contributions around here!
We are setting up a photo studio in February so the image quality should also improve.
This is my other personal rig, a Pantani Nero, hand-built by Carrera in Italy:
Frame: Nero XL with custom geometry (essentially a size 57 with a long head-tube)
Fork: Pantani tapered 1,1/8" to 1.5"
Group: 2011 Super Record (I didn't want the red logos on this bike)
Components: Enve carbon all around
Wheels: ENVE 6.7 tubulars, though I have since swapped to Xentis 5.8's - more on those in a future post
Cage: Campy Record carbon - truthfully, it is pricey, but just looks awesome
Saddle: Fizik Antares, though I am anxiously awaiting the new Mobius series as I love my old K1
Weight: 14.5 lbs all-in with Keywin Ti pedals
Overall I was really blown away by this baby...I'd say it is the best "all-arounder" I have ridden.
I'd rate it an 8 out of 10 or higher in nearly all categories - comfort, stiffness, handling is just so damn solid.
Sure, it is a bit on the heavy side for a modern carbon frame, but I am a big believer in the benefits if a tube-to-tube build, for both ride quality advantages and also custom geometry options.
Compared to my old Cento Uno, I'd say this one is a bit stiffer and fits me even better.
If I was to take it to the next level, I might look towards a Cyfac Absolu V2 in 2013, but for now, this baby is quite amazing!
All the best for 2013,