58cm Cervelo R5 vwd build

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welkman
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by welkman

Hi all,

I took the advice of the forum and waited until I had enough cash for a great frame set rather than spending cash on my ribble.

Here it is now:


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Build list (may change)

Cervelo R5 vwd Frame and Fork
Sram red shifters
sram red rear mech
Sram red front mech
Some cables I havent tried before (open to suggestions)
Sram BB
Rotor 3d+ Cranks and Q rings (not sure about compact or standard)
Chain (open to suggestions)
SLR Kit Carbino Saddle (purchased)
Doric LTD setback post (came with frame)
Yinshun Lightweight 50mm tubular wheelset
Veloflex carbon tubs
Ergonova or rotundo carbon bars
3t team stem alu
extralight expander and topcap
Fsa headset
Look Keo Carbon Pedals
Arundle Mandible Cages
Arundle Black soft tape
Planet x brakeset


Let me know what you think on the build list!


James

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jmorgan
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by jmorgan

I would get the new Sram red brakes at least if you can't get EE Cycleworks. You have such a nice build, yet you throw on the cheapest brakes. They are not horrible but if you are looking at saving money, why go Red group, why not go with a Force groupset and other lower end options if you want to save money.
2012 Cervelo S5 Team

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Miller76
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by Miller76

+1 for the EE brakes and even possibly Hollowgram cranks

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HakeemT
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by HakeemT

jmorgan wrote:I would get the new Sram red brakes at least if you can't get EE Cycleworks. You have such a nice build, yet you throw on the cheapest brakes. They are not horrible but if you are looking at saving money, why go Red group, why not go with a Force groupset and other lower end options if you want to save money.

I don't agree. The Planet X brakes are light, cheap (or at least lighter and cheaper than most brakes out there) and work fine. In what way is that a compromise similar to your example of ditching Red for Force?
You could say the same about the wheels; if you can't get Lightweights you might as well get a set of Mavic Aksiums?

welkman
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by welkman

RE Brakes - not looking at saving money, more keeping the bike light, Just checked and the planet x brakes are only 50g lighter so I may well go with red brakes and save the 50g somewhere else.

HillRPete
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by HillRPete

Really good weight for a 58!
Make sure you get Yishuns with basalt brake track, really digging my 44mm tubs.

Did you get the frameset new or second hand?

welkman
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by welkman

Frame is brand new. My Nan passed away and left me some cash so I spent some of it on a frame.....i'm sure it's what she would have wanted :shock:

I have some 38mm Yinshuns which are good on my wife's bike so I went for the 50mm for this; may get some zipps next year. Never tried veloflex before but I have heard good things.

Sod those EE brakes, they are too costly for me; they look great :wink:

Permon
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by Permon

welkman wrote:Image


Hi, does the weight include a hanger and seat collar?

1415chris
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by 1415chris

My guess is it doesn't.
That would give 821g frame.
But if I can see well, it includes 4x cage bolts (4g) and I presume cable guide with steel bolt (5g)...?


welkman so it's not that bad with the frame weight. Only 7g difference (excluding cage bolts) compared to mine.

Permon
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by Permon

1415chris wrote:My guess is it doesn't.


I ve seen a lot of R5 VWD around 750g size 51/54.... size 56 at 780g....does size 58 adds +70g (56 size)?

My R5 VWD LTD, size 56 is on the way from Cervelo Europe (replacemnet of R3), so I am wondering what the weight of my frame will be.

1415chris
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by 1415chris

Bear in mind that I'm comparing 58 sizes. As far as I'm concern welkman's frame is in 58...?
In 56 it would be well off the scale, for 60 pretty good result.

welkman
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by welkman

Its a 58cm frame. What was the consensus on brakes? Red or Planet X?

I have ordered the saddle now and should order the crankset at the end of next week.

welkman
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by welkman

New bits on the balance:)

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I think I might go fo 3t stealth bars and stem and maybe take the decals off the seatpost.

welkman
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by welkman

I need to order bars and stem. I am thinking ergonovas in the blacked out stealth with the matching stem; what do you think? I could go for the red 'team' striped one as well. Rotor 3d Cranks have arrived along with Q rings :) Next I need to get my read mech, shifter and cassete, Should I go for classic or black edition? Red brakeset or planet x?

So many choices.

:shock:

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by Frankie13

You should go with what sings to you!

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