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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:58 am 
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Hello all!

I dont post very much, but greatly admire many of the builds on here.
So I decided to build something weightweenies worthy (hopefully)

I do not want to go all aero or all LW climbing (yet)
so I chose something that can satisfy all types of riding around and go from long days to fast days.
Maybe one day I will try for something super tuned but for now I'm creating my first real hammer!


I think it should be coming in at sub 6 kilos and if my estimates are correct about 12.75lbs

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And if its all getting updated why not go for some local style points too

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:49 am 
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Helium SL?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:44 am 
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Not quite...
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Wheels just came in today. I decided to go deeper than my Old sets so this should be interesting.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:03 am 
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such mystery


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She is not allowed to run spacers under the stem. It must look good. It must be slammed. She does Yoga and Crossfit so she is getting into a pro position whether she likes it or not. Lol. She thinks cycling is easy. She needs to be schooled.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:44 am 
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Jaja

It's not a super mystery but I wanted to go with a less common build.

So I decided against a Noah or a Helium and went with a Fenix SL.

As I wanted to keep it a fairly budget friendly sub 6K build I'm going with Ultegra, which is fine for my needs
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Once I'm home from work I should be able to have it all sorted.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:37 am 
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Nice. When you lift it does it grant you the power of Beta Ray Bill?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:47 am 
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Yes yes it will be Skuttlebutt if you will. It has to harness all the thunder... Haha

So as I said I went with a full 53/39 Ultegra set.
As for the cockpit, I have really enjoyed a compact, responsive set up so we have enve bars (42, compacts) and enve stem. The saddle is a Selle SLR ti.

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Almost complete!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:14 am 
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That's the perfect name! Hope you've been reading Ragnarok. It's brilliant. Simonson is the best.

OK, nerd time is over, let's go back to being cool, bike riding dudes.

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I hope this doesn't come across rude.. if may I ask, what kind of budget are you working with? I'm thinking of doing the same and just trying to get a rough idea.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:54 am 
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@tbrix perfect name indeed...

@mep not at all! I tried to keep the budget reasonable...

A similar frameset of a more "established" brand could have upped the price by +/- $2K.
(Not to take anything away from those brands)

But speaking personally there's only so many CAADs you can see before they all look the same.
Nagos and Storcks are still works of art to me and a one off custom is well outside my price range, not something I want honestly.


A top end groupset could have added another $1-2K, but for my desire this setup is turning out quite perfect.

I wanted to build something unique (and in my cycling circle more rare) sub 6Kilos that has great handling and an overall great ride quality, so I prioritized with great wheels and cockpit. So in my eyes it's a true rouleur. Not a featherweight climbing bike nor a pure Aero speed weapon.

Hope that helps.

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I saw a kid come into our LBS the other day with a Fenix w/ Enve bits and Force22 and thought to myself "that's a great lookin' steed".

Yours is better. :thumbup:

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Great looking frameset!

Just ordered the frameset myself, but I have to wait for about six weeks, do to it being in custom colours. Can´t wait for it to arrive..

Any feedback on the ride yet?


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@jbaillie thank you. I think it's coming together quite nicely. I really wanted the color scheme to be subtle because the next one might be a stealth setup.

@jdrsvin so far so good. The first few rides have been good for tuning everything in. The wheels really are phenomenal. It's been quite nice to climb with and getting over 72Kph has felt amazingly stable.

I'm still dialing in the final details though. More pics soon.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:20 pm 
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So I finally got everything together and as this scale reads my total comes in at 6.8 kilos (15.09 lbs) which is surprising (or not surprising if you never go by claimed weight) wonder where the extra weight came from? :noidea:

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The ride is really quite nice and it really does respond to both quick acceleration and tight turning ratios.
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I'm very pleased with this thus far and have a nice climbing route planned for tomorrow.

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