So after a year on my s-works tarmac I decided that I want to change my bike for the next racing season. Mainly becouse I wanted to move to 11 speed drivetrain in order to have an easier accses to spare wheels at races. In addition, I wanted a lighter\more aero frame. I think that the tarmac is a very nice bike but it is not as light as other frames in the market and not as aero as aero frames that weight the same as the tarmac. You can see at my post about my tarmac from last year that the frameset weight is pretty high for a climbing bike. http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=128782
What I liked about the adictt is that the frameset weight just 860/360g acorrding to their website and the bike still perform better than a lot of aero bikes in the wind tunnel:http://d112e54l47d6r7.cloudfront.net/en ... .undefined
When choosing the specs for my new bike I wasn't very creative
. I just ended the 2015 racing season and I will start racing again only at the middle of january. until then I will do a lot of long training rides and training camps, the bike will see a lot of use before the start of the season so I want it to be durable and I want to have fun on the bike
for now the specs are:
Frame: 2016 scott Addict HMF frame size 56
Fork: 2016 scott Addict HMF
Headset: Ritchey PRO Integrated
Bar: Ritchey WCS Logic Curve alloy white 40mm (240 gram)
Stem: Ritchey WCS 4 Axis alloy white 120mm (126 gram)
Seatpost: Syncros Carbon FL1.0 (200 gram)
Seat: specialized phenom comp (240 gram) - temporary
Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000
F. Derailleur:Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000
R. Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace FD-9000
Brakes: kcnc c7 (185 gram)
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra CS-6800 11-28 T
Crankset: shimano 7800 175 mm (680 gram) - temporary
BB: Ultegra SM-BB72-41
rear: bontrager rxl rim laced to a powertap sl+ hub
front: old campagnolo vento g3 wheel
Bottle Cages: specialized rib cages (36 gram each)
pedals: shimano pd5800 carbon pedals
I will do some changes to the bike in the near future as I try to lighten it up and make it better. the bike wont look as hidius as it is now with the old crankset and white stem, this components are necessary for me at the moment becouse of their size.
The 7800 dura ace crankset is 175mm in contrast to the 9000 dura ace crankset that came with the frame which is 172.5mm (too short for me) . I will find a better 175mm crankset soon.
The wcs stem is 120mm and is light so it perform well for me, I will buy a black one when a good deal will pops out.
Before January I will buy a new racing wheelset or convert my good and faith full matrix tx50 wheels to 11 speed.
The bike weight 7.3 kg with barfly garmin mount and my heavy training wheels but without pedals and bottle cages:
I'm very happy with this bike. The front end of the bike is stiffer than on the tarmac and it inspires me conffidence in fast turns and on downhill sections. I feel a lot faster when I ride this bike down a mountain than I ever felt on any other bike before. I'm in love with the way the bike feels in fast turns. in addition, the color of the frame is amazing in person, the photos cant do it justice.