Frankie - B wrote:
For speedplay axles, you might want to contact Ward ti spindles in the US. they make the spindles rather cheap, 50 dollar a pair iirc. You need to contact them, because the Speedplay spindles will not be available on the website.
Thanks, will look into this.
Nice build. You can definitely drop some weight by switching out the RD to a DA9000 or even Ultegra, and ditching the 11-32 cassette. I only use that for my CX bike, and it's very heavy compared to a DA9000, 11-28 cassette. If you need more range than the 11-28, you can look at getting a R9100 11-30 cassette.
My DA derailleur ended up getting broken hence the temporary 105 which ended up staying on for about 6 months. Looking for a used derailleur seeing as the rest of the groupset is already well worn.
In terms of the rest of the build I'm considering changing the finishing kit especially the seat post to something inline. I saw the 2017 mcfk seat post one build on here and thought it looked amazing. Also very tempted by an extralite stem but the zipp stealth isn't bad.
I've already had to change the bearings in the rear novatec hub twice but I think I will keep the wheels for now as I'll be traveling and they are fairly light for cheap alu.