Not a super-light UCI illegal bike either, but also affordable...
Surprisingly affordable compared to 2007 Campy ($490 crankset!). After reading many reviews of the DoubleTap shifter mechanism I don't think I'll have any trouble adapting. This should work out really well, the bike parts and my new saddle, helmet will be ready when I return from business in Central Asia on the 15th.
I'm using an Ultegra 6600 12-27 cassette because I wanted the low gearing while still retaining a normal 53-39 crankset. My current Specialized has a 52-42-30 and a 12-25 triple on it, which is mostly frustrating. I find that on longer steep hills the 42-25 is not low enough, but combos like 30-21 and 30-23 are too low.
Gearing calculator says:
42-23 is 48.0 gear inches
42-25 is 44.2 gear inches
39-24 is 42.7 gear inches
39-27 is 38.0 gear inches
I like the new bottom range much better than my current setup, and it will be nice to upgrade from nine speed 105...
Can anyone comment on Pedal Force's estimated weights? Low? High? Wildly inaccurate? This component list without saddle is suppose to weigh 15.04 pounds. If it calculates the weight for the fork with uncut steerer, and uncut seatpost, it's may be high. Temporarily going with the $179 Easton Vista SL wheelset at 1700g. The plan is to keep the Vista SL for training purposes and get a really nice wheelset in the 1450g range in the next month or two.
I'll be adding a Specialized Toupe 143 saddle (140g) and a set of Crank Brothers Eggbeater C pedals (285g).
Frame size : 58 cm
Headset: FSA Orbit CE
Headset Compressor: Carbolock
Headset Spacers: Carbon headset spacers
Headset spacer height : 15 mm
Seatpost: P2 300mm x 31.6mm
Crankset: SRAM Force Crankset w/ GXP Team BB
Chainring combination : 39-53T
Crank length : 175 mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP Team Bottom Bracket
Chain: SRAM Force PC-1090 PowerChain
Front Derailleur: SRAM Force Front Derailleur 34.9mm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force Rear Derailleur
Brakes: SRAM Force brakeset
Integrated Shifter & Brake Lever Set: SRAM Force DoubleTap Controls
Cables: Standard Derailleur and Brake Cable Set
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS 31.8mm Bar
Handlebar width : 44 cm
Handlebar Tape: Cinelli Gel Cork Tape
Stem: Ritchey WCS 31.8mm Stem
Stem length : 110 mm
Tubes: 700Cx18-25 Butyl Tube, Presta Valve x 2
Front Tire: Michelin Pro 2 Race, 700CX23 Kevlar
Rear Tire: Michelin Pro 2 Race, 700CX23 Kevlar
Wheelset: Easton Vista SL 700C w/QR, Shimano
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 10 CS-6600 10 Speed Cassette
Cassette combination : 12-13-14-15-16-17-19-21-24-27T
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Real photos of my actual bike in a couple of weeks when I get home. Until then here's some shots of the QS-2 frame from Weight Weenies.