shalako wrote:Thank you for the recommendation re: Toupe saddle. It's nearly half the price of a SLR Kit Carbon Flow but 30-80g heavier, depending on whether it's the base, gel, or team. I told myself any replacements had to be lighter but I guess that went out the window when I put the Pitlocks on. But they're practical; can't always put a little u-lock around two wheels and a pole, and I need to be able to take this thing to the grocery store occasionally. So a few grams more for a comfy saddle makes sense. The SLR I have now isn't as comfy as the $45 Forte SLX (207g) I rode for years.
Regarding anodized crank bearing cups: when I was doing research I read a lot of posts from people who didn't like the red. It's true, they don't necessarily match the color theme (if there is one) of the stock build, but I think it's a fun little touch of bling. I bought the KFL's because I wanted a compact 175 and it dropped about half a pound off the DA!
Next on the list: saddle, pedals, wheels!
Wheels... American Classics seem too good to be true - 3 lb wheelset for $350 or so! I'd like to see if I can get a sub-1400g set without breaking the bank. I'd like a more comfortable ride than the Ksyerium SL's, but they still have to hold up to commuting over bad city streets. Anyone?
Dude if you are riding a bike this nice to go grocery shopping you really need a dedicated shop bike!! I have 4 and my favourite would have to be this 3 speed coaster brake Indi 500