Ok, I haven't been riding for too long .. Started 18 months ago with an old Kestrel 200SCI I got from a friend.. Six months ago I decided to build a brand new bike.
Well, after 6 months of searching ebay, I came up with this.. I was working on a limited budget and in the coming year I'm going to be swapping out a few pieces to reach my target weight goal.
Kestrel Talon SL 55cm 2005 (in the matte finish before they got ugly)
Kestrel EMS Pro OS 44cm carbon handlebars
Kestrel Carbon Aero Seatpost (heavy as heck, but round seapost doesn't look right on this bike)
Full Ultegra SL Triple groupset (triple because I'm heavy and I like hills)
Ultegra 12-27 cassette
SRAM PC1090R hollowpin chain
Bontrager Race X Lite wheels, tubes, and tires
Deda Newton 100mm stem
Fizik Arione Wing Flex saddle
Speedplay light action pedals
Jagwire Racer cables/housings
Specialized Bar Phat gel handlebar tape (heavy but comfy)
Total weight: 7788g (17.17 lbs) .. So once I save up some cash, I'll probably do a set of 08 zg tis and some carbon clinchers (bonti xxx lite), and replace the Ultegra SL components with SRAM force.