you could save decent weight and improve easthetic a lot by switching your campy cranks to black hollowgram ones
Hi, I think the aesthetic of the Hollowgram crankset falls into the YMMV category. Hollowgram cranks look too industrial for me although from a performance perspective they are intriguing.
Can you comment on the Super Six vs. the R3 (ride quality, etc.)?
Thanks, the most noticeable thing about the SuperSix is that it rides as smoothly as R3. For reference, I had a 2009 R3 with the same group (in fact, the rear brake is from that bike -- long story) and the wheels on the SuperSix are from the R3. Of course, having "grown up" on somewhat harsh steel racing bikes, the smoothness of the SuperSix and R3 and somewhat disconcerting. The reason why I got rid of the R3 is that in a 51 cm size, the handling (with my somewhat peculiar bio mechanics) was not good. The front end would not turn in well and would lose traction when pushed. The Lapierre Xelius that I bought to replace the R3 had no handling vices, but it also was not stellar in any area. I will be racing a couple of criteriums this coming weekend with the SuperSix and will have more to say after that.
The ZIPP SL145 has a 12.5-degree drop, and its beefiness would look good with that massive head tube.
The Specialized Pro-Set stem would work although heavy and definitely sand/repaint or go for the red and remove the decals IMO.
I have a CAAD10, and I opted to toss the 25mm cone for a 10mm stack. The down side is that I lowered the ease of reselling as the fork steer is cut lower, but since I plan to ride it until it breaks I have no regrets.
Thanks for the tip! I wish I'd thought of it before I bought the Ritchey stem.
I may go with that at a future date as I dial in the position a little more precisely. However, the position was good enough for me to survive a 74 mile road race this past weekend.