Thanks guys for your comments. As most of the requests are for post-build / ride-feel tests, I shall revert to those at a later date.
At the moment, I am faced with a decision point - whether to set up the S5 closer to a road geometry (left photo) or Tri/ TT geometry (right photo)-
(image source: university.trisports.com)
Instinctively, I am inclined to go for the Tri/TT end of the spectrum as:
1. I am more used to TT and Tri bike geometries right now (been riding Tri/TT exclusively for more than 8 months). Felt weird when I hopped back on my Storck 0.7is road bike. The working muscles were slightly different.
2. I am riding predominantly flat courses <5% elevation. Even if there are >5% inclines, these inclines constitute less than 5% of my typical course.
3. Going back to my road bike after months on TT gave me the shock of my life - aero makes a HUGE difference, especially if you don't draft during training rides
The only issue that is holding me back from setting the S5 towards the Tri/TT spectrum is that I would probably be using heavier components e.g. Rotor 3D+ vs THM Clavicula, aero handle bar vs traditional road bar/ stem, more padded nose saddle vs carbon light saddle
As it now stands, my paper build shows that my proposed S5 (Tri/TT set up) build will be closer to 7 kg. A weight weenied road build will be closer to 6.6 kg
The weight weenie in me is fighting the wind weenie in me!
Current Bikes: Storck F.3 5.5kgColnago Concept Art Deco CHDK 7/6.5kg
Collection: Team Ti Raleigh 753 Vintage Campy
Storck Organic Light 11.1kg
Ex: Storck F0.6 Di2 6kg, Storck F0.7IS Di2 4.8kg, Storck Aero2 7.04kg