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 Post subject: Cobalt Dream
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:04 am 
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After 4 great years with my last ride, a BMC SL01, I have finally built up my dream bike!

Custom built 2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod in Cobalt Blue.

I was back and forth between the 2016 Evo and the BMC SLR01. I had ridden both bikes extensively and loved the balance of comfort to stiffness both frames afforded. In the end, I went with the Evo because I fell in love with the frame color which was different from the usual red, black and white or the murdered carbon look. Found a killer deal on the frameset and crank for $1650 and then pieced together the rest of the build. Was going to wait on the new 9150 Di2 but in the end I liked the esthetics of the 9070 group and really was only excited about the new shifters. So, I decided to cannibalize a set of 6770 shifters from my old build and have the new 9150 shifters on pre-order.

Weight:....6.72kg. / 14.78lb. ready to ride with pedals, cages and Garmin mount / computer. In the next couple of months I will be cutting about 100 grams once my 9150 shifters come in.

Seatpost - SAVE Carbon
Seat - Aliante VSX Braided
Stem - Easton EA90 120mm -10 degree
Bar - Easton EC70 Aero 40cm
Bartape - SuperCaz Super Sticky Cush
bottle cages - Arundel Mandible matte 3k
Brakes - Dura Ace 9000
Front derailleur - Dura Ace 9070 Di2
Rear derailleur - Dura Ace 9070 Di2
Crankset - Cannondale SI with Stages Power meter (on backorder with Stages but will only ad 20g)
Chainrings - 10-arm SpiderRing 53/39
Chain - Dura Ace 9000
Shifters - Ultegra 6770 (I have pre-ordered the new Dura Ace 9150 Shifters from Competitive Cyclist - this should shave about 100g)
Cassette - 11-28 Dura Ace 9000
Wheels - Enve 6.7's Clinchers
hubs - White Industries T11 hubs
Spokes - Sapim CX-ray
Tubes - conti race
Tires - New Michellin Power Competition
Pedals - Dura Ace 9000 +4mm (was getting heavy rub but I actually haven't notice the wider q-factor that much)
computer - Wahoo RFLKT+

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 Post subject: Cobalt Dream
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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Great color on a great bike nice job

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:14 am 
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Nice looking bike the blue with black is very striking......visually only let down by the saddle and post.


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Not only a great looking bike but I like the Di2 compatible only frame with no shift housing. With the temptation of Etap it puts the Supersix back on the table. I rented a Supersix earlier this year in California and was blown away by the bike. Its not an aero frame but it is a great performer.

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Great looking bike! I would prefer a lower profile saddle but you should use whichtever saddle you find comfortable of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Not a fan of aero bars but these look nice. Drops look comfy and with enough reach to go long and low (aero)


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:43 pm 
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KarlC wrote:
Great color on a great bike nice job

Thanks Karl! The blue looks even better in person.

corky wrote:
Nice looking bike the blue with black is very striking......visually only let down by the saddle and post.

Corky,
The seatpost options are pretty limited in the 25.4mm size. The SAVE post is supposed to add to the over all ride compliance and I can say I have never dreamed of riding a race bike that was this comfortable. It was also included in the price of the frame so I was not going to turn it down.

At least it's a little more subtle than the turkey gobbler on the Roubaix! :frightened: :scared:

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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As you don't seem to need a lot of saddle setback, why not a Hylix seatpost? Otherwise, :shock: build!! Congrats :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Delorre wrote:
As you don't seem to need a lot of saddle setback, why not a Hylix seatpost? Otherwise, :shock: build!! Congrats :thumbup:


Thanks for the feedback! I have not heard of Hylix but after goggling it, I would be concerned with such a light post given I usually range from 80-85kg in weight. Any larger riders have experiences with these posts / components from Hylix?


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:00 pm 
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That's a killer blue, just seems to radiate!


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 9:12 pm 
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kgt wrote:
Great looking bike! I would prefer a lower profile saddle but you should use whichtever saddle you find comfortable of course.

Thanks kgt!
After trying and riding about 10 saddles in the last 4 years, I have truly found nether region nirvana with the Aliante VSX. :no1: At 229 grams, I realize I could easily shed another 50-100 grams and use a lower profile model like my Bontrager RLX, but I wouldn't trade the comfort I've found on the Aliante.

What's really amazing about the saddle is that it's comfortable in such a wide variety of position. In the past I have found saddles that were great in a more upright position but I would go numb once I started laying down the power in a more aero position. Same for saddles that were great in the aero position but torture devices when you tried to sit up for a few minutes. This one has the big channel for counteracting the numbness and a more padded nose for hanging off the front, but can still be ridden very comfortably more upright when in the back of a group.


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Delorre wrote:
As you don't seem to need a lot of saddle setback, why not a Hylix seatpost? Otherwise, :shock: build!! Congrats :thumbup:


Don't do the Hylix, crap quality control at least on mine (caad12), I guess other 0 option is FSA slk or Thomson.

Love love the blue, very electric!


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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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ultyguy wrote:
Delorre wrote:
As you don't seem to need a lot of saddle setback, why not a Hylix seatpost? Otherwise, :shock: build!! Congrats :thumbup:


Don't do the Hylix, crap quality control at least on mine (caad12), I guess other 0 option is FSA slk or Thomson.

Love love the blue, very electric!



It's a bit of an optical illusion on the setback of the seat post. The post is a 15mm setback post. When I first saw the bike after the build up I thought the saddle setback must of have been measured incorrectly as it looked too far forward. But if you look closer I really only have about 10-15mm of available setback left on the rails of the Aliante (the Fizik's have a shorter rail than other saddles I've owned especially compared to my Selle SMP). I might could get away with a 0 setback slammed back but at least now I have about 15mm of adjustability fore and aft if my fit changes at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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That blue really pops :thumbup:

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 Post subject: Re: Cobalt Dream
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Nice is that a custom color? Really nice choice

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