I ended up ordering a VeloBuild VB-R-077, so the same as a Long Teng LTK118.
I'm gonna build it up with Bora 35 tubies(1240g)/24mm chinese rim tubies (1050g), full Red 10, full carbon saddle, and hopefully schmolke bars and extralite stem. Even with the heavy Vector 2 pedals I'm hoping for significantly sub-6kg.
With the 1050g tubies and a pair of tuned Speedplays I have laying around I'm confident I could get this to around 5.6
I'll build it full matte black with neon green tape, saddle, cables and cages.
total build will be a smidge below 2000€ including the boras. I'm really excited, can't wait for the parts to arrive.
Will post pics and report when It's all here and the bike is built up.
I love this frame. Between the 5 bikes I have (2 Fuji SL 1.1, 1 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, 1 Reilly 600SL and of course the LTK118) this is my go to choice.
Almost 12.000km in less than two years, one haute route Dolomites and it's still perfect. Definitely worth the price, nothing to regret compared to more expensive framesets
This is great to hear! I was a little concerned about the reliability of the frame, probably like everyone else who hasn't owned an open mold frame before... But hearing it's done 12000km and a Haute Route definately eases my concerns. All your bikes are awesome! And some of them markedly lighter than the LTK. What makes it your favorite?
I was actually REAAAALLY close to pulling the trigger on a Fuji SL myself, but in the end I decided to give the LTK a shot.
It's been in transit for 11 days now, I'm starting to get restless. Can't wait for the frame to arrive. At least its in Spain already.