This being WW, of course the lightest combination is the best.
However, knowing that Italians seem to use a different weighing system than the rest of us (everything Italian I have bought weighed at least 10 percent more than claimed), I think the Ritchey combo (#3) might be the best option
Note taken, thanks for your input!
What about Pro Vibe cockpit? I have weighed mine:
Stem: Pro Vibe UD Carbon -10° 110mm - 138g (claimed to be 115g, which is correct without the front plate)
Seatpost: Pro Vibe UD Carbon (0mm offset) 27.2x350mm - 195g
Handlebars: Pro Vibe UD Carbon Anatomic 44cm - 218g
Then comes the problem of matching the rest of the bike
Pro is Shimano so the groupset should be Shimano. However, CAAD10 is BB30, so which crankset? If I strip all my FSA parts, I don't like to see FSA crankset on my bike. Maybe SRAM crankset + Shimano rest combo, or some other option
No offense, Pro just never appealed to me. I will be using sram, but I don't mind mismatching the gruppo with the cockpit. I will be using a SiSL2 crankset with a quarq spider and Exogram chainrings. Thanks for your input though, I really do appreciate it.
Going by advertised weights you could save ~45g and much $$ by using a Zipp service course SL stem instead of the SL Sprint.
You're absolutely right! I do love that stem though...it looks fantastic, especially in longer dimensions. Thanks for the heads up!
New Ultimate is another good cockpit for the weight weenie, the EVO range, a bit cheaper than the other brands.
Their published weights are spot on, as I have the stem and seatpost on my ghisallo build
Carbon EVO Seatpost (117g)http://newultimate.com/seatpost/evo-2
AL EVO Stem (106g for 100mm)http://newultimate.com/stem/stem-evo-7050-ti-bolt
Carbon EVO RACE handle bars (170g)http://newultimate.com/handlebars/evo-race
or just use the ZIPP SL (I'm using that combination as well)
Total is 387g
Extralite as well, but that is more expensive.
Hey thanks for that! I totally forgot about New Ultimate...hmm that's possibly another option. Thanks again!
How about 3T?
I had 3T before, I kind of want to try something different.
I have both the full carbon zipp and ritchey WCS setups on two different bikes. Both perform great! I seriously can't find any issue with those parts. The only issue with the Ritchey post - 0mm setback is pretty stiff and brutal on long rides, while the 25mm version is plush and comfy.
I have the luxury of access to a lot of Ritchey parts. I prefer the carbon curve bar, WCS carbon one bolt 25mm setback, and the wcs 260 carbon stem (but it's a pain in the butt to switch bars). As for the look, I like UD carbon black in either Ritchey or Zipp. I think they are both a good match for a Sram red group and a sporty frame like a S-Works, C-dale or Scott with Zipp wheels. These parts seem to clash with Italian or German brands which look better with Campy or Shimano.
I agree that it looks best to have a matching cockpit on a race bike. I also don't have much interest in boutique parts on my racing bikes. Maybe on a snazzy uber-light climbing bike or a high end steel bike.
Thank you! I absolutely agree with boutique parts not on racing bikes...lol
Thanks for the input. I plan on having 404 Tubulars, but I don't really mind having the cockpit mismatching with the wheels. Thank you though, this really helps me out.