What's your idea of killing your wallet? How brand oriented are you?
- Kalloy Uno stem with ti bolts would be a ton cheaper than Enve and probably lighter.
- Cut the fork and remove the extra spacers. (when you're sure)
- Can you cut the seatpost a little as well?
- Ti bolts on the seatpost?
- lighter innertubes or latex?
I'd like to stay under $600. The biggest bulk of the cash would be going to the Enve Stem/Handlebar.
-Yeap. I have the Uno Stem on my FP2 (which is what the F8 is replacing) and I loved it. I kinda wanted to go a little bling on this one, because I really cut corner on the FP2 over the years. On a side note I learned about the Uno because of this forum.
-100% right. Its nerve racking to cut the fork. I'm most likely going to leave a 15mm underneath the stem though.
-I don't know about cutting the seatpost on the F8's.
-Good Idea on the inner tubes. I've been researching that also here. Its pretty inexpensive of an improvement.
Have them on both of my F8's. Best to use either Jagwire elites or Nokon's though
mm..I havent though about the brakes as of yet. I was going to try and nail it with little things before going on those. I've actually never experienced the Dura-Ace brakes, from what I understand they are the best in Braking, but looking at the 150grams weight savings looks great.