Cervelo R2.5 Bike Build

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jmh
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by jmh

Here is my new Cervelo R2.5. Rides great-stiff light and comfortable.

Frame/Headset Cervelo R2.5 1145
Fork/Race Easton EC 90 SL 349
Headset Plug FSA 35
Spacer Carbon 6
Stem Syntace F99 108
Handlebar 3TTT 199 215
Bar Tape Profile Cork 50
Seatpost Cervelo Carbon 214
Saddle Selle Italia SLR 142
Brakes Zero Gravity 05 TI 183
Shifters/Brake Levers Shimano Dura Ace 418
Front Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 73
Rear Derailleur Shimano Dura Ace 180
Bottom Bracket Shimano Dura Ace 176
Crank Set FSA K-Force Octalink 462
Pedals Speedplay X-2 172 (w/ Superlite's bowties)
Chain Shimano Dura Ace 264
Cassette Shimano (12-25) Dura Ace 193
Skewers Bold Precision Ti 50
Front Wheel Amer Classic Sprint 350 567
Rear Wheel Amer Classic Sprint 350 769
Rim Tape Rox Ultralight 5
Inner Tubes Performance Lunar Light 98
Tires Veloflex Corsa Black 372
Cables Shimano SIS/SLR 146
Bottle Cages Profile Karbon Kage Light 42
Computer Cateye Mity 45
Total (grams) 6479
Total (lbs) 14.27

Future plans New Seatpost and AX Lightness or Tune Speed Needle saddle. These two will knock off about 220 grams, and get this bike below 14 lbs.

http://tinypic.com/19qtsi
Suggestions and comments are welcomed.
Thanks
Last edited by jmh on Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:56 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Very nice frame and weight. What other frames did you consider? (I'm interested in the R2.5 and the Look 585.) Do you have more photos?

Comments:
The fork doesn't quite seem to match, visually.
I guess you'll trim it.
That Cervelo seatpost is heavy!
I love Bold skewers.
A very nice build, and with new post/saddle it will be a bomb.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

sharkman
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by sharkman

Get yourself someone making you a set of red/white transfers for the fork (any reason why not buying the new 2005 SL which goes much nicer with the Cervelo colour sceme?

jmh
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by jmh

Thanks for the comments.

I got a killer deal on the frame and fork at the LBS, this was the fork that Cervelo sold with the frame in 2004.

I considered the Look and Scott, but in the end the Cervelo's reviews in various web and print sources swayed me toward it.

jmh
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by jmh

Some more photos:

Front Brake:
http://tinypic.com/19qsl5

Rear Brake and Wheel
http://tinypic.com/19qsrd

Front of Stem and Bar
http://tinypic.com/19qsys

Rear of Stem
http://tinypic.com/19qtd2

Crankset
http://tinypic.com/19qt6g

Pedals
http://tinypic.com/19qtf7

Bottle Cage
http://tinypic.com/19qtjq

Bike (steerer tube trimmed (10 grams saved) and SLR back on (60 grams saved)
http://tinypic.com/19qtsi

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Thanks for the extra pix, the bike looks great now.
You need some trees where you live though!
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

bobalou
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by bobalou

cadence90 wrote:..snip.. (I'm interested in the R2.5 and the Look 585.)


Something to supliment the Kish or replace?! Must be supliment because can't see you replacing that fine custom frame! Do I hear you giving in to carbon?!! :D

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Supplement, definitely! I will never give up the Kish, it's a great frame. :D

I'm just thinking about another bike now, nothing more than that.
But, if I do get another bike carbon does interest me, and I like the Look 585 (jbrew), the Cervelo R2.5 (jmh), the Guru mix (campyman099), and the various Storck I've seen here. I was looking at some CR1 at the LBS yesterday, but I'm not in love with them at all. I like the Cervelo and the 585 a lot.

There are definitely some very fine bikes being built here recently.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

jmh
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by jmh

cadence90,
Not sure if you have seen this review, but Tom Demerly is a pretty knowledgable bike shop owner:

http://www.bikesportmichigan.com/review ... or25.shtml
Fairly good review with some nice photos.

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cadence90
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by cadence90

Oh, don't do this to me!!!
No, I had not seen that, thanks.

The review, etc. make the biker even more appealing to me, and I've already seen several in person...I better put my wallet in a safe right now (but I'll bookmark the review of course :wink: ).
The craftsmanship on that frame looks top shelf.
That's what I like about Cervelo: a ferw frames, each for a task, all good.

My only worry on these frames is the integrated headset...I hate it. But I don't want a Trek....

What other forks did you consider jmh?
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

jmh
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by jmh

I did not consider any other forks. This one came with the frame.

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