Hey Hopper nice looking giant you got there, quit consekvent stripping it down cool, did`nt you have some soul s4,0 wheels a litle while back ??? if, do they still roll good, are they any aero, does the qualeti hold up.
I am in doubt betwen the s4,0 and the Ca5,0 which has a 50 mm faring profile woud you go for the higher profile today, looking at the bucks 520 us. to 820 us.
Ps. i ride in denmark flat as a pancake and lots of wind
Hi Bendix - Man I need to get back to Denmark...been far too long, and I need to do it in the summer. About the Soul S.40s: I actually gave those to my father a couple of years ago because he races and was having issues with his stock Bontrager wheels that came on his Madone. He has trained and raced on the Soul S4.0 for two years and they still roll true and smooth. He brought them to me once to true them but they were already true...I was confused and gave them back saying they didn't need any work.
If I was looking at Soul right now I would probably lean toward the CA5.0...but if you aren't in a rush you might want to wait just a little bit (contact Sean the owner for details) as I believe Sean is updating the design for 2012.
Wow I can't believe I didn't post the completed build here. Here are a couple of photos of the complete bike:
One of these days I'm gong to get some lighter pedals and when the Red WiFli RD comes out it will go on here. I'm a clyde that likes to climb and the 34-32 combo is fantastic in my opinion, allows me to keep my cadence up much better than the 34-29 I was running with Campy. I have a set of Formula/KinLin XR-300 wheels that I use regularly, the Reynolds will be fast day, blingy bike photo op wheels.