I’ve been following the Weight Weenies for a few years now. Finally decided to sign up (me being old fashioned, online privacy and all that.)
Been biking for over 20 years but never got to a point I can race seriously (too short, too fat, too many kids…) Still really enjoy building and riding bikes.
Here my two latest bikes (one built last year, and one I just built during holidays.) My opinions on these are mine only, so no flames please
Frame is SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod DI2. Dura Ace DI2 all over, except Cannondale Hollowgram SISL2 Cranks and Spiderings. Zipp stem and handlebar. Fizik Antares seat. Ritchey seatpost. DTSwiss RRC32 DiCut wheels. Actual weight is 12.4 lb (without pedals but cage and Garmin Edge stuff included.)
Love this bike but at times, doesn’t feel stiff enough, especially when climbing. Nonetheless, still feels comfortable 50-60 miles no-stop rides. Front shifting is not as smooth as Dura Ace but definitely not bad at all. Dura 9000 brakes are now my favorites.
Frame is Fenomalist DI2. Stem is Enve carbon from Cannondale BlackInc. Dura Ace DI2 shift & derailleurs. Breaks are Ciamillo Gravitas SL. Handlebar is Zipp SL2. Enve 3.4 wheels (DTSwiss 240 hubs with ceramic bearings. Selle Italia optima teknologika seat. Storck seatpost. Praxis rings with THM Cla cranks. As configured, 12.8 lb. Replacing the wheels to DT Swiss and skewers to Tune brings the weight down to 11.9 lb (again without pedals but cage and Garmin Edge stuff included.) but it is not worth it. The Enve’s are heavier but they are stable!
I was afraid this would be a too stiff bike, and make the long distance rides uncomfortable. Well I was wrong. It feels very very solid. I am not quite sure if it is the frame or cranks or … Very satisfied at high speed, low speed, climbing, cruising, Like it a lot, except two things. 1) Praxis rings do not shift nowhere as smooth as Dura Ace or even Spidering from Cannondale. They are stiff alright but I was expecting better shifts. 2) Ciamillo breaks. They look really really nice. And, well, that’s it. Less modulation and less stopping power then Dura Ace, EEBrakes, or even Ultegra. Did I say they look good?