I've been riding off and on for well over twenty years, many of them racing. However I've not had a carbon fiber frame yet on any bike.... I've always been a steel and aluminum guy
I managed to bend my Quattro Assi, so it was time to pick a new bike. I looked a several used framesets and a few closeouts, but none got to the right budget level....
I loved the QA, and it helped me get back to some form of riding shape and nearer to a good riding weight.
So, I found the Vellum and got it today at noon. Bike was rideable by 1:30
Final "spreadsheet" weight is 15.26lbs, done with a calibrated scale.
Dura Ace 9 Shifters
Dura Ace 7700 Brakes
Dura Ace 9 Rear mech
Ultegra 6500 Front mech (on Vellum band)
Easton Orion II Wheelset
Conti 4000 tires
Dura Ace 9sp cassette (12-27)
FSA Compact Carbon Pro Crankset
Generic ti spindle / carbon shell BB
Dura Ace pedals
Dura Ace housings/cables
Ritchey WCS Stem (100mm)
Deda 215 handlebar 42cm width, shallow drop
ProCarbon Carbon seat post (looks like a Ritchey)
Specialized Toupe Team
FSA Integrated Headset
Vellum carbon fork with carbon steerer
I already know several places to pull weight from it, such as the headset, band clamp, and the spacer I had to use to put my existing post in the frame.