Thanks for the compliment. It means a lot coming from you. You have been an inspiration throughout this build. Now on to the good stuff. Have you used a Scapula F? Why do you call it a so called aero fork? I would think one of the biggest advantages in an aero fork would be hiding the front brake, and shielding it from creating turbulence. Other than of course being a thin bladed design. I also like that fork Ridley has on their new aero bike with the integrated brake, and that once Parlee built with the integrated brake. The THM is the only one you can actually buy however. Anyway what is this talk about a Cervelo fork? Any idea if you can buy them separately from a Cervelo dealer? What bike do they come on? The S5 I assume?
While the Scapula F is a good looking aero fork it does have some issues. The noodle and cable housing are very exposed and might negate the aero benefits of the fork hiding the brakes in the legs. There are better ways to do an aero brake. Cervelo created a newer aero forks of their own design instead of using the 3T which is pretty aero.
On my SLC I will be using the new TriRig Omega brake on the front and the EE brake on the back. The TriRig brake has a built in cable hanger is you can not mount one under your stem. Now having the cable housing running down infront of your head tube will be more aero, if you can mount the cable hanger under your stem then you are only running bare cable infront of the head tube.
On the tri build and soon on the SLC I ran the rear brake cable on the left brake to have a more aero and shorter run and the front brake on the right which is a very short run as well. As you can see in my tri bike pics, you can not say any of the cable housings from the front. Only thing showing is the exposed front brake cable.
On the Cervelo fork, they designed and built their own fork. The 3t was aero but the newer FK26 is more aero than that.
Cervelo reading - http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/news-blog/ ... ther/2936/
I have attached some links and pics to show you what can be done to be more aero.
Video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3sql1Sq2wA
TriRig Omega - http://www.tririg.com/articles.php?id=2011_12_Omega_1
My current set up on my tri bike but will be done on the SLC as well.