Hmmm... the components mix does not sound that good. Shimano, 3T, Specialized, Chris King, Fulcrum.
You have a really nice frame, try to be be more eclectic.
It doesn't sound good when you say it like that
There are many reasons for everything:
As mentioned; I have yet to experience Dura Ace, so I decided to go for that on this build, and because it will match the look of the overall bike the best I feel.
I have not had 3T components, I have always had Deda, but with the release of the new black edition components I thought it could be something different.
Chris King headset is a no brainer, did look at the Tune headset but decided on Chris King.
The Specialized saddles just work well with me, I know its not ideal, but it took a year and over 10-15 saddle changes to find the right one.
The Fulcrums are de stickered, so are just black now, and have some of the best bearings in any wheels and a usable 50mm diameter. I feel a wheel that can't really go wrong.
I admit I did consider putting ENVE components to not only match the fork but for its aesthetic reason as well, but it was nearly double the cost of what I could get the 3T components for, although I haven't ruled this out as an upgrade down the line.
I know that it wont be super light or anything, ill be lucky if the frame alone is around the 1500g mark, but this is my race frame which I wanted tried and tested components on.
I have a vision in my head of how I want it to look, and the component choices is mainly because of the aesthetics of the bike and some practicality as well.
Hopefully should have it built with weights in the next few weeks!