I need a new bike.

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
Bridgeman
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by Bridgeman

So far;

* Definitely Campy Electric SR11

* Pretty sure Zipp FC 303 Tubulars

* Not sure on the frame yet. I have a Felt F1 that's gone through 5 1/2 seasons. I think it was their first carbon offering.

I have Campy SR 11 and Reynolds MV32 Tubulars, which are 4 1/2 seasons old. Time for some inspiration. Any suggestions on frames would be greatly appreciated.

Mostly fast technical hilly training rides with some races, same terrain. Forgot to mention, I'm 6'3" @180/185 LBS.
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pRoto
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by pRoto

Scott Foil?
Pinarello Dogma?
Cervelo S5?

Actually if mostly hilly areas, when maybe some lighter frames like:

Stork Fascenario 0.6, but they are expensive..
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by 53x12

Custom/specialty builder or one of the big name players? Specialty builder I would go with Crumpton. Big name, I would say Cannondale Evo based on weight/entry price ratio. This question completely depends on your needs. I know you say SR11 electric and hilly rides but not much else to go on. Do you want it super stiff? Do you want a cush ride like a Cadillac? Do you want carbon fiber frame? Do you care about fancy paint schemes?
"Marginal gains are the only gains when all that's left to gain is in the margins."

pRoto
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by pRoto

Your weight?

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by Bridgeman

Thanks! I would tend towards a very stiff frame, but can be in the saddle up to 5 1/2 hours, so I'd need to probably pay attention to some degree of comfort.

I also prefer low key flat black. My present kit/team colors are black with bits of white and red. Would be cool to match of course.

Current bike weighs slightly under 14.5 LBS, with pedals. Frame is a 60cm, but I am looking at maybe going with a 58 if I can achieve a good fit.

notsoswift
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by notsoswift

There were some absolutely mental prices on TIME at PBK, great value for a nice bit of kit
The VIP is the style that would seem to fit

Wolfshohl
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by Wolfshohl

Time NXR.

Some great deals right now on 2012s in the US.
Brilliant in the hills.
Sturdy enough for a 185 lbs person.

kelboodha
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by kelboodha

Take a good look at the BMC Team Machine SLR01 in the flat black and white paint with accents of red. Very light, laterally stiff and vertically compliant with a unique geometry. Short chain stays with slightly longer front. A 57 may fit you perfectly especially if your long in the leg and shorter torso.

Lou3000
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by Lou3000

Well if the F1 geometry works for you, why not just upgrade? A 2008 F1 is a world apart from a 2012 F1 in terms of comfort, stiffness, and weight. Felt also has the custom paint program, it doesn't offer a lot of choice, but you could definitely do black on black.

I'm not saying I wouldn't pass up a custom Crumpton though...

Bridgeman
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by Bridgeman

There are some really great frame suggestions here. It's really appreciated! Been looking into them and like what I see.

One of my friends has just started using Zipp 404 FC Tubulars. I know when he's near me as I can hear him beside or even directly behind me. Wondering if the 303's are a bit quieter? It's not a bad sound, just a slight whir, but distinguishable.

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by pastronef

Campag Bora instead of the Zipps and a nice Ridley frame (the allround helium or the aero Noah Fast, very nice frame)

CerveloMikey
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by CerveloMikey

How about a Tarmac SL4? Flat Black, light, stiff but compliant and ready for internal wiring.
R2.5 / R3 / S-Works 29er (20 lbs) / S-Works SL4 Di2 (14.7 lbs)

veloman
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by veloman

Don't know if they have your color scheme but Look 695 is awesome. I absolutely love my Cyfac Gothica so if I were in your shoes, I would definitely think about a Cyfac Absolu

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Wilier Cento Uno

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by TerribleCadence

Lou3000 wrote:A 2008 F1 is a world apart from a 2012 F1 in terms of comfort, stiffness, and weight. Felt also has the custom paint program, it doesn't offer a lot of choice, but you could definitely do black on black.



+1 Felt F1 all the way
FELT AR0 Now sold.
CAAD10 Force 22, Quarq, Ksyrium SLR
LOOK 695 Light, Force22, Zipp 303.

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