I have a 54 CA not a 56
And they are all a bit different - even in the same size I am told.
What was the weight of your 54?
Correct, considering every frame is essentially made to order by hand, there is some variation from bike to bike.
i know they are made in California, by cervelo's engineer (i think). i thought these are mass produced frames, still. not made to order like a crumpton, parlee z1, etc. i dont think i can go ahead and say, "hey, can you change this or that". the lay up for every size 56 is the same, yes? the carbon used is precision cut by a machine and then laid down on a bladder/mould (or whatever they use), so i would assume very close weights for every frame. i would say all carbon frames are hand laid except for the impec; havent seen an automated system spitting out carbon frames. just because its not made in cali doesnt mean its not made by hand - chinese are people too my friend...lol <---joke.
i think the R5Ca is great. my long time friend and shop owner got 10 or 12 of them (4 sold in a day). i just think the price is too great for the frameset. yes, its nice, but it is not limited enough to justify the price. I dont know the price of the Evo nano black yet, but i am willing to bet it will be lighter and cost 1/3 of the price. i know its made in china and Ca is made in USA, which i am a big fan of, but come on $10k? i would need a lot of spare cash to agree to that price.