Great feedback. Exactly what I was looking for
A few comments from me to help paint the overall picture...
How about Lizard Skins DSP Tape
Never heard of the stuff. Something special? I have used Deda, Cinelli and Specialized in the past.
...and alligator ilink and mini-ilink for the brake and shift housing? Much lighter than Nokon.
Thanks for the tip. I have never used anything other than 'standard' cables and housing so this whole segmented cable world is new to me and I though that Nokon was the industry standard. Maybe I still have a lot to learn! Does the iLink offer performance and durability on-par with Nokon?
Not worth changing the chainrings IMO. Stay with std crankset.
Call it splitting hairs but 39 up front just isn't enough gear for me in the mountains and I can't find a 38T inner for the standard SR crankset, hence the decision to use the Super Record Compact with the 38T inner. Unorthodox but just what I need.
My tubes are Conti supersonic at 50g. What are those?
Maybe I will try the Contis. How thick is the rubber? IIRC the Specialized turbos are 66g.
And forget the fancy cassette if you are intending to ride this thing.
Sooooo many conflicting reports on these. If the shifting is 95% as good as the Campag cassette would offer I would be satisfied. I have been riding a Ti cassette for the last thee years (can't recall the brand) and the shifting is fine. The Omi Ti seems like such a cheap and easy way to shave 50g+
Can you loose weight?
Yes, and I should add some power. Working on both at the moment
I'd change the cassette to a super record, i've read quite a bit of negative reviews on the shifting quality.
Now I am second guessing myself on the Omni racer! Maybe time to look at the 12-27 Super Record cassette...
What weigh you gained from there, you can easily loose with a different chainset. THM?
I seriously considered the THM M3 but from what I can see it only saves ~40g over the Super Record Ti and likely isn't as stiff or easy to set-up, plus I doubt it is as durable. Reviews also suggest the SR has nicer bearings. Oh, and the SR has a lower Q-factor...I think? Don't get me wrong, I think the THMs are super cool and I am a big fan of special, low-production parts but this time I just can't see the move to THMs as a net advantage. Am I wrong?
Also, I'd get a nice ax thing going - seatpost, stem handlebar (chainset)
The AX Zeus stem is uber-light but IMO it isn't the prettiest thing on earth and as a 95kg rider it does worry me a bit in terms of strength and durability. Every bunny hop or harsh impact would scare me! Did Tour magazine ever do a stem test like they did with seat posts?
Re the AX bar, I like my bars in the traditional shape and AX only offers a 42cm width which is too narrow for me.
Plenty to loose on the king ti cages (though i love them!)
Agreed. I know I could get two cages that weigh the same as one King but they are just so right
on a Ti frame!
Any thoughts on my fork decision? I am leaning towards the Scapula due to the gloss carbon finish and the curved style. Lame but true!