So, I finally got all of the parts that I wanted and installed them last week. There's a few things that I might change down the road, such as getting a Chris King Ti headset, an Enve stem and a Tune Kom-Vor (mostly for aesthetics, except for the saddle which will be for comfort/better fit). Everything else I absolutely love.
The Siena handles extremely well at descents of up to 50mph (haven't tested beyond that) and has been proving itself as a great crit bike.
Also, on the Reynolds DV46's: all I can say is holy smokes, tubulars really are better. The tires makes a big difference, as they were originally Conti Sprinter Gatorskins which was an improvement over clinches, but the Conti Sprinter replacements that I put on the other week are night and day different. I didn't believe it when people said that tubulars are like floating on air, but going through Mulholland is a much different experience now (for those of you who have never ridden there, Mulholland has some of the worst road conditions in LA, compounded by it being used as an unofficial race each Sunday morning).
July 15, 2012 build list:
Frame: 2007 Litespeed Siena M Frame (weight unknown)
Wheelset: Reynolds DV46T 2010
Shifters: SRAM Red
Cabling: Yokozuna & Bontrager
Crankset: Red 2011 GXP (632 grams)
BB: Red Ceramic
Rr Derailleur: Red (146 grams)
Fr Derailleur: SRAM Force w/ Clamp 34.9 (105 grams)
Cassette: SRAM Red 11-26 (171 grams)
Saddle: Selle SLR tuned (from 143 to 115 grams)
Seat Post: Real Design Ti 31.8 Post (195 grams)
Tires: Conti Sprinters (270 grams)
Stem: Ritchey WCS 110mm (114 grams)
Handlebars: Zipp SL S&S 38cm (171 grams)
Bottle Cages: Arundel Madible (27/28 grams)
Pedals: Speedplay Zero's Chromoly (222 grams)
Skewers: Ti (44 grams)
Brakes: Planet X CNC Brakes w/ pads (234 grams)
Tape: Specialized Micro-Suede
Seatpost Clamp: Omni Racer Ti
Final Weight: 6,717 grams | 14.8 lbsFinal (Not Really - July 2012) Build Pics:Just a few glamour shots:
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LS Siena: 6.21kg | Parlee Z5 SLi: 5.9kg | LS Xicon: 5.76kg | C59: 5.7kg | Cervelo R5ca: 5.09kg | Fuji Altamira SE - 6.2kg | Scott Foil - 6.2kg | Evo - 5.18kg | LS Classic - 6.7kg