Kazyole's Cervelo R5 build: 6098g and falling

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Kazyole
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by Kazyole

Wookski wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:47 am
This is really great work- well done.

Wheel wise i’d recommend some ultralight Tubulars, especially if you’re planning on spending some time in the alps. My ax/ extralite wheels weigh in at 760g for the pair and have been to hell and back, I can’t praise them enough.
Thanks! I'm continually blown away at how good the bike is. Such a crazy difference from when it was over 7kg. I can't even imagine what some of these ~5kg builds must ride like.

The wheel question is tricky. Part of me wants to do something crazy like that and get a set of tubs well under 1kg because that must be incredible to ride. But I also know that I'm fundamentally pretty lazy when it comes to swapping wheels, and while I am looking to build a light bike I feel like it also needs to be a bike that I can ride every day without sacrificing practicality. Which is why at least right now my list is full of clincher wheelsets. I'm not doing competitive hill climbs or anything like that, so having a second wheelset doesn't make a ton of sense for me.

And the area where I live is mostly rolling terrain, so I'm probably best served going for something with a deeper section. For that reason right now I'm looking primarily at Schmolke TLO 45 clinchers with tune hubs. 1160g if I go with the tune hubs, 1130g if I went with the extralites. Light enough that it's a substantial weight saving over the 303s (and importantly puts me well into the 5kgs), without sacrificing too much practicality in rim depth or ease of changing flats.

How do you like the extralite hubs? Do you put a lot of miles on them? Their weight is crazy but I have some durability concerns.

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by Wookski

Kazyole wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:40 am
How do you like the extralite hubs? Do you put a lot of miles on them? Their weight is crazy but I have some durability concerns.
Extralites are fantastic- upgraded the bearings to Kogel ceramics and they’ve been very low maintenance. I have my mech look at them every couple of thousand k’s and the most they’ve needed was a bearing clean in 5,000k’s. The caveat is that I am very gentle on components plus keep everything extremely clean. Like OCD eat off your drivetrain clean!

Don’t be afraid of tubulars- they can be a practical system. I am 100% tub life and loving it!

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by Sweetbabyj45


Wookski wrote:
Kazyole wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:40 am
How do you like the extralite hubs? Do you put a lot of miles on them? Their weight is crazy but I have some durability concerns.


Don’t be afraid of tubulars- they can be a practical system. I am 100% tub life and loving it!
Sorry for the "off topic" but now I want a t-shirt that says "tub life" with a road bike gang symbol.

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Kazyole
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by Kazyole

Wookski wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:03 am
Kazyole wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:40 am
How do you like the extralite hubs? Do you put a lot of miles on them? Their weight is crazy but I have some durability concerns.
Extralites are fantastic- upgraded the bearings to Kogel ceramics and they’ve been very low maintenance. I have my mech look at them every couple of thousand k’s and the most they’ve needed was a bearing clean in 5,000k’s. The caveat is that I am very gentle on components plus keep everything extremely clean. Like OCD eat off your drivetrain clean!

Don’t be afraid of tubulars- they can be a practical system. I am 100% tub life and loving it!

Thanks! Good to know. Still weighing my options on the wheels, but I've ordered a cane creek AER headset and eeNut that should drop a little more weight in the meantime.

And as a general update on my initial impressions on the Lupina:

It's great. Even being completely unpadded, I have enough miles on it now to say that it's comfortable and works for me. This past Saturday I did a 200 mile ride with my father and a few of the guys in his cycling club, and was fine the whole way. I have to say I was a little bit surprised. I brought my old fizik with me just in case it got bad and I needed to swap at one of our planned stops, but the moment never came. And if it's good for just over 11 straight hours, it's probably good enough for anything I could ever hope to do on a bike. There's a good amount of flex in it and the cutout does exactly what I was hoping it would.

Kazyole
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by Kazyole

Replaced the K Edge aero mount for the wahoo today

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with a wahoo elemnt bolt mount from raceware.

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Savings of 18g and I'm happy to say that the raceware mount maintains the seamless aerodynamic profile from the bottom of the headunit that the K edge had, so no loss in terms of the aerodynamic performance of the wahoo.

I've also ordered a Cane creek AER II upper headset, a Cane Creek eeNut, and some carbon bar plugs but haven't installed them yet. Waiting to decide what I'm going to do on bars and then I'll do all that at once.

FELIPESANTANA
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by FELIPESANTANA

What is the weight of SRM Origin without the chairing 9100? only the crankarm? and what is the spindle, 24 or 30 mm?

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i like the blue mount better even though heavier

kavlares
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by kavlares

also 5'6-1/2'' so I considered a 51 for so long but my local cervelo dealer insists that a 48 would be so much better...
but I am not a young guy anymore and definitely not a racer and I can't imagine how am I going to manage to reach the drops at a 48 without having to raise the bars at least 30-35 mm with spacers... Ugly ugly oh so ugly...
what do you think? how does it feel to lean on a 48? what is your bb to saddle measurement?

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