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R5CA Build Total weight 11.14Lbs.
Size 54 R5CA
AX-lightness 110mm Zeus Stem
AX-lightness 4000 Handlebar
AX-lightness 3000 Brakes
AX-lightness Europa L2 seat post
Zipp Vuma Crank with 53/39 Zipp Rings
Dash Cycles Aero.99 Saddle
KMC 11-sl Chain
Deda Cork Tape & Bar-ends
Garmin Edge stock mount
K-Edge Chain Catcher
Campagnolo SR 11 Front/Rear Derailleur and Shifters
Campagnolo SR 11/29 custom cassette
Power Cordz Prime with Alligator i-Links for the tight bend at rear brake and rear derailleur
Tune U20 Skewers
Tune Bottle Cages
Custom Speedplay X Series with Ti-Ward spindle’s
Reynolds RZR Tubular wheels
Continental Gatorskins- No ripping the Gatorskins
This bike replaces my Parlee Z5. I did not like the way the Parlee Rode; it was too sluggish compared to my other bike a Cervelo R3SL. Took it out today for a 68 mile spin on some hilly roads. Hit a few gravel sections happy I had the Gatorskins. Too early to tell the difference between the R3SL and the CA. Did feel very stiff and planted on all the climbs.
Big thanks and Kudos to the Lightweight local Guru and Weight Weenies member Sedluk for all his expert advice suggestions and professional meticulous assembly of this dream build.
Sedluk has the THM Cranks on both of his CA's. Considered those but I already had the Zipp plus I did not want the exact same bike spec. as him. (This is what I told myself, actually I did not want to spend any more than I have already. I kinda broke the budget on this build Sedluk had a spare set that could have been used for the build) The weight diff. was the negligible. Advantage of the THM is the option of better rings. I might sand down the arms for the matte look. No logo's would look better anyways.
Weight. It could be lighter, I have a lightweight Recon cassette vs. the 11/29 Campy I have on it, lighter tires than the Gatorskins are readily available, could also take off the chain catcher, go with one bottle holder, remove the Garmin mount lose the bar tape. But I wanted to list it as it will be used with everything but the Garmin and water bottles attached.
Reynolds RZR impression. I like the RZR for the snap it gives during acceleration. However they do flex a lot. If I was going to buy new wheels to replace the RZR's it would be the Carbonsports. I rode those for a month when my other Reynolds wheel a UL was in for a spoke replacement. They are just a little heavier but are considerably stiffer. With the Reynolds I can get brake rub while out of the saddle climbing or attacking. Keep in mind I am not a lightweight rider 160lbs. 5'10".
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Valbrona wrote:Is that your first ever road bike? Do you really ride it with the saddle pointing down like in the picture?
dchesrown wrote:This bike replaces my Parlee Z5. I did not like the way the Parlee Rode; it was too sluggish compared to my other bike a Cervelo R3SL.