Would It Be Sacrilegious Not To Have Lightweight Components On An Rca?

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Both of my bikes have Zipp SL70 Aero's and S-Works Power saddles. I'll probably go with THM Clavicula cranks and Q-Ring "Quarbon" Chainrings, THM stem and Enve seatpost, Sram Red calipers and Roval 32's.

What do you think the weight will be?
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

964Cup
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by 964Cup

6-ish - 6.2 or thereabouts. My R5Ca with Di2, eeBrakes and Enve finishing kit is about 5.8kg with Enve 45 tubulars, but I have a Quarq DZero Carbon. You'll save, what, 300g on the crankset but gain about 400g on the wheels, 100g on the brakes and 150-200g on the saddle and bar. Depends on frame size, of course (mine's a 56).

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

Forgot to mention eTap, Rotor cassette(have this on my Wilier Zero.7)and Look Ti Blades. How about changing the saddle?

I don't need the bars, but I want the bike to be somewhat aero.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

964Cup
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by 964Cup

3t Aeronova Limited, then? I have the Aeronova Team on my S3 - as a bonus it has a massive reach so you end up with a stem that's 2cm shorter to preserve the same overall position. Saddle-wise I've got an AX Lightness Leaf Plus, but use Selle Italia Kit Carbonio Flows everywhere else (they're about 128g).

stang1
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by stang1

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Not a RCa , but this is as light as my wallet will go at the moment. 6.27kgs
Size 54, Chorus cassette and alu stem/carbon fizik handlebars. Prolly will lighten it a little more next financial year

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VTR1000SP2
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by VTR1000SP2

If I had an RCA, it would never meet components that don't compliment its purpose. THM crank, EE brakes, SRAM Red mechanical, barstem, integrated saddle/post, and sub kilo tubs. This also limits its use but that's what my S3 is for :)


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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

I just saw EE brakes for the first time an hour ago on the new S-Works in town(1-2 in No. CA!). Didn't know they were $800 a pair. There are no hills where I live and my knees are shot from pushing a 53/42 & 12-21 set-up for years.

Why mechanical Red over e-Tap?
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2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

I would say it's sacrilegious not to make the RCA a lightweight build, but I'll also say it's your bike so you do it your way if you don't intend to use it for hills. It was marketed as a light frame and there's no reason why one would obtain it and make it aero-ish. How about trading it in for a real aero and somewhat light frame instead?

tabl10s
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by tabl10s

It turns out that the frame is no longer available since only 325 were going to be made which makes it as rare as Hen's teeth, a flying Ostrich and a talking Potato.

The Litespeed TL1s was my dream machine of choice until the Rca.
2016 Orbea Orca OMR:

15.2lbs(6.89kg).

2013 Wilier Zero.7:

13.65lbs(6.19kg).

2016 Rca:

12.02lbs(5.450kg)

2015 Pinarello F8(build in-process).

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