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I thought I would post a a thread with details of my Z5SLi as it comes together.
I have ordered the frame set from the lovely Dave at Pedalling Gear in Wooburn Green.
We've been backwards & forwards quite a bit but am happy with the final paint choice, see below:
Open to input on components as I go.
So far the plans are:
Dura Ace 9000 groupo.
(But fancy a different crankset)
Lightweight Meilenstein wheels
Stem, Post, Saddle etc still up for grabs.
I'm getting a z5sli next week too! Should build around the 5.2kg mark with mixed my campag gruppo
Mines gona be black, with black highlights and a whole lot more black.. Awesome
Are you going Matt Gray or gloss? New EEs look great.
Just boxed my bike up for a week in the mountains, and I can't wait, I'm sure yours will give you as much pleasure!
The rest of the components is similar to what I am planing for my NeilPryde Bura SL (but I confess I am in a dilemma with a Campy SR EPS with the v2 battery right now).
I am going with a Rotor 3D+ crank (with a powermeter). A THM Clavicula or M3 always looks classy.
Will be going to eps v2 later in the year too
Painted or unpainted I figured it will still end up lighter than the standard Z5 equivalent.
And Dave helped me out with a killer deal, so thought I would go SL.
THM M3 is a good shout.
Like the Rotor except the 1980's graphics! And won't be fitting a power meter.
Also considering Extralite stem & post.
I see MCFK are about to release a carbon stem, could be interesting.
All paint will be gloss finish.
Parlee gloss finish is sweet.
M3 is 1000% a better crank than the rotors, new campag pf cranks also worth a look and will look great.
If the deal is worth it then I can see why you got an SLI too paint.
What's the target weight for your build. Mine is low 5.3kgs.. But I reckon 5.2gs is workable
2012 Ridley Damocles RS
2012 Dekerf Team SST
2012 Parlee Z5 SLi (just because)
2014 Colnago C59 (why not)
Cable set is worth 100-150g on a large bike and has good $/g ratios
Extralite expander and a light top cap is an easy 50g
Light post and saddle or a combo is good for 150-250g
There shouldn't be any steel bolts in use any where on the bike
And stay away from fact rot skewers they are a over kill
Parlee Z5 XL (6055g/13.32lbs) Trek Madone 5.9 (7052-7500g)Jonesman Columbus Spirit (8680g)
Chase your dreams - it's only impossible until it's done
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