Cervelo R3 - 7.18kg

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btompkins0112
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by btompkins0112

You are probably right, which means I will probably end up with DA9k or Campy 11

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by tranzformer

Now that is more like it. :)

I didn't mean to criticize your selection. Just to me, it seems the move from 5700 to 5800 wouldn't be that great of a jump. To something like DA or Di2, yes. I'm sure 5800 is great and all. But if you are trying to make it a "budget build" you might as well just stay with 5700 to be honest.


Anyways, look forward to how you finish the build over the next few months/calendar year.

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by btompkins0112

Thanks! I am still up in the air about it. Part of me doesn't mind the functionality of 5700, and the extra gear isn't huge for me; however, the other part of me says that the most resale I will get from 5700 is when it is new so I should get it out the door and upgrade. I have always wanted Campy on a bike, and Campy on Cervelo feels right to me so maybe now is the time. Especially since I can throw a Shimano 11 cassette on there and it will function 100%.

We will see where it goes!

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by afalts

I think chorus 11 would be a sweet build.

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by Getter

^^Yes!

or...even sneak a Record RD on there for the sake of it!

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by istigatrice

Getter wrote:sneak a Record RD


After seeing btompkins' other bikes this is going to end in a record group set with a SR RD...

Edit: I just remembered someone in my bunch has an r3sl with SR shifters and cranks, record everything else... Seems like the best gram/$ ratio...
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by btompkins0112

:wink: I am fighting the urge. No need to upgrade really after the crank.....the group shifts crisply and every time I ask it to. I want a cross bike for the upcoming season, so I may just pinch my pennies unless a good deal on a group pops up! :thumbup:

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by Bregnhoj

Great frame!

Check out mine. Sram Force is the right groupset for this frame though ;-)
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I love yours! I agree that force looks great hung on this frame, but I real don't get on with SRAM from a functionality perspective, unfortunately. :beerchug:

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by 7ducati

Great looking bike! I just ordered the new S2, but seeing this R3 is starting to make me regret going the "S" route.... :D
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by btompkins0112

Update from my ride yesterday.....added Rotor cranks, SLK 130mm stem and SLK carbon handlebars.

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by Zoose

How would you compare the ride of the R3 to the CAAD10 you had?

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by mannymerc

campag would look good on this.

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by btompkins0112

Sorry, Manny......SRAM Red on the way :wink:

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by mannymerc

How you compare this to the fuji you had?

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