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I also changed the saddle, light but still comfortable.
Here is how bike looks;
Orbea Orca OMP Frame
2015 Campagnolo Chorus Groupset (52-36 / 12-29)
Time xPresso 10 pedals
23mm wide, 24mm Chinese tubulars w/ Vittoria Corsa SC 25mm tubs
Halo Hex Key skewers
Hong-fu seatpost & Specialized Toupe Expert saddle
Easton EA90 Stem & EC90 SLX3 Handlebars & Cinelli Caleido bar tape
Zipp Alumina bottle cages
6.75kg with everything above
I ordered Arundel Mandible cages. Not because they are lighter, but I am hoping that they will keep my Camelbak Podium bottles better.
I have Selle Italia C64 saddle, Kalloy Uno stem, Titanium skewers and CNC seatpost collar that I can change to save weight.
Total savings will be around 130 grams. But now I like how my bike feels, looks and rides so I don't have a plan use them in near future
I am having few changes on bike currently and will post photos soon.
To complete the trio, I bought Easton EC90 seatpost. I must have it next week.
For gravel rides and winter commute I have 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pro tires. But I got a bit disappointed there since they measured only 25.5mm on my rims. Quite light tho, pair came 490 grams on my scales. So hopefully they will stretch a bit.
I also ordered Arundel Mandible bottle cages. Since I switched to Camelbak Podium bottles, I wasn't happy with my Zipp Alumina cages. Since Cannondale-Garmin rides with this setup, I am hoping that they will handle my bottles good.
Finally I completed the changes mentioned before.
Also changed the saddle to Prologo Scratch-2 because I wasn't so happy with my Toupe.
Because it is white, and I don't want to change my bar-tape to black-white combo, I decided to put the white striped Vittoria Open Corsa to the rear for some colour balance.
It is 7350grams now with carbon clinchers and 6850 with tubs
joongsun wrote:Nice bike! Nice color!!
Deciding the pink frame was a bit hard in the beginning, but after I convinced myself (and my girlfriend of course) i pulled the trigger. But I am happy with my decision, because other option was all black. Boring. As my previous bike.
Last Saturday I went a nice, short-steep HC climb with friends. 16.5km, 7.4% average grade. First 12km is 8.7% average, and there are sections that goes up to 18%.
Here is a link of the segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/684378?filter=overall
I really, really enjoyed the climb with my 1050 gram tubulars. Climbing was awesome. That light wheelset reacts just awesome. I was worried that, that light wheelset will be stiff as a chewing gum, but turned out to be alright. My tiny climber legs didn't feel any flex even at the steepest parts.
Descending was also lovely, except I locked the rear wheel on one sharp turn. Managed to stay on bike, but wasn't fun
It was my first real tubular climbing and descending test, and I am fully happy with my decision. Even now I am thinking if I should sell my 40mm clinchers, buy the same profile, 40mm tubulars and glue some training tires.
I also did few more changes since the last photo. Now I have black&white bar tape. White on the drops and black in the few cm of tops.
Tires are all black for my clinchers. 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pro again.
For tubs, still gum-walls.
I also bought Kask Protone to fit my new, more white setup. Here is the photo;
And last, I ordered 2016 Shimano RP9 shoes in white. I guess I will get them till the end of this month.
aloter wrote:Hi, im using a Cervelo R5 2015 in size 51.
Im thinking on purchase an Orbea Orca, which size is the similar to the R5 51?
I compared the reach and stack between two frames.
Stack of size 51 Orca is the same with your bike. Reach is 1cm longer. So with 51cm Orca, using 1cm shorter stem than your Cervelo, you can fit the same.
If you don't want to use shorter stem, size 49 Orca is the same long, but 1.5cm lower. So you need a bit more spacers than your current setup to have the same saddle-handlebar setup.
It actually depends what kind of setup you want to use and how is your current setup on your Cervelo.
BTW, welcome to Weight Weenies forum
Might have juuuuust a little too much white on it tho. Will have to see how it balances out with a white helmet and shoes.
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