MASON Definition - Endurance / Audax build (not a featherweight)

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Devon
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by Devon

I'm no longer racing (partly due to my crit bike being destroyed in a crash, and partly due to a change in interest) so my latest build is a touch different...

Weight ~8.4kg (TBC)

Chassis
    Frame/Fork: MASON Definition (60cm)
    Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record BSA
    Headset: Deda Elementi IN-5
    Seatpost: BMC setback Temporary
    Seat Clamp: MASON

Cockpit & Contacts
    Stem: 3T ARX Pro (120mm)
    Handlebar: 3T Ergonova Pro (44cm)
    Saddle: Velo Senso Miles Temporary
    Tape: Charge U-Bend

Groupset
    Crankset: Campagnolo Chorus (53/39)
    Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza
    Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Potenza (Short Cage)
    Levers: Campagnolo Potenza
    Brakes: TRP Spyre SLC
    Chain: KMC X11EL

Accessories
    Pedals: Look Keo Classic 2
    Bottle Cages: Fabric x2
    Computer Mount: Superstar Garmin Out-Front
    Sensors: Bontrager ANT+ Combo

Wheels
    Build: Novatec CXD
    Skewers: Novatec OEM
    Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 (11-28)
    Tyres: Clément Strada LGG (25mm)
    Tubes: Continental Race 28

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Future Plans
    Saddle: Fabric Scoop Flat Pro
    Seatpost: TBC
    Pedals: Keo 2 Max or maybe Speedplay



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Where are the handlebars?
[6.6kg of no carbon fiber]
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Devon
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by Devon

Oh... I knew I'd forgotten something...
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micro553
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by micro553

Nice build!

Can u give me the input on why u choose the Potenza levers over the Chorus ones?

And can u tell me more about how u feel that the brakes are working.

I´m looking at a simular setup but a diffrent frame, so were keen on knowing how it works!

Thanks

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by Devon

Thanks!

Not sure I understand your question - why would I opt for Chorus levers? I honestly never thought about it, and just bought all three together - and I really like the new style droopy thumb lever. The Potenza shifters have a much less definite shift feedback to my old Centaur, though. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Brakes feel fine with Campag levers. They were a bit of a pain to set up, but now they're there I'm having no issues other than some slight squaling. Not sure they stop any better than my old Centaur rim brakes with SwissStop pads though.
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by micro553

They will sure stop better in the rain.

So u wanted the Potenza shifter because u Think the shifter button sits at a better Place?

I´m between a full Chorus Group or a mix match like yours. I hear that the Chorus up-shift can be hard to push in the drops.

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by Devon

I got the Potenza shifters because I was buying Potenza derailleurs. I didn't even consider mix-matching my shifters.

The thumb levers are designed to work most effectively in the drops. If your bars are set up properly they are easier to shift than Shimano/SRAM.
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Very nice have been eyeing up a black one of these for a while

How are the mudguard fixings? And is it a full carbon steerer?

Don't suppose you got a weight for the frame and fork?

Cheers!
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ross wrote:Very nice have been eyeing up a black one of these for a while

How are the mudguard fixings? And is it a full carbon steerer?


Full carbon yes, of course - it's a pricey frameset!

The front guard fixings use a bolt-on 3D printed plastic adapter. Other than this I've not really looked at them much as it's summer! 8)
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Lovely build. Must add a build thread for mine one of these days, it's eerily similar, down to the the Spyre SLC and the 3T cockpit.
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by Devon

Would love to see some photos!
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by dirtywizard

How's the hub sound on those Novatec CXD's? I read somewhere they're silent. Sadly this is the only thing stopping me from getting a pair at the moment..

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by terrible1

Beautiful bike. Is it yours I see locked outside my neighbour's house in Oxford?

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by FlammableThinker

Would definitely recommend going for some TRP Hy/RD brakes - far better than the static pad cable disc brakes. If you do, definitely read the manual for the proper setup instructions, works way better if you follow it to the T.

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by romalor

HYDRAULIC DISCS is the way to go

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