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Without getting too into the story, here is my Colnago C59 NERO in 52s. Deda cockpit is carried over from my Tarmac (save the larger diameter seatpost), and this is also my first opportunity to build a Di2 bike. The right wheels just came courtesy of KFreytag and I find myself a pretty happy camper. I spent 8k miles on an S-Works Venge, replaced by an S-Works Tarmac - at which point I realized I had been lying to myself about what "comfort" means for a year. The transition from the Tarmac to C59 is a similar evolution in comfort and, honestly, I don't feel I've lost a bit of pep.
I tried to tidy up my Di2 install a bit - the pictures are mostly aimed at showing the routing. Enjoy!
Oltre XR2- 6.6 kg
Look 585 - 6.8 kg
@mrgray - the first 400 miles on this bike were as close to like-for-like as I could get from the Tarmac. Same bars, stem, saddle, wheels, tires, and tubes. Initially, that was Zipp 303 clinchers with S-Works turbo cotton tires and Vittoria latex tubes (that combo on my tarmac was more buzzy on chipseal than my wife's Izoard on Archetypes and Clement Stradas!) The real shocker at the first switch was how much smoother the rear end was - conventional wisdom tells us the 27.2 seat post (from the Tarmac) should be smoother than a 31.6 (on the C59). That's definitely not the end of the story here. I swapped the 303s for Reynolds 58 Aero which feel MUCH quicker than the Zipps albeit with a more unsettling ride quality - that setup still felt smoother than the Tarmac/303 combo. I'm only 20 miles into my relationship with the 4.5/Corsa combo... and I think it's going to be a great relationship. I set out yesterday for chipseal and potholes and was shocked by how well everything was absorbed. Legs were garbage so I figured it wasn't worth trying to see how snappy the bike felt!
While I'm rambling - last weekend I had my first chance to throw the bike down a long and very technical descent - I was shocked. The first couple switchbacks I thought to myself "this feels like riding my R6". What a blast!
@Calnago and terrible... I hear ya. The saddle is like your ugly child that you've committed to love anyway for their "spirit". The performance for me is so far beyond any other saddle I've ridden that I can't even think of something more aesthetically pleasing to replace it with that would last more than a week.
-posted from my phone. Apologies for typos!
I run mine with V1 Campy Record EPS. The frame is awesome and I am certain you have lost nothing from your Venge - Tarmac. Not only are you colnago, now you're back into the world of threaded BBs (so much better).
Fyi, there are other wide saddles with cutouts that look better -- e.g., SSM Aspide Open. I don't know why Spec cuts the nose off that saddle.
I really like the gum walls on the Enve wheelset, too.
Glad to hear it rides great.