Becoming an Old Man : Evo sub 6kg build

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prebsy
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by prebsy

put in an order with bike24 last night to finish off the build only to later be informed they didn't have the bar and brakes I wanted with no time table for availability.

I had to make some changes to the plan. I'll be holding onto some dough for now and ending up around 6.25kg.

Status:
:D -cheap carbon 4za handlebar ordered from merlin => 195g for $73
:D -powertap being swapped in for the rear hub on my current training wheelset
:D -giant saddle swapped out for already owned s-works power @ 160g
:D -gold YBN chain ordered
:roll: -keeping old force rails and brakes. new alloy jockey wheels ordered
:roll: -sram powerglide rings sourced for now => $43 for the set should come in around 95g + 40g
:D -hylix seatpost (for oval rails) came in at 155g for 400mm, cut off 100mm today down to 119g for $77

So long story short everything is ordered. 6.25kg bike coming soon...sub 6 might take a month or two I don't want to start buying stuff I don't want just to hit the arbitrary goal weight right now.

Durisic
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by Durisic

nice build! good!! :thumbup:

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

Image similar build to mine.
I'm very tempted to sell the frame and got for something steel.

prebsy
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by prebsy

Yikes, shockingly similar. Where'd you end up weight wise?

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tarmackev
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by tarmackev

6.2kg as pictured, I had it at 5.9 with 1250g clinchers and 23mm GP4000's. I've just turned 41, had 2 years off and spinal fusion and I no longer plan on racing. Can't get a steel frame out of my head but don't want to go over 7kg if poss.
I've only ridden the bike once so haven't really established "the bond" with the bike yet.
It's a tight squeeze with 25mm tyres, these listed 25mm Vittorias measure 26.8mm and get a little rub so I'm putting 23mm tyres and some 1400g clinchers on.


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prebsy
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by prebsy

The tire clearance is definitely rough. I don't even feel comfortable using my race wheels on this frame (clx64s) because of how little clearance there is between the rim and chainstay. If your desire for steel is comfort it's understandable. If you have the option go tubeless first and drop 5-10 psi before going for a whole new rig.

pekruhnium
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by pekruhnium

tarmackev

How are those Cero Ar24 wheels holding up for you?
Just ordered a pair of those!

Thanks :D

tarmackev
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by tarmackev

They're the new AR24 Evo's, I'm biased as I work at cycledivision but I think they're insane value. 1441g out of the box. We have two ex pro's at work and they're both astounded by the performance. The build quality on all our wheels is great. They're assembled by a super reliable factory in Taiwan. Drop me a message if you need anything in the future.
Also after checking steel options going to stick with the Supersix. Think I'd be silly to move it on without even getting to know it first.


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prebsy
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by prebsy

Gold chain gold chain got ma self a gold chain! 246.6g for 116 links so I'd estimate 230-235 when it's cut to lengthImage

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AZR3
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by AZR3

Only way to go is gold!! Not sure why so many people hate them

BmanX
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by BmanX

like this build.
BIG DADDY B FLOW
AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

Cervelo SLC 5960g/13.13 lbs

KWalker
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by KWalker

The tire clearance issues was the only reason I sold this frame when I owned it. The brake bridge is also pretty low so if you run Shimano brakes they won't clear that either.
Don't take me too seriously. The only person that doesn't hate Froome.
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prebsy
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by prebsy

523g

Wish I got some nicer chainrings but still a good package for $160Image

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prebsy
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by prebsy

Fín....for now, ran into some hiccups but still 6.2kgImage

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