Thanks! I'm continually blown away at how good the bike is. Such a crazy difference from when it was over 7kg. I can't even imagine what some of these ~5kg builds must ride like.Wookski wrote: ↑Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:47 amThis is really great work- well done.
Wheel wise i’d recommend some ultralight Tubulars, especially if you’re planning on spending some time in the alps. My ax/ extralite wheels weigh in at 760g for the pair and have been to hell and back, I can’t praise them enough.
The wheel question is tricky. Part of me wants to do something crazy like that and get a set of tubs well under 1kg because that must be incredible to ride. But I also know that I'm fundamentally pretty lazy when it comes to swapping wheels, and while I am looking to build a light bike I feel like it also needs to be a bike that I can ride every day without sacrificing practicality. Which is why at least right now my list is full of clincher wheelsets. I'm not doing competitive hill climbs or anything like that, so having a second wheelset doesn't make a ton of sense for me.
And the area where I live is mostly rolling terrain, so I'm probably best served going for something with a deeper section. For that reason right now I'm looking primarily at Schmolke TLO 45 clinchers with tune hubs. 1160g if I go with the tune hubs, 1130g if I went with the extralites. Light enough that it's a substantial weight saving over the 303s (and importantly puts me well into the 5kgs), without sacrificing too much practicality in rim depth or ease of changing flats.
How do you like the extralite hubs? Do you put a lot of miles on them? Their weight is crazy but I have some durability concerns.