Peeza21's wife makes a change

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Peeza21
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by Peeza21

I will be documenting my wifes change from her Cannondale Supersix evo 50cm (mens frame) to her 'New' Emonda SL5 WSD 47cm frame.

Wont be super weenie but I am aiming at making it look good for her.

Weights will be added once I strip her cannondale and am able to weigh items. I am toying with upgrading her from Shimano 105 5800 to Ultegra 6870 Di2

Here is what she is riding currently.

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And here is the seller's picture of the frame from eBay

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I hope to have the frame and a few pink accents by the end of the week.
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Lightweenie
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by Lightweenie

What is the downside of the current frame? To be honest I at least visually prefer the cannondale...

euph
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by euph

I assume the Cannondale will be lighter but if the Trek fits her better then that is the most important thing. Enjoy the build.

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by bencolem

Lightweenie wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:42 pm
What is the downside of the current frame? To be honest I at least visually prefer the cannondale...
I’m guessing the fit is the downside of the current frame looking at the picture? I prefer the look of the Cannondale as well personally (but then my wife rides a Supersix in a 48cm).

Rather than swap the whole group, I’d recommend you swap out the cranks for something a lot lighter. Functionally 105 is sweet and the biggest weight saving opportunity by far is in the cranks.

Peeza21
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by Peeza21

The main reason is for fit, the cannondale is too long for her, as she has longer legs and a shorter upper body.
bencolem wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Lightweenie wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:42 pm
What is the downside of the current frame? To be honest I at least visually prefer the cannondale...
I’m guessing the fit is the downside of the current frame looking at the picture? I prefer the look of the Cannondale as well personally (but then my wife rides a Supersix in a 48cm).

Rather than swap the whole group, I’d recommend you swap out the cranks for something a lot lighter. Functionally 105 is sweet and the biggest weight saving opportunity by far is in the cranks.
If I do go to 6870 I may well change the cranks out to R8000 as I do really like the look of them, or possibly a pair of Rotor
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Peeza21
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by Peeza21

Frame arrived today, was not expecting that!
Quickly grabbed the wheels that will probably spend most of their life on this bike. 50mm clinchers with Corsa 28mm tyres.

Personally I am a huge Cannondale fan boy, but definitely prefer the aesthetics of the trek for my wife.

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by themidge

Nice! I think the Trek will look a lot better with a shorter stem than the Cannondale, and with the reduced reach, perhaps a little more slammage could be achieved too? :wink: I jest, but it would look good.
By the way, how much did that seat post weight? At that length it has to be easily under 150g?
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