My R5Ca

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COSTA
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by COSTA

Hi Weenies!!

New to the forum & the concern of weight! I've wanted an R5Ca for awhile & finally managed to pick one up this summer. Since then ive done about 1600 miles on it. love the bike but always looking for ways to improve it. My local area isnt overly hill or mountainous so i am partial to the aero element too.

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reedplayer
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by reedplayer

welcome.
very nice bike. i like the simple and clear design of r-serie-cervelos from this generation very much. your frameset for shure belongs to the best- available.
there is of course plenty of space for improvement in terms of weight saving (....and for burning money.....), but its already very good as it is.
good ride!

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
Speedplay is the devil!

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kidrob
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by kidrob

mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
This. Seeing a €9000+ frameset with Ultegra, Planet X bottle cages and a 1500g wheelset is quite odd.

COSTA
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by COSTA

kidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:25 pm
mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
This. Seeing a €9000+ frameset with Ultegra, Planet X bottle cages and a 1500g wheelset is quite odd.
The compoant choice currently is down to basically knicking them off my other bike to get this working.

My next mod will more than likely be dura ace groupset with some ee brakes ready for next summer. Little by little. Also the frameset only set me back £1500 so pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things.

Basher74
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by Basher74

COSTA wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 am
kidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:25 pm
mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
This. Seeing a €9000+ frameset with Ultegra, Planet X bottle cages and a 1500g wheelset is quite odd.
The compoant choice currently is down to basically knicking them off my other bike to get this working.

My next mod will more than likely be dura ace groupset with some ee brakes ready for next summer. Little by little. Also the frameset only set me back £1500 so pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things.

That’s such a bargain!

Could etap an option for a group set? (1st choice is DA but I’m guessing you’d have to drill the frame which isn’t nice to do to a bike like this)

COSTA
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by COSTA

Basher74 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:09 am
COSTA wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:19 am
kidrob wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:25 pm
mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
This. Seeing a €9000+ frameset with Ultegra, Planet X bottle cages and a 1500g wheelset is quite odd.
The compoant choice currently is down to basically knicking them off my other bike to get this working.

My next mod will more than likely be dura ace groupset with some ee brakes ready for next summer. Little by little. Also the frameset only set me back £1500 so pretty cheap in the grand scheme of things.

That’s such a bargain!

Could etap an option for a group set? (1st choice is DA but I’m guessing you’d have to drill the frame which isn’t nice to do to a bike like this)
i have looked at etap but i dont want to drill the frame. I also actualy like the mechanical feel & look of cabled bikes. Im looking at the 9100 with a sram 11 speed cassette.

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

COSTA wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:49 pm
I have looked at etap but i dont want to drill the frame. I also actualy like the mechanical feel & look of cabled bikes. Im looking at the 9100 with a sram 11 speed cassette.
Except etap doesn't require drilling the frame. Shimano does.
Speedplay is the devil!

Basher74
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by Basher74

mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:00 pm
COSTA wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:49 pm
I have looked at etap but i dont want to drill the frame. I also actualy like the mechanical feel & look of cabled bikes. Im looking at the 9100 with a sram 11 speed cassette.
Except etap doesn't require drilling the frame. Shimano does.
This!

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by Alpine318is

Etap would be perfect for this frame
2012 Specialized Venge S-Works
eTap
ENVE 4.5
2013 BMC Granfondo GF01
eTap
ENVE Classics 45
2016 Cervelo P2
Ultegra 6800
ENVE 6.7

COSTA
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by COSTA

Do you not think it would look weird with the external brake cable? That’s what I’d need to drill even with eTAP I think to make it look good.

Currently this is what’s on the bike

Frame - 727g
Fork - 270g
Ultegra Chaintset - 765g
Ultegra leavers - 425g
Ultegra R Mech - 195g
Ultegra F Mech - 89g
Ultegra Brake Set - 335g
Ultegra Cassette - 212g
Enve 0 Seat Post - 206g
Enve Aero 2 Bars - 233g
Enve Skewers - 87g
Enve Mount - 26g
Enve Stem - 115g
Enve Bottle Cages x 2 - 20g
Fabric pro team seat - 198g
Cane Creek AER head set - 33g
Kmc Chain x11 sl - 228g
Vision metron 40 set - 1542g
Look Keo Carbon Ti - 194g
Lskin 3.2 Bar Tape -
Vittoria Corsa G Tyres - 257g
Vittoria Latex Tubes - 120g

mdeth1313
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by mdeth1313

COSTA wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Do you not think it would look weird with the external brake cable? That’s what I’d need to drill even with eTAP I think to make it look good.
Really? I wouldn't touch that frame. My Izalco Max (2014) has external cables and I'm running etap. I could care less how the cable is run.

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/foru ... izalco+max


727g for the frame? What size? My Izalco Max in medium is 736g.
Speedplay is the devil!

COSTA
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by COSTA

Internet weight for those parts. I’m stripping it back down at the moment so I’m going to weigh everything as I take it apart & compare. Mines a 56 I’m pretty certain it will be more than that.

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

hmmm, i dont think that a rca weighs more than 727 gr in 56.
imo most consistent solution for this frame is sram red mech. it works perfect (if you are capable of setting it up properly), it is the lightest solution and its what the frame is made for.

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tabl10s
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by tabl10s

:oops:
mdeth1313 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:13 pm
I don't know, 7+ kg on a R5Ca is painful (from a WW perspective).
👍!
2016 Orbea Orca OMR: 15.0lbs/6.804kg...😐 | 2016 Rca: 11.07lbs/5.048kg...😭 | 2015 Pinarello F8: 13.04lbs/5.915kg...😩 | 2018 S-Works SL6: 12.04/5.625kg... 😥

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