Hello, I'm new! Picked up a new bike, Allez Sprint Disc and will be recording the build on this thread.

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wolfesquire
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by wolfesquire

How bad are the stock wheels? I weigh about the same as you and wondering if I should buy a new set of wheels right away or can wait.
How much did the stock wheels weigh?

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by dang3rtown

CrankAddictsRich wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:48 pm
regarding the Corsa Speeds, you're better off they dnd't work out. They are NOT a tire for everyday riding, it is a TT tire. It amazes me how many people I see on this board attempting to run these tires. I think they see the weight and the fact that their tubeless ready and they stop the research there. They are a TT tire designed to be run for ultimate low rolling resistance. They have ZERO flat protection and the casing is super thin... I guess some people may take comfort that tubeless will prevent flats or punctures, but in my experience that was not the case. The compound is also set up for super fast rolling and the grip is not good in the wet. There are much better tires out there that are fast, for all around riding.

Update, ran the tires with tubes, they lasted less than 500 miles. Overall, they were fun to ride but yeah, TT tires. Crazy light but they didn't even stop well. I felt like I was riding on a time bomb. I used them because I work in a bike shop and trying stuff out is paert of my job so hey, why not!

dang3rtown
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by dang3rtown

wolfesquire wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:00 pm
How bad are the stock wheels? I weigh about the same as you and wondering if I should buy a new set of wheels right away or can wait.
How much did the stock wheels weigh?
The stock wheels are not good. I don't remember the exact weight but they are north of 2KG and the hubs are of poor quality. I kept them as a back up training set only because I don't think anyone would pay money for them if I tried to sell.

dang3rtown
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by dang3rtown

kevinw wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:57 pm
Just about to pull the trigger on one of these myself so i'm extremely interested in this build.

Well done on geting the weight down so much - this is my main concern coming from a carbon rim brake bike.

Interesting that you have perserveered with the 105 - so I'm I correct in thinking that the main source of your dramatic weight loss is the wheels? I'm on a tighter budget than you so was thinking of going down the farsports route for wheels.

I've got a spare ultegra 6800 crankset to put on which will most likely be an improvement on the praxis.
The main sources of weight loss was the wheels and the crankset. The wheelset saved me around 800g in total between wheels, cassette and tires and the cranks around 300g.

I've gotta say, the new 7000 series 105 has been fantastic! The only reason I will cxhange in the future will be to go with an electronic groupset.

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