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hellvetica
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by hellvetica

My first post here (?). Just put this together recently, and really enjoying everything about the bike.

Here is the build which came in at 6.69kg (14.75lbs) on my digital scale. There is room to go lighter (cut down the seatpost, lighter cassette, etc.) but for now this will definitely do.

Parlee Altum R - Size XS
PRO Vibe 110 alloy stem
PRO Vibe 31.6 carbon post
Fizik Aliante saddle
Easton EC90 SL handlebar (42) (counterfeit per dudemanppl)
Lightweight bottle cages
Etap shifters
Etap FD
Etap RD
Dura Ace 9000 brakeset
Dura Ace 9000 172.5 crankset (compact)
Dura Ace 9000 pedals
Ultegra 11-28 cassette
Roval CL40 clincher wheelset
Vitorria Corsa 23 tires
DT RWS skewers

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Konsi
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I am normally not a huge fan of grey or black frames (although often the most affordable option), but this one is a beauty! How tall are you that you went with an XS frame?

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PinaRene
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I think it's a beautiful grey bike. :mrgreen: - But I would use a Sram Red crankset.

hellvetica
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by hellvetica

Konsi wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:28 am
I am normally not a huge fan of grey or black frames (although often the most affordable option), but this one is a beauty! How tall are you that you went with an XS frame?
Thanks. I am 5'4" (166cm). Generally "small" bikes are too big for me. XS has worked great on the TCR I was riding prior to this, and the geo was pretty much the same between the two bikes.

hellvetica
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PinaRene wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:21 pm
I think it's a beautiful grey bike. :mrgreen: - But I would use a Sram Red crankset.
LOL yes the thought crossed my mind, but the Dura Ace cranks and brakes look a million times better to me.

welchy
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Either Sram Red, or DA - choose one already!haha. Is the lever pull the same on Sram Red Brakes/DA Brakes. Thought you'd have issues here, also alignment on cranks possibly.

hellvetica
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by hellvetica

No issues and pull feel really nice. It was meant to be. ;)

dudemanppl
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Odd to see counterfeit handlebars on such a high spec build.

hellvetica
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by hellvetica

ahh your post intrigued me and resulted in me looking into this. didn't know this was a thing (?).

perhaps this added a few grams to the build.

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Konsi
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dudemanppl wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Odd to see counterfeit handlebars on such a high spec build.
Out of curiosity – how did you spot that?

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The logos don't look like that.

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