KUOTA KOM from the Philippines (5.42kg)

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farm_lim
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by farm_lim

updated weight with a wheel and handlebar change. quick build pic on page 3.

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updated with new parts and weight. more pics a few posts down.
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sold my tarmac frame and planet x wheels in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=58482" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; migrated some components and got new ones and built this.

frameset: kuota KOM s size
shifters and derrailleurs: SRAM red/ jagwire pro racer cables and housing
crankset: FSA k-force light
brakes: KCNC CB1 calipers/ jagwire red blocks
components: 3t rotundo team handlebar/ 3t arx-pro stem/ unbranded carbon seatpost/ saddle combo
pedals: look keo carbon
wheelset: zipp 404 tubular/ continental sprinters tubular
weight: 5.98kg


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updated post- new parts and weight. more pics below.
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by MalojaTeam

Hmm... I guess you couldn`t afford the missing bar tape? :D
But the rest looks really good, the cranks are not my cup of tea though...

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by Rich_W

Nice bike... +1: loose the crank...

Tell us more about the saddle/post combo... I generally hate carbon saddles, but your is quite interesting. Nice shape.

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I agree with the comments above; Id get the Red crankset otherwise bike looks great.
And Im also waiting for some info on the seat combo. :thumbup:

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by racerjrp

Compression cap for the steerer weigh too much? I really like the look of the bike though!

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thanks.
whats with the crank? :wink: havent had any problems with the k-force lights in 2 yrs of using them. best bang for the buck 642g (w/ bb) crankset available.

seatpost/ saddle combo is a prototype i saw from one bikeshop in hongkong, talked them in having one. never took off i guess because they couldnt get the weight of the seatpost head down. saddle is 70g but post cut is 140g cut. just a shade under the weight of a speedneedle and a cut kcnc ti pro lite post combo. got it cheap though so decided to use it. shape fits my behind very good.
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I'd like to see the suspension mechanism for the seat and post combo. Looks interesting.

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gandini wrote:I'd like to see the suspension mechanism for the seat and post combo. Looks interesting.


angled increments, 20mm setback allowance on an aluminum reinforced slot.
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Cool, but there's no suspension. That's one hard saddle to ride...
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by tinchy

Sweet bike, I cringe at the thought of riding that saddle though...

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farm_lim wrote: (...)thanks.
whats with the crank? :wink: havent had any problems with the k-force lights in 2 yrs of using them. best bang for the buck 642g (w/ bb) crankset available.(...)


agree... :wink:

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by welcomdmat

The saddle is interesting. It reminds me of the early SDG road setups. They were friggin' carbon i-beams, but they were light and some guys liked them.

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updated with shallow wheels, lighter tires, skewers, saddle and seatpost.
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new weight. pretty satisfied with the outcome using unbranded/ kcnc and soul stuff, all readily available and affordable.
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Very nice weight! I notice you have a saddle with suspension now--comfortable I'd guess.
Those tires are for the weigh-in only, I presume? I used to run those 215g Tufos--boy are they a pain (in every sense.)
I like those rims--details on them, and the weight for the wheel set?

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gandini wrote:Very nice weight! I notice you have a saddle with suspension now--comfortable I'd guess.
Those tires are for the weigh-in only, I presume? I used to run those 215g Tufos--boy are they a pain (in every sense.)
I like those rims--details on them, and the weight for the wheel set?


yes gandini, more comfy and around 30g lighter than the previous saddle/ post combo.
intending the tires to be permanent. rode it 2x 80km already and so far no problems, used to jarring because the KOM is a rough ride itself. i found it easy to install/ align on the rim though. vittoria cronos were available at 22mm but looks like it will wear off without reaching 1000km even if i guess they ride better.
wheelset is 997g. details here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=62998&start=30
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