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So to start, here is my current bike, an older Wilier Mortirolo.
(Don't mind the stem, I had to do it to get my current fit transferred to this frame =P)
So most likely what I will be doing is swapping over all my parts onto the new Venge. That will include Campy SR groupset, 3T cockpit etc. HOWEVER... I have access to a DA9000 groupset to use for the summer if I want instead. But something about using Super Record on an S-Works Venge really appeals to me, I think it would be awesome. So before I build it up I will have to think on that.
What do you guys think?
Finally, here is the new beast for 2015. S-Works Venge in Rocket Red, size 52. It's a bit heavier then I wanted, but I'm hoping I can still make this a 15 pound bike. Frame weight WITH bottom bracket was 1240g.
As I start to build her up, I will update the thread. Stay tuned!
So my thinking on the rather obese frame weight has to do with the paint. You can tell it's pretty thick, and it took a lot to get this thing coated. Just like white, which is notorious for being heavy. I bet to get this type of color they had to lay down a white primer prior to the actual color going on. Thats probably where 200g is..
JasperGr wrote:I like those neon look frames! I can't wait to see the full build! If I understand it right your drop is a way lesser then on the willier? Are you already picked a 17dgr stem?
My first guess without measurements is that I will be running a 90mm -6 and probably 10mm of spacers. Truth be told I could easily be using a 49 Venge, but this 52 was available months ahead of the 49 and it's got very similar geo to the FM069 I raced last year, so the 52 works as well. The Wilier right now is a shorter reach with a +6 100mm stem. Unfortunately the steerer was cut flush prior to transferring my fit numbers over. The only way to achieve similar stack/reach numbers was to flip the stem. Since I will be able to run a regular -6 stem on the Venge with spacers to reach my numbers, I will most likely be back on a 90mm stem since the frame is slightly longer. This could change slightly once I actually take measurements, but probably not by much. It's going to be a HUGE early season change because I also changed out my crank arm length. I went from 172.5 (I'm 5'6, not sure why I ever had these) to 165mm. I spent a couple days with multiple fitters testing crank arm length and the data supported the huge jump to 165's. I also went from compact to mid compact. It'll be very interesting!
This is the biggest-possible contrast to your previous bike.
nevertheless i am not a fan of the venge, i am very curious about finished bike in this case.
I will be interested in hearing your experience on the aero bike. I am aero-curious; if I can find an aero bike with ideal geometry, I just may have to try it out as my next bike.