chillbro wrote:Nice one mate.
One thing i would suggest is running the gear cable housing from the shifter around the back of the handlebar as this achieves an easier curve of the cable, giving better shifting performance
I've not had any shifting problems with the cable on the inside and the bars don't have a cable groove at the rear so this would end up producing an unsightly and uncomfortable bulge. But I do understand that a larger radius will create a smoother cable pull, if I try some bars that will allow me to route it this way I might give it a go.
EKIMIKE wrote:Nice build you have.
Could I ask how you find the wheels (ride, quality, even customer service, anything else)? I'm considering buying a pair of Soul wheels. Thanks.
I'm really happy with the wheels. I've not owned any other 50mm carbon wheels so I can't compare them to anything else. I weigh 63kg and can't notice any flex when sprinting or climbing, they accelerate quickly and I'm sure it's just placebo but I feel a bit faster on them. They've taken a few hits from potholes sneaking up on me and they have remained straight and round.
The build quality is great and they came in at 1349g for the pair with Soul veloplugs, which seems to be far lighter than other carbon clinchers. I've tried two different carbon pads (both from Soul) and the braking certainly isn't as powerful as my experience of aluminium braking surfaces, though maybe I haven't found the right pad yet.
Sean at Soul has been brilliant in regards to customer service. He promptly answered all of my questions during the order process. I've been a bit unlucky and seemed to get a faulty freehub that chewed through the springs and as soon as I mentioned it to him he sent out replacement parts no questions asked. I don't think this is a common problem, I've had a good search around the internet and couldn't find anyone else who had had a similar fault from the Soul V3 hubs so I wouldn't let it put you off.