Opinion on Curve Belgie Build

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JScycle
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by JScycle

Hey Guys,
First post on the forum. May I please have an opinion on this build list.
Thanks in advance 8)

Category Part Brand Model Price ($) Weight (g) Notes
Frameset Frame Curve Belgie Classic 2589 1390 54cm, mechanical, seatpost clamp, derailleur hanger, headset, cable guide, barrel adjusters, top cap
Fork
Wheelset Wheel Choice #1 Prime RP-50 1252 1490 Skewers, rim tape
Tyres Continental GP4000SII 88 490 28mm
Tubes Continental Race? 14 160
Finishset Seatpost 3T Zero25 Team Stealth ? 203
Handlebars 3T Aeronova Team Stealth 250 220 42cm
Stem 3T ARX II Team Stealth 87 125 110mm
Seat Specialized Power expert Own 233?
Pedals Shimano Utegra 120 260
Spacers Negligible
Bottle cages Brand-X Own 36
Bar tape Lizardskins DSP 1.8mm 32 50
Groupset Groupset Sram Red 22 1950 1740

Total weight with wheel choice #1 6.397kg
Total price with wheel choice #1 $6,382
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by JScycle

Sorry about the formatting. I couldn't link the spreadsheet

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silvalis
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by silvalis

You missed:
- fork - A curve 700c fork is 380g uncut and aud$429.
- Frame hardware
- seatpost clamp - price/weight
- headset price/weight
- You will also need the GXP groupset (it's a BSA bb) - which is ~1845g not 1740 - or more depending on cassette

Looks like they used to do a $2999 package with the fork and frame bits you already added. Email them to see if they still do it.
I'd expect your target weight to be closer to 7.5kg

I've got a Grovel 4130 V1. It's nice.

JScycle
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silvalis wrote:You missed:
- fork - A curve 700c fork is 380g uncut and aud$429.
- Frame hardware
- seatpost clamp - price/weight
- headset price/weight
- You will also need the GXP groupset (it's a BSA bb) - which is ~1845g not 1740 - or more depending on cassette

Looks like they used to do a $2999 package with the fork and frame bits you already added. Email them to see if they still do it.
I'd expect your target weight to be closer to 7.5kg

I've got a Grovel 4130 V1. It's nice.



Ahh thanks. I was really hoping for under 6.8 :(
The fork is included in the price and I just assumed the weight was but I am probably wrong.
The seatpost clamp and headset are included in the price but the weight probably isn't.
Also I had no idea about the bottom bracket so thanks.
Thanks for your help. Really bummed out that it won't be under 6.8

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silvalis
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Did you check with them?
The price at the top of the page is frame only - if it includes the fork/hardware the option usually says "Frame + Fork"

JScycle
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silvalis wrote:Did you check with them?
The price at the top of the page is frame only - if it includes the fork/hardware the option usually says "Frame + Fork"


I will send them an email

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You could *probably* get it close to 6.8, but you'll have to be a lot more picky with your parts selection - eg, 3T isn't the lightest, put 25mm tyres on instead of 28s, etc.
Also, I don't think that wheelset weight includes skewer weight and the groupset weight does not include cables weights.

JScycle
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silvalis wrote:You could *probably* get it close to 6.8, but you'll have to be a lot more picky with your parts selection - eg, 3T isn't the lightest, put 25mm tyres on instead of 28s, etc.
Also, I don't think that wheelset weight includes skewer weight and the groupset weight does not include cables weights.


Wow, it's so much harder to get to the weight limit than i thought. What bar, stem, seatpost brand would you reccomend?

JScycle
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silvalis wrote:You could *probably* get it close to 6.8, but you'll have to be a lot more picky with your parts selection - eg, 3T isn't the lightest, put 25mm tyres on instead of 28s, etc.
Also, I don't think that wheelset weight includes skewer weight and the groupset weight does not include cables weights.


I was having a better look on their website. $2999 for the frameset.
It also says frame and fork specs: 1390g which I am assuming is for both

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silvalis
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Given that the fork is 380g uncut, it seems pretty unlikely that the frame is 1010g.

There are a few build reviews floating around the net - a 8.8kg 6800 build and an 8.3kg chorus XL build or something. (Edit nevermind these are discs)

I like ritchey bits. Would probably only drop 100g from your 3T bits though.
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silvalis wrote:Given that the fork is 380g uncut, it seems pretty unlikely that the frame is 1010g.

There are a few build reviews floating around the net - a 8.8kg 6800 build and an 8.3kg chorus XL build or something.

I like ritchey bits. Would probably only drop 100g from your 3T bits though.


Including a 380g uncut fork makes the total 6778g plus headset, seatpost clamp, cables, quick releases.

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silvalis
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headset is an external cup thingy - 150g?
Seatpost clamp - 20g?
cables and outers - 50g?
QRs - 50g each?



Actually - just found a <6.8kg belgie
http://instagram.com/p/BNxLy1WgEaG/
Looks like an SR build, enve post and sub-1400g wheels.

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