Just got my hands on a Cervelo R5 vdw frame I need some advice on the groupset; I love the look of the new Red group but the cranks only fit with a shim and I think that could be a pain in the arse in the long run. I am looking to keep things running smooth whilst keeping the weight down. I am also up for some advice on finishing kit; wheels are 50mm matt carbon from yinshun which I hope to upgrade in the future but will have to do for now, and I am thinking all 3t finishing kit, possibly classic bend bars.
How would you build up this frame?
Thanks for any help.
Cielo by Chris King Cross Racer
btompkins0112 wrote:Rotor crank, SRAM Red, 3T contact points. done.
whilst this is a personal choice, this above is oh so fitting...i must agree.
I've been very happy with my ltd cockpit. The grey would suit perfectly with an AX lightness saddle which has grey logos.
Campagonolo Super record 11 shifters
Campy SR rear D
Campy Chrous Front D
Campy Chrous cassette
KMC X11SL chain
Extralite SL2 front hub laced with CX-Super spokes to Stans Alpha340 rims
Chris King R45 black rear hub laced with CX-Super spokes to Stans Alpha340 rims
Syntace P6 Carbon HiFlex seatpost
Syntace Racelite CDR 31.8 Carbon handlebar
Extralite Roadstem OC
Deda bar tape (black)
Fizik Antares 00 saddle (black)
Look Keo Blade pedals
Alligator mini i-links
standard stainless cables
Extralite seatpost binder/clamp
Extralite Streeters skewers
Extralite headset cap
veloflex MASTER 23 CLINCHER w/ gum side wall color
Michelin latex tubes
That is how I would buy my.
I have sourced one of these , which I think is going to look awesome and I am coming round to the red stripe idea. I will probably go for the carbon ergonovas, Red group (minus brakes and chainset) Planet x brakes (black or silver) extralight expander and top cap and Rotor 3D+ cranks +Q Rings.
Any ideas on BB choice? I think I can go for steel or ceramic, but is there really that much in it?
Which will add about 60g of the extra weight.
Why not to use Sram BB supplied with the frame?
Cheers! wrote:Extralite seatpost binder/clamp
I like some of your ideas: Extralite stem, streeters.
Unfortunately you can't use standard seatpost clamp with this frame due to the irregular shape of the seat tube at the point where clamp is mounted.
http://www.slanecycles.com/cervelo-seat ... -3233.html"
I guess all you can do is run a Ti bolt on the factory clamp. You could always mill out the centre of the factory clamp with a 1/4" end mill and create a slot.
Don't forget to run a fibrelyte carbon chain catcher too.
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