Cervelo RCA

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exctasy
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by exctasy

After riding the 2015 Cervelo R5 for a total of 12000km, she had to retire after smashing her fork on a simple descent :cry: .
While recovering from my injuries, a close mate managed to source an RCA, which has been a dream bike ever since.

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Here's the Build List
Frame : Cervelo RCA 2016 Sz: 48
Groupset : Duraace 9070 Di2 : STI, FD, RD, shifter cables
Brakes : eeBrakes
Brake cables : Jagwire elite link
Pedals : Duraace 9000
Crankset : Rotor 3d+ inpower Crankset 50/34
BB : CBear
Chainrings : Rotor Qarbon 50/34
Chaincatcher : Kedge
Wheelset : Enve 2.2 SES tubular
Skewers : Enve
Tyres : Vittoria Corsa G+ 25mm
Tape : Effetto Mariposa Carogna
Wheelhubs : DT240s
Cassette : Rotor 11/28t
Handlebar : 3T Superergo 380mm
Bartape : Cinelli Reflective
Garmin Mount : Kedge
Stem : MCFK +-6 110mm
Saddle : Fizik Antares 00
Seatpost : MCFK 0 setback
Cages : Carbonworks
TopCap : Cervelo
Seatpost collar : Cervelo

Weight : 5.97kg :|

I can go lighter by
- Changing the cranks, but I love the feel of qrings and i think therotor powermeter system is the only one that's capable of reading it accurately, I may be wrong though.
- Lighter hubs
- Lighter handlebars
Last edited by exctasy on Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 am, edited 1 time in total.

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happyon2wheels
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by happyon2wheels

What a good looking bike. I especially like how well balanced it is with the fairly shallow wheels. Very well done.

But where oh where is the weight of the bike???

exctasy
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by exctasy

happyon2wheels wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:19 am
What a good looking bike. I especially like how well balanced it is with the fairly shallow wheels. Very well done.

But where oh where is the weight of the bike???
thanks for the compliment!
Ooops...updated as above..5.97kg

ryanw
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by ryanw

Skewers and pedals...

DA 9000 pedals - 248g
Speedplay / Dulight Ti - 142g - Will save you 106g.

Enve Ti skewers - 62g
Tune DC-130 - 37g (mine weighed 33g) - Will save you 25g.

That's 131g for not a lot of money really!

coreyaugustus
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by coreyaugustus

I like the splash of red on the fork. Looks sleek.

exctasy
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by exctasy

coreyaugustus wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:43 pm
I like the splash of red on the fork. Looks sleek.
Thanks mate!

gurk700
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by gurk700

I’m shocked this isn’t lighter! Looks awesome though!
How much do the wheels weigh?

Slammed
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by Slammed

Solid build. There's a bunch of easy places to save weight and some not so cheap places haha. The pedals, saddle, skewers, and groupo are probably the heaviest parts.

exctasy
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by exctasy

gurk700 wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:07 am
I’m shocked this isn’t lighter! Looks awesome though!
How much do the wheels weigh?
thanks! I'm shocked too :mrgreen:
wheels should be approx 1138grams.

exctasy
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by exctasy

ryanw wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:28 am
Skewers and pedals...

DA 9000 pedals - 248g
Speedplay / Dulight Ti - 142g - Will save you 106g.

Enve Ti skewers - 62g
Tune DC-130 - 37g (mine weighed 33g) - Will save you 25g.

That's 131g for not a lot of money really!
will be changing my skewers to tune soon!
not thinking of changing the pedals though :wink:

Kazyole
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by Kazyole

Oh wow, twins down to the frame size, and the frame you rode before. Congrats! Great looking build.

How are you liking it so far? I found that I preferred the ride of the RCA by a considerable margin to my old R5. I'm curious if you've had a similar experience.

exctasy
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by exctasy

Kazyole wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:01 pm
Oh wow, twins down to the frame size, and the frame you rode before. Congrats! Great looking build.

How are you liking it so far? I found that I preferred the ride of the RCA by a considerable margin to my old R5. I'm curious if you've had a similar experience.
I was smiling when i hopped on the rca. Only did a short 40km ride so far on her and yes, there's quite a difference to the R5, with similar parts and wheels.
Weighing in at 56km and not a wattage bazooka, I dont know how much stiffer this is.
I do know, the rca definitely feels more responsive, on the flats.
I love how the R5 rides when the gradient gets steeper, would love to see how the rca feels upwards.

reedplayer
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by reedplayer

nice bike. the enves are heavier as expected.

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by Noctiluxx

Gorgeous bike!
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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

How nice to see an RCA. Always been curious of these.
Quite a pity they ended this model..
Bikes:

Ax Lightness Vial EVO Race (2018.12.21)
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Paduano Racing Fidia (kind of shelved)
Open *UP* (2016.04.14)


Ex bike; Vial EVO D

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