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ive got a brand new force NOS rear mech coming which should be be slightly lighter than the dura ace 7800 one.
im going to be looking for the matching Ritchey WCS carbon bars to complete the set.
once the bike is complete ill get it weighed. i wont be riding it until its warm and sunny as i have a winter bike...
How is everything going fitting all your new bits, hopefully very well. It looks as though you are going to end up with a super light weight bike.
I am totally mystified by the bottle cage bolt weights, you can see from my pictures that a standard one weighs 6g (24g x4). Very odd...
I liked that seat clamp but was very worried about the double band biting into the carbon. As it turns out the kcnc one I have is like that on the inside! So I popped a little band of helicopter tape on there. Is now sqweeks well when you torque it up.... Keep us posted on this clamp as the reason I didn't get it was two fold: one the logo of token looks pants. Two I did find a guy who snapped a band....
I had to get a new calliper bolt for the front one due to the size of the fork. Quick note here. SRAM and shimano bolts are steel. Campy are aluminium which is what ZG use they are all the same pitch of thread. I ordered a brand new one in the longest length from LBS for £2 delivered. I cant weigh them as the moment as a buddy has the scales but Ill put money on the difference is more than the bottle cage bolts. So I guess two calliper bolts £2 x2 for maybe a 15-30g saving....
Any how I followed the you tube tutorial from the ZG dealer in the states. He makes a big deal about cable lengths which I worked hard on. I didnt feel happy setting them super close to the rim, fortunately my R-SYS do not flex from side to side at all so this will not be such an issue on my set up. The return spring is quite powerful but not as much as dura ace. They do have a stunning bite on the front, the rear seems softer, this might be on purpose or could be the cables as the rear cable seems to move about between bar tape and frame.... Odd...
After inspecting the build quality, following the fitting tutorial, fitting new Swiss stop pro race green pads, and feeling the lever in the garage I'm confident in the negative Gs
Anyone have any thoughts?
This is not unusual for bike manufactures. And I've seen it before with Cannondale. I bought a Cannondale carbon rush 4 MTb new at the end of 2008, and I had a choice of the out going 08 model or the new 09 model. The appeared the same bar a frame colour change, and they had kept the price the same at £2000 (like our super six 105) but they actually downgraded a number of parts which made the 2009 bike heavier.
This is to insure they can sustain a price point for a certain frame/ model.
If more money permits then I'll do kmc chain, SRAM red cassette and SRAM red rear mech and ti spindles for the keo's.
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