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Rose Xeon Frameset 59cm
Full Ultegra 6700 Glossy Grey
Planet X R50 Carbon Wheels
FSA Orbit I Carbon Headset
3T Erganova handlebars
3T Dorico LTD Seatpost
Fizik Antares Saddle
Planet X titanium skewers
VDO Z3 HRM Digital Wireless Cycle Computer
Shimano Pressfit BB
Speedplay Zero Titaniums
I bought the bike for its elegance as well as highly rated performance and in the flesh it really is a 'pretty bike.'
The bike cost quite a bit less than 2000 pounds, coming with Mavic Ksyrium Elites which I use most often. The R50's are very nice, especially at speed and supprisingly when climbing. I went for the 2X lacing so I could use them quite rigorously and often; I really like them and love tubulars and believe you can't beat them for the money. The braking however isn't great and I would recommend decent pads.
Hello Ross, regarding the optimistic weight, I weighed the bike when received and it came to about 6.9-6.91, (I believe it is quoted on the website to be 6.95 http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/rose ... aid:556829). I saved just less than 300g with the Planet X wheels, I must admit I was surprised at the lightness of the wheels for the money. (I do feel the lack a little in stiffness though). The remaining 200g was saved through titanium skewers, the 3T dorico ltd seatpost, 3T cockpit and the saddle made about 30g difference.
I will upload some items on the scales soon.
As for weight loss it depends; if you don't mind changing saddles then you could probably lose nearly 100g there - the conti sprinters are good every day tyres (I've never managed to puncture one), but for better ride quality and another 100g weight loss you could consider vittoria/challenge/veloflex of some flavour?
The crankset could be changed for a lighter one - lots of weight to be saved there. Same with the brakes... all of these things could see you below 6kg without too much fuss!
After that we're talking bars/stem/seatpost but that can get pretty pricey...
Those Planet X wheels are really an excellent weight considering how much they cost. It's probably a big player in why your bike is so light!
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