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So now a 120mm stem but with the shorter reach bars my total reach is about the same but looks a bit nicer. just getting used to the bars, still haven't got the hood position perfect, but once im happy i might switch to the new superleggera bar to drop some weight.
Also some new wheels. Wheel building has become an interest of mine, just getting a feel for what works etc.
These are -
20H BHS SLW front hub front hub, CN aero360 (3.6g/272mm) spokes, XR279 rim.
20H (slot?) Zipp 188 hub, CN aero424 spokes, XR279 rim.
Came in at 1460G. I was expecting lighter, didnt weigh the rims before building, probably getting to be a little over the quoted weight. Either way with the Veloflex tires these are amazing!
Lastly some pics of the BMC race post with the 3T craddle and yokes
the orginal parts are cast alu' with no extra machining etc to save weight. i would guess 30/40g but i cant verify that yet.
A February race and you're in shorts?! You lucky bugger, where do you live?
CAAD10 Force 22, Quarq, Ksyrium SLR
LOOK 695 Light, Force22, Zipp 303.
with the race wheels and 1 cage its 6.54kg.
I am fairly happy with that.
I still have the Ti spindles for my pedals to install. Maybe some I-Links, change the skewers, headset compression device, maybe bars. i'd also like a slightly more negative rise stem, maybe deda (-8*), but for now im going to try to be content
this SLR is a 57 and fits me better, more stable and more comfortable, and i can definitely attest to the fact that the compliance in the rear end (RM compared to SLR) works. I did all my base k's on this bike (lots of 3-4 hour rides) and it definitely beats you up less. funny thing is the stack/reach is really similar the way they are set up, but i feel much more comfortable on this bike. probably just doing more hours this year, i feel like a could go a little lower again.
the wheels are a a treat too. theyre nothing really that special, but i do have one set of clinchers with veloflex, but the tubs are that much better again. it is my 2nd set of tubular race wheels, but the 1st with proper tires.
1st day out on them last weekend was amazing, bad weather all week but just a tiny break in it on saturday morning meant i got a chance to race on them. felt strong and could easily have won if it wasnt for a silly mistake. still a great day and my lead out guy got 2nd and another team mate won so all good!
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