- Road bike. Ultimate build thread ?
Had a nice ride on a Lightweight Urgestalt with Enve 3.4’s on king R45’s and a Parlee Z0 with Lightweight Meilensteins today.There’s a Parlee esx in the back to play with too.And a Colnago C60 with super record and Mavic Cosmic Ultimates to build.Posted 3 years ago
I’m a bit blasé about posh road bikes these days…… 8)JonEdwardsMember
Go on then…
English Cycles Superlight V3, carbon ISP & headtube.
Di2/Hydro discs (R785), all internally routed. Cannondale SIS-SL cranks & spider rings
King R45 disc/Enve/CX Ray wheels
Enve fork & finishing kit (English stem though with built in Di2 control box).
Custom carbon guards, so that it was fully weather proof in the winter, but easily removable in the summer, and without obvious eyelets once removed.
Hopefully below the UCI weight limit (no reason for it, but it’s a nice target to aim at!)
That’s the dream anyway…Posted 3 years agoTiRedMember
Dura Ace Di2
Enve or Zipp finishing kit
Wheels to match above
In all honesty, I doubt it would be as nice a ride as my Defy Advanced SL, and I would definitely not want to throw it around in a race like my Propel. But it might fill the hole left when my engraved Merlin Cyrene was stolen. Giant cured me of nice bike necessity. All bikes are good; Love what you ride, ride what you like.
#Could be persuaded to take a Pegoretti Responsorium instead.Posted 3 years agonjee20Subscriber
it is soooo nice. Couldn’t get a more ‘of the moment’ bike if you tried, unless you want disks…(little more to hang of it yet tho).
Mmm, big fan of the 7-Series Madone, interested to see what the new unidentified Trek seen at the Dauphinè was, keep being tempted by a newer Madone to replace my haggard 2004 SL!
So to that end, right now mine would be:
– 7-Series Madone frame
– 9070 Di2
– Enve wheels in a suitable depth
– Enve finishing kit
Not as exciting as specing a mountain bike, fewer bits!Posted 3 years agowhatnobeerMember
The Cinelli xCR would be my go to as well I think. Super Record kit, either Bora (or maybe a shallower section, Hyperon maybe?) wheels, nice selection of Cinelli carbon finishing kit to go with it.
Think I’d go for the older, non painted frame though, something bit more like this:Posted 3 years ago
Cervelo R5ca with old skool mechanical Red on it and Mavs M40C’s, oohh wait I’ve got that.
Parlee Z5 with old skool mechanical Red on it and Mavs M40C’s, oohhh wait, I’ve got that too..
Giant Advance1 CX, I say I’ve got that but it’s been with Giant having the SRAM recall brakes changed, for the last 2 months… so it’s with me in spirit at least 😆
To me a bike must fit right, then you can hang off it what you like. I like my bikes light and stiff and fast and reliable since I’m no fan of tinkering/maintaining/fiddling I just like riding the thing(s). The Parlee is more comfortable to ride but it’s 3 years old now and I’m thinking of moving it on hence the purchase of the R5ca which is stiffer and lighter and I love it.
I’m steering well clear of Di2 and other incarnations of battery powered click’idge and disc brakes on roadies are awful.
cap on, clip in.Posted 3 years ago
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