- Road: Could Not Resist….
So, what build is everyone going for? Mine is just a straight parts transplant from my Giant TCR, so Ultegra/Dura Ace mix with Ultegra wheels, Easton bars, 3T ARX stem, SLK saddle and I’m yet to decide on a seatpost – probably something cheap like a Deda or a 3T Dorica.
Would like to get a pair of 60mm carbon tub rims on Novatecs from China, but I could do with those being 11-speed compatible, and none of the suppliers seem to be using 11-speed Novatecs yet…
What are others planning on hanging from these frames?Posted 4 years ago
I just use an inline adjuster for the front mech. The rear mech has an integral barrel adjuster.
I don’t know what seat post to go for – there’s a 3T Dorica for 40 quid, but it’s alloy, or a carbon Giant SL once that I’ve found for £37.
The 3T is actually lighter, but I’m concerned about putting an alloy post in a carbon frame. Are there any potential issues with corrosion damaging the carbon?
Don’t want to spend much as this is meant to be my cheap thrash-n-crash crit bike!Posted 4 years ago
Weighed all of them apart from the Shifters, rear mech, Saddle, BB, bar tape and Cables. (Those are from weight weenies or manufacturer sites)
Thou I’m sure the end real weight will a little more. There’s always something unknown adding more weight.
The Scott forks are actually lighter than the scott quoted weight.Posted 4 years ago
For those of you who missed the original deal, it looks like there are new additions to the sale? (apologies if it’s just that i’d not seen them before!)
Having permission to buy a road bike I’m hankering after one of the above and the tiagra / rs30 combo deal at merlin but TBH, a Triban 3 would suffice and leave a whole load of ‘change’ in the bank….!Posted 4 years ago
plus i have always wanted a ‘sunday best’ road bike.
Me too. However on a sunny Sunday, unless I can’t find any playmates, I’ll always be out on the mountain bike. Most of my road miles are done in the evening after work so crazy as it sounds mine will be a commuter. Actually one of the things I like about this frame is that to the untrained eye it doesn’t look like a top-end superbike so it shouldn’t look out of place locked up in the work basement.
My order hasn’t been fulfilled yet (I guess they’re quite busy!) from two days ago so I’m hoping they didn’t oversell them and then run out. When I do finally get it I’m thinking either a Force or Campag Athena groupset. Wheels will have to be the ones I already have (105 hubs/Mavic cosmic rims) until I can afford some nicer ones. Or perhaps I should go for a cheaper groupset and splash out on some new wheels??Posted 4 years ago
now, were I to go for the Scott – what size? @ 5’10” / 31″ inside leg, it seems i’m between the 54 and 56..
I’m 5’9” with about the same inside leg and went for a 54 if that helps. Obviously not ridden it yet so no useful feedback but my existing roadie and ss commuter are both 54cm and are the right size for me. I do however have a -ve ape index (-3”) so shorter frames generally suit me better.Posted 4 years ago
arghhhhhhhhhh M U S T R E S I S T
That said – at 15stone I think this would be a silly light frame to go for? And, that’s before I consider my £800 budget, even with ‘only budget group set + wheels’ I’m at circa £900, without the rest of the finishing kit…. perhaps ’tis time to smell the coffee and move on…. mmm…Posted 4 years ago
that click you just heard was me pulling the trigger on a 54….. 🙂
spoke to the shop re: sizing. That also got me the knowledge that i’m too late for despatch today. It will leave tomorrow = Monday delivery.
That ‘s fine.
a. i have no other parts
b. working Saturday
c. riding / fort bill to watch on Sunday
2nd edit – thanks agin bobloPosted 4 years ago
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