The Elite’s modular monocoque carbon frame construction uses a unique multi weave carbon construction technique. This technique utilises two different types of raw carbon which have their own advantages. When they are precisely laid up in a specific way it allows for much greater control over the ultimate characteristic of each part of the frame whether it be stiffness, light weight or an ability to soak up road bumps.
My almost four year old 2011 Specy Secteur Elite Compact needs brifter drivetrain upgrade. I've been riding 3 to 4 times per week anywhere from 20 to 45 mile rides since I bought it and love the bike, but really wish that I'd bought at least 105 groupo because the external shifter cables on bars ar ... Read More »
Looking at a closeout on a '13 Roubaix Elite with 105. It is over 19 pounds. Any reason for that? A comparable Caad10 with 105 is 18 pounds in alum.
I don't think the wheels are the only culprit - I'm thinking maybe the frame?
I like the bike but it's a tad pricey for the weight. Unless al ... Read More »
i'm looking for a set of wheels for about $500. I'm leaning towards the Williams 30 (28/32 spokes) or the Mavic Cosmic Elites. Both are 30mm aero wheels. Williams weight about 140g less (even with nearly 20 extra spokes). I've heard such great things about Williams customer service ... Read More »
Been riding some Aksiums for a couple of seasons and finally want to do a wheel upgrade that nets at least some tangible results given the budget. Not expecting a world of change, of course. Because this will be a one-time purchase that I hope to last for many years and ride on every day, the bullet ... Read More »