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I finally picked up an R3-SL and am planning out the build.

What would you put on an R3-SL that will be used only as a climbing bike with compact chainrings?



Frame- R3SL 811
Fork- Alpha Q GS30 317
Headset- FSA 52
Spacers- Carbon 5
Top cap- Carbon 5
Clamp- Cervelo 10
Seatpost- 3T Doric LTD (166 uncut)
Shifters- Red (BTP clamps) 264
Brakes- KCNC with DA cork(79+81) 160
FD- Dura Ace tuned 66
RD- Red 146
Cranks/BB- Red 760
Chainrings- Red
Chain- KMC X10SL 230
Bars- Easton SLX3 190
Stem- Rotor S1 110
Wheels- Shimano 7801 carbon 1350
Tires- Vittoria CX 540
Glue- 10
QR- Bold Ti 51
Cassette- Red 11-23 153
Cables-Nokon and Shimano?? 160
Tape- Bontrager XXX 30
Saddle Arione CX 172
Cages/Bolts- BTP 36
Pedals- Time RXS Ti 197

Estimated weight in grams 5975
in Lbs 13.174875

The big weight saving areas are the cranks and wheels.
-I am working on getting some different cranks, modified Cannondale Si SL's, to fit the standard BB. They should come in around 580 grams.
-The 3T Rotundo Ltd Carbon bars are not available yet. That should cut another 25 grams or so.
-Wheels? I am not sure sure. I really like the DA carbon wheels for aerodynamics, durability and looks but am open to other ideas.

Thoughts or suggestions welcomed.
 

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nrspeed said:
I finally picked up an R3-SL and am planning out the build.

What would you put on an R3-SL that will be used only as a climbing bike with compact chainrings?



Frame- R3SL 811
Fork- Alpha Q GS30 317
Headset- FSA 52
Spacers- Carbon 5
Top cap- Carbon 5
Clamp- Cervelo 10
Seatpost- 3T Doric LTD (166 uncut)
Shifters- Red (BTP clamps) 264
Brakes- KCNC with DA cork(79+81) 160
FD- Dura Ace tuned 66
RD- Red 146
Cranks/BB- Red 760
Chainrings- Red
Chain- KMC X10SL 230
Bars- Easton SLX3 190
Stem- Rotor S1 110
Wheels- Shimano 7801 carbon 1350
Tires- Vittoria CX 540
Glue- 10
QR- Bold Ti 51
Cassette- Red 11-23 153
Cables-Nokon and Shimano?? 160
Tape- Bontrager XXX 30
Saddle Arione CX 172
Cages/Bolts- BTP 36
Pedals- Time RXS Ti 197

Estimated weight in grams 5975
in Lbs 13.174875

The big weight saving areas are the cranks and wheels.
-I am working on getting some different cranks, modified Cannondale Si SL's, to fit the standard BB. They should come in around 580 grams.
-The 3T Rotundo Ltd Carbon bars are not available yet. That should cut another 25 grams or so.
-Wheels? I am not sure sure. I really like the DA carbon wheels for aerodynamics, durability and looks but am open to other ideas.

Thoughts or suggestions welcomed.
Build it with a set of Lew custom wheels with Tune hubs (not the factory Lew wheelset as they are way to expensive) and shave another 400 grams or so.......

What happened to your beloved Look?
 

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@cpark- The 586 was a bit weak in the BB for me. I really loved the 585 ultra and 595 origin for my body type and riding. I have not heard good things about QC on the LEW rims. You are right that it makes sense to build them with your own hubs.

@mobilops- I have set of Edge 38's with Ligero - Alchemy hubs on order. They will be deeper and lighter. This bike is a weight only fetish- you are right. I have another bike set up for flat and comfort riding.
 

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Rides well for such light wheels. They spin up very easily, have a cool aero whooshing sound to them and are quite rigid when sprinting. They don't hold speed as easily as heavier wheels like the Aeolus' I used to have though.


 
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