52cm Specialized Tarmac SL8 Pro Blue Onyx - 5.945kg

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mike
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by mike

very nice! make sure you use the same conical spacer as the rear as the sl8 spacer provided is too thick.

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Aryeh
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by Aryeh

SRAM Red E1 is now installed.
I switched from 48/35T 170mm to 50/37T 165mm. (New Red was 5g lighter despite the bigger chainrings because of the lighter crankarms).
I switched to the 10-36T Cassette from 10-33T. The weight penalty is 25g.
The bike now weighs 6.015kg with pedals, computer mount, radar mount and bottle cages.
The bike would be sub 6kg with the 10-33T cassette.
It'll be sub 6kg with the Darimo Nexum Drag that I ordered today and will probably arrive in November.
My first ride will be tomorrow morning and then I'm doing an imperial century on Sunday so we'll see how it rides.

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Today I did my first big ride with the new setup - 103 miles.
I really like the feel of the new levers and I'm really enjoying the bigger chainrings for descents.Image

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by Nixster

This is such a great build for a non S-works frame, great colour too.
The reach to the brakes from the drops looks pretty big though, how is it in practice?

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Nixster wrote:This is such a great build for a non S-works frame, great colour too.
The reach to the brakes from the drops looks pretty big though, how is it in practice?
I basically never ride in the drops. On descents I ride in the aero hoods position which is faster than the drops and with these new levers I can actually brake in that position because the force required to brake is so low with the new levers I can brake with my fingers at the top of the lever near the pivot point.

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It seems like I don't really need the 10-36T Cassette on most rides and the 10-33T should suffice. So I'll keep the 10-36T for very hilly days and have the 10-33T as my daily driver.
The attached screenshot is from a ride I did on Sunday, 103mi with 7000ft elevation.Image

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I went back to the 10-33 cassette and switched the rear tire to 25mm. Now the bike is down to 5.975kg.

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New photo from today's century ride.Image

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by gurk700

Might have missed this but was the darimo offset post not in stock? Seeing how you're setup it seems that one would've been a better fit?

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gurk700 wrote:Might have missed this but was the darimo offset post not in stock? Seeing how you're setup it seems that one would've been a better fit?
A setback seatpost probably would've been a better choice. I got this saddle after I got the seatpost and my last saddle had longer rails, so the inline post wasn't an issue.

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by Aryeh

I just switched to the ENVE SES Raceday tires in 27mm front and rear. 30g saved.
Hopefully I don't get too many flats.

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Aryeh wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:58 pm
I just switched to the ENVE SES Raceday tires in 27mm front and rear. 30g saved.
Hopefully I don't get too many flats.

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did they size up to what ENVE states or come in a little oversized like the 29's? i have been thinking about some 27's - my rims are a tad under 29 external and 21mm internal.

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gbrnole wrote:
Aryeh wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2024 5:58 pm
I just switched to the ENVE SES Raceday tires in 27mm front and rear. 30g saved.
Hopefully I don't get too many flats.

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did they size up to what ENVE states or come in a little oversized like the 29's? i have been thinking about some 27's - my rims are a tad under 29 external and 21mm internal.
On my 25mm int rims they measure 29mm at 70psi

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by corkycalvin

Enjoy reading your build process. Impressive sub 6kg for a non s-works frame!

Going from the older AXS shifters to newer, is the reach that much longer? Is it a big difference on body when riding longer distance ( Specifically wrist, neck and shoulders).

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corkycalvin wrote:Enjoy reading your build process. Impressive sub 6kg for a non s-works frame!

Going from the older AXS shifters to newer, is the reach that much longer? Is it a big difference on body when riding longer distance ( Specifically wrist, neck and shoulders).
I can't tell the difference and I did 120 miles on Sunday

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