My roadbike came yesterday to Veloshop so was really looking forward to go/drive to work today. Read about Kammtail with this round front and straight cut of back to be aero without adding material or looking so aero. But didn’t except it that flat. The downtube is huge and the white you see on the picture here is totally flat.
Funny thing is that it doesn’t feel like a topbike from a big brand like Cannondale, Giant, Ridley or like that. It’s got a deep painting, wirestops screwed in, got a premium feel. Would like to compare it to a Pinarello Dogma 65.1 Think2. Great wiring like the Dogma, great color. But is it all super?
There is another thing that got me thinking of Pinarello too. The weight. Heard weights at 850g, calculated with 950g for my frame in the second smallest size (50). It wasn’t so close:
1016g plus like 18g of wiremountings isn’t so close to 850g.
Brakes at 307g just as I’ve seen before:
And 57g headset is great like most bikes today with carbon bearingseats in the frame and on the fork:
Started to dismount the original parts and mounted some much nicer European parts. Campagnolo Super Record, Mavic Cosmic Carbon Ultimate, FMB Competition CX, Tune Komm-Vor+, Tune U20 and a THM Clavicula with Experimental Prototype big chainring. Deda Superleggera handlebar. Borrowed a 110 Bontrager X Lite stem that will be swapped for a super good 120mm stem. The said thing is that I have to get a new seatmast. This is a bit to short compared what it said in the geometry table and doesn’t work with my carbon rails on the Tune seat.
So for now it looks like this with 3-3,5cm to low saddle, 1cm to short stem, too long wire, wrong tire front, to long fork and so on:
Arundel Mandible bottle cages and it will get a set of Time Xpresso 8 pedals next week.
What do you think?