Hey, i posted this on the Road Cycling Forum... figured i'd post here as it fits better...
I'm planning on putting together a racing bike , sometime within the next 4-6 months. I just started thinking about it now but i wanted to know your guys' opinions. This is what i have selected so far... I'm aiming for a light build, no more than $7,500. I'd prefer aero wheels, but nothing too deep, and i don't really like Zipps.
Frame: Specialized SL2 Module(blue) 952g
F.Der: SRAM Red 58g
R.Der: SRAM Red 153g
Brakelevers: SRAM Red 280g
Crank: Specialized FACT crank 623g (withframe)
Wheels: Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimates 1185g
Pedals: Speedplay 206g? Alreadyhave
Seatpost: Easton EC90 160g
Stem/Hndlbar: Specialized Wedge 380g Alreadyhave
Seat: Fizik(Aliante or Arione) 155g
Cassette: SRAM Red(10sp) 210g
All of this stuff i can get for heavily discounted so....
I'm not sure whether it'd be better to just get a pair of tubular racing wheels and maybe SRAM Red groupset, and throw it on my Merckx MXM(Chorus right now). It's plenty light as it is, but i got a birthday coming up+saved up money for a new bike+i can get it for cheap I like the idea of having 1 training bike, 1 racing bike. If i get a whole new groupset and wheels, do you think i should just take my old stuff and buy a cheap frame to train on?
I will just be starting to race this season, so i'm asking you expierenced racers out there.. Maybe i'm just being stupid, if i am, let me know.