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    Rock Lobster Team Scandium Build

    Here is the build that I have drawn up, I am ordering my RSTS next week. I wanted to get peoples thoughts on the parts. If you think certain parts should be changed out for better or more cost effective please let me know. I want a sub 18 pound bike. I have not added up the weight yet of this build. I don't want to spend more than 3000.00.

    Rock Lobster Team Scandium
    Sram Rival Double Tap SH/BL Lever Set
    Sram Rival Rear Derailleur
    Sram Rival Front Derailleur
    Sram Rival Crankset OCT
    Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 10SP Cassette
    Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain
    Ritchey Pro Seatpost
    WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle
    Ritchey WCS 4-AXIS 44 Stem
    Ritchey Pro Road Bar
    Cane Creek S-3 Headset
    Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake
    EA70 X Tubular
    Challenge Grifo tubulars tires

    $2875.00 for complete bike

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    That's an awesome build sheet
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    Cool.
    Are you going to change out the chainrings?

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    The chainrings will be 42/46 and 12/26 on the cassette

    Also here is the published weights

    Lobster Team Scandium 3.1 pounds
    Sram Rival Double Tap SH/BL Lever Set 320
    Sram Rival Rear Derailleur 188
    Sram Rival Front Derailleur 102
    Sram Rival Crankset OCT 830
    Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 10SP Cassette 235
    Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain 260
    Ritchey Pro Seatpost 245
    WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle 210
    Ritchey WCS 4-AXIS 44 Stem 132
    Ritchey Pro Road Bar 240
    Cane Creek S-3 Headset 112
    Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake 240
    EA70 X Tubular 1650
    Challenge Grifo tubulars tires 700

    $2875.00 for complete bike
    It would be around 15.5 - 16.5 pounds total weight
    Last edited by jnorto06; 08-20-09 at 11:00 AM.

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    You'll need a fork.

    I'd probably give him a call ASAP and get your name on the wait list and worry about parts later.

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    He said that the EC90X comes with the Team Scandium

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    that is a great bike! a few considerations: thomson stem and post. I know the thomson doesn't have any setback, but it is way stiff and easy to setup.

    btw, I have a RL scandium road bike and al cross...RLs rock!
    Last edited by fogrider; 08-29-09 at 10:54 PM.
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    I would go with a Ritchey Pro rather than WCS stem

    also, if you dont live in a muddy area you may not need wide profile brakes, even if you do live in a muddy area you might go with a low profile brake in the rear for foot clearance or possibly dismounts or remounts

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    ^ Agreed. I run the 720 on the front and a IRD CAFAM on the rear. Really happy with the combo.
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    Based on http://www.velonews.com/tech/report/...es/9723.0.html I think you're doing the right thing going with SRAM shifting - the elimination of power loss when changing for a sprint seems decisive. Have you considered Bell Laps for the bars? With a bike in this class I'd try them and the sell if you don't like them - a lot of people consider they greatly improve the handling off road: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/catego...l-lap-bar-9812

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    42/46 chain rings ? why bother with FD ? go with a 44 t 1x10 and save the weight?

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    Now this is where I get lost. What shifters would I run with sram rival rear DE if I decided to run a 1 x 10 or a 1 x 9?

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    Run sram shifters and gut the left one.
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