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Old 08-19-09, 09:32 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-20-09, 06:44 AM   #2
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That's an awesome build sheet
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Old 08-20-09, 08:02 AM   #3
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Cool.
Are you going to change out the chainrings?
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Old 08-20-09, 10:02 AM   #4
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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

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Old 08-20-09, 01:08 PM   #5
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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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Old 08-20-09, 01:30 PM   #6
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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!

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Old 08-29-09, 10:55 PM   #8
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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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Old 08-30-09, 03:50 AM   #11
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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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Old 08-30-09, 04:47 AM   #12
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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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