Those bikes are very good for the money.
Le Mong wrote:Now I need another quarq, another set of speedplays and TT wheels hahah.
haha yes indeed, bring your wallet!
TT machines are expensive business. I got quite lucky getting my one built at the price it is.
It set me back:
Frame: ~$3800 (frame, bars, fork, seat post, and shipping+customs fees)
Shimano aerobar shifters: $300
Shimano 5 port junction box: $160
SRAM crank: $190 (long story behind that)
Fit/final building/tweaks: ~$300
The Di2 derailleurs, Di2 cables, chain, pedals, wheels and bar tape are bits I already had.
And this is the completed bike:
It has no power meter on it at the moment, no cadence sensor either. I do know that I don't want another Stages power meter... One of those is quite enough excitement. I intend to get the aero-spacers later on and also get some different cranks, or otherwise get different chainrings for these ones. Unexpected expenses included a new rear tyre, the other one had a tiny cut in it and sure enough, puncture after I got home from the first ride. I borrowed a bottle cage from another bike and that along with a normal water bottle appears to be the widest thing on the frame. The frame is so narrow that the bottle itself overhangs both edges of the frame.
Kudos to Garmin-Sharp, Atelier de Velo, Velocipede, EuroCycles and Pave The Way (who did the fit and final work on it). Velocipede in particular were exceedingly helpful in sourcing parts quickly and offering very useful advice, EuroCycles were extremely easy to deal with as far as getting the brakes and then bleeding them once they were installed. And Pave the Way - must be one of the best bike fitters in town.