I’ve finally gotten around to building this thing.  I chose to use some of my SRAM Force components on this build along with some other straggling pieces I have lying around.  All will be listed along with pics and weights! 

I’ve posted more info on this frame in the first post.  FM028 ISP Carbon Frameset

I’ve also come up with a “theme” or some constrains for this build.  Its always good to come up with some constraints so you don’t go blowing all of your money and time with no goal or achievement in mind.  Some goals I had in mind:

- Sub 15 lbs
- Keep component tuning to a minimum as this can cost a lot of time and money
- The only major tuning would be with parts that I make myself
- Ultimate goal: sub 14 lbs with all custom made parts.

So hopefully by the end of the build this bike will be fully equipped with The-Climb components.
 
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These Sram Force brakes were surprisingly light.  It made it hard to not add some titanium and aluminum bits to them and make them even better but I had to stick to my own rules.
 
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The Sram Force FD was disappointingly heavy but I hear it functions well.  Maybe I’ll make my own front derailer..
 
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Definitely will be making my own FD clamp soon and ii will definitely be lighter than 28 grams. 
 
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I’m going with another pair for Easton EA90 SLX wheels as they have been good to me on my other bike and they always seem to pop up in the classifieds.  at 1510 grams with tape they’re at a very respectable weight.  I will see if I can bend the rules a bit and use some Velo plugs.
 
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Definitely going to break the rules to switch these Easton skewers out for some…
 
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30 gram Ti Bolt skewers… It just makes much more sense to break the rules in this case.
 
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Great all around saddle.  Might make my own saddle soon ;).  New seat mast is already in the works.
 
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Need to use up my stock of Specialized fat tires before I can spend on more lightweight tires.
 
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The Sram group came with its own cassette but I much prefer my spare Dura Ace cassette for shift quality.
 
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Sram Force shifters will have some new clamps transplanted into em!  Plain carbon Ec70 or 90 bars…
 
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These will be used temporarily until X2 or X1 pedals are found.  Custom butterflies will be made for those along with bolts.  At that point Ti spindles will round out the set.
 
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Are custom CNC cranksets in the future?? Probably not as the tooling for some of the details is quite prohibitive.  The weight on these RED cranks always disappoint me a bit though.  I always compare everything to the DA 7800 cranks and these are just not any lighter or better and it’s been YEARS. 
 
Right now the bike stands at ~14.5 lbs without cables, and expander, bar tape, and chain.  It looks like the arbitrary 15lb mark is dangerously close!
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