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Genesis Volare 853

xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
edited April 2015 in Your road bikes
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Going to take a little while to get all the components together and get it built but here it is for now!
Frame weight ( Frame and Fork with uncut steerer) Came in at 2.17kg
Will be built for racing so going to try and make it as light as possible whilst sticking to a budget.
Watch this space...
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  • ledeevledeev Posts: 179
    Nice. Am really interested to see how this turns out - and well done for resistingthe trend for carbon.
    Van Nicolas Aquilo SE / Lynskey Sportive Di2C / Cannondale CAAD12 Disc
    Cervelo P3C / Cervelo Soloist / Felt B16 / Turner 5 spot / Turner Flux
  • Nice... didn't realise these come with an Enve fork! Same colour scheme and material as my Fugio... should be a corker!
  • Mmmmm this will be something special
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Gorgeous. Any hints as to what the rest of the spec' will be?
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • This is looking quite nice so far, can't wait to see the final build. The green looks nice against the black.
  • The spec will be predominantly 105. Few other "ideas" at the moment include:
    Hope headset
    Ritchey Pro carbon matrix stem
    Ritchey Pro carbon matrix bars
    Charge spoon saddle
    Also my Ride argyle wheels for racing and mavic aksium for training.
    But like I said watch this space, im 18 so don't have limitless funds cant keep up with the big spenders ;)
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    I'd rethink the bars and stem. Ritchey WCS alu are lighter and stiffer than the Pro equivalent, and in the case of the bars, much cheaper.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • The bars are subject to change but the stem isn't... The Ricthey Pro carbon matrix stem is what I had on my old bike and I would like to use that on my new one. I have used the wcs alu stem as that's what was originally fitted to my old bike and although there was a slight weight penalty I found the Pro stem much stiffer?
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
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    Just a couple more pieces to the puzzle.
    Jagwire road pro cable kit in grey also came, as well as an ultegra chain. Getting closer to being able to get it built up :D Need to get rid of some old stuff before i get anything else.
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    xcMuttley wrote:
    The bars are subject to change but the stem isn't... The Ricthey Pro carbon matrix stem is what I had on my old bike and I would like to use that on my new one. I have used the wcs alu stem as that's what was originally fitted to my old bike and although there was a slight weight penalty I found the Pro stem much stiffer?

    C260 is way stiffer than the Pro and 30g lighter.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • The bars are subject to change but the stem isn't... The Ricthey Pro carbon matrix stem is what I had on my old bike and I would like to use that on my new one. I have used the wcs alu stem as that's what was originally fitted to my old bike and although there was a slight weight penalty I found the Pro stem much stiffer?



    C260 is way stiffer than the Pro and 30g lighter.

    Could you please link me to the bars your suggesting?
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • GrillGrill Posts: 5,610
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • TakeTurnsTakeTurns Posts: 1,075
    That frame is a beaut.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    cool.
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    xcMuttley wrote:
    The bars are subject to change but the stem isn't... The Ricthey Pro carbon matrix stem is what I had on my old bike and I would like to use that on my new one. I have used the wcs alu stem as that's what was originally fitted to my old bike and although there was a slight weight penalty I found the Pro stem much stiffer?



    C260 is way stiffer than the Pro and 30g lighter.

    Could you please link me to the bars your suggesting?

    So after little convincing the Ritchey WCS Road curve bars are on the way along with a front derailleur. Only a headset and bottom bracket left to get and then its build time :D Not long now!
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    Not fully adjusted yet, will get some better pictures tomorrow! But here it is! My Genesis Volare 853! All 19lb of it
    Will put spec list on tomorrow too.
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    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    ^^^oh yeah^^^
  • DiscoBoyDiscoBoy Posts: 905
    Bar the fugly chainset, that is gorgeous.
    Red bikes are the fastest.
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    Thanks! I wanted to try out oval chainrings! I couldnt resist :) They do look a bit odd but i quite like them, the picture doesn't help at all lol. Although i have kept the old FSA chainrings just in case ;)
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Looks really really nice. I don't think the chain set detracts at all.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    edited January 2014
    Didnt get chance to take more picture but will asap!
    Heres the spec list as promised:
    Frame: Reynolds 853 w/ 44mm Oversize Headtube
    Fork: Enve Road 2.0, 1.5" - 1-1/8" Tapered Steerer
    Headset: M:part Elite
    Colour: Slate Black/Grey
    Size: 58
    Shifters: Shimano 105 5600 10 speed
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700 10 Speed Rear Mech
    Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5700
    Chainset: FSA Gossamer (Doval chainrings 53/36)
    Bottom Bracket: Ultegra Bottom Bracket
    Chain: Ultegra 10 speed 6700
    Cables:Jagwire Road Pro (High tech gray)
    Wheels: Ride Argyle wheels 60mm rear, 50mm front. (Mavic aksiums for everyday use)
    Tyres: Onza Preda 23cx700c
    Brakes: Planet x Ultra light CNC brake callipers
    Brake Levers: Shimano 105 5700
    Handlebars: Ritchey WCS Logic Curve C260
    Stem: Ritchey Pro Matrix 130mm
    Bar Tape: Supacaz Neon Green & Black Super Sticky Kush
    Saddle: Charge Scoop (Green)
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Layback (27.2mm x 330mm)
    Pedals: Time I clic 2 Racer Pedals
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    That looks amazing, however they're not 5700 shifters - they look like 5600 to me.

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    Thanks and yeah your correct! Will change it now :)
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    Just did the old elbow to saddle/ finger tips to bars trick... Needless to say i think i need a shorter stem (and sitting on the bike obviously) Just ordered a deda zero 2 stem in 110mm to try out for size. Will be replaced with a Ritchey stem asap just need a put me on stem so i can get out and ride!!!
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • canny_ladcanny_lad Posts: 329
    Superb!

    I'm having that bar tape next, couldn't get Lizard Skins green/black so had (not so) plain green.
  • styxdstyxd Posts: 3,234
    are you sure you bought the correct size?
  • declan1declan1 Posts: 2,470
    styxd wrote:
    are you sure you bought the correct size?

    The saddle is pretty low but he already has a 130mm stem on there so maybe just short legs/long arms?

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • xcMuttleyxcMuttley Posts: 434
    styxd wrote:
    are you sure you bought the correct size?
    Definitely right size, the stretched out look was more to do with trying to use parts of my old bike (Which was too small) which seems to have been unsuccessful! The saddle height will be much higher than in this picture too! Like i said there was some final fettling to do before its going anywhere! Think the shorter stem will make the position right! And i would have you find im very average in terms of leg/arm length ;) No odd ball body sizing here haha
    Check out my blog for my views and reviews: http://memylifeandmybike.blogspot.co.uk/
  • dwanesdwanes Posts: 954
    What is the offset/layback on your seatpost? The saddle looks quite far back.
    If you are short in the legs it maybe worth checking your knee position.
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