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Lynskey Sportive Disc with Ultegra Di2 & hydraulic discs

haliaetoshaliaetos Posts: 4
edited June 2014 in Your road bikes
Not sure if these images will work, but here goes...

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Frame: Lynskey Sportive Di2c in ML, Industrial Mill finish
Forks: Lynskey Endurance
Bars: Thomson Carbon
Stem: a loan from the LBS while fit is finalised - will eventually be a Thomson X2
Headset: Chris King sotto voce
Bar Tape: Specialized Bar Phat

Brake Levers / Shifters: Shimano Di2 ST-R785
Calipers: Shimano BR-R785

Front Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870
Rear Mech: Shimano Ultegra Di2 6870

Seat: Selle Italia SLR Superflow 145
Seat Post: Fizik Cyrano Carbon
Seat Post Clamp: Lynskey

Cranks: Shimano Ultegra 6800 170mm
Chainring(s): Shimano Ultegra 6800 50-34
Chain: Shimano Ultegra 6800
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11-28
Pedals: Look Keo Carbon Blade Ti
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra 6800

Wheels: Shimano WH-RX31 with 160mm Shimano RT99 rotors
Tubes: Specialized
Tyres: Schwalbe Ultremo ZX 25c

Accessories: King Cage Iris cages, Garmin 810 on a Barfly 2.0 mount.

Weight: 9.3kg inc cages, Garmin mount and uncut steerer.

The pictures and list of parts above mask an epic tale of woe, stress and hassle that would doubtless bore anyone else to tears and definitely qualifies as a first world problem so I won't tell it all. Long story short - I was going off on a cycling holiday on 1st April and all was looking good for the bike being ready but then Lynskey pushed back delivery by a month so it wouldn't be ready until I returned. Also, the hydraulic Di2 levers are like hens teeth and it didn't look like I would get them any time soon. Thankfully the LBS pulled strings, called in favours and twisted arms and it was ready 36 hrs before my flight took off - yay!

I've done over 800 miles on it in the past three weeks and really like it. The brakes are amazing, as would be expected, and the electronic shifting is also great. I'm getting about a cm taken off the steerer in a few days but may get more taken off when I get used to the slightly more aggressive position (compared to my Roubaix), and I may need to do something about the seatpost.

As well as the stem that's still to arrive, I'm considering getting a pair of the DT Swiss Splines, or possibly even some Enve SES 3.4 discs on DT swiss hubs as summer wheels - they should drop about a lb from the overall weight, but they're not cheap! It's a shame there aren't more choices available with centrelock discs at the moment.

Apologies to NapD for not taking the photos in front of a white garage door - I'll try to find one before posting anything on the OCP thread.

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,758
    haliaetos wrote:
    As well as the stem that's still to arrive, I'm considering getting a pair of the DT Swiss Splines, or possibly even some Enve SES 3.4 discs on DT swiss hubs as summer wheels - they should drop about a lb from the overall weight, but they're not cheap! It's a shame there aren't more choices available with centrelock discs at the moment.

    You don't have to go for centrelock at all costs. You can go 6 bolts and buy a pair of rotors... it's not going to get you bankrupt.
    As for the money, seeing you're not braking on the rims, there is no need to pay premium for all the R & D Enve has put into high Tg resin, as you're not getting any benefit from it.
  • d_o_gd_o_g Posts: 286
    Very nice.

    Is that a conventional rim brake mounting hole in the top of the front forks, or is it for mudguards? Seems to be a lot of clearance for them.
  • D O G - thanks! It's a mounting hole for mudguards, though as you say there's a huge amount of clearance - there are a couple of other threads on here showing how people have had to fudge a mount to get the guard anywhere near the tyre.

    Ugo - I know I could go down the 6 bolt route but Shimano (perhaps unsurprisingly!) recommend those particular rotors with those brakes, and they only come in centrelock as far as I'm aware. Or are you talking about getting an adapter?

    The Enves would be the disc-specific ones. I don't know what resin is used but I would be buying them for their strength, weight and aerodynamics. Having said that, I'm no expert in bike technology, so happy to receive any advice!
  • MarkjaspiMarkjaspi Posts: 729
    Congrats! I really like your build, I bet this is super smooth and with Di2 and Hydraulics, great spec.
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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,758
    haliaetos wrote:
    Ugo - I know I could go down the 6 bolt route but Shimano (perhaps unsurprisingly!) recommend those particular rotors with those brakes, and they only come in centrelock as far as I'm aware. Or are you talking about getting an adapter?

    The Enves would be the disc-specific ones. I don't know what resin is used but I would be buying them for their strength, weight and aerodynamics. Having said that, I'm no expert in bike technology, so happy to receive any advice!

    I am talking about ignoring Shimano's advice. A rotor is a circle of steel, there isn't much into it, one is like another.

    Personally I would only spend big money on carbon clinchers to get the best braking performance available. If that is not an issue, it seems to me 700+ pounds for a rim makes no sense at all. Have you thought about a pair of HED Belgium plus disc? They are "only" 120 pounds a piece, they look awesome, they are tubeless ready, good aerodynamics and not much heavier than a carbon rim. Essentially you save over a grand for something that is actually more versatile. Bear in mind disc brakes and tubeless technology go hand in hand
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  • So you reckon Shimano's spiel about the IceTech rotors is incorrect?

    I wasn't aware of the HEDs but they seem like they'd be worth a look - thanks very much.
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,758
    Depends...
    If the pad is in full contact with a different rotor, then the rotor will be just as good. At the end of the day it's a pad on a block of steel.

    Those rims come as rims, don't think you can buy them as wheels, but you can have them built as wheels with the hubs you want (including Shimano and/or DT Swiss). Whichever way you want to look at it, it's not a light bike and it will never be. Spending a couple of grand and shaving 200 grams on a pair of rims won't change that... I would rather value the versatility of a rim designed to go tubeless. In 3 to 5 years everybody will be on tubeless tyres and rims which are not suitable to be converted will be dinosaurs
  • n3crophilen3crophile Posts: 52
    A beauty!
  • ledeevledeev Posts: 208
    Nice build!

    How are you getting on with those brake discs? My SLX ones aren't that impressive, especially on the front.
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