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Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby Ypsylon » Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:19 am

Buying a complete group could make sense, but it really depends on what you are looking for. If you really want the red crank and brakes, go ahead, but if that's not the case it's very likely you'll end up buying twice.

The Red FD has a ti cage which is not as stiff as the Force and there're different versions of the chainrings as well. I don't know first hand how good or bad the shifting is and I guess most people would never know, but it's still something to consider.

My impression from the Force brakes is that they have a ton of power, but little modulation, and is more suited for heavier riders, but I don't know if Red is the same and it's just mho anyways. I haven't done the math, but I'd suggest looking into changing just the shifters and RD to Red and brakes to EE, should get you some nice weight savings and leave some money in your pocket for a new crank at some point.

My GF ran the exact same bar/lever combo and while it wasn't urgent, she also mentioned that the distance could be less. Now she runs 6700 shifters and seems to like those better, but she hasn't used them that much yet.
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:09 am

yeah I am hearing you....

I think the RED shifters, and at least the RD are key (due hands)

anyone know if I could stick it out with the ultegra FD? or does that need to match SRAM also? if so does RED really flex that badly?

http://www.planet-x-usa.com/pCNC%20ULTR ... rakes.aspx would these do the job at 205g?
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby Ypsylon » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:22 am

The Ultegra FD will work with Red shift levers.

From what I've heard on a German forum those brakes work ok, but aren't anywhere close to a stock brake or an EE. If they get the job done will depend on a ton of factors, like rider weight, riding style, terrain, brake pads and rims.

There's a lot of info in the review section, and FWB is clearing out some KCNC brakes, you might want to check that out.

http://fairwheelbikes.com/brakes-road-brakes-c-84_3.html
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:21 am

ok just bit the giant bullet and bought zipp vuma cranks with ceramic BB for my S2... $610 score!!!

I like the KCNC however the colours are a bit rude.... :(

I think if I get the planet x brakes ( 72kg for me with swissstop yellow and 52kg GF swissstop yellow we should be ok? )

ilink will work well with these?

it sounds like I am getting close to a cunning plan!!!!
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby FAQinc » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:23 pm

http://bontrager.com/model/06693

I stumbled upon these and they have so much bite. I bought them as a cheap upgrade to some rubish brakes for my commuter but am thinking of putting them on my Road bike.

At 270gr they are not the lightest but are lighter than most top of the top range and at that price are pretty cheap. The carbon model is 220gr for the pair which is pretty light but expensive as well.
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:15 am

220g is nice but the price is wild.....
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:59 pm

ok update time :-

for the RS :

- SRAM RED RD
- alligator i link for brakes and shifting (mini and normal)
- SRAM RED brake/shifters
-KMC X10SL chain

arriving soon:

- 3T Palladio Ltd Setback Carbon Seatpost (27.2mm x 280mm)
- 3T ARX Team Alloy Oversized Road Stem (100mm / 17deg)
- 3T ErgoNova Ltd Carbon Road Handlebars (40cm)
- SRAM RED 170mm crankset with ceramic BB 50/34

I think this will drop the RS weight by a hefty margin!!!! (600gms???)
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:01 pm

the S2 :-

- alligator i link mini and normal for brake and shifting
- KMC X10SL chain

drum roll.....

ZIPP VUMA QUAD 172.5mm crankset with ceramic BB

now we are talking light weight!!!

yet to be fitted but should be this week....
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:11 pm

RS update!!!! (training wheel on the back, but weights are with correct wheel)

SRAM RED RD
SRAM shifters
alligator ilink mini and normal
durace 7900 cassette 11-28
KMC X10SL chain

weight :- 6770gm

LOSS 330gms!!!!


still coming :-

3T LTD 40cm ergosum bars -70gm
3T seat post -100gm
3T -17deg stem -10gm
SRAM RED cranks ceramic BB- 144gm

should save in the region of = 324gm!!!!

shooting for 6550gm!!!

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red-ilink1 by aussie_pilot, on Flickr

any help on the orange frame protectors???? anything better????
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby rlpaul » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:30 pm

I typically use clear vinyl tape on the frame itself where the cables will rub.
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:55 am

cool... any other ideas???
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Re: Cervelo S2 & Cervelo RS

Postby williamsf1 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:04 am

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