For your consideration

I need some help. For those that are willing to have a read it would be good to hear what you think. I have asked a few people already and have gotten some advice but i thought it would only make sense to post it in my thread too. I know i am being highly picky but i want to get it right the first time hence why i am doing an abnormal amount of thinking. This is also my first complete roadie build so i am extra picky.


Record builds

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2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
FSA carbon K-force compact handlebar 40cm
FSA carbon OS-99 csi stem 110mm
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
2011 campagnolo record front derailleur
2011 campagnolo record rear derailleur
2011 campagnolo record 11-25 sprocket
2011 campagnolo record ergopower controls
2011 campagnolo record chain
2011 campagnolo record ultra-torque crankset bb30
2011 campagnolo record skeleton brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
Reynolds assault aero carbon/easton ec90sl
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This build was my first consideration

2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
FSA K-force compact handlebar 40cm
FSA OS-99 csi stem 110mm
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
2011 campagnolo record front derailleur
2011 campagnolo record rear derailleur
2011 campagnolo record 11-25 sprocket
2011 campagnolo record ergopower controls
2011 campagnolo record chain
2011 campagnolo record ultra-torque crankset bb30
2011 campagnolo record skeleton brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
Campagnolo neutron ultra <——————
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This build is pretty much exactly the same except uses a non aero alloy clincher wheelset instead that should be more reliable and all dayish. draw back is non aero which is quite important to me.

Sram red build
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2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
FSA wing pro compact
3t arx team stem
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
sram red front derailleur
sram red rear derailleur
sram red 11-26 sprocket
sram red brakes/shifters
sram red chain
sram red crankset bb30
sram red brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
Edge/zipp clincher carbon aero wheelsets
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This build includes a cheaper groupset and alloy handlebars and stem and dumps the rest of the money into the wheelset.

Shimano dura-ace builds
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2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
FSA wing pro compact
3t arx team stem
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
shimano dura-ace front derailleur
shimano dura-ace rear derailleur
shimano dura-ace 11-26 sprocket
shimano dura-ace brakes/shifters
shimano dura-ace chain
shimano dura-ace crankset with bb30 adapter
shimano dura-ace brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
Edge/zipp clincher carbon aero wheelsets
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This build again sacrifices blingier carbon contact points for a better wheelset.

2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
3t ergonovo pro handlebar
3t arx team stem
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
shimano dura-ace front derailleur
shimano dura-ace rear derailleur
shimano dura-ace 11-26 sprocket
shimano dura-ace brakes/shifters
shimano dura-ace chain
shimano dura-ace crankset with bb30 adapter
shimano dura-ace brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
shimano dura-ace WH-7850-C24-CL
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This is by far the cheapest build but it would require me to split the fuji as i would be using the stem/bars/wheelset. Wheelset isn’t aero once again but one of the best clinchers money can buy!

2011 BMC Team machine SLR01 50cm
FSA carbon K-force compact handlebar 40cm
FSA carbon OS-99 csi stem 110mm
Fizik microtex bartape
Selle italia flite carbonio
shimano dura-ace DI-2 front derailleur
shimano dura-ace DI-2 rear derailleur
shimano dura-ace 11-26 sprocket
shimano dura-ace brakes/shifters
shimano dura-ace chain
shimano dura-ace crankset with bb30 adapter
shimano dura-ace brakeset
Speedplay stainless steel pedals
shimano dura-ace WH-7850-C24-CL
Continental GP4000s/attack/force/ultremo

This build includes the blingier carbon components once again. It also utilises shimanos DI-2. It saves money on the wheelset in order to go for a more expensive grouppo + carbon componentry.

Overall which build would you guys go for? There are pros and cons to each side. For eg i realise the carbon stem and handlebar is only 60-70g lighter but my reasons for speccing them are purely for comfort reasons. I know that the aero wheelsets would be beneficial but i also enjoy the reliability and confidence that a set of metal clinchers brings me. Grouppo wise i am less picky. I know that at this level they will all shift perfectly if setup correctly. Weight/aesthetics/branding has more weight here and that is why i originally chose the 2011 records as i felt that they match the frame perfectly.

thx for reading and do chime in!

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3 responses to “For your consideration

  1. stewozandmiss

    I’d go with Dura ace all round – grouppo and wheelset. I’d be nervous bombing down waterfall on some carbon hoops. Get the alloy clinchers for everyday use and a race wheelset when you have some spare $$$. I reckon you can find some lighter pedals than ss speedplays.

  2. eddie

    i’d buy that look on ebay

  3. ley

    ok it seems like u r missing something – u should start a foundation list. it should have your priorities in a road bike from most important to least important. i.e. stability vs daily use vs price vs bling vs aero alloy vs carbon, etc. this will help u better rank each build option u have listed (and hopefully help u decide!).

    one more point, i dont think anyone will ever get 100% right the first time until they ride it. n even then, knowing u, u will most likely mod it differently/further later on. just do what is practical n will set out ur solid foundation (functional parts) in prep for future mods (which essentially could be the listed cosmetic components).

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