Frame: New F8, 7005 Ultralight Aluminium, Optisize Tubeset
Fork: One One Four SL
Head set: Acros 1 1/4 – 1 1/2”
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra
Brake levers: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra
Hubs: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe black
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 10x (12-27)
Rims: Mavic Ksyrium Equipe
Tyres: Continental 4000S
Crank: FSA SL-K MegaExo
Chainrings: FSA Mega Exo (50/34)
Bottom Bracket: FSA SL-K MegaExo
Stem: Syntace F119 (31.8)
Handle Bars: Ritchey Road WCS V2
Saddle: Selle Italia SLK Special Edition
Seat Post: Ritchie WCS V2
Weight: 7.60 Kg (without pedals)
Date bought: 10 July 2008
Why did I buy this bike?
For the same reason as my Nerve XC9: Value for money.
Why not a carbon frame?
My bikes go with me wherever I fly and the Stevens F9 Race that Ria now rides has a lovely dent in the frame due to rough baggage handling, if it was carbon it would have been trashed.
If you compare any other make with the same weight, they cost at least 1000€ more. If you compare the same specs. you have to accept at least 1 kg more weight. I chose a compact because we live in quite a hilly region and I don’t have the most powerful legs, so this seemed the best compromise and I am very pleased with my decision.