The Curtlo S3 Cross bike is back from serious surgery. I am very impresssed.
Yes, it is really 17.1 lbs. All parts are on, even water bottle bolts.
I like the bar tape even if it is a bit much.
The crankset is a 2004 Campagnolo Carbon Record crankset set up for 1 x 9. Crankset with the bottom bracket weighs 710 grams. I picked it up from Performancebike.com's clearance closet then got my employee discount off sale price. The cassette is a 12/34 XTR cassette.
I put a shorter stem on so that I could more easily ride on the hoods when I removed the inline brake levers. It is a 90mm instead of a 110mm. It feels perfect.
Velocity hubset. Rear weighs 250g and the front 80. These wheels were 1360 grams built up. If they break, so be it. I only have 200 bucks in them total, not counting the tires. My DT 240 hubs are overall a tad lighter than the velocity hubs. THe velocity hubs are made by Chosen. They have sealed cartridge bearings and a very nice buzzsaw sound. I will be building up the Dt 240 hubs with some tubular rims as well soon. I will still have a backup clincher wheelset available as well.
The saddle is the sketchiest of all the changes. But I took a short ride on it and I doubt there will be any issues. Especially during a cross race. I only want the bike to fast, with minimal comfot considerations.