I built the wheels this bike-her Belgium+ rims. The stem is one that I built and the whole bike has a feel of confidence.....steel does that like no other material. It is a solid ride.
The Dura Ace 9000 group has top be the best performing setup out of any on the market . I doubt that I have ever ridden any stuff as good as this......I have had it on my own bike for about 1 1/2 years now.
There's no carbon anywhere on this bike except in the shifters. Hopefully this bike will be ridden from the Canadian border to the Mexican border this summer.
This is for an old customer who has a bike from me that is almost 20 years old. He will replace it with this frame set and it will be built with Dura Ace 9000, my second such build in the last couple of weeks. I like working with the 9000 group-I think that it represents the nicest functioning bicycle components that I have used in my nearly 40 years in the bike business.
The steel stem should be mega-stiff and the fork is matched to the head angle to give the bike really nice handling speed. I have always liked the look of the straight blade crowned fork.