"Hey, noticed your bike rack... Kinkiny racing? Where did you get it from? Is it good? Stable? Universal fit? Expensive?"
Hi Aman, yes, the Kynkyny RR1 from Vivek. In one word, its Perfect. I had to wait for 9 months before he sold it to me. Vivek insists on doing the installation at his place and kept warning me about it, but I kinda managed to convince him that I'll be able to manage the install. I had installation hiccups (As he had warned) but nothing that I couldn't solve.
Yes, been using it since a while now. Have kept the spring tension at the most soft setting. Enjoying the rides. Only one fall till date - moron Auto Rick driver cut in front of me suddenly, and then stopped immediately - had no chance at all to un-clip.
Handlebar is a 44. I can put in an Sette Anatomic 42 there if you want. Bottle cages - I was going to pull these and put them on the other bike. I can toss in a different pair for the price or include these at cost, if you want.
Crank - nope, cannot change, unfortunately. The compact double is what I have. 50/11 is more gearing than you'll ever need: if you spin out 50/11, you should be in an aero tuck instead :)
With your stated inseam, the bike should fit very well. You may need a longer stem, actually - I have a 90mm on it. See how it goes but you may want to swap it out for a longer stem.
Btw, email me at vk at vanditkalia dot com -> faster than exchanging messages here.
5'10" to 6'0" should be the correct fit for this bike. It is a M. I am on the taller end of the range for a 56 (I should be on a 57-58 as per most fit calculators) but I fit b/c I like a very aggressive fit (5" saddle to handlebar drop).
So I dont see any reason why it wouldnt fit you. What is your inseam?
I'd pick SRAM over Ultegra. Functionally, all the SRAM stuff works the same - the only difference is in weight (and Rival doesnt have zero loss shifting for the rear, something you only notice if you try Force or Red) and Rival is lighter than Ultegra.
Full bike weighs around 7kg or so. Frame is 1100gm.
No, am not selling the 40mm carbon wheels - I can include them, if need be, but it will be extra (Rs 40k or so). Am selling it with a pair of Planet X wheels (1600gm).