Often when we get framesets in stock, they're shipped with a build spec'd by the manufacturer, and we're stuck peddling them as is however, the cycling gods occasionally gift us framesets that we can spec as we see fit. The Storck Scenero G3 Ultegra Complete Bike is the result of one such opportunity, and we took the opportunity to turn it into a combination of two of the best kept secrets in the North American racing scene: an eminently race able frame from the German collector of BOTY awards and Shimano's redoubtable, underappreciated Ultegra 6800 groupset. The G3 frameset at the build's heart represents the latest generation of the venerable Scenero genus, and we're happy to report that Storck saw little reason to tamper with the award winning formula. Of the minor changes the German firm did make, the redesigned head tube is likely the most dramatic. The head tube is tapered now, which increases front end stiffness, which makes for a more efficient ride and improved handling through sweeping descents. The rest of the G3 is pure Scenero pedigree: a frame that's designed to cover everything from long, grueling base miles to interminable solo moves and even weekend tri or time trial events. The Scenero G3 features the same uni directional carbon lay up as its predecessor, the G2, which orients the carbon across the frame in relation to the load path and force direction at play in each location. The design is first built digitally with 3D CAD imaging, and that virtual blueprint is translated to the dimensions of the mold. The mold itself is a one piece, monocoque affair. Since there are no tube junctures, there is no excess weight from the additional material and resin needed to reinforce frames comprising multiple sub assemblies. The frame's rear triangle has been updated, with the G3's stays benefiting from a redesign meant to smooth the road even more than the G2. The bottom bracket is the same 86. 5mm colossus, and with the update to the head tube it ...