no longer matte white, just carbon.
FRAME - Flyxii FR-602 Disc CX (carbon fibre)
FORK - Flyxii FR-602 Disc CX (carbon fibre)
HEADSET - ZS/ZS
STEM - Flyxii 80mm x -6° (carbon fibre)
BARS - Easton Haven 711mm 20mm rise (carbon fibre)
GRIPS - Prologo foam
BRAKES - Hope Stealth Race Evo X2
BRAKE ROTORS - Avid HS1 160F/160R
SHIFTER - Sram X9 10 speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - Sram Rival 10 speed short cage
BOTTOM BRACKET - Token w/- GXP bushes
CRANKS - Sram S950 compact (carbon fibre)
CHAIN RING - AbsoluteBLACK CX 38T
PEDALS - plastic jobs
CHAIN - KMC X10-L
CASSETTE - Shimano Ultegra 6700 10 speed 11-28t
RIMS - 29" Crank Brothers Cobalt 3
HUBS - Crank Brothers QR front, QR rear
SPOKES - Crank Brothers
TIRES - Continental Gatorskin 700x25c
SEAT POST - Flyxii 31.6mm (carbon fibre)
SEAT CLAMP - Hope 34.9mm
SADDLE - Toiga Spyder Twin Tail
CABLE HOUSING - Jagwire
HYDRAULIC LINES - Jagwire
BIKE WEIGHT - 7.1 kg
Last edited by mitchy; 12-01-2013 at 12:25 AM.
matte white and carbon, a match made in heaven
Quick question... Where are the fenders at ? Can't call it a true commuter without fenders and mud guards ! Pretty sure you can find some carbon ones that will add aero-dynamism to the bike too
So it sure is a nice build, although I am worried about the 700c wheels vs the trail mix setup. Is it mostly for country roads or are you gonna go play trough downtown traffic and city parks on your way to work everyday ? Locking the bike out of sight or keeping it with you all day ? Racing underground street creeds throughout the city at night ?
I'm really curious what is your main use for that build haha
None of the less, you must have a good job to finance this operation, although it's probably still cheaper than owning and driving your car instead
Originally Posted by NicoleB28
How the crap did you do this for under a grand? When I built up my cross check the frame alone was like $500 or so after the headset and frame prep. Then the wheels brought it to about a grand before anything else.
Re: matte white and carbon, a match made in heaven
Read his post again....he trippled his budget, and isn't done yet
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And I've just got to say that I'm loving my narrow/wide ring. For an invention that's 40 years old, I don't know why it took until 2013 for manufacturers to start releasing it for singlering setups. The last few winters I just ran an ss ring which worked pretty well, but there was always the threat of it dropping. But I've had a raceface narrow/wide on my hardtail for the last month or so, and it's been fantastic.
It sure looks like a nice rocket. I`m always envious when people post bike weights under 10KG. I`ve been able to push one down uder 25 lb from time to time, but end up putting on so much crap that Im unwilling to live without that they always creep up and settle somewhere around 30
What`s a "wide-narrow" chain/chainring? I started hearing that recently and am too lazy to look it up.
I looked it up and it appears to be thicker and thinner teeth on the same chain ring sucking the chain tight so that chain slap doesn't drop the chain. At least that is my take.
Originally Posted by rodar y rodar
Originally Posted by BrianMc
For some reason this sounds like voodoo to me.
But they work SO well.
Originally Posted by aBicycle
It's based on a patent somebody filed in the 70s, and now wolftooth, raceface and sram are all making narrow/wide rings. But like I said above, 1x setups have been popular for a few years, and I'm surprised/annoyed that it took so long for these to be available. They work a billion times better than a non-ramped, singlespeed ring does.
indeed they do. certainly wont be going back to a 'standard' ring any time soon.
Originally Posted by newfangled
i'm just waiting for someone to bring out a 38/40T direct mount ring... obviously not a heavily popular market unlike 32/34T is at the moment.
rims had issues, so they went back and i got upgraded to cobalt 3's for a ripper price. seat finally arrived, swapped to HS1 rotors as i warped the kcnc razor ones pretty quickly, and changed the X9 mech to the X0 off my commencal... 8.1kg, 100 grams to go!
Sick looking bike. My only concern would be the wheels with 25mm tires. The tires are likely too narrow for the wide rim width of a 29er wheel. I did some research on this when I recently built my CX bike. There's no exact ratio, but I think you're likely pushing it. Might want to go to at least 32mm tires.
Edit: Just looked up the width:
width (int / ext) 21mm / 24.9mm
21mm inner rim width an 25mm tires is probably not a great idea. Even Stan's says not to run anything narrower than 30mm on their Iron Cross wheels which have a 19mm inner width.
i was just looking at the crank brothers website to check out the carbon cobalts... but i swear my rims (which are the 2013 version) are only 19mm internal, seems the website has changed recently.
Originally Posted by Straz85
according to sheldon brown, he says 28mm is the minimum on a 19mm rim... but i've read more up to date articles on which the latest trend is wider rims. ie eastons new 19mm internal aero clinchers (presumably designed around a 23/25mm tyre)
EC90 Aero 55 Clincher - Wheels
i had 28mm detonators before, these dont feel unstable compared.
I'd feel a lot better with 19mm than 21mm. Might still be worth asking Crank Brothers. Going downhill at 40mph isn't when you want to find out the hard way that it was a mistake.
Originally Posted by mitchy
I understand this completely. That is how I feel about my Aerospoke. I know it is heavy, and not really ideal for a commuter, but I love the look of it, and now that I have it, I will not give it up.
Originally Posted by mitchy
Beautiful bike btw - you did a really nice job with it.
'13 FELT TK3 48:15
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