I got one frame laying around in siZe large. Never finished the project
I'm looking to get a Rapture as a fun commuter, playbike and an overall bike to ride around parks and gravel when I'm looking to spin the legs. I wanted to buy their complete, but I don't think a singlespeed would work well as I'm on the foothills of SLC. I want to keep it simple with a 1x, but I don't know what will work with the frame. 1x9? 10?
I also don't really know what to do with wheels and some other components? I can figure out the cockpit, but I'm curious about brakes, crankset/BB and rear derailer. Whats a good value?
I've never built a bike like this, but it seems pretty straight forward. But is there anything I need to know about building a cyclo bike?
Thanks, I appreciate the info!
what the quan?!
Any of the 1x setups will work fine, 9, 10, and even 11spd, it all depends on which hubs you go with.
As far as components, the sky is the limit! My SS setup set me back about $2300 vs the SS that Transition sells for is $1200. Of course, I could have easily spent north of $3k if I wanted to.
I'd say look for deals all over the net for parts, and you'll be able to get the components that suit your needs and your price point.
Also, check out Transition's sister co-site, http://www.traitorcycles.com as the Rapture/Crusade comes in different colorways, and has a way cool headbadge!
The dark side is quicker
Got me a bright new Rapture this week. I real liked the internal routing vs the new external, so I called Transition and they had a few of last years models still in stock.
Got the frame/fork set and did a custom build...
Currently SS, but will swap between SS and 1x11 as my needs dictate.
XL Black & Highlighter
TRP 15mm CX Fork
Roval Carbon Trail wheels
Stans Raven tires 700x35
CX1 crankset w/ 38t
King 17t Cog
SRAM BB (VCRC Ceramic on the way)
Ritchey bars (Easton EC90s on the way)
Easton EC70 80mm stem
Ultra 6800 shifters
TRP Spyre Carbon brakes
Easton Haven seat post (swapping to Syntace P6)
Weighs in at 19.12lbs with pedals and cage.
"The Truth is Absolution."
Mainly built with stuff I had lying around:
Rapture frame and fork, Medium
Chris King ZS44/EC44 headset
Ritchey Classic 90mm stem
Ritchey Comp Curve handlebar, 440mm
Pro silicon tape
Pro alloy handlebar plugs
SRAM S500 brake levers
Avid BB7 road calipers
Magura Storm rotors, 160/160
Ritchey Classic seatpost
Serfas Ghost saddle
FC-M970 XTR crankarms, 175 mm
SM-BB93 XTR BB
MRP 38T DH chainring
Wolftooth chainring bolts
Niner 17T cog
DT Hügi FR440 rear hub
Hope Pro2 front hub
Sapim Race spokes
Sapim Polyax alloy nipples
Spank Oozy Evo 26 rims, 32h
Ritchey WCS Shield tyres, 700x35c, converted to tubeless
Lezyne Power Cage HV bottle cage
For me: light enough, compliant enough, strong enough, cheap enough, fast enough.
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