Saturday, November 14, 2009

Kinda diggin' this now...

So: the new wheels dropped some weight. taking off one or 2 extraneous parts dropped a bit more. Then changing the Gore cables to nokon (due to the tight bends forced in the crook of the drops because they are both short reach and compact) improved the feel and dropped some more weight.



20.9 lb. But i guess the real story is that nothing is 'light' and it has bb7 discs. Rumours of bb9s abound, but whether there will be a road version or not is impossible to say. The cane creek short pull, scr 5(compact) levers are great - wide paddles, and the compact reach means a lot less bother in the drops. Better yet, the hoods are fatter and less drooped than the dia compe 987's so the comfort factor is better all around.



The cable routing worked out really tight. Smooth lines i can thank IF for. The steel conduit is carefully bent in 3 dimensions and all the joins are sealed with shrink wrap. Smooth.

It won't challenge for lightest cross bike, but i love it.

5 comments:

I'm not really gay said...

needs Edge composite wheels and tubs, I couldn't believe how much lighter Sam's Kite was than mine, like 3lbs lighter

dRjON said...

i know....buuuuuuuuuuut see cheeky....

grant said...

"It won't challenge for lightest cross bike, but i love it."

And at the end of the day, that's what counts. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thats lovely, are you riding it fixed.

Jim

dRjON said...

not fixed: yet! i decided after a coupel of cross races fixed last year that was prolly a step too far..tho' i do have a hub converted ready to use if i change my mind....