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This article is in the Road Bikes category, and was posted on 11/11/2001.
FRM Aero (Owner: Nino)
My roadbike is a FRM aero. Tubing is easton aero and frame weight is 1170g/54cm size (or better was since i made a new
colour scheme that added about 30g!). I built it up using components I had on my previous bike and with time i upgraded it more and more.
The fork is a MIZUNO F3 all carbon (350g) I still have a 105 crankset! It weighs only 588g though (175mm, with
filed chainrings, Al-bolts, XTR self extracting bolts...) I had that cnc`d aluminum cassette (26-13 at 126g) but switched back to
a "custom-made" shimano cassette. It`s now 25-13. I have a huge pile of different cassettes so I change gearing according to my legs and to the
terrain I ride. That cassette weighs in at 192g-ouch! The Ksyriums are very good wheels! I've had them since last summer and they
never needed any truing! They definitely made a difference to my previous set of wheels (mavic open pro/DT rev spokes/ultegra hubs). Weight is the same
but they are much stiffer and much faster. I'd say at least 3 km/h. Pedals are ritchey wcs (238g).very nice and sleek.they allow for high
corner speeds since they are very low profile. Speedplay X-1 look nice too. Shifters are Dura-ace sti rightside and frame mounted on the left (à la
Lance Armstrong). The STI levers weigh a ton and since I don`t use the front shifter too often I'm doing fine that way.
Since riding with that triathlon bar i changed my saddle to a SLR. My tune had a very hard nose and in that low position it hurt - the SLR is fine
(142g). Brakes are FRM-tuned Dia-Compe BRS 200 which weigh 255g/pair handlebar is a old 3ttt moscow which weighs a hefti 238g...to be
replaced soon! The clip -on syntace bars weigh about 370g. Seatpost is a FRM cnc (200mm weighs 150g)
Front derailer ultegra Rear derailer Dura-AceBB Dura-Ace QR`s are Control-tech titanium bolt on axles (48g)
Inner tubes are Michelin aircomp latex (72g). Again lowest rolling resistance! Tires are Michelin axial pro light 700x20 (178g). They had green
sidewalls but I coloured them with a black waterproof marker. Those tires definitely are superior in speed and also comfortwise to the Conti supersonics I
The way my bike is now it weighs 7.84 kilos (it was 7.15 kilos a month ago). There is plenty of room for more improvements.
More recent specifications for this bike can be found here >> FRM Aero ('02 spec)