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This article is in the Hardtail Bikes category, and was posted on 08/05/2004.

Klein Adroit '92 (Owner: Francesc Babot)

Klein Adroit - Chainrings side
Klein Adroit - left side Klein Adroit - front Klein Adroit - rear Klein Adroit - stem Klein Adroit - fork Klein Adroit - weight

Frame: Klein Adroit 1992, 19", Gator Linear Fade color (about 1360 g)
Fork: Klein Strata
Headset: Klein oversize
Bottom bracket: Klein Ti (square)
  Frame + Fork + BB + Headset + Bottle and Head bolts 2398 g
Handlebar + Stem: Klein Mission Control 1 Bar/Stem combo (120mm Stem length)    381 g
Grips: Ritchey WCS 37 g
Saddle: Tune Speedneedle Leather '03 98 g
Seatpost: Tune Starkes Stück (31.6 mm, 340 mm) 197 g
Seat Binder: Control Tech Titanium 12 g
Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT FD-M737 137 g
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR RD-M950 Short Cage (with Ti hanger bolt) 214 g
Shifters: Shimano XTR (8-speed with Grafton Al Clamp and Ti bolt) 236 g
Brake Levers: Grafton Re-entry with Ti bolts 109 g
Brakes: Grafton Speed Controller with Ti bolts (inc. Kool-Stop pads) 253 g
Crankarms: Topline (175 mm) 361 g
Chainring (large): Action Tec Ti (44T) 76 g
Chainring (middle): Action Tec Ti (32T) 40 g
Chainring (small): Action Tec Ti (22T) 23 g
Chainring bolts: Campagnolo (inc. spacers) 56 g
Crank fixing bolts: Shimano 27 g
  Total Crankset:    583 g  
Cassette: Shimano XTR 8-speed CS-M950 (11-13-15-17-20-23Ti-26Ti-30Ti) 207 g
Chain: Shimano IG70 (106 links) 317 g
Skewers: Control Tech Titanium without levers 55 g
Hub (front): TNT Titanium (28H) 83 g
Hub (rear): Hope Ti Glide (32H) 315 g
Nipples: DT Brass (28 + 32 pcs.) 60 g
Rim (front): Mavic 230 (28H) 390 g
Rim (rear): Mavic X517 (32H) 394 g
Spokes (front): Ritchey (1.8/1.6) 114 g
Spokes (rear): DT Revolution (2.0/1.5/2.0) 137 g
  Total Wheelset:    front 615 g + rear 878 g = 1493 g  
Rim Tape: Velox 29 g
Tires: Kenda Klimax 1.95" (front 342 g, rear 344 g) 686 g
Tubes: Maxxis Flyweight (Schrader valve) 196 g
Pedals: Speedplay frog Ti 210 g
Bottle cage: Tune Wasserträger (carbon) 10 g
Brake cable carriers: Avid Tri-Dangle 9 g
Cables (sh & br): XTR and std. housings 154 g
Chainstay protection:     Lizard Skins 19 g
Computer: Cat Eye Mity2 37 g
 
Total Weight:       8077 g
(17.80 lb)

The Klein Adroit is undisputedly one of the most amazing and desirable mountain bikes ever made. Adroits are known for their legendary paintjobs, welds, internally routed cables, and the Ride Control System (oversize headset, Strata fork, Mission Control bar-stem combo, and integrated bottom bracket with aircraft quality bearings).

Some other features are: Oversize double-butted toptube, boron carbon-fiber reinforced stays, boron carbon-fiber reinforced fork, drilled horizontal dropouts, oversize double-butted headtube, and the beautiful fade color.

The frame is very rigid and transfers all my energy (100%) to the rear wheel. In the last five years I have ridden more than 8000 km (4972 miles), with no problems, it is a very low maintenance bike. The bike is customized with some exotic components: Grafton brakes, Topline cranks, TNT front hub, and Action Tec chainrings. Recently I have changed my very old Flite saddle with carbon rails (157g), Ringle Moby seatpost (220g), and Ringle bottlecage (53g), saving 125g. I am already thinking of changing the rear Hope hub (it works and sounds great!) to Tune MAG 200, saving about 110g (Total Weight: 7967 g | 17.56 lb).

I would like to thank David, Isi, Frehner, Àlex, Tano and Ferrer. Feel free to contact me, adroit AT correu DOT vilaweb DOT com.

Happy corriols! (= Happy trails!)

      Francesc



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