HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Belgium
Wanted a new aero(-ish) bike on a tight budget, so I went for a Chinese frame and switched all the components from my (deceased) Canyon.

Frame: Planet X N2A (large)
Groupset: Chorus 11-speed
Crank: Sram Force 22 with 53x39 aero Rotor Q-rings
Handlebar: something Chinese aero carbon 42cm c-c
Wheels: old Zipp rims on American Classic hub with 25mm Vittoria SC tubs (Corima Winium and Ambrosio Nemesis for worse conditions)
Pedals: Look Keo2Max
Sadlle: Selle Italia SLR titanium (may have to switch to something higher from Specialized)

Image

no scale (shame on me!), so no weight at the moment...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:23 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:17 am
Posts: 60
Dat stem :shock:

Nice bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:23 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 5:28 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:57 am
Posts: 12
nice looking bike! Wow that's a long stem :shock: What are your thoughts on the N2a in terms on build quality? I was thinking of getting one myself


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:26 pm
Posts: 45
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Looks great!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 7:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Belgium
Nicely build frame, a bit of a hassle to install the cables through the frame, but overall no real setbacks.
The matte paint is not that strong, I allready scratched it a little bit from a pedal from an other bike... :oops:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 9:06 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:36 pm
Posts: 816
Location: Georgia
Looks great - but could you have gone for an XL?

_________________
Too old to be fast, too young to be this slow!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:25 am
Posts: 1114
Location: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:32 am
Posts: 26
Valbrona wrote:
The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.

^ This


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:29 am
Posts: 4323
Location: Athens, Greece
+1

_________________
My 6696gr Cipollini Bond
My 8618gr Colnago Master X-light
My 9745gr Pinarello Dyna


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:35 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Belgium
bencolem wrote:
Looks great - but could you have gone for an XL?


The XL's headtube is nearly 2cm higher and I feel I could go even a little lower with this one... It was a close call, but I'm liking the Large now! ;-)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:08 am
Posts: 245
When frame makers stop putting in such tall head tubes, us aero guys will buy frames that fit us!

Nice bike.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 1:22 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:33 am
Posts: 85
And what was the budget?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:33 am
Posts: 75
Location: Hungary/Budapest
I was about to ask the same question. :D

Nice bike btw.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:43 pm
Posts: 438
Location: Belgium
Budget:
Frame: 890
Cranck: 200 + 90 for rotors
Handlebar: 45
Tubs: 95
Total:1320euro

Everything else came from the old bike...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
Posted: Mon May 11, 2015 5:21 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject: Re: Aero on a budget
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:06 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:41 am
Posts: 103
Location: SF Bay Area
Nice job. That looks the business!! :beerchug:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 2Fast4U, iamalex and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Budget lightweight FS

in MTB

TheRookie

2

652

Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:51 pm

TheRookie View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Budget wheelsets

in Everything wheels

Tomstr

14

793

Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:48 pm

raisinberry777 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Budget Build sub 7

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Krull

17

1867

Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:13 pm

Krull View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. cx bike with small budget

in Cyclocross / Touring

grouk

1

372

Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:26 am

stormur View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) My budget racing CAAD10

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

Joni

12

2772

Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:55 pm

Joni View the latest post


It is currently Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:29 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB