Aero on a budget

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Ghastly
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by Ghastly

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)

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

by Weenie


Pieter
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by Pieter

Dat stem :shock:

Nice bike.

0w3n
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by 0w3n

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

aronjancso
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by aronjancso

Looks great!

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Ghastly
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by Ghastly

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:

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by bencolem

Looks great - but could you have gone for an XL?

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by Valbrona

The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.

Slammed
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by Slammed

Valbrona wrote:The owner of that bike knows what they are doing.

^ This

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by kgt

+1

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Ghastly
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by Ghastly

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! ;-)

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F45
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by F45

When frame makers stop putting in such tall head tubes, us aero guys will buy frames that fit us!

Nice bike.

ihs0yz
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by ihs0yz

And what was the budget?

esfrost
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by esfrost

I was about to ask the same question. :D

Nice bike btw.

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Ghastly
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by Ghastly

Budget:
Frame: 890
Cranck: 200 + 90 for rotors
Handlebar: 45
Tubs: 95
Total:1320euro

Everything else came from the old bike...

nlouthan
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by nlouthan

Nice job. That looks the business!! :beerchug:

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