Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Galleries NEW FAQ Contact About
It is currently Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Recently the board software has been updated and there are some known bugs/failures:
- Avatars are currently not being displayed ✔ FIXED
- Tapatalk connection is currently broken ✔ FIXED
- Avatars cannot be uploaded ✔ FIXED

Please note that we will soon do some changes in WW board template design in case to get a fully mobile/desktop responsiveness board!
If you find more errors please post it here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=139062

All times are UTC+01:00

Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:39 pm 

Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:03 pm
Posts: 130
Location: Denmark
Hi all,

After a few years of mainly racing mtb in the winters I wanted to try out cyclocross as it seemed like a fun way to spend an hour or so.

Unfortunately i didn't have much of a budget but read a great article in cx magazine that inspired me a bit: http://www.cxmagazine.com/cheapbike. With this approach fit of the frame took preference over looks. Actually, looks were a distant priority for this build. Efficiency was the top priority; convert as much power-input to forard produlsion as possible within a limited budget.

Being a weight-weenie at heart i spent some time trawling the Internet for components and bought a dirt-cheap alu frameset with a carbon fork and a whatever-crankset. Then i got the deal of the century on a set of Zipp 303 tubular from 2010 - wide-body but pre-firecrest.

I also dived head-first into my 'odd bits and pieces from old builds that i've forgotten about years ago'-box where I found parts of a sram force groupset, an odd-sized stem and an old handlebar. The only thing i bought new was the TRP 8.4 CX brakes and the Challenge tubulars.

I ended up with a (ca.) 7,65 kg cross-bike for just under 1700 USD, which is ok I guess. The frame is sturdy enough for my needs but about as comfortable as a cast-iron sofa. The wheelset seems to offset this a bit - they (and the tires) are absolutely fantastic! The brakes are very good - they can be slightly binary as in either full on or full off, however that seemed to settle in with a bit of adjustment. So great stopping power, so-so modulation.

Hope you enjoy if not the looks, then the purposeness (is that a word?) of the build.

Build list:


IBeforehand do apologize for the horrible picture - it's a phone shot and my hands were frozen solid. The image is taken on a longer training ride, hence the bottle cage and Garmin. When racing that's obviously removed.


Colnago EPS Di2
Vortrieb CX bike on a budget

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 1 post ] 

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. 5.65kg budget fixed gear hillclimb bike

[ Go to page: 1 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.




Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:05 pm

umop3pisdn View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Budget winter training bike - Cinelli Experience Veloce - thoughts?

in Road




Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:16 am

racingcondor View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Budget race bike with an Italian flare (FM069) - "Seanblurr

in Comments




Fri Oct 02, 2015 10:23 am

nmx View the latest post

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

in Everything wheels




Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:48 pm

raisinberry777 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Budget Non-carbon WW build

in Road




Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:03 pm

topflightpro View the latest post

All times are UTC+01:00

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: boyracer and 12 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:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited