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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:28 pm 
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Last week I build myself a new toy for upcomming winterseason. It's not complete ready, there are still some parts to replace and drop some weight but it is for sure a lightweight crossbike at the moment.

It feels really quick, great handling and it's awesome for shouldering.

Updates coming weeks:
KMC Sl chain,
New wolftooth chainring
ALU jockey wheels
Sram red cassette
Alligator cableset
Cervelo expander

I allways want a really light crossbike but without compromise because it will be used in races a lot. So normal XTR pedals because of the mudclearance and none extreme lightweight parts. The weight now is 6.3kg, hope to save another 1/200grams the coming weeks.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 3:32 pm 
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Absolutely great!
Full specs?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:01 pm 
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wow looks spectacular
need full build list!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:49 pm 
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holy cow, nice bike, those rims are strong enough for cx?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:13 am 
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Tell me more about this bartape wrap please.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:53 am 
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Full build list:

Frame: Specialized Crux S-works 2013 frameset
Crankset: Specialized Sworks crankarms, carbon spider and wolftooth 40t wn chainwheel
Cassette: shimano ultegra 11-28 (will be sram red soon)
Bottom Bracket: BB30 crappy bearings
Front Derailleur: Who need a front derailleur in cross?
Rear Derailleur: Sram red standard (will get lighter pulleys soon)
Shifters: Right: sram red standaard, left Sram S900 ss lever
Chain: Shimano 105 (will be KMC SL soon)
Brakes: Avid shorty ultimate
Handlebars: Zipp contour SL classic
Stem: Zipp service course SL
Bartape: Trivio griptape half wrapped
Seatpost: AX-lightness europa
Saddle: Specialized S-works Toupe tuned (88gram)
Pedals: Shimano Xtr (good old ones)
Wheels: depends on weatherconditions AX-lightness SRC/Cosmic ultimate/Racing speed/DA7800
Tires: Dugast, thread depends on weatherconditions
Total Weight: 6.3kg at the moment

Nice detail, WW-style rear brake cablehanger(5gram):
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:02 am 
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Sweet build. I'm hoping to build up a CruX soon with discs and CX1 HydroR. Whats the story with the tape?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:45 am 
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Nice! Also keen to know about the tape as well as the tuning to the Toupe.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:02 pm 
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After riding my crux for another whole season now it was time to get the weight as low as possible. With some new components and a lot of sanding, shaving and drilling the final weight is 5.92kg! I think thats not that much for a race ready machine with will be used around three times a week.

Full Buildlist at the moment:
Frame: Specialized Crux S-works 2013 frameset
Crankset: Specialized Sworks crankarms, carbon spider and Raceface 40t NW chainwheel
Cassette: Sram Red 11-25
Bottom Bracket: BB30 crappy bearings
Front Derailleur: Who need a front derailleur in cross?
Rear Derailleur: Sram red, alloy bolds, fibrelyte backplate, Massi pullywheels
Shifters: Right: sram red standaard, left Sram S900 ss lever, without hoods
Chain: KMC SL X10
Brakes: Avid shorty ultimate, Custom drilled housing and Pauls moonlights
Handlebars: Zipp contour SL classic cut off 4cm
Stem: Syntace F199
Bartape: Cotton tape used for hockeysticks. Very light and grippy.
Seatpost: AX-lightness europa
Seatpostclamp: Yuniper, custom bold/cablehanger
Saddle: Specialized S-works Toupe tuned (88gram)
Pedals: Ritchey paradigm V5
Wheels: depends on weatherconditions AX-lightness SRC/Cosmic ultimate/Racing speed/DA7800
Tires: Dugast, thread depends on weatherconditions
Cables: Alligator Ilink & Powercords innercable.
Extra's: Custom made expander, homemade cableholder front(11gr) & rear(6gr)

Total Weight: 5.92kg


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:38 am 
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I'm also really interested to know the story to the bar tape wrap and the hoods!!

The bike looks great in the end. Well done with the weight too.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:09 pm 
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The story behind the bartape is pretty simple. You're handposition on a crossbike is really fixed on the hoods and not in the drops. You only need that in very steep decents or sprints. The hockey tape is very cheap an super light. The best part of all is that is made to give grip in wet conditions. So I removed the hoodcovers, cut the last 4cm of the handlebars and only wrapped some tape around the back of the hoods en top of the handlebar to get the grip I need. I always ride with long finger gloves with pads so it is quite durable and comfortable.

The tape: http://www.hockeyhuis.nl/reece-cotton-tape


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