Project: Lightspeed Gravel eTap AXS

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MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

After hiding in the "buying-stock-bikes"-corner for several years, I finally took the plunge and got myself a frame to build a bike just the way I want it to:
It's been over a year of talking to Litespeed regarding what frame would suit me the best (a big thank you to Steve Dunn for the patience) I finally ordered a T5 Gravel, size M/L:
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The bike will be raced so it needs to be durable but still light, so function will sometimes be more important than weight :shock:

Frame: LITESPEED Gravel, size M/L - 1640g (real)
Fork: LITESPEED Carbon Stealth - 440g (real)
Hanger:
Headset: CRANE CREEK 40 Series - 111g (real)
Seatpost clamp: - 25g (real)
Seatpost:
Seat: SPECIALIZED S-WORKS Power 155mm - 160g (claimed)
Stem: EXTRALITE HyperStem, stealth black-on-black, 80mm - 69g (claimed)
Bar: SPECIALIZED S-WORKS Hover Carbon 40cm - 203g (claimed)
Bartape:
Bottle cages and hardware:
Outer Cables:
Inner Cables:
Brakes: SRAM RED eTap AXS™ HRD
Front derailleur: 1x!!! 0g
Rear derailleur: SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS™
Crankset: CANE CREEK eeWings All-Road 400g (claimed)
Bottom Bracket:
Chainrings:
Chainring bolts:
Chain: SRAM XX1 Eagle™
Shifters: SRAM RED eTap AXS™ HRD
Cassette: SRAM X-DOME™ XG-1299 Eagle™
Wheels: ??
Hubs: ??
Spokes: ??
Rims: ??
Inntertubes: Tubeless - 0g
Tires:
Pedals: CrankBrothers Eggbeaters 4ti - 167g (real)
Polar/garmin/computer mounts: EXTRALITE CH-01 Computer Holder - 14,8g (claimed)
Tape/glue:
Last edited by MartinCzernik on Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:26 am, edited 18 times in total.
Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

leicaman
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by leicaman

Looking forward to seeing the bike built up. I dealt with Steve recently when I got my T2. Really nice guy to deal with.

by Weenie


MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

So, SRAM made my day the other week, releasing their eTap and Eagle AXS:
Not only can I equip my gravel bike with 1x12-electronic-gears, I can also change the rear derailleurs and shifters on my two Eagle equipt mountainbikes to Eagle AXS.

https://launch.sram.com/en/axs/etap-axs

Now I only need to find a bank to rob....
Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

since you have the Qpower... drop the vector3 and get Xpedo M-force 8 Ti and save 100g.
you are not going to want look cleats for a true gravel bike when it comes time to hike a bike

MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

spdntrxi wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:53 pm
since you have the Qpower... drop the vector3 and get Xpedo M-force 8 Ti and save 100g.
you are not going to want look cleats for a true gravel bike when it comes time to hike a bike
You are so right - the Garmins have to go!
But I have something better instead

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Crankbrothers Eggbeaters 4ti - 167g, saving 155g!
Specification updated!
Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

spdntrxi
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by spdntrxi

that will work

MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

So, with the frame stuck in customs, I´ve started to order parts from the list above:

I found these titanium beautys from Cane Creek, the eeWings All-Road cranks, 400g:

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

MartinCzernik
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Location: Stockholm

by MartinCzernik

One wheelset will come from british HUNT, their 30 Carbon Aero Disc wheelset for road and semigravel, 1347g claimed:

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

MartinCzernik
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Location: Stockholm

by MartinCzernik

For serious gravel, MASON x HUNT 650B Adventure Sport Disc 1549g claimed:

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

Gearing will be supplied by SRAM, I will mix their new RED eTap AXS with their MTB Eagle AXS and cassette, going 1x12:

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

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onemanpeloton
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by onemanpeloton

Looking forward to this 8)
2017 Giant TCR Disc
2015 Giant TCX
2016 Cube Stereo 140

MartinCzernik
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by MartinCzernik

Change of plans, I just ordered a HUNT 30 Carbon Gravel disc wheelset, little bit heavier but a lot more durable.
Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

MartinCzernik
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Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Location: Stockholm

by MartinCzernik

More parts on their way to a very snowy Stockholm this morning :cry:

69g (claimed) 80mm of EXTRALITE HyperStem in stealth black-on-black

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

MartinCzernik
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Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:08 pm
Location: Stockholm

by MartinCzernik

The stem would not be complete without the gorgeous EXTRALITE CH-01 Computer Holder in carbon fibre.

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Claimed weight of 14,8g.

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Martin Czernik
Stockholm Sweden

2019 Litespeed Gravel eTap AXS
2018 TREK Top Fuel 9.8 SL
2017 S-Works Stumpjumper FSR

TimmS
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Location: Amsterdam

by TimmS

OWW YEAHHH!!!

This is going to be awsome!

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