Alchemy Eros - ti road disc 1x

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Zitter
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by Zitter

Loved the set up on my Orbea Orca disc but wanted something a little more timeless and better fitting. The guys at Alchemy were great to work with and were very receptive to my specifications from geometry to artwork to all the little details like cable port placement, EC headtube, English BB, 27.2mm seatpost, etc.

Final build photos 7.94kg as pictured

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Final build list:
Alchemy Eros titanium custom geometry 1x only w/ internal routing
Alchemy carbon 1 1/2 - 1 1/8 fork matte black
Chris King i7 matte bourbon headset
Fizik Argo Tempo R3 150mm saddle
Deda Superleggero RS 27.2mm seatpost
Enve carbon 120mm -6 degree stem
3T Superergo LTD Stealth 40cm handlebars
Fizik Vento Solocush 2.7mm navy bartape
Dura Ace 9170 shifters/brakes
XTR MT900 140mm rotors
Dura Ace 9100 Pioneer 172.5mm crankset
Chris King matte bourbon steel English BB
XTR M9050 Di2 rear derailleur
Kogel 12t Ceramic Pulleys
Garbaruk 42t 1x chainring
3T 9-32t Bailout cassette
KMC DLC 11 black chain
Industry Nine i9.45TL wheelset
Continental GP5000TL 25mm tires (for now)
Speedplay Zero pedals
Arundel Mandible matte oil slick bottle cages
Wahoo Elemnt Bolt
Tune Schraubwurger seatpost collar
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icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

This looks like a super sick build. I would use a garbaruk chainring instead of the wolf tooth one because it matches the profile of the crank better but that is just me. I love how aggressive your geometry is.

Zitter
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by Zitter

Thanks! The Garbaruk does look nice it'd match nicely; does it need to be dremeled to fit the 9100 crank though? I know Rotor makes chainring caps and I have some Ultegra ones but they don't really match.
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Zitter
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by Zitter

Ah I must've overlooked it. Looks good, I'll definitely try it out!

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petert123
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by petert123

Zitter wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 am
Building what will hopefully be my forever road bike.
We all say that! Look forward to updates...

eric01
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by eric01

Subscribed! Looking forward to seeing the build!
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LewisK
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by LewisK

Good choice, this will be a really nice build! Looking forward to seeing it built up!

boots2000
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by boots2000

With Alchemy I would make triple sure that those tires will fit. When my wife got a custom Alchemy we requested clearance for big tires but a Conti 28mm tire did not fit in the rear-

Zitter
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by Zitter

The GP5000's run true to size so hopefully it's not an issue like the old 28mm GP4000's which would blow up to 30+mm on a wide rim

A few changes to the build list:
Deda Superleggero RS 27.2mm 12mm offset black on black seatpost
3T Superergo LTD Stealth 40cm
Garbaruk 42t 1x chainring
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Zitter
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by Zitter

Some final pieces, changed my mind again and went with the matte bourbon headset & bb. Frame should be arriving any day now and the drivetrain will be donated from my Orbea


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Edit: frame arrived
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kode54
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by kode54

That CK matte bourbon color looks so nice!
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by mike

I would go with bebop titanium pedals instead of the speed play since the bebops will be lighter for both pedals and cleats (145 grams for pedals and cleats 60 grams) and shed mud easier and easy for you to walk around if you use spd shoes. The pedals can also be used with standard 3 hole shoes as well. Though bebops are no longer made I saw a titanium one on flea bay just the other day

Zitter
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by Zitter

I actually may get a set of Zero Pave's since I like the aesthetic

Final build photos, just waiting on a Tune seatpost collar. 7.94kg as pictured

https://i.imgur.com/qU24ynr.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XmaFSkx.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/S20tyJc.jpg
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icantaffordcycling
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by icantaffordcycling

Looks great! How does the jump from the 9t to the 11t feel?

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