Ryan's Not a Gravel Bike (Crux 2022)

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soupless
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by soupless

I just switched to 650b x RH Extralights in 42 from a 700c bike and it's made riding in Hollywood and LA so much more fun. Good luck with the build.

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Marin
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RyanH wrote:
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:01 am
I think the current plan is to see if I can file down the BOR 40T ring to get it to work.
You know Ratio Technology makes an Ekar Ring?

BTW I'm pretty sure Superstar makes the BOR rings, I have both here and they're identical.

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@Marin

Yeah but as far as I'm aware, they're only making 5 bolt and SRM Origin is 4 bolt. Other options are to get a SRAM SRM 110BCD spider and pair it with a 3 bolt crank like the eeWings or Sigeyi paired to Easton arms with the Ratio rings or just run the Ekar cranks with power meter pedals but that's not very WW.

I couldn't find a single speed 40T chainring (non narrow wide) but I think that may work.
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Ya'll be recommending RH and GK when that's clearly not balleur enough for this build. Ultradynamicos only.

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Have Cava Race and they ain't on par with RH ELs...
SL7 S-Works - 6.59kg
OPEN U.P.P.E.R. - 6.69kg
www.rhinosworkshop.co.uk
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AnkitS wrote:Ya'll be recommending RH and GK when that's clearly not balleur enough for this build. Ultradynamicos only.
Their website is so hipster it hurts my eyes. I think I need to bleach them now.
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Got a few parts in today:

Campagnolo 140mm AFS Rotor
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Campagnolo 160mm AFS Rotor
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400mm Sworks Post
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130mm Sworks -12* Stem
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Shimano BSA Cups (for srm)
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Campagnolo Ekar RD
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Ratio Technologies make a 38t 110BCD N-W chainring that's compatible with the Ekar chain: https://ratiotechnology.com/product/rat ... t-110-bcd/.

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by Marin

RyanH wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 2:14 am
Got a few parts in today:

Campagnolo 140mm AFS Rotor
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Ouch. Need Galfer rotors

https://r2-bike.com/GALFER-Brake-Disc-R ... ock-160-mm

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by AnkitS

Why regular S-Works instead of the Roval Alpinist?

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@AnkitS Cause this post will be temporary and I'd rather have Darimo.


Regarding rotors, they'll be replaced with lighter ones later but I wanted to get a feel for how the group set is intended to work first before I started replacing things.
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A few packages came in today:

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Annoyingly about 55g more for the 24mm spindles vs 30mm spindle
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Kinda matchy matchy
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Overall, I'm impressed by the weight weenie pieces that come with the frame. The through axles seem to be well thought out by adding brass bushings to prevent seizing and are a respectable weight. They included 6 alloy bottle cage bolts and the headset is fairly light.

I've had a lot of frames and I think considering this is their 2nd tier model, Specialized paid a lot of attention to the details .
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by FactoryMatt

they skeletonized that expander plug. interesting.

52cm? cant tell. either way, that's really good. easily 150g lighter than old frame even with BSA and conventional post clamp. fork is maybe ~30-40g lighter length-for-length than old fork? still not worth replacing existing crux as a CX bike, but still compelling.

the S-works premium is clearly margin-heavy. very deep into the value-based pricing realm.
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@FactoryMatt Yeah, 52

Here's a rough mockup of how it should look:

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