Custom DeSalvo Titanium Cyclocross/Gravel Grinder

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by fourspin

Hello, just thought I'd share pics of my new custom DeSalvo. Haven't weighed it yet, but sure enjoy riding it!

Frame: DeSalvo Custom Titanium, ~54cm
Fork: Enve Cyclocross
Headset: Chris King Turquoise
Seatpost Clamp: Salsa Liplock Turquoise
Seatpost: Enve Setback
Seat: Brooks Cambium C13 Carbon 158
Stem: Enve 100mm
Bar: Enve 44cm
Bartape: Ritchey Cork
bottle cages and hardware: Enve
Outer Cables: Shimano
Inner Cables: Shimano
Brakes: Shimano BR-785
FD: Ultegra 6800 Di2
RD: Ultegra 6800 Di2
Crank: Ultegra 6800 (50/34, 170mm)
Bottom Bracket: Chris King Threaded Turquoise
Chain: Shimano
Cassette: Ultegra 6800 (11/32)
Shifters: Shimano ST‑R785 Di2
Hubs: Chris King R45 Centerlock Disc
Spokes: Sapim Ray
Rims: Rol 36mm Carbon Disc
Tires: Clement x'plor MSO 36mm, Tubeless
Pedals: XTR






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by bikewithnoname

Lovely looking bike you have their! The blue highlights really pop
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by ACree

I'm normally not a fan of painting ti, but yours works! I think I saw pics of that on Mike's FB page.

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by glhudson

How wide of a tire can you run in the rear? Great looking bike.
Thanks, Gary

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by fourspin

glhudson wrote:How wide of a tire can you run in the rear? Great looking bike.

Thanks. Haven't verified max widths, I suspect the Enve fork will be the limiting factor. I am planning to get the larger MSO X'plor 40mm tubeless when they are available, they'll fit easily. I *think* I can go up to 45's....

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by Buddysnack

What length are your chainstays? Is there any dimples or crimping in them? On my ti, I just fit compass 44 slicks, but I took them off because it was too tight for my liking.

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