Need your advices for my first cross bike, 'SUPER-X'

Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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Boralb
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by Boralb

ahumblecycler wrote:
Boralb wrote:My bike has arrived yesterday and that's about 10 days earlier before the deadline.. Maybe i'm just lucky :)
I'll share the stock photos from this topic.


Weigh it please! Fork too! What size?

:thumbup:


Mine is 54 size and scaled as 8500g. I'll take a photo after completing some mod's. :thumbup:

limba
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by limba

So how is the bike? Are you happy with it?

Enda Marron
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by Enda Marron

I am going to reply here despite being a total CX novice (2 races) but a total convert ( CX is GREAT)
When a WW decides to shell out his hard earned on a "Base Bike" and then uses this as his springboard to bike Valhalla then I think that it is bad form for others to sneer at him!
This is the true path to WW'ism - get the best mainstream, then upgrade, then research even better + lighter, starve and save, buy the component, boast on the Forum, find out that there is better , starve and save ..... go bespoke .................... and your'e hooked
Don't block the path
ps despite a broken Collar Bone I am a CX convert
keep on mud-pluggin'

Boralb
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by Boralb

limba wrote:So how is the bike? Are you happy with it?


I've made some changes on parts before riding it and just waiting for my last component :mrgreen:
Not ridden yet, but expect to see it very soon...

Boralb
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by Boralb

Today i scaled my '12 superx rival, 8800g as pictured..
It'll decrease 100g more, after installing the masterpiece post. *waiting for delivery
I'd also like ksyrium elite's on this bike but i'll give a try to fulcrum's for now..
With elite's, it'll be near 8.2kg which is light enough for me.

Minor changes i've made over stock rival bike..

-11/26 cassette and rival short c. derailleur with 11/32 cassette (290g) and apex long cage der. (210g)
-C2 bar with zipp 46 slc2 eb 194g
-Controltech ti-carbon skewers 68g
-Ti bolt update for stock c2 stem 109g
-Crankbrothers candy 1 pedals 270g
-Masterpiece post *still waiting delivery ???

If i like the bike, i also plan a crankset upgrade (sram force or fsa slk) with the elite wheelset.

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limba
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by limba

Looks nice. Enjoy it.

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trustnoone
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by trustnoone

Boralb wrote:With elite's, it'll be near 8.2kg which is light enough for me.]


Elites will be nice. No such thing as light enough :)

Boralb
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by Boralb

Thanks.. If i can ride tomorrow, i'll share my first experiences.

wasabi1
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by wasabi1

Any updates? Or current photos?

Boralb
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by Boralb

wasabi1 wrote:Any updates? Or current photos?


This is my latest setup with xx 36 cassette and rear derailleur.(X10sl chain is missing there :mrgreen: )
Tires are schwalbe dureme evo 40c size. They are really huge but now it's a super comfortable performance touring bike :thumbup:
I also changed the stock trp pads with swisstop ghp2 green's.. They work silent and very powerful.
Weight is 8380g, including the kmc chain.

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Frans
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by Frans

What kind of braking improvement did you see with the pad upgrade? I have TRP Eurox's and they're sheit. Looking for any advice on improving braking power. I'm 84 kgs and need more out-right power.

Boralb
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by Boralb

Frans wrote:What kind of braking improvement did you see with the pad upgrade? I have TRP Eurox's and they're sheit. Looking for any advice on improving braking power. I'm 84 kgs and need more out-right power.


1-)They work silent! The stock trp black pads began squealing after using some period.
2-)Braking modulation feels better and stronger.
3-)Swissstop's work cleaner on the brake tracks..

I've also used the euro-x canti's, before cx8.4's.. I was satisfied with the braking power, but it just gets some time to adjust them perfectly.
Of course cable routing and the lengths also play a important role on modulation and power.

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