Saturday, March 18, 2006

LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #10:Timo's Kinesis

Timo's got a 15.9 pound (7215 gram) cyclocross bike that he finally got some pictures of. A fairly stealth rig with some high end Euro boutique parts on including Lightweight carbon wheels.

This is the current specs list. I do not have separate weights for all parts:

Frame: Kinesis Extralight cyclocross ; 56 cm (black anodized)
Fork: Advance cyclocross full carbon
Headset: Chris King Ahead ; 1 1/8" (black)
Stem: Syntace F119 ; 120 mm ; 6° ; Ø 31.8 (will be switched for F99 ; Ø 26.0
Handlebar: Ritchey Pro ; 460 mm ; Ø 31.8 ; shortened (will be switched for WCS ; Ø 26.0 ; shortened)
Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower 10-speed (right) / non-Ergo Campagnolo Record (left)
Ribbon: BBB ; black ; carbon look
Cables: Campagnolo (black)
Front derailleur: -
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed (short cage)
Chain: Campagnolo C-10
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Crankset: Storck Powerarms; 172.5 mm w/ TA Hexoa 42t (black) and Stronglight carbon guards
Bottom bracket: Tune AC38 JIS ; 113 mm
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers w/ BBB cartridges and Lightweight rubber
Pedals: Time Atac XS carbon/titanium
Hubs: Lightweight w/Tune skewers (black)
Spokes: Lightweight
Rims: Lightweight
Tubes: Tufo T30 Pro, 30 mm
Seatpost:Thomson Elite masterpiece; 330 mm ; Ø 27.2 mm (black)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (black)

Weight (digital hanger scale in my bike shop): 7215 grams

I think Timo did a really nice job of picking a color scheme and sticking with it. The bike has a theme which I think leads to a nice overall visual package. Also, it kicks ass. Thanks Timo, good work!

If you have a sub 18lb (8.16 kg) cyclocross bike, email it to me at

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