Monday, March 13, 2006
Specialized Tricross build is going strong.
So, I guess I never reported about the details of my new Specialized Tricross Sworks frame/fork. Well I've got it, and weighed it as well as some other parts that are going on this build...
The Tricross cyclocross frame came in at 1412 grams for a 56cm frame (which I'm very happy with). My older Specialized M4 CX frame weighs 1650 grams for the same size. The anodizing on the new TriCross helps with the weight a good deal, also it looks really cool, and there is never any paint to chip off. The fork really isnt worth mentioning, but with that said, I'm going to dedicate a ranting post on it another day.
I've also received my FSA Superlight cranks. The weight of these came in at 373 grams for just the arms in a 172.5 length.
The KMC-SL gold chain came in the mail last week, this is a ti-ni coated chain which gives it that gold coloring. (its possible that im getting a matching aluminum gold cassette to match, which would be a pretty sweet combo I think, for the race only wheels)
My pedals for 2006 will be the Triple ti Eggbeaters by Crank Brothers. I've really enjoyed my Candy sl and candy ti pedals for the last year or two, and am excited about trying out the Eggs. The weight for these was 180 grams (72 grams less than my Candy Ti's)
I'll start putting these parts onto the bike over the next week, and updating Plus One Lap as I do, stay tuned (or better yet do the free Bloglet subscription located in the right column and it'll let you know when I do).
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