Wednesday, April 19, 2006

LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #12: Jon's Bianchi

Another bike to add to the world's largest lightweight cyclocross bike gallery, Jon's Bianchi Cross Concept! You've probably never seen Celeste Candy pedals before, so check it out...

His current weight is at 17.5 lbs (7.94 kg). Jon says hes, "hoping to shed more lbs for the coming season."

Frame: '03 Concept frame
Fork: Alpha Q
Cranks: FSA carbon compact cranks.
Wheels: Mavic Kysrium SL's with Tufo elite tubular clinchers
Brakes: Cane creek cantis with tektro carbon top mount levers
Brifters: Ultegra
Derailleurs: Ultegra
Handlebar: Salsa 'bell lap'
Stem: FSA OS 140
Seatpost: Easton EC70 carbon
Saddle: fizik Arione
Pedals: one of a kind 'celeste' colored crankbrothers candy sl's.

The story behind the celeste pedals (a non production color) is:
"I saw them (pedals) at Interbike a couple years ago
when 'candy's' first came out. They were part of the
display at the booth, I asked if they'd sell them to
me, but they insisted that they were NFS (not for sale)!

When I got home I contacted them again (Crankbrothers
sponsors our team, Missing Link / Bianchi), and they
sent them to me eventually. Sweet.

Jon says he plans on going single ring for the 2006 season. 44 or
42 tooth with a 12-25 cassette. Maybe also a outboard
bearing style crank and maybe a lighter seat (sella Italia SLR?).

Thanks for the photos Jon.

If you have a sub 18lb cyclocross bike email it to me at

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