Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Light Cross Bike #23: Ross' Alan
The first Alan to hit the lightweight gallery is Ross' Alan X-40 which weighs 17.3 pounds.
Build is: X-40 Frame
IRD full carbon Fork
Thomson stem and post
Full Dura Ace
Deda Supernatural Bars
San Marco Era Saddle (could use lighter, but this babies gotta go the distance)
Race wheels Ksyrium SL with Grifo Challenge tires 32 mm
Training wheels DA hubs, Open Pro rims and Michelin Jet tires
Racing wt. 17.3 lbs.
Ross said: "Hey, here's my ALAN X-40. This set up is after a day of dirt road riding, hence the computer and bottle cage. Super cool bike that's smooth yet stiff.
Like I said, it could be lighter, but why take the risk of a DNF using super light parts, you see it every race, some guy pushing the envelope and he ends up pushing the bike.
Best cross bike I've ever owned and I've been through a few!"
Looks good Ross, congrats on being the 23rd lightweight cross bike to hit the +1lap gallery. If any of you have a sub 18lb cyclocross bike or a handmade bike (regardless of weight), email it to me with pictures and a build list at email@example.com