Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Handmade Cyclocross Bike #22: Michael's Rocklobster



Michael sent in his Rocklobster that almost came out under 18 pounds to put it into both galleries. No matter, this bike looks great. Love that sky blue with the cream panels.

Rock Lobster with Scandium tubing, slight sloping top tube and corners like nothing else

Fork: Easton cx90
Wheels:Ksyrium SL & Hand built wheelset Salsa Delgado rims lace to Chris King Hubs both with Dura Ace 12-25 cassette
Tires:Vittoria Cross XG
Drivetrain: Dura Ace Drive train
Ultregra Chain
FSA 46/38
Brakes: Pauls Touring
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Seatpost: Salsa Shaft
Saddle: Fizik
Stem: Salsa Scandium
Bar: Deda 215
Tape: Deda
Headset: Chris King






Weight 18.2lbs with Ksyrium wheels and 19lbs with Chris King wheels

If you have a sub 18 pound cyclocross bike or a handmade one, email it to me at plusonelap at gmail dot com

4 comments:

StevenCX said...

What's up with that bottom bracket drop?!?!

Michael said...

It has a lower bb height than most cyclocross bikes, since most courses aren't truly off-road in the same sense as for mountain bikes races, I'm taking full advantage of lower center of gravity which helps with tight turns that we see at most races.

Anonymous said...

Hard to believe that baby doesn't go sub 18 with the K's. Are the Salsa parts that heavy?

StevenCX said...

Hmmm, you may be on to something there...