Sunday, November 11, 2007

Lightweight Cross Bike #36: Eric's Merlin

Eric sent in his Merlin cyclocross bike. This thing looks like it rocks.

Eric reports: "It weighs... 16-17 lbs (I used a poor quality analog scale that was imprecise) and rocks."

Merlin custom cyclocross frame (55 cm virtual top tube, 31.8 mm seat tube diameter)
Easton EC90X fork
Chris King headset
Shimano Dura Ace 7800 crank
Single 40 tooth Salsa chainring
CyclocrossWorld Wetzikon chainring guard
Jump Start chain deflector
Mavic Ksyrium ES wheels
Michelin Mud 2 tires
Bontrager tubes
Shimano Ultegra 12-27 cassette
Shimano Dura Ace chain
Ritchey WCS Logic Bars (42 cm)
Ritchey WCS 4Axis Stem (100 mm)
Thomson Elite seatpost
Ritchey WCS Streem saddle
Crank Brothers Egg Beater SL pedals
Shimano Dura Ace 7800 rear derailleur
Shimano Dura Ace 7801 right lever
Shimano R400 left lever
Radius top mount brake levers (I suck)
Cane Creek SCX-5 brakes
SwissStop RX GHP brake pads (these rule)
IRD Long cable hanger
Deda bar tape

If you have a lightweight cyclocross bike or a custom made one, email it to me at plusonelap at gmail dot com

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