Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Brian's Salsa

Brian sent in his Salsa CX bike:

Hello and thanks for putting together a great blog for a great sport.

Below are the details on the build. I did this on the cheap using lots of old Dura Ace parts. The Dura Ace shifters were bashed up pretty good in a crash so I opted to try out the Campy-Shimano solution and so far I like the notchy feel of the shifts and love that the brake levers are only used to brake; it gets rid of the sloppy feel of the Shimano STI shifters. CX Magazine did a great write up on the details: http://www.cxmagazine.com/shimano-campagnolo-ergopower-compatibility

Frame: Salsa Chili Con Crosso – it was the “Cliff Bar” team edition but was stripped and powder coated.

Fork: Alpha Q CX
Headset: Chris King
Cables/Housing: Gore Ride on for the derailleurs, nothing special for the brakes
Wheels: American Classic Carbon 58 tubular (decals removed)
Tires: Tufo Prestige 32mm
Crank: Shimano Dura Ace 7700 Crank with 46t 39t
Bottom Bracket: Dura Ace 7700
Shifters/Brake Levers: Campy Centaur QS Ergopower 10 speed
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace 7700
Front Derailleur: Dura Ace 7700
Chain: Sram hollow pin
Cassette: Dura Ace 7700 12-27 9 speed
Pedals: Crank Brothers Egg Beater SL with Ti spindles
Brakes: Origin 8 with TRP Inplace adjust pads
Bars: 3T Ergonova (aluminum)
Stem: 3T aluminum
Seat Post: FSA carbon
Saddle: Cutter (cheap and light 205 grams)

Total weight: 16.75 lbs


$$Cheapbikesupgradebetter$$ said...

Thats a sweet bike dude....I love that you took off all the decals and powder-coated it so it looks sick and super clean. I have a specialized tricross with old Ultegra and TRP mag brakes....I am so jealous of your wheelset

LiamHallam said...

Love the bike. Itr almost looks to good to race on. Here's my 'baby' my Planet X Bikes - Uncle John.

JU team said...

wow this is fantastic