Thursday, December 15, 2011

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Scott's Rocky Mountain

First Rocky Mountain for +1lap? Looks great:

Hi, love your site. Best way to waste time is looking at bikes, when you aren't riding them.

Here's my submission for the sub-18lb 'cross bike gallery. I wanted a bike from a Canadian company, and liked the colour scheme on this model. As I am primarily a duathlete and TTer, this is also my road bike. With decent road wheels and tires it gives up little to my road bike and consequently I ended up selling the road bike. I use standard compact gearing as I need the 50T on the road.
It comes in at 17.2 lbs.

Frame: Rocky Mountain Solo CXR, 7005 Triple butted alloy
Fork: Alpha-Q CX20
Headset: FSA
'Cross Wheels: Custom, 38mm unbranded carbon rims, DT competition spokes, White Industries H2 hubs
Road wheels: Pro-Lite Stelvio w/Michelin ProRace3 tires
Tires: Vittoria Cross Evo XG Tubular, 32mm
Crank: Controltech Shield carbon, standard compact (50/34T)
BB: Controtech
Shifters: SRAM Red
Front Derailleur: 105 5600 (will change to Red)
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red
Chain: SRAM 1090R
Cassette: SRAM 1070, 12-27
Pedals: Crank Bros. Candy SL
Brakes: TRP Euro-X Carbon
Brake pads: Swisstop Yellow
Bars:  Ritchey WCS Carbon
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Seat Post: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Saddle: Fizik Arione

1 comment:

LiamHallam said...

Nice bike. Can't beat old school aluminium for a cross frame. Not riden the Vitoria Evo XG but they look good All Round Cyclocross Tires.

Just a shame there's that giant carbon spacer on top of the stem. A simple 5mm would have looked so much cleaner.