Monday, October 09, 2006


Light Cross Bike #25: Tristan's Trek

The first Trek to the gallery, is Tristan's sub 18 lb X01.

Frame: Trek X01
Fork: Alpha Q
Brakes: Cane Creek w/ Swisstop pads
FSA carbon chainring guards
Dura Ace drivetrain
Bontrager XXXlite everything

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Thursday, October 05, 2006


Dual Gallery Bike #10 and #24: Josh's RockLobster

Josh previously had a Rocklobster that was in both galleries as well, #1 in the Handmade Gallery and #4 in the Lightweight Cross Gallery. A new season and a new bike! This one is equally as sweet in Sea Foam green.

Frame: Alu RockLobster
Fork: Easton
Bars: Easton
Stem: Easton
Drivetrain: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Eggbeaters
Saddle: Arione
Brakes: Paul's Neo Retro front and Touring rear (in gold)
Wheels: Ksyrium tubulars
Tires: Dugasts

Read about Josh's march across the USA as he travels from cyclocross race to race on his blog at Quick n Dirty

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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
Frogleg Brakes
Deda Supernatural Bars
Deda tape
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
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Monday, September 25, 2006


Light Cross Bike #22: Chris' Ridley

Another Ridley for the Lightweight gallery. This one weighs only 16.97 pounds.

2007 Ridley Supercross (58cm) w/ full carbon Python fork
FSA K-force carbon handlebars (31.8/44cm)
FSA K-force carbon stem (120mm)
FSA K-force carbon seatpost
Dura-Ace 10spd rear shifter
Shimano BL-600 Brake Lever
Dura-Ace 10spd Cranks
FSA 44T chainring
Cyclocrossworld Wetzikin chainguard
Jump Start chain deflector
Dura-Ace 10spd rear derailleur
Ultegra 12-27 cassette
Bontrager XXX-Lite carbon tubular wheels
Tufo Elite LPS tires (30mm)
Crank Brothers 2-Ti Eggbeater pedals
Empella Frog Leg Canti brakes
Empella top mount brake levers
SwissStop brake pads
IRD extra long cable hanger
Fizik Arione saddle
Dura-Ace brake cables/housing
XTR teflon shifter cable/housing
Deda bar tape

Other: FSA RD-488 wheels with Dugast Rhino tubulars, Dura-Ace 12-25 10spd

Chris: "As I said, this weighed in at 16.97lbs. I was surprised since it' such a
large frame. It's a bit heavier with the FSA/Dugast setup which I use for
more technical courses. Thanks for the site!"

Chris' blog is at

Thanks for the submission Chris.

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Light Cross Bike #21: Rob's Specialized

The first Specialized for the gallery is Rob's Specialized Tricross weighing in at 15.72 lbs.

S-works frame
easton bars/ seat post
FSA stem, Cranks 42 chain ring, Carbon seat.
Spooky carbon brakes and rings
Dugast cotton tires
Nimble Fly carbon rims.
Dura ace shifters, cassette and derailer.
candy ti pedals

magic weight 15.72 pounds

could get lighter with lighter cassette and a dummy
shifter on the single chainring set -up

If anyone else has a sub 18lb cyclocross rig, email it to me at Thanks Rob.
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Light Cross Bike #20: Thijs' Cannondale

Another lightweight cross bike for the gallery and to drool over. Pretty nice Cannondale build.


Frame: Cannondale CAAD9 SI Cyclocross
Fork: Easton EC90X
Wheels: Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon Aero
Tyres: Dugast Typhoon 34mm tubes

Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram SI (alu)
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 10spd
Rear der: Shimano Dura Ace 10spd
Front der: Shimano Dura Ace 10spd
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 10 spd
Chain: Shimano Dura Ace 10spd
Brakes: Spooky alu
Brakepads: Swissstop RAT

Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Seatpost: Easton EC70 Zero
Handlebar: Easton EA70 Wing
Stem: Cannondale C3
Pedals: Crankbrothers Eggbeaters SL
Handlebar tape: Deda black-carbon

Weight is 7,8 kg or about 17,1 pounds.

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Monday, September 11, 2006


Lightweight Cross Bike #19: Craig's Voodoo

Another Titanium rig located here in Portland for the lightweight gallery, is this sweet titanium Voodoo cyclocross bike.

Frame: Voodoo Loa Titanium, 53 cm
Fork: Morati Titanium
Headset: Chris King
Bars: Salsa Short 'n Shallow
Stem: ITM Road Race
Brakes: SRP Mr. Grumpy
Wheels: Cane Creek Tubular, ti spokes
Tires: Tufo Elite LPS
Cranks: Race Face Forged
Shifters: Campy Centaur 10 speed
Derailleurs: Campy Centaur 10 speed
Saddle: Serfas Aria
Seatpost: Syncros
Pedals: Time ATAC Carbon

Weight: 17.5 pounds

Thanks for the bike pics, Craig. I like the silver/ti theme of the bike.

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Lightweight Cross Bike #18: SGK's Ridley

Another Ridley for the light gallery, looks ready to race in the Pac NW.

Frame: Ridley Supercross, 50cm
Fork: Ritchey WCS Carbon
Bars: Ritchey WCS Carbon 44cm
Stem: Ritchey WCS
Headset: FSA Integrated
Brake/shift Levers: Shimano Dura Ace 9spd
Brakes: 4ZA
Seat Post: Thompson
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Crank Set: Shimano Ultegra
Chain Rings: Ultegra
Bottom Bracket: Ultegra Octalink
Pedals: Crank Brothers Ti
Chain: Sram
Rear Derailleur: Ultegra
Cassette: Ultegra 12-25, 12-27
Hubs Frt & Rr: Mavic 601
Rims Frt & Rr: mavic Reflex Ceramic, Kysrium SUP
Tires: Challenge Grifo
Bar Tape: Cinelli

SGK says it weighs 17.33 when "really" clean.

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Friday, September 08, 2006


Dual Gallery bike #8 and #17: Daniel's Ellsworth

Another cool rig to post up to the Plus One Lap Handbuilt Gallery. This one is Daniel's Ellsworth. The first Ellsworth to the gallery, this one's actually a dual gallery bike too, as it weighs in at 17.25 lbs.

He said,"Thought readers might get a kick out of this one-off Ellsworth Cross bike. Sort of a cross (heh) between an Ellsworth Roots and their Sub-22 mountain frame. Pics attached. Here are the specs (and no, it is not for sale):

Easton Elite tubing (custom drawn for Ellsworth)
50 cm seat tube, ctc
57 cm top tube, ctc
12.5" BB height (yow)
17.25 lbs. built
Dura-Ace 9 spd. right shifter (with fron/back brakes switched like a real cross bike and in keeping with my motocross background)
Dura-Ace non-STI left brake lever
Paul cross levers
9 spd. XTR rear der. (no front), 12-27 Ultegra cassette
single 42 chainring w/ Spot inner and outer guards
Carbon Lord 172.5 mm cranks and FSA bottom bracket
Woundup full-carbon fork
Ritchey WCS stem, 100 mm
Cane Creek non-integrated headset
Thomson Elite post, 27.2 mm
Selle Italia Flight Gel saddle
Mavic Ksyrium Elite wheels
Tufo Elite LPS tubeless tubular clincher tires
Coolest feature of all: bottom bracket is engraved "Prototype A"

Three of these ever made. Only two out in the world--Tony Ellsworth kept one for himself. Crazy geometry, but works for me. I'm 5' 10" with a long torso. This is like a compact frame, but with a level top-tube for easy portage. Overall ride amazing. Never had a bike that so reads my mind in terms of handling. I'm not the best barrier bunny-hopper, but this bike makes it pretty straightforward. Rides exactly like a high-end hardtail mountainbike off road and sprints like a road bike on. That rear triangle is something special. Supple yet unbelievably stiff. I'm really stoked about the start of the season.

Cool site. Happy to be able to have my bike hanging out with those other sweet rigs.


Thanks Daniel! Yeah I'm getting excited about the season too, and I like your homemade barrier, looks solid.

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Monday, July 10, 2006


Lightweight Cross Bike #16: Pete's Ridley

Another really cool lightweight Cross machine is Pete’s Ridley Supercross. A good choice of lightweight parts that are still durable. Check it out!

Here's the specs on my Ridley. I don't have individual weights, onlythe cumulative weight.
Frame: Ridley Supercross, 54cm
Fork: 4ZA Python Carbon
Bars: FSA RD2000Stem: FSA 115, 120mm
Headset: FSA Integrated
Brake Levers: Campy Record
Brakes: Spooky Carbon
Seat Post: FSA SL K Zero Setback
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Crank Set: FSA Carbon Pro Compact
Chain Rings: Salsa 110 mm X 40T
Bottom Bracket: FSA Pro Ti
Pedals: Crank Brothers Ti, 1st Generation
Chain: Record
Rear Derailleur: Campy Chorus
Cassette: Campy Chorus
Hubs Frt & Rr: DT 240s 28 hole
Rims Frt & Rr: DT RR 1.1Spokes: DT Revolutions
Tires: Michelin MudsTubes: Michelin
Rim Strips: Velox
Bar Tape: Cinelli
Cables: Campy

The total weight on my Fish Scale is: 16.62 lbs. Since the photos, I've added a chain guard. The next big item is a new wheelset. Most likely DT hubs with Zipp 285 Pave Rims and Gommitalia tires.

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Monday, June 05, 2006


Dual Gallery bike #5, #15: Dan's Steelman

The first singlespeed cyclocross bike in either gallery is this Steelman which weighs in at a light 17.05 lbs putting it into both galleries, the second dual gallery bike. Its #5 in the Custom Gallery and #15 in the Lightweight one.

Build List
Frame- Steelman Eurocross custom 58x59
Fork- Sibex ti
Wheels- White Ind. H1/Eno laced to Niobium 30mm rims on DT revos
Tires- Front Michelin Mud, Rear Bontrager Jones, Tubed, but will be replacing with No Tubes
Stem- Ritchey WCS, Ti bolts, Custom carbon top cap
Bars- Deda 31.8 Newton shallow
Levers- Record
Brakes- Avid shorties, tuned
Cranks/bb- Storck Power Arms, TA 39 tooth ring., crap steel sealed bearing BB.
Pedals- Egg Beater Ti, will have shortened spindles added shortly.
Seat- SLR
Seatpost- Record.

Total weight 17.05 lbs.

The bike could be a lot lighter and when it is finally done will have probably shed 1/4 lb or so. It rides very well and will be my back-up pit bike. Thanks Jeremy for the blog, everyone please check out the website

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006


LightWeight Cross bike #14: Ty's Derosa Cross Carbon

Well, I wasnt going to skip the number 13, but seeing as how Ty didnt need any more bad luck when it came to cross bikes, I did it anyways.

Like the Phoenix being reborn and rising from the ashes, this De Rosa kicks some ass. Nice build Ty.

Frame: Derosa Carbon Cross pro, half carbon, half deda alum.
Fork: Alpha Q cx fork
Headset: Campagnolo record hiddenset
Stem: Deda 26.0 newton
Handlebar: Deda 215 44cm deep belgium drop
cross levers: sniper cx levers
Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower 10-speed
Ribbon:salsa rubberized cork grey
Cables: Campagnolo (black)
Front derailleur: -Campagnolo record compact
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed (short cage)
Chain: Campagnolo ultra C-10
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-27 titanium
Crankset: FSA KForce cross
Bottom bracket: FSA ceramic mega exo
Brakes: Spooky cantilevers w/ kool stop ceramic pads
Pedals: Crank Bros titanium Candys
Wheels: 2006 Mavic Ksyriums SL tubulars
Tubes: AhHH!! Dugast typhoon Nectar of the gods!!!
Seatpost:Titanium American classic
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (black)

Ty wrote: "I finally finished the bike, I had to hunt down the dugast like the holy grail! The frame is awesome! Super agile, and responsive, and no braze on water bottle bolts that dig in your shoulder! According to Gian Lucca of Albabici importers you are the distributers of derosa in the usa, says that there are only three of these frames in the usa. I had seen the frame at interbike last year and loved it! I ordered on about four months later and was custom made for my measurements. The wait time was about 4 months which wasnt to bad, but came in the right time after my lobster was crushed! I have another older set of mavic ksyriums with tufo tubular clinchers for training so I dont wear down the "gucci" dugasts!
I bike was around 16.44, but I forgot to put on my sigma bc 1200 computer!
thanks again for the kick ass website! Ty"

Very cool bike, I love some of the detail in that rear carbon stay. Also, the bike is super light without being crazy. Looks like the choice of parts was focused on both lightweight and durability. Nice work!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2006


LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #12: Jon's Bianchi

Another bike to add to the world's largest lightweight cyclocross bike gallery, Jon's Bianchi Cross Concept! You've probably never seen Celeste Candy pedals before, so check it out...

His current weight is at 17.5 lbs (7.94 kg). Jon says hes, "hoping to shed more lbs for the coming season."

Frame: '03 Concept frame
Fork: Alpha Q
Cranks: FSA carbon compact cranks.
Wheels: Mavic Kysrium SL's with Tufo elite tubular clinchers
Brakes: Cane creek cantis with tektro carbon top mount levers
Brifters: Ultegra
Derailleurs: Ultegra
Handlebar: Salsa 'bell lap'
Stem: FSA OS 140
Seatpost: Easton EC70 carbon
Saddle: fizik Arione
Pedals: one of a kind 'celeste' colored crankbrothers candy sl's.

The story behind the celeste pedals (a non production color) is:
"I saw them (pedals) at Interbike a couple years ago
when 'candy's' first came out. They were part of the
display at the booth, I asked if they'd sell them to
me, but they insisted that they were NFS (not for sale)!

When I got home I contacted them again (Crankbrothers
sponsors our team, Missing Link / Bianchi), and they
sent them to me eventually. Sweet.

Jon says he plans on going single ring for the 2006 season. 44 or
42 tooth with a 12-25 cassette. Maybe also a outboard
bearing style crank and maybe a lighter seat (sella Italia SLR?).

Thanks for the photos Jon.

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