Saturday, March 18, 2006


LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #10: Timo's Kinesis

Timo's got a 15.9 pound (7215 gram) cyclocross bike that he finally got some pictures of. A fairly stealth rig with some high end Euro boutique parts on including Lightweight carbon wheels.

This is the current specs list. I do not have separate weights for all parts:

Frame: Kinesis Extralight cyclocross ; 56 cm (black anodized)
Fork: Advance cyclocross full carbon
Headset: Chris King Ahead ; 1 1/8" (black)
Stem: Syntace F119 ; 120 mm ; 6° ; Ø 31.8 (will be switched for F99 ; Ø 26.0
Handlebar: Ritchey Pro ; 460 mm ; Ø 31.8 ; shortened (will be switched for WCS ; Ø 26.0 ; shortened)
Shifters: Campagnolo Chorus Ergopower 10-speed (right) / non-Ergo Campagnolo Record (left)
Ribbon: BBB ; black ; carbon look
Cables: Campagnolo (black)
Front derailleur: -
Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Chorus 10-speed (short cage)
Chain: Campagnolo C-10
Cassette: Campagnolo Record 12-25
Crankset: Storck Powerarms; 172.5 mm w/ TA Hexoa 42t (black) and Stronglight carbon guards
Bottom bracket: Tune AC38 JIS ; 113 mm
Brakes: Spooky carbon cantilevers w/ BBB cartridges and Lightweight rubber
Pedals: Time Atac XS carbon/titanium
Hubs: Lightweight w/Tune skewers (black)
Spokes: Lightweight
Rims: Lightweight
Tubes: Tufo T30 Pro, 30 mm
Seatpost:Thomson Elite masterpiece; 330 mm ; Ø 27.2 mm (black)
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR (black)

Weight (digital hanger scale in my bike shop): 7215 grams

I think Timo did a really nice job of picking a color scheme and sticking with it. The bike has a theme which I think leads to a nice overall visual package. Also, it kicks ass. Thanks Timo, good work!

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Saturday, March 11, 2006


LightWeight Cyclocross Bike #9: Marco's Colnago C50

Heres part two of the "one-two punch". Yesterday, I posted what I am touting as the lightest brakes ever made. Today, I'm posting what could be the lightest cyclocross bike ever made. Marco's 13.16 pound (5.970 kg) Colnago C50!!!! This thing is the essence of sweet. Its blingtastic even. Keep reading for specs...

At just a hair over 13 pounds, this is a fairly incredible bike. And although some very slight upgrades could still be made to this bike to lighten it under 13 pounds, this bike is so very cool.

I got this email from Marco:

Dear friend,
I’m an Spanish CX racer. I’m every day thinking about make CX bikes as light as possible. I now have 5 CX bikes. Today my 5th bike was presented to the public, called “Team Monte Cerrao Evo V”. It’s a Colnago C50 cross frame with lighter parts. As you can see in the scale this bike weighs now 5.970kg. You can find two photos attached to this email.

Spec list:

Frame: Colnago C50 cross 54cm
Fork: Colnago cross
Headset: Extralite 1 1/8
Stem: Ritchey WCS 110mm titanium bolts
Bar: Schmolke Carbon 44cm
Shifter Right: Campagnolo Record
Brake lever left: Campagnolo Record (tuned)
Wheels: Extralite UltraClimb SPZ
QRs: Tune
Tires: Tufo Elites 32
Crank: Storck PowerArms 175mm with Fibre Lyte 39 tooth ring and Fibre Lyte Carbon Ring guard
Pedals: Crank Bross Egg Beater Triple Ti
BB: TA Axix Light Ti
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Record
Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
Cassette: Extralite 12-27 9v
Brakes: Spooky Carbon
Seatpost: New Ultimate
Saddle: San Marco Apside Carbon

Total weight: 13.16 pounds or 5.970 kg.

Thanks Marco, great contribution to the site! Wonderful work.

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