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.

If anyone else has a sub 18 pound cyclocross bike email me at and your bike and build list will promptly be posted on +1lap.
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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.

If you have a sub 18lb cross bike, email me the photos and build list to and it'll be posted to the +1lap gallery too.

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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.

If anyone else has a sub 18lb cyclocross bike or a custom made cyclocross bike they want to show the readers of +1lap, send some pictures and a build list to

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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.

Thanks for the pics and build list, if you have a sub 18 pound cyclocross bike, email it to me at

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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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