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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