Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Nathan's Stigmata

I got this email from Nathan and a submission about his very cool bike:

Here is my cyclocross WW project for this season. Here is the build list:

Frame Santa Cruz Stigmata 1208
Rear derailleur hanger Santa Cruz 14
BB Guide Nylon bolt cut 0
Rear brake adjuster Shimano 4
Rear brake studs Alloy 8
Fork Alpha Q CX20 (475 uncut w/ race) 446
Headset Crank Bros Cobalt 1 1/8 67
Expander/Noodle CXW hanger 28
Headset Cap+ Bolt Carbon Ti 4
Water Cage Bolts Nylon 1
Spacer Carbon 10mm 4
Seatpost 3T Doric LTD 31.6 (154 uncut) 134
Saddle Arione 241
Seatclamp Woodman 11
Brakes TRP Euro Carbon w/SS yellow 219
Shifters Force (remove guts 30gr) 272
Shift Clamps Force 30
Cables Shift and Brake SRAM Flak Jacket 140
Rear Derailleur Force 178
Cranks Zipp 300 330
Chainring bolts FSA triple Torx 16
Guards FSA carbon 42 44
Chainrings SRAM 39 31
BB Crank Bros Cyan Ti 173
Pedals Shimano XTR M970 (325gr) Ti spindle 291
Chain KMC 254
Handlebars Easton SLX3 199
Bar Tape Deda Cork 50
Stem Rotor S1 10cm 103
Wheels Shimano DA 7801c (F-567gr) Enduro ceramic 1325
Tires Challenge Grifo XS 835
Glue Mastik One 15
Cassette+ Lock Ring SRAM 11 - 26 164


It can still lose another 90 grams by removing the front shifter guts (30 grams), going to an Arione CX Kium saddle (40 grams) and Front cable hanger (22 grams). Any other suggestions?

I just want to say that this is the perfect example of what to send to Plus One Lap! A lot of photos and a very cool laid out table of parts and individual weights. Thanks Nathan!

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Steven's Lapierre

Here's one from the Race.cx headquarters. It's really light at 15.5lbs and it's been dependable week in and week out at the races. The stem modification is new for this year and is working
great to keep the front brake really smooth. Enjoy!

Lapierre alloy frame w/ Ritchey WCS fork
Dura Ace carbon tubular wheels
Tufo Flexus tires
Ritchey WCS seatpost and stem
PRO compact handlebar
Selle Italia SLR saddle
Chris King headset
Spooky brakes with swiss stop yellow pads
Campagnolo Record shifters (left one is gutted)
Campagnolo Chorus rear derailleur
Record Chain
Stronglight Pulsion cranks and BB
Single ring setup with 42t chain ring, carbon guard, and Third Eye
Wheels Mfg 11-27 conversion cassette (dura-ace re-spaced for campy shifting)

Lightweight Cyclocross Bike: Eldon's Bianchi

2007 Bianchi Cross Concept Ultegra 57cm
Ultegra Derailleurs
FSA Team Cranks
Paul Brakes
Easton EC90 Bars
Fizik Arione Saddle
Salsa Post
ITM Stem
Token T38 Tubular wheels 1320 grams
Challenge Tubulars
Token Ceramic Coated cassette 10spd 120 grams
XTR SPD Pedals

total 17.9 lbs Race Ready
More light parts coming soon!!! The goal is a weight in 16's!