Pretty cool fade on the Lauf. Did it come like that from stock?
Calculated weight is just below 8,8 kg - I know the money pit feeling...
Well it is not stock, but still an original Dirty Kanza livery. It is sure an eye-catcher.
That is pretty good going. My road bike weighs around that, & it feels much more lively than my CX bike which sits around 11.5kg.
Well I think tire size and geo matters just as much as plain weight in the "lively feeling".
And speaking of prices, pedals might not be cheap, but at least those are not required to be changed after 3-4k miles like the cassette does. Plus I bought 'em used.
11.5 kg is hefty. My £800 quid Vitus weights 9.5 for an XL, no upgrades done. Could easily go down 1kg with Chinese wheels and finishing kit
I guess calling my Croix de Fer a CX bike is a bit misleading, though I use it for all kinds of off road stuff. I do use it for more or less everything as it's bombproof, & the weight includes a dynamo hub/lights etc.
Weather is finally getting better, so I've fitted the bling stuff after all.
Those forks make me throw up in my mouth a bit everytime I see them, but respect for rocking them and hopefully they are very comfy!
It does look a bit better in person.
I also kind of thinking to get the SL, that is a bit less wierd looking ($$$ on the other hand).
But its sure hella comfy.
The forks are my favourite part of the bike! The fade is amazing.
Got some up(down?)grades in the meantime:
-Changed the Lauf to a straight carbon fork. I just don't ride enough gravel to justify the +400g
-Also swapped the van nicholas seat post to carbon. I needed something with 0 offset, and saved another 60g
-And finally installed more compact carbon handlebars - shorter reach and shallower drop, and yet another 60g of weight saving
All the above are from Aliexpress, I really hope they will last :)
Pickenflick might be for sale due to storing issues.
Bit of an update:
Bought a Cube Hyde Pro for winter and pub bike purposes.
Did not really like the geo - so its up for grabs now.
Next in line: Nakmura 26" mtb monstercross conversion. Gonna pick up a set of fenders and 9 speed STI's.
Updates on the Nakamura:
-M772 rear mech
-Ali holo bartapes
-38T Hope NW chainring
-11-40 cassette in trainsit
Still waiting for new tires so I can fit fenders.
Also toying with the idea of Sram 10, but this was going to be a cheap build (and already clocking around 250 EUR). More over, there is a listing for a wheelset with dt 240 rear hub... Would be another 100 EUR.
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