I can't think of any good excuse to post this photo….
…other than it's my new bike 🙂
I've been thinking about a lighter-weight Kona Sutra replacement for some time and this is what I've come up with. It'll be used for commuting, touring and perhaps an occasional audax.
It's been a while in the planning and acquisition stages, seemingly even longer in build. Finally completed today and will be ridden tomorrow.
Oh – 9.6Kg if anyone is interested. It'll be a lot heavier once the rack and mudguards go on it too 🙂Posted 7 years ago
trail_rat – Member
whats with the disks ?
They are part of the brake mechanism. These are used to slow down and stop the velocipede. Don't worry, hang about a bit longer and you'll learn lots of new stuff.
oh and im using a netbook with a 7inch screen here so i might be wrong but it looks like you left the set up sticker on your front mech
And the disc ones. You've no idea how much that winds some folk up 🙂
goldenwonder – Member
It's a cross bike trying to pretend it's a road bike, or at least I think it is..
chainrings look a touch on the big side for a cross bike though and too small for a proper road bike
Standard "compact" cranks – 50/34. It's as much as my little legs can manage up those mountain passes we have in scotchland.Posted 7 years ago
Onzadog – Member
That looks really nice. I've been looking for a commuter that will run discs and have mounts for rack and guards. Tell me more about the frame and forks!
Frame is a Van Nicholas Amazon. I wanted something in titanium, with disc mounts and the Amazon was easily the most affordable option. I looked at getting the Enigma guys to accessorise one of their frames but ruled it out on cost grounds.
The fork is the Kinesis DC-19. I wanted carbon and disc mounts. This was the "cleanest" looking and again was an affordable option.
The rest of the build is…
Mavic Open Pros on XTR hubs with XTR rotors
Conti Grand Prix 4 seasons
Hope headset and seatclamp
Ritchey EA70 stem and EC70 bars
Lizard Skins DSP bar tape
Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals
Specialized Pave seatpost and Avatar saddle (from the Sutra)
The Sutra is now for sale – as is a set of Ultegra calipersPosted 7 years ago
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