now in philadelphia
My King/Zipp 285 wheelset *pic*
I appreciate the recent help from folks on this board, particularly rruff and ergott. Intent on building a freakbike, I needed all the help I can get from the knowledgeable people on this board for this custom build.
Stats on wheels:
Zipp 285T rims (aka 303s) 28-hole
Sapim Laser spokes
Brass nips all around
Chris King (silver) ISO disc hubs
Not WW at 1560 grams, with glue & excluding skewers.
Rotors are Alligator Serrated (Ti-Nitride coating) with Ti bolts. 40 grams lighter each vs stock.
Stats on tires:
Tubular Schwalbe Stelvio 22mm (fr) and 25mm (rr.)
235 gram/286 grams respectively.
The roundest tires I have ever seen. Highest ultimate grip I have ever experienced.
Unfortunately I puncture flatted the rear on the first ride. (Mile 39 of 41 mile ride.)
I would not recommend this tire for anything other than racing.
Thoughts on the wheels:
Surprisingly stiff- the entire bike feels different now. The hubs are very smooth and I love angry bees in the CK rear hub. While it is considerably stiffer than my clincher wheelset, it does soak up high frequency bumps better - much like a carbon frame. Aero difference is negligible but I did feel more confident on corner on descents because of the relative stiffness. When climbing, the 1 pound reduction in weight was noticeable and significant.
Stats on bike:
2007 Lemond Poprad Disc frame
Bontrager Satellite Switchblade carbon fork.
Thomson X4 stem
PRO PLT shallow bar
Miche Supertype post
Regal Titanium saddle
XTR Ti cassette
XTR Shadow Carbon RD
Dura Ace DT shifter (just the rear)
Stronglight Pulsion cranks with FSA 44T ring
N-Gear chain stop
Avid Full Metal Jacket brake housing
Tektro RA200 Levers
Crank Bros Candy Titanium
17.9 pounds as shown.
Sharp wheels. The weight sounds high though. Are you including rotors and bolts in that weight?
now in philadelphia
Nope, the CK disc hubs are heavy, as are brass nips. I'm not too worried about the weight though. I decided to take reliability over a 200 grams savings.
Originally Posted by cogswell23
I'm big in Europe
I like, looks hot!
curious as to the disc on a road wheel though? you gonna run these wheels as a cross set in the fall maybe?
That is a great looking bike. There's something about red with white panels that rocks...add those 303's and that's a beaut. Awesome all-rounder.
Wow. Supah bling. I salute your pursuit of the extreme and unusual
That thing is probably a blast to ride, but it looks like it has a personality disorder...I mean, ultralight, puncture-prone tires with disk brakes...boat anchor seatpost and saddle with ultralight crankset...hubs that'll last for a million miles with rims that won't last one hard run-in with a big pothole.
Definitely a conversation starter!
whats the point of coverting a commuter bike in a race bike, but oh wait its not a rce bike due to the downtube shifters and dic brakes. who needs tubulars for club rides too on fancy 2500$ wheels?!?!?
not to burst your buble but i thin k your bicycle is a bit dumb, you are just trying to show of some bling.
Very interesting bike to look at. I like it.
Don't worry about Aiden, he's bitter cause he could never pull off a shallow drop bar like you can.
Enough! You are just a real winner here....
Originally Posted by AidanM
"Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles." - Scott Martin
now in philadelphia
Haha, thanks for all the responses. Its certainly a coversation starter. I do agree with the inscrutible douchebaggery of Aiden however. I love passing people on my commuter.
At the same time, name another race worthy bike that can nose wheelie in the rain at 45 mph. This bike is for me and I love riding it so trolls on the interwebs can't burst my bubble.
Thanks guys- love this forum.