Cyclocross - Rock Lobster Team Scandium Build
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08-19-09, 10:32 PM
Here is the build that I have drawn up, I am ordering my RSTS next week. I wanted to get peoples thoughts on the parts. If you think certain parts should be changed out for better or more cost effective please let me know. I want a sub 18 pound bike. I have not added up the weight yet of this build. I don't want to spend more than 3000.00.
Rock Lobster Team Scandium
Sram Rival Double Tap SH/BL Lever Set
Sram Rival Rear Derailleur
Sram Rival Front Derailleur
Sram Rival Crankset OCT
Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 10SP Cassette
Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain
Ritchey Pro Seatpost
WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle
Ritchey WCS 4-AXIS 44 Stem
Ritchey Pro Road Bar
Cane Creek S-3 Headset
Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake
EA70 X Tubular
Challenge Grifo tubulars tires
$2875.00 for complete bike
08-20-09, 07:44 AM
That's an awesome build sheet :thumb:
08-20-09, 09:02 AM
Are you going to change out the chainrings?
08-20-09, 11:02 AM
The chainrings will be 42/46 and 12/26 on the cassette
Also here is the published weights
Lobster Team Scandium 3.1 pounds
Sram Rival Double Tap SH/BL Lever Set 320
Sram Rival Rear Derailleur 188
Sram Rival Front Derailleur 102
Sram Rival Crankset OCT 830
Shimano Ultegra CS-6600 10SP Cassette 235
Shimano Ultegra 6600 10 Speed Chain 260
Ritchey Pro Seatpost 245
WTB Rocket V SLT Saddle 210
Ritchey WCS 4-AXIS 44 Stem 132
Ritchey Pro Road Bar 240
Cane Creek S-3 Headset 112
Tektro CR720 Cantilever Brake 240
EA70 X Tubular 1650
Challenge Grifo tubulars tires 700
$2875.00 for complete bike
It would be around 15.5 - 16.5 pounds total weight
08-20-09, 02:08 PM
You'll need a fork.
I'd probably give him a call ASAP and get your name on the wait list and worry about parts later.
08-20-09, 02:30 PM
He said that the EC90X comes with the Team Scandium
08-29-09, 11:44 PM
that is a great bike! a few considerations: thomson stem and post. I know the thomson doesn't have any setback, but it is way stiff and easy to setup.
btw, I have a RL scandium road bike and al cross...RLs rock!
08-29-09, 11:55 PM
I would go with a Ritchey Pro rather than WCS stem
also, if you dont live in a muddy area you may not need wide profile brakes, even if you do live in a muddy area you might go with a low profile brake in the rear for foot clearance or possibly dismounts or remounts
08-30-09, 02:22 AM
^ Agreed. I run the 720 on the front and a IRD CAFAM on the rear. Really happy with the combo.
08-30-09, 04:33 AM
Based on www.velonews.com/tech/report/articles/9723.0.html I think you're doing the right thing going with SRAM shifting - the elimination of power loss when changing for a sprint seems decisive. Have you considered Bell Laps for the bars? With a bike in this class I'd try them and the sell if you don't like them - a lot of people consider they greatly improve the handling off road: http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/components/handlebars/product/bell-lap-bar-9812
08-30-09, 04:50 AM
42/46 chain rings ? why bother with FD ? go with a 44 t 1x10 and save the weight?
08-30-09, 05:47 AM
Now this is where I get lost. What shifters would I run with sram rival rear DE if I decided to run a 1 x 10 or a 1 x 9?
08-30-09, 06:14 AM
Run sram shifters and gut the left one. (http://cxmagazine.com/removing-sram-double-tap-shift-mechanism-single-ring)
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