My Litespeed T5g
Hi All -
Finished my first build. Turned out better than I had hoped for. Wanted to share.
Geometry fits me perfectly and I'm happy with my component choices. Have done a few very gravel-y 80k+ rides and it is super comfy.
Yes my bar tape is lopsided - fixable
Also the bar tape blue is over exposed in the pictures - it isn't two tone or anything; it actually matches the blue shifter cable housing. I'll try to get a better photoshoot at some point but was too eager to share.
Many of the decisions I made were about this being my dream bike and not about those decisions being "logical". I use this on a daily commute all year round and wanted it to be durable, reliable, and beautiful. (I have my old CX bike with full fenders if it is pissing rain.) I've managed to keep beating my Strava segments on the commute I've been doing for years - even against runs done with a lighter carbon bike that should be faster. Likely some psychological motivation going on there but I'll take what I can get
Litespeed T5g frameset
SRAM Force 1 HydroR group
50t x 11-36t
Chris King headset, spacers, and BB
HED Belgium Plus wheels
Industry Nine hubs
3T Ergonova Alu bars
Shimano M8000 XT Pedals
Schwalbe One Tubeless 28mm tires
Thomson Seat post and Stem
Fizik Aliante Vs Saddle
King Cage Ti Bottle Cages
...for anyone concerned about my bike being stolen, it is in a gated secure area under camera in an area only accessible to my company no where near any sort of "downtown" or population centre. Its locked up with a Kryptonite Fahgettaboudit Mini and a cable to a giant steel tube sunk into concrete on both ends. At home it is stored in my home directly in front of a motion detector monitored by a security company. There's no guarantees in life but it seems pretty safe.